French House

49 Dean Street , London, W1D 5BG

French House Bar

SquareMeal Review of French House

The French' could be a Gallic film set. Imagine the scene: Jean Gabin hatches a plot as Piaf warbles ‘Padam, Padam', while Ginsberg & Gainsbourg talk existential twaddle over bottles of Sancerre. These days, you can still soak up the Gitanes-stained ambience in the elbow-to-elbow, street-level bar, or puff Gauloises with the poseurs on the pavement. In the commendable absence of live music, gaming machines, blaring TVs and other pub irritants, the assembled company enjoys Breton cider and beer by the half pint only – although pastis is the tipple of choice for the hardcore crowd (more is sold here than in any other bar north of Calais, apparently). It's said that the Anglophobic Général de Gaulle composed many of his rousing wartime calls-to-arms in the dining room upstairs.

French House is recommended for

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Nearby Tube/Rail Stations

Leicester Square Tube Station 233m

Piccadilly Circus Tube Station 327m

Address

Address: 49 Dean Street , London W1D 5BG

Area: Soho

Opening times

Mon-Sun 12N-11pm (Sun -10.30pm)

Nearby Landmarks

Dean Street 47m

Old Compton Street 65m

Details

Telephone: 020 7437 2799

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Cuisine: Pubs

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