Frenchie Covent Garden

4.6
905 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Contemporary European
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  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary European, Modern European
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Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday: 12:00 - 14:15, 17:30 - 22:30
Saturday & Sunday: 12:00 - 14:15, 18:00 - 22:30
Please be aware: reservations are allocated onto our Dining Bar, Restaurant and Lower-Ground Open Kitchen seating areas.
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Phone number
020 7836 4422 x1
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Greg Marchand
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Public Transit
Underground: Covent Garden station with Piccadilly line or Leicester Square with Northern and Piccadilly line
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Special Events & Promotions
Information about Christmas
Additional
Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Reviews from verified diners
905 reviews
4.6 out of 5 stars
Outstanding
69%
Very Good
23%
Good
5%
Fair
2%
Poor
1%
4.6
food
4.5
service
4.4
ambience
4.1
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P
London
63 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It’s a lovely place. Small but well thought out menu. Little bit pricey but lovely food and a good wine list.

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IP
London
17 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Really good food. We had bacon scones (great scones but tasted more sweet than savoury and not convinced it’s a starter/nibble tbh - wouldn’t order again). Starters were tomato salad with smoked eel roe (I think) - tasted fantastic, not enough of the smoked eel tbh and too much tomato but that’s being picky as it tasted really good. Friend had foie gras which was perfect. Mains were sea bass for me - flawless - and pork with black pudding for her - again, flawless.

My only slight gripe is that we were sat next to the kitchen and had to listen to the chef (who stands in the dining room looking into the kitchen) shouting and moaning to his staff. I’m sure he’s a great chef (th food proves it) and we’ve all seen enough chef shows to know shouting and moaning is par for the course - but I really don’t want to listen to it throughout my meal. His/their food is good enough for me to want to go back - I will ask for a table upstairs next time tho.

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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Fantastica

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AH
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the taster menu with wine pairings which was fantastic. I cannot fault any item. Most importantly, my wife, whose birthday it was, also loved it.

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C
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We ordered tasting menu and a wine pairing, the food was ok, not really worth 60 pounds. Well explanation for wine pairing, but the service was ok, not very welcoming. Overall, it’s ok. But won’t come again.

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C
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a great night and great experience of Frenchie. The menu is very different to your traditional menu. We made sure to try a different dish each for each course and every dish was fantastic.
Couldn't fault the food, presentation, service, etc.
Had an excellent night, would definitely recommend and will definitely return.

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JO
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have been here from Sydney 4 times and will keep coming. NEVER disappointed and always excited to go. Love this place.

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St. Louis
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Food was great. Only issue was that the type of table I booked 2 months ago was not what we were offered. I purposely booked 2 months in advance to avoid a high top table. Finally the situation was resolved and we sat at a great table. Food is exceptional and I would always return because of that.

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GC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food, tasting menu, cocktails. Nice ambiance. The menu is quite small but has an excellent quality. Vegetarian options available, they ask for allergies and adapt the dish to your needs.

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HH
London
3 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time - excellent experience in every regard!!
Staff warm and welcoming
Good beautifully presented and outstanding flavour
Chenin Blanc delicious
Just fabulous, genuinely a lovely lunch and lovely restaurant. Thank you

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FG
London
9 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Having visited and very much enjoyed Frenchie on three occasions before, I had high expectations.

Unfortunately, whilst nothing was particularly wrong with the food (other than some questionable wine pairings) nor the service, neither did it left me with the same feeling of satisfaction or excitement.

As a result, the high price felt a lot less justified, with many other restaurants offering much better value for money.

So maybe just a night off or maybe a bit of complacency after a few years being opened - I am not sure?

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JD
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our first time visiting Frenchie. It was a recommendation from one of our friends, who is a former michelin star chef( Wouter Van Tichelen) . It's safe to say that the recommendation was wel deserved! We were greeted by a lovely hostess who showed us the way to our bar spot. Right after we were greeted by the bartender who offered us some water and who explained the menu to us. Since we're not English natives, it was nice to talk to the waitress in our own language so that we could understand the menu better.( Thanks again Moranenn! :D). All in all, the food was lovely, the wine suggestions made by the waitress were very good and fitting and the staff were all exceptionally friendly and helpful. 10/10 Would recommend :)

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Everything was delicious. Fun little spot. Upstairs has better ambience than down.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s really nice food and environment.

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RS
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was fantastic and the service was outstanding. Cocktails were also a highlight.

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W
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really the ideal restaurant in so many ways. Innovative, wonderfully executed food, but with a style that is unpretentious and open. Service is precise but warm and welcoming. The wine program excels at innovative, off-the-beaten-path gems.

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DS
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my first time to Covent Garden, and I loved it! I had a wonderful experience. I would recommend Paris Frenchie and Covent Garden frenchie very highly!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Staff was beyond wonderful, charming and fun.
The food was excellent, paired with some really great wine. Lots of wines to choose from, also by the glass.

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CB
New England
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

dommage qu'il n'a ai pas de plats vegan
merci au chef pour sa creativité et la creation de plat special

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Berkshire
4 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The Duck Foie Gras starter is to-die-for. All the other courses were excellent as well. The tables are a bit close to each other but not a problem if you like chatting to your neighbours.

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CD
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very refined and creative food, with tasty seasonal products, and fabulous, thoughtful service. Being on the basement floor, we got to admire the kitchen's work, which is amazing. Thanks and bravo to the whole team!

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Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

That was my second time at the restaurant and it’s always wonderful.

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HP
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food, great service, beautiful restaurant...would definitely go back

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S
Warwickshire
8 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent service by very professional staff . Though rather a limited al la carte menu the food was really delicious! Thoughtful tastes and flavours .. best meal we have had for a while

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V
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply amazing, the food was so tasty and the staff very attentive and friendly. Highly recommend it.

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JW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food - the best I’ve had in a long time. Not keen on the 12.5% service charge - I prefer to select what you pay - but great foodie experience. Tasting menu a must and they took care of my allergy very well. Excellent. Will be back!

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s
London
3 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2018
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 1

The food at Frenchie's is absolutely delicious and we had the tasting menu, which at 55 pounds is really quite good value for the quality - especially for Covent Garden. And yet I didn't like it much at all. For such an expensive restaurant the welcome, service, and ambience were impersonal, unfriendly, off-hand. The decor is cold and industrial, the tables too close together, the music jarring. It would be the right atmosphere for a much less expensive joint but not for this. It is, as other reviews have said, now full of tourists and business people from hotels, and that's fine, but it adds to the distinctly un-cosy and utterly charmless feel of the place. Somehow one comes away feeling taken advantage of. I am a Londoner and have eaten at quite a few of the great high-end casual places such as Moro (a favourite). This is another step up in price, and, as I say, the food is excellent and in its way good value. But we thought it less good value than Pied a Terre in Charlotte Street, where we ate recently for another birthday, and which was the first Michelin star restaurant we had ever been too. The food was twice the price, and not twice as good; but they made you feel really well looked after. Frenchie's is still really expensive for normal people like us with normal incomes, and at that price one would expect to be charmed and to feel good. This doesn't. For those reasons I wouldn't want to go back, nor would I recommend it to anyone else.

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H
London
379 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I had two non-meat dishes, almost unheard of for me, but they were both beautiful, London light, delicious and perfect for a hot, swealtering summer day in London!

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San Joaquin
5 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ms. Julie took such good care of us. Always a great experience at Frenchie!

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V
London
45 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely outstanding experience - started with the Gazpacho, which was incredible. Followed with the Pollock - which was perfectly cooked. Very subtle but ever-present service, and the staff seemed to genuinely care when engaging with us. Really outstanding restaurant. Lunch Set Menu is a bargain, for the quality that is on offer here.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent food and would recommend.

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C
London
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Really lovely place. Loved the decor, ambience, and particularly the really friendly and down to earth staff. We had the pre theatre menu which had some great choices, and most importantly tasted fantastic! Would recommend the Pollock and banoffee especially.

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JK
London
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

3 courses for lunch at£31...amazing, the service was on point!

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C
London
3 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great food and fabulous service. Just the right balance of friendly, informative and courteous.

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S
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Tasty gastronomic food and wine! It was recommended by a foodie so had quite high expectations. I was nicely surprised by the twist added to classic French dishes (foie gras, gougère, tarte flambée). I absolutely loved the wine which was divine. Also appreciated the choice of cocktails and sake available. Highly recommend this place.

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IS
London
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was great. Service was great. Don't know what else to say, really. Can't see how anyone would be disappointed.

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Houston
14 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful reception by bar keeps as we took counter seating and fantastic three course pre Theatre dinner. Just exceptional all around.

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F
London
3 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Some quite elegant and imaginative dishes are served in this Covent Garden bistro. The small tables are zinc-topped and nudged against comfortable banquettes in a bare brick and exposed plumbing decor. However, you don't go for the ambience but for special dishes delivered with great service. The menu is limited - three options for each course - but each is a work of culinary art. There is a named chef and a nicely presented "Frenchies" cookbook which gives you a better understanding of the dishes. Some of the tastes are truly spectacular. All are excellent. The wine list is "interesting" and the sommelier knows her wines. It is not just another restaurant in a restaurant-packed street. Nor is it cheap.

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LS
London
4 reviews
Dined on 18 June 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Frenchie is a delight for the senses 👌🏻 It is the second time I join the restaurant in London and it doesn’t disappoint!

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TH
London
4 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our party of 4 had a delightful meal served by well trained and excellently attentive staff. The beetroot Carpaccio and duck breast with comfit leg was excellent. Lovely breads and delicious sides added to a great meal. Definitely going to go back.

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