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 Tuesday, 09 July 2019

Delicious food and great service, at a reasonable price!

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Visited On Saturday, 13 July 2019

Pre theatre menu was great value. (We did have to ask for it when it didn’t arrive with the other menus) food was great but far too many chips! The drinks were expensive but that was okay cause the food was such good value. Lovely staff, really enjoyable time :)

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Visited On Wednesday, 10 July 2019

Excellent with great food and service.

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Visited On Sunday, 30 June 2019

Absolutely lovely little gem of a restaurant in Soho,will defiantly going back , service and food great if there is one change to be made tables maybe could be slightly bigger so you can get all the amazing food you have ordered on with a bit more space.

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Visited On Friday, 05 July 2019

Great restaurant! The food was absolutely delicious, service was very good and cosy ambiance. Highly recommended!

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Visited On Friday, 05 July 2019

Fab food service and ambiance

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Visited On Wednesday, 03 July 2019

It was really lovely in the Jungle Room and the wait team were fab and very patient and discreet with us! Only thing I'd say is that the overhead light was a bit white bright - I'd put some yellow lights in there to help create more ambience in that gorgeous room. Food was mainly really nice but the steak needed seasoning and the duck was a bit tough. Pavlove was excellent as was the monkfish.

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Visited On Tuesday, 02 July 2019

We booked for 8.45 but were told when we got there we would have to wait 15 mins for a table and then it took ages for the wait staff to take our order and then absolutely ages for our food to come.

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Visited On Monday, 01 July 2019

Another lovely trip to Blanchette- lovely food and wine plus very hospitable service.

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Visited On Saturday, 29 June 2019

Sea bass cooked to perfection...

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Visited On Saturday, 29 June 2019

The food, wine and relaxed atmosphere makes Blanchette a real gem of a restaurant I've repeatedly enjoyed.

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Visited On Saturday, 29 June 2019

Outstanding food and drink. Original French cooking without a cliché in sight. Great wine list, lovely staff and a lunch that every single one of my guests has commented on very positively. That speaks for itself.

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Visited On Friday, 28 June 2019

We only didn’t like the fact that one waitress was clearing up our table even before we were finished eating..

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Visited On Friday, 28 June 2019

Lovely dinner delicious food and great atmosphere

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Visited On Thursday, 27 June 2019

Fantastic meal and great service! Highlights were some superb cheese (Fourme d'Ambert, Camembert), the monkfish and steak.

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Visited On Tuesday, 25 June 2019

Ee loved our recent trip to Blanchette soho. The food was superb. And we had some of the best service I’ve had in London. Highly recommended and we’ll be back!!

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Visited On Thursday, 27 June 2019

Great food, lovely wine and really excellent service when we went on a busy Thursday night. Top marks all round

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Visited On Monday, 24 June 2019

Awful - ridiculously long wait (45 minutes for one starter, longer for the second) and no one even came to take a main course order so we left early.....

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Visited On Monday, 24 June 2019

Fabulous dinner

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Visited On Sunday, 23 June 2019

My favourite London restaurant

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Visited On Sunday, 23 June 2019

Staff did an amazing job from start to finish to help us celebrate erikas 50th birthday.

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Visited On Wednesday, 19 June 2019

It was fun and I'd definitely go there again.

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Visited On Tuesday, 18 June 2019

Superb food, very very tasty great service well worth the visit

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Visited On Tuesday, 18 June 2019

A really enjoyable experience with exceptional food, a cosy, friendly ambience and wonderful service, thank you!

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Visited On Sunday, 16 June 2019

One of the most charming restaurants I’ve ever eaten in. Fantastic food. Would eat here over and over.

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