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
  • Outdoor Seating
  • 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 Thursday, 20 February 2020

I had an absolutely fabulous dining experience; I was traveling solo and the service and ambiance was beautiful. The food and the wine was paired perfectly and I would highly recommend this restaurant when traveling to a London.

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Visited On Friday, 21 February 2020

Lovely atmosphere. Charming service. Delicious food. Just add Lillet Blanc to the drinks menu and it’s heaven .

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Visited On Monday, 17 February 2020

My partner and I were looking for a romantic restaurant to celebrate our anniversary when this restaurant appeared on a trusted website under a list of 'most romantic restaurants in London'. The food was excellent, however portions were too small for price and level of gastronomy. I have to say that most of the staff were really lovely. However when we kindly asked if a table could be removed as on either side we were blocked by other tables (there were no more than 2 to 5cm space on either side of the tables and the couple next to us were clearly as uncomfortable as we were), we were met by what was clearly an unhappy floor manager that made us feel like we were asking something unreasonable. I understand that competition is hard in London but ramming in tables and having unprofessional behaviour will not conquer the heart of Londoners. I hope sincerely that this restaurant improves on their service and customer journey as it has potential but will not be returning any time soon.

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Visited On Friday, 21 February 2020

Favourite restaurant in London!

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Visited On Thursday, 20 February 2020

Great evening - we dined in the Jungle Room and we were greatly looked after. Our mains were lovely and service very attentive - we only realised when leaving that we had graciously been allowed to overstay our welcome as the entire restaurant had emptied! At some point during the evening it did become extremely loud in our room but that was only partially due to acoustics as our group was growing increasingly louder!

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Visited On Thursday, 20 February 2020

The best restaurant we've eaten in in London. The food was out of this world, as was our server who knew all the answers to how the food was prepared. She was great. Have already recommended to more London friends. In fact, my wife enjoyed herself so much that she wanted to just pop by to see if we could get in on Saturday night w/o reservations. We decided probably not, but will visit again next time in London.

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Visited On Monday, 17 February 2020

It was a little disappointing that the menu has shrunk since we last came. Also quite a few items had run out, (no comte, no chicken, no rhubarb special dessert) limiting the choices further. Sparkling water used to be Badoit, but now Perrier. We prefer the former! Excellent service though, will still come again.

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Visited On Friday, 14 February 2020

it was a very nice lunch. Portions were just right and we enjoyed every dish.

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Visited On Sunday, 16 February 2020

Excellent all round, highly recommended

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Visited On Saturday, 15 February 2020

The restaurant was great with lovely dishes and a lovely atmosphere.. we felt like in Paris well done

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Visited On Saturday, 15 February 2020

Amazing!! Will come back!

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Visited On Wednesday, 29 January 2020

Your duck and cheese in the oven are to die for!

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Visited On Friday, 14 February 2020

Fantastic place that transported me to the rustic streets of France. Excellent good and service! The cheese and honey is a must!

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Visited On Friday, 14 February 2020

Service was great food was excellent but quantity could improve a bit.

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Visited On Friday, 14 February 2020

Great food and service. Very nice atmosphere in the heart of Soho (but not in a busy/noisy street). Highly recommended.

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Visited On Wednesday, 12 February 2020

Fantastic food and very friendly, attentive service. We loved the cheese and honey pairings and the amount of food we were advised to order was just right. Could have done with a few more affordable wine options in the 20-30 bracket, the one we had for £26 was absolutely delicious

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Visited On Tuesday, 04 February 2020

Delicious food, drinks and atmosphere. Love coming to blanchette and this time to entertain American colleagues who absolutely loved it too. Merci

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Visited On Monday, 10 February 2020

Excellent as ever!

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Visited On Monday, 10 February 2020

Thank you, we had a great evening!

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Visited On Monday, 10 February 2020

Excellent service, lovely food! Pre theatre menu excellent.

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Visited On Saturday, 08 February 2020

Superbe soirée, le service est parfait l’endroit charmant et c est très très bon ! What else !

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Visited On Friday, 07 February 2020

Excellent - lunch menu is amazing value for the extraordinary quality

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Visited On Friday, 07 February 2020

Lovely friendly place with great food.

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Visited On Wednesday, 05 February 2020

Really great lunch and good value thank you.

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Visited On Tuesday, 04 February 2020

Absolutely lovely meal. Great staff who were friendly and not overbearing. The food was superb...different but yet traditional and sharing plates were great. loved it.

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