Baudry Greene

Central European·
Bronze Award

SquareMeal Review of Baudry Greene

Bronze Award

Open breakfast, lunch and dinner six days a week, with a proper pastry counter, takeaway hatch and a hefty drinks list of aperitifs, digestifs, cocktails and more, Baudry Greene has given itself plenty to do. Yet, it manages all these things with poise and purpose. Take the pastries, for example - where many similar style sites in London make do with decent, Baudry Greene delivers superb, flakey croissants, outer layers shattering and giving way to the buttery insides.

That attention to detail stretches to the interiors too. The sun has come out today and Baudry Greene’s front windows have been cast open. A smattering of pavement tables are getting the full blast of the sun - as are sunglasses-wearing punters - and the compact little restaurant cafe becomes a little oasis of Mediterranean bliss. The interiors have been assembled by someone with an eye for sophistication - chestnut leather-bound menus and chairs meet a tiled floor, and beautiful high-contrast burgundy marble tabletops, wrapped in gold detailing.

The menu is compact - a greatest hits of Grand Cafe-style dishes. Everything we order comes with a green salad. As the relatively small tables fill with dishes, it becomes clear that Baudry Greene is not a restaurant that does things by halves. A Coronation Chicken sandwich is unrecognisable from your lunchtime meal deal - this sandwich is a goliath, made on an excellent sourdough loaf (baked in house, of course). It’s a very wallet-friendly £8. A tombstone-like slab of Croque Monsieur arrives, slathered in grilled, mustardy bechamel, and we can already feel ourselves feeling comfortably full.

The desserts menu is worthy of special mention. A superb Baked Alaska is among the best we’ve ever had, with charred, caramelised meringue exterior and a zippy blood orange ice cream hiding within. We don’t doubt the flavoured choc ices and other desserts are also very good. It’s true that some might find the lunch and dinner menu a little limited - if snacks, charcuterie plates and a few Mittel European classics aren’t for you, you might be better served elsewhere, but what Baudry Greene does, it does extremely well.

Good to know

Average Price
££££ - Under £30
Central European
Eat at Home
Takeaway service
Cosy, Quirky, Traditional, Unique
Food Occasions
All day dining, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
Perfect for
Dates, Romantic
Food Hygiene Rating


Baudry Greene is a sister establishment to 10 Cases and Parsons serving traditional European cuisine with a subtle lean towards classic French dishes. Owners Will Palmer and Ian Campbell named this most recent venture after their wives’ respective maiden names, continuing the tradition from Parsons which was coincidentally both of their mothers’ maiden names.

Emulating the same ambience of its siblings of casual yet high quality food, this all day café, patisserie and venoisserie offers a relaxed setting throughout the morning and afternoon, seamlessly transforming into a small plates wine bar in the evening. Inside, you’ll find an intimate setting with marble tables, counter seating, and cosy nooks, perfect for a morning coffee and croissant or glass of wine and nibble.

The menus change frequently during the day and all comprise simple yet tasty dishes. For breakfast, pop in for a pastry or tartine au beurre with salted butter and seasonal jam, with cooked options including boiled egg and soldiers, porridge with fig and pistachios, and mushrooms on toast. At lunch expect a stellar lineup of classic sandwiches made with in-house bread, and plates like roast chicken salad, croque monsieur, and leek and potato soup with lardons, crème fraiche and a pretzel roll. Small plates are the highlight during an evening at Baudry Greene, with the choice to indulge as much as you fancy. Light nibbles include gordal olives, truffled egg, and gruyere bites, with more substantial plates including trout roe with blinis and crème fraiche, nduja sausage roll, and brie and black truffle toastie.

To accompany your meal, or just to enjoy on its own, there are classic cocktails like a gin or vodka Martini and Negroni, as well as popular beers and an extensive collection of spirits, vermouths and liqueurs. The European wine list is modest but has all you could need, including Champagne and sweet wine, all of which are available by the glass and carafe.


What time is breakfast and lunch served?

Breakfast is served until 11:30am and lunch is served after 11am, takeaway is available for both.

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20 Endell Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2H 9BD

Opening Times

All day
Mon 08:00-21:00
Tue 08:00-21:00
Wed 08:00-21:00
Thu 08:00-22:00
Fri 08:00-22:00
Sat 09:00-22:00
Sun Closed


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