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Blanchette Soho

9 D'Arblay Street, London, United Kingdom, W1F 8DR
Critics Review 5/5
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Opening Information

Monday to Saturday 12.00 noon - 11.00 pm
Sunday 12.00 noon - 9.00 pm

Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Gluten Free Available
  • Private Dining
  • Business Lunch
  • Outside Seating Area
  • Free WiFi
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About Blanchette Soho

Blanchette is a French bistro serving simple, classic and inventive French food. Our concept is based on the idea of sharing Small French family dishes with charcuterie plates, homemade terrines, oysters, cheese, whole roasted chicken and apple tart fea­turing on the menu. A fine selection of drinks will also be available, such as French wine and organic cider.

Cuisine: French
Dress Code: Smart Casual
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Critics Review
Review by Jay Rayner -Guardian Food & Drink
5/5
Extract from:'Blanchette: restaurant review' by Jay Rayner 20/4/14 What the brothers do, they do lovingly. They will not ask for your email address or your credit-card number. They don't want to send you a Christmas card. They just want to feed you. Blanchette is not a hassle. For that alone I love them. The menu is split between selections of cheese with brilliant names like Tomme d'Abondance, various charcuterie – coppa, truffled saucisson, snacks and small plates. There is a glorious old-school vibe. Crispy frogs legs with bois boudran sauce. Photograph: Sophia Evans for the Observer Crisp deep-fried frogs' legs, to be stripped in one go from the bone with your teeth, come with a sprightly bois boudran sauce of white-wine vinegar, chopped tomatoes, Worcestershire sauce, fresh green herbs and Tabasco, which probably hasn't been seen outside the dining room of Le Gavroche since the 1970s. It's just the thing to make deep-fried frogs' legs feel healthy. There are hot, salty, cheese-dusted gougères with liquid, cheesy centres alongside sweet-sour confited onions. There are slices of pissaladière with more confited onions, buttery puff pastry and a generous scattering of salted anchovies. There are slices of deep-fried pigs' ears, which aren't quite as satisfying as other deep-fried bits of pig, but will more than do. These plates cost three or four quid each.
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Visited On Sunday, 12 August 2018

Absolutely loved it, nothing negative to add! Highly recommend for a dinner date, drinks with friends or even just a solo glass of plonk after work.

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Visited On Friday, 10 August 2018

Really lovely meal, excellent service and great environment. The food was extremely tasty - it was fun to try something a little different too!

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Visited On Friday, 10 August 2018

Une gastronomie impeccable dans une atmosphère très chaleureuse ! J’y retournerai très vite ! Merci encore x

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Visited On Friday, 10 August 2018

We went to Blanchette for lunch during the week with my colleagues and were very happy with the lunch menu. The food was good, the service friendly and caring. We will go back!

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Visited On Thursday, 09 August 2018

Very nice meal, but the 2hr rule was enforced too rigidly. Scrap it and become a member of the civilised restaurant world.

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Visited On Tuesday, 07 August 2018

fantastic service and food, highly recommend to friends and family.

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Visited On Tuesday, 07 August 2018

Great espresso martini!! & love the vegetarian options

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Visited On Saturday, 04 August 2018

great food, great service

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Visited On Sunday, 05 August 2018

Favourite restuarant! Food is incredible and we love the atmosphere.

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Visited On Saturday, 04 August 2018

The food was fantastic with friendly and attentive service - we had such a good time and will certainly return.

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Visited On Thursday, 02 August 2018

Really great night. Our waitress was fantastic - fun, glamorous and gave great service and recommendations. Delicious food and a cosy, but bubbly atmosphere.

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Visited On Saturday, 04 August 2018

Really great food, nice atmosphere and excellent service. Thanks!

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Visited On Saturday, 04 August 2018

Loved it! We booked at 12pm for lunch - The food was beautiful, we had mussels, squid, fillet beef, shoulder of lamb and green bean salad and artichoke salad. We was unaware it was tapas style but pleasantly surprised, all beautifully cooked and very filling. Chiara was a wonderful waitress. I will definitely return. Thank you

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Visited On Friday, 03 August 2018

We love eating at Blanchette. The food, service and atmosphere are all perfect

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Visited On Friday, 03 August 2018

Excellent experience overall.

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Visited On Friday, 03 August 2018

Lovely food but overpriced

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Visited On Friday, 03 August 2018

Great food, service and ambience!

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Visited On Thursday, 02 August 2018

Rapidly becoming my favourite restaurant in Soho. Food and service never fail to deliver. Whether it’s a client lunch or dinner with friends, Blanchette is one of those rare restaurants that always delivers. Highly recommended.

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Visited On Wednesday, 01 August 2018

While the food is good, it was all far too salty.

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Visited On Tuesday, 31 July 2018

Friendly atmosphere and great food.

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Visited On Sunday, 29 July 2018

We had a wonderful dinner. Our waitress was friendly, and she gave us great recommendations. Would definitely recommend!

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Visited On Thursday, 26 July 2018

The food was great and the staff were lovely. We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner!

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Visited On Saturday, 28 July 2018

Cosy, unique place among the buzz of Soho

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Visited On Saturday, 28 July 2018

Delicious food and good portions! Lovely pre-theatre venue and also normal dining.

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Visited On Saturday, 28 July 2018

Amazing venue - amazing staff - amazing food xx thanks for a wonderful experience

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