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Frenchie Covent Garden

16 Henrietta street, London, United Kingdom, WC2E 8QH
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Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday: 12:00 - 14:30, 17:30 - 22:30
Saturday & Sunday: 12:00 - 14:30, 18:00 - 22:30
Please be aware: reservations are allocated onto our Dining Bar, Restaurant and Lower-Ground Open Kitchen seating areas.

Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Private Dining
  • Free WiFi
  • Families and Children Welcome
  • Business Lunch

About Frenchie Covent Garden

Frenchie Covent Garden is the new London outpost of the revered Frenchie, Frenchie To Go, Frenchie Wine Bar and Frenchie Wine Shop on Rue du Nil by Gregory Marchand. Including restaurant, dinning bar and kitchen table seating available.


Greg considers London his second home after having spent several long periods in the capital cooking at the Savoy, Mandarin Oriental and Fifteen, where the kitchen nickname "Frenchie" stuck. The menu at Frenchie Covent Garden will echoes its Parisian counterpart with simple yet precise dishes heavily influenced by Greg's travels - London, New York, Spain and Hong Kong. It will also host an ever-changing, carefully selected wine and seasonal cocktail list.

Cuisine: French, Vegetarian
Dress Code: Casual
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Visited On Wednesday, 13 February 2019

The food was of high quality. Sadly, the service from our waiter deteriorated after a very good start. We had theatre booking for 7.30 and chose from the pre-theatre menu at 5.30. Our first two courses arrived in good time, so at 6.40 we ordered desserts, planning to have coffee afterward. By 7.05 we were still waiting despite others receiving their desserts having ordered after us. We had difficulty in getting our waiter to notice us and finally in some frustration asked for the bill. He brought it and then the desserts arrived, leaving us with minutes to eat it before making a dash for the theatre. A customer oriented female member of staff asked for our feedback and deducted the £3 for each dessert. However the poor end to our meal would make us reluctant to recommend the restaurant for a pre-theatre experience.

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Visited On Wednesday, 13 February 2019

Great food with lots of layers of flavor been perfectly mixed, it was magical and very impressive. To me it was more like a show than a meal, and it's definately worth the price considered this way. The staffs also served us with great passion. Our only dissatisfaction is that the table were too small, our party of 3 were fitted into a table for 2 normally, and we bearly had enough place to put 3 plates.

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Visited On Wednesday, 13 February 2019

I would like octopus come back on menu. The service attentive and personable. Thank you

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Visited On Tuesday, 12 February 2019

We had the tasting menu; it was glorious! Each dish was beautifully presented, well thought out ingredients and a joy. We did not think it could last for the 5 courses but it did. One of the very best meals we have had and, unlike most of the clientele, we have been round the block a bit. We chose our own wines after consulting the sommelier, she advised us well. Don’t go for the ambience, go for the first class food!

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Visited On Tuesday, 12 February 2019

Love your food! 3rd time back now and will come again and recommend, only gripe is get better desserts! Starters and mains are absolute class, but desserts are several levels below. Easy fix xx

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Visited On Tuesday, 12 February 2019

Enjoyed our meal. Good service and appreciated the assistance with gluten free choices. Thank you!

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Visited On Monday, 11 February 2019

The perfect dining experience- thank you so much!

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Visited On Monday, 11 February 2019

the tables are so so close to each other, thats the only thing that will put me off from rebooking Food excellent and service excellent too.

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Visited On Monday, 11 February 2019

From the initial welcome to the goodbye, the service was excellent. Brilliant food and atmosphere too. We'll be back! Thanks

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Visited On Sunday, 10 February 2019

It's always a pleasure to visit Frenchie. Service is competent, friendly and to the point. Food is awesome and don't forget the espresso.

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Visited On Friday, 08 February 2019

different drink and food orders came out at very different times. The two sweet courses came out 10 minutes apart

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Visited On Sunday, 10 February 2019

A quieter fan above the door would add to the ambience

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Visited On Tuesday, 05 February 2019

Brilliant restaurant in the heart of Covent Garden! Great value for money and superb food! Would highly recommend. They even have a set menu for pre-theatre for £30!

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Visited On Thursday, 20 December 2018

I visited Frenchie with a group of friends (6 of us in total) in December a few weeks before Christmas. The food and the restaurant itself were lovely. We had a set lunch menu that included 3 courses and then we ordered drinks separately. The food was really really good (some reviews say small portions but I didn't think so. Portions were normal side and the food is rich) and I think actually the lunch menu is pretty good value for money. The ambience of the restaurant is great, the décor is beautiful and the whole vibe is relaxed but still higher end. We sat at the top level and it was light and airy but still welcoming and the design is just spot on. However we had a few service issues which I want to raise. Myself and my boyfriend arrived for our booking slightly early around 1.45pm. The front of house lady who greeted us told us we were early, our table wasn't available yet and did we want to go next door for a drink? I asked whether the 2 of us could sit and have a drink in the restaurant (as there was space at the bar for 2 and there was an empty table for 4 people) until the rest of our party arrived, since 15 minutes isn't that much time to walk to another bar, order a drink, drink the drink etc. and I didn't want to be late to our 2 pm reservation. The lady said ok. We ended up being seated at the empty table for 4 people. Our friends arrive around 1.55pm. They are able to join us on the table for 4. At this point its 2pm. There is a 3 person party sitting around a table next to us that the lady explains have overrun. This table is supposed to be added to the 4 person table to make 6 for our reservation, but can't be added as there is still a party of 3 finishing their meal. At 2 pm our last 2 friends arrive. They are told they can't come into the restaurant as the table isn't ready for them. The 4 of us sit wondering when our table for 6, which we had booked, will be ready. Eventually our friends who are still being kept out in the lobby (!?) persuade the lady to let them come into the restaurant where we explain the situation. The lady comes and explains that our table isn't ready yet (its now past 2 pm) and our only option is for the 6 of us to crowd around a 4 person table. She is not helpful or friendly. She tells us "I did you a favour letting you come and sit here early. I'm sorry but you have to deal with the situation there is nothing else I can do". I felt like her attitude from the beginning was just so unhelpful, bordering on passive aggressive and I just really did not expect it from such a high calibre restaurant. We weren't being unreasonable - we just wanted the table we had booked for 6 at 2pm. At the very least maybe an apology and any other options available to us...It was explained again that the table next to us had overrun. I asked whether they could be moved to another table so we could have our 6 table (as a new table for 2/3 had just vacated at another part of the restaurant) This suggestion was ignored. EVENTUALLY the 3 strangers on the table next to us realized we were waiting for the table they were on and they offered themselves to move. Seriously! It took the customers not the staff to sort the issue. Even after that the lady was just so rude, I could see her muttering under her breath at us and rolling her eyes. She then asked whether we wanted any champagne. We were all a bit confused as we thought she was upselling us which seemed especially cheeky considering the whole table debacle. Eventually she said it was on the house. This was a nice gesture but it didn't really change the fact her attitude was just terrible and it made the whole lunch quite uncomfortable. I genuinely have never really had an experience like that in a restaurant before. She made me feel so unwelcome and self-conscious just being in the restaurant, like we were the worst customers she had ever had. One of my friends had a quick word with a manager before we left just to reiterate that we were disappointed and it had kind of marred the experience. Not sure whether I would recommend or go back here as the service was just not what I expected for the standard of restaurant. Sorry for the essay but thought it should be explained!

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Visited On Saturday, 09 February 2019

Fabulous food and service which achieved a perfect balance between friendliness and professionalism

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Visited On Saturday, 09 February 2019

A difficult one... Truly amazing food, but some stupid pricing (£4.80 for a coffee) and inattentive service as pre-theatre finishes

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Visited On Saturday, 09 February 2019

Top drawer

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Visited On Friday, 08 February 2019

Fantastic lunch, great recommendations, tremendous food and awesome service. A great afternoon thank you.

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Visited On Friday, 08 February 2019

Truly excellent cooking and great wine choice

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Visited On Friday, 08 February 2019

One of the best meals I’ve had in London and I’ve lived here for 15 years

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Visited On Friday, 08 February 2019

Food excellent. Portions for mains a bit small for the price.

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Visited On Thursday, 07 February 2019

I had the pleasure of dining at Frenchie twice while in London this past week. Both occasions were wonderful. On the second visit, I had the duck breast with a lovely Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc. The duck was one of the best in memory...perfectly prepared. That said, I'll definitely be back for the Bacon Scones with clotted cream! After one of those, I felt compelled to go to confession...they're that sinfully delicious!

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Visited On Thursday, 07 February 2019

Rather noisy but we still enjoyed it very much and will come again.

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Visited On Thursday, 07 February 2019

When we arrived we were shown downstairs where no-one was eating. The waiter assured us that it would be full in about half an hour. We asked to be seated back upstairs and were shown to a table in the buzzy atmosphere of the restaurant. During our stay no-one else was seated downstairs so had we remained there we would have been the only people dining there. It was very odd. However, the food was excellent.

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Visited On Thursday, 07 February 2019

Amazing food, great service... we will be back

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