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Since opening in the 1940s, this jaunty theatreland bistro has found favour with famous figures from General de Gaulle to legendary thespians, and the curios adorning its sprawling dining room are fond reminders of its true Gallic heart. On the menu, hearty nostalgic dishes and cross-Channel favourites such as rib-sticking coq au vin or blush-pink entrecôte with matchstick fries sit alongside holiday classics including pissaladière with olive tapenade or garlicky snails doused in parsley butter – all complemented by patriotic French wines. To conclude, the ripe cheeseboard is a whiffy wonder to behold, while desserts feature the spectacular Paris-Londres – a gut-busting tangle of sugar-dusted choux pastry, praline cream and spun caramel. Warm, hospitable staff bolster the entente cordiale, while pre/post-theatre crowds generate a lively buzz. ‘You’ll never stop going back’, affirms one fan.

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Mon Plaisir

21 Monmouth Street ,London WC2H 9DD

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It used to be so good

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Apr 2015

I used to love Mon Plaisir - everything enjoyable about Gallic eating, noisy, bustling, centuries of food and cooking, classic dishes, busy staff, competent not unctuous - a celebration of good brasserie eating. I hadn't been for years and night before last I couldn't believe how much we, the British foodie, has grown up and the over-riding impression that Mon Plaisir has not. Just like we have now had a mouthful of Chilean Malbec, rather than a thin Vin de Pays form the borders of a French...

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  • Food & Drink: 4
  • Service: 8
  • Atmosphere: 5
  • Value: 4

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Mon Plaisir

21 Monmouth Street ,London WC2H 9DD

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Doesn't standout from the crowd

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Jun 2013

I've been frequenting this restaurant on and off for over ten years and my latest visit leads me to believe the owners are somewhat going through the motions. The food we had was competently cooked but not spectacular, I have memories of this place Wowing, not sure if it's a case of the rose-tinted specs. We had steak entrecote (staple dish on the menu and a host of sides) however whilst the meal was good it wasn't stunning. You could tell they cut corners on certain things which were not freshly...

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  • Food & Drink: 6
  • Service: 8
  • Atmosphere: 7
  • Value: 6

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Mon Plaisir

21 Monmouth Street ,London WC2H 9DD

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Nov 2011

I think this might have been the worst meal I have ever had in a London restaurant and I have had my fair share of disappointments. The menu reads well, is nice and short leading the diner to think that if they only do a few dishes they are masters of them rather than a jack of all trades. Prices seem reasonable. My soupe a l'oignon was tepid and a bit tasteless, unremarkable in every way but streets ahead of the main course of coq au vin. You would expect the oldest french restaurant in London...

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  • Food & Drink: 2
  • Service: 5
  • Atmosphere: 7
  • Value: 5

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21 Monmouth Street ,London WC2H 9DD

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Mar 2010

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It was my worst experience in London I was expecting a typical French restaurant and it was pretty much the opposite. We were 3 people on a Monday evening dinner. Two of us took culin meat (onglet). We were astonished by the number of nerves in our plates, honestly we never saw so many nerves! We ask to the waiter to acknowledge it, he politely pass the message to his manager who told him in French “what can they expect with this sort of meat” (unfortunately for her I speak French), a meat at...

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  • Food & Drink: 1
  • Service: 1
  • Atmosphere: 3
  • Value: 1

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Essential Details for Mon Plaisir

  • Address: 21 Monmouth Street, London WC2H 9DD
  • Telephone: 020 7836 7243
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  • Opening Times: Mon-Sat 12N-2.15pm 5.45-11.15pm
  • Cuisine: French
  • Area: Covent Garden
  • Price: £49.00
  • Wine: £18.00
  • Champagne: £42.00
  • Lunch: £14.96/16.95 (2/3 courses)
  • Private Dining: 25

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