Frenchie Covent Garden
Frenchie Covent Garden
Frenchie Covent Garden
Frenchie Covent Garden
Frenchie Covent Garden
Frenchie Covent Garden
Frenchie Covent Garden
Frenchie Covent Garden
Frenchie Covent Garden
Frenchie Covent Garden
Frenchie Covent Garden
Frenchie Covent Garden
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SquareMeal Review of Frenchie Covent Garden

Gold Award

Readers simply adore Gregory Marchand’s cool but smart London outpost, dubbing it “the best restaurant in Covent Garden” – a fitting plaudit for an elegantly lit, buzzy spot known for its “warm, informal service” and “innovative food”.

Nantes-born Marchand was previously head chef at Fifteen, where Jamie Oliver gave him the nickname Frenchie. Today he operates a mini-empire on Rue du Nil in Paris, (a restaurant, wine bar, wine shop and Frenchie To Go), plus this smart London eatery which features bare bricks, marble tops and elegant lighting, as well as an open kitchen downstairs that’s great for private dining.

The chef is known for combining the best of France and Britain, while his inventive dishes are a showcase for impeccable seasonal ingredients and creative flavour combinations.

We recommend sampling his addictive bacon and maple syrup scones with Cornish clotted cream, before you do anything else. After that, you can roam the eclectic menu – perhaps beginning with a light, elegant starter of smoked mackerel with pickled radish, dressed snow peas, smoked yoghurt and edible flowers, or slow-cooked lamb ragù with pappardelle and Kalamata olives, the savoury richness balanced by a citrus hit of preserved lemon.

Mains might see Cornish brill partnered by plump seared gnocchi, earthy girolles and Padrón peppers or neat slabs of Sussex pork accompanied by sweet Mirabelle plums, apple, black pudding and a crunchy sage crumble. To finish, the deconstructed banoffee pie is an airy dome of delight; pillowy mousse contrasted with cool banana and caramelised pecan nuts.

Talented sommelier Bastien Ferreri oversees a “superb” wine list that’s perfectly pitched to match this imaginative food, and his on-trend selection from artisan, eco-friendly producers is a joy to explore. Accomplished cocktails such as an Alpine Negroni (Portobello Gin, Suze, Cocchi Americano, Genepi and lemon bitters) add further flair. “Full marks!” concludes one delighted reader.

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Average Price
££££ - £50 - £79
Cuisines
French
Ambience
Cool, Fun, Glamorous, Lively
Other Awards
SquareMeal London Top 100
Food Occasions
Dinner, Lunch
People
Dates, Romantic, Special occasions
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Frenchie Covent Garden

Greg Marchand

Chef-patron

Originally from Brittany, Greg Marchand spent much of his early career cooking in London at restaurants including The Savoy Grill and Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen. At the latter he earned the (affectionate) nickname Frenchie. It’s stuck: he now runs six Frenchie-branded restaurants in Paris, London and New York. Marchand’s Michelin-starred Covent Garden outpost (and winner of SquareMeal's Restaurant of the Year 2016) is a little slice of Paris in London with perfectly executed modern French food with British references – including his iconic bacon and maple syrup scones with clotted cream – and a killer wine list. Chic but with a hipster edge, Frenchie is also exceptionally good value.



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From: 22 August, 2018
To: 22 August, 2028
Frenchie Covent Garden requires credit card details to secure reservations for parties of 3 and above. A 24h cancellation notice is required or £50 per person will be charged for late cancellations and no shows, Please note, that for special days with special menu (Valentine, NYE...), the no-show charge will be the price of the offered menu. We do operate strict turning time. LUNCH (Monday – Sunday) 1-4 guests: 1.5h / 5-6 guests: 2h / 7+ guests: 3+h SET DINNER MENU (5:30PM – 6PM) 1.5 h for all parties of all sizes DINNER 1-3 guests: 2h / 4-6 guests: 2.5h / 7+ guests: 3+h.
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Frenchie Covent Garden

From: 1 August, 2018
To: 1 September, 2031
Max: 8
Frenchie Covent Garden requires credit card details to secure reservations for parties of 3 and above. A 24h cancellation notice is required or £50 per person will be charged for late cancellations and no shows, Please note, that for special days with special menu (Valentine, NYE...), the no-show charge will be the price of the offered menu. We do operate strict turning time. LUNCH (Monday – Sunday) 1-4 guests: 1.5h / 5-6 guests: 2h / 7+ guests: 3+h PRE-THEATRE (5:30PM – 7PM) 1.5 h for all parties of all sizes DINNER 1-3 guests: 2h / 4-6 guests: 2.5h / 7+ guests: 3+h.

Location for Frenchie Covent Garden

16 Henrietta Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 8QH

020 7836 4422

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Opening Times

Lunch
Mon 12:00-14:30
Tue 12:00-14:30
Wed 12:00-14:30
Thu 12:00-14:30
Fri 12:00-14:30
Sat 12:00-14:30
Sun 12:00-15:00
Dinner
Mon 17:30-22:30
Tue 17:30-22:30
Wed 17:30-22:30
Thu 17:30-22:30
Fri 17:30-22:30
Sat 17:30-22:30
Sun 17:30-22:30

Reviews of Frenchie Covent Garden

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24 Reviews 
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Christophe B

Stunning lunch at Frenchie
07 October 2019   - Verified Diner

Our lunch at Frenchie was just perfect. A good atmosphere in this well decorated restaurant in a busy area of London. The service was high quality as well as the food.

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Sue Y

30 July 2019  
Great food and friendly staff.

Angie P

28 June 2019  
Great ambience, amazing food, good value, fun.

Dean Y

Fantastic service and food
26 April 2019  

This was my first visit to Frenchie's.  We opted for the tasting menu but chose our own wine (great wine list).  The service was excellent throughout the meal.

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Anon

31 July 2018  
High quality cooking (classic with a twist), warm informal service, excellent wine list.

Raj R

02 July 2018  
Enjoyed the concept of French food cook in a different way.

Angie P

21 March 2018  
Our go to favourite celebration restaurant with a fantastic lunch deal menu.

Aw H

Birthday Treat
22 May 2017  
Had the set lunch for a Birthday celebration, excellent value, must be one of the best value 3 course lunches in London. The Bacon and Maple Syrup Scones were the highlight of the meal. Service was attentive, but not overbearing, Puddings were magnificent especially the chocolate mousse with bacon ice cream. Wine list interesting, but pricey.
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Jason G

18 May 2017  
It is classic french but cool.

Peter G

08 May 2017  
Innovative food which is not too costly, coupled with a relaxed atmosphere makes eating here fun.

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