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Blanchette, London,

Blanchette

4.8
4.8
64 Reviews
£26 to £40
French
Blanchette Soho is a French bistro serving simple, classic and inventive French food. Our concept is based on the idea of sharing, from smaller snacks such as, charcuterie and cheese, to larger traditional dishes with a Blanchette twist. A fine selection of drinks, including a variety of French wines and classic cocktails, are also available.

Founded in 2013 by brothers Maxime, Malik and Yannis, the quintessentially Parisian restaurant is named after their mother. Maxime and Yannis have, between them, almost 30 years of experience in hospitality having worked in top restaurants across London, New York and Paris.

Music also plays a big part at Blanchette, with Malik, founder of sound design company La Musique du Faubourg, providing the soundtrack to ensure a buzzing and convivial atmosphere.


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2 people

19:00


Booked 5 times today
Experiences are available.
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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    French, Mediterranean
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Sat 12:00–22:00
  • Phone number
    020 7439 8100
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Private party facilities
    Blanchette is a French bistro in the heart of Soho. The Jungle Room provides a perfect space to host a business lunch, friend reunion or a family celebration. The room can accommodate up to 14 guests. We offer the option to seat up to 44 guests with the whole restaurant privatization.
  • Area
    Soho
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Additional
    Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Lunch and Pre Theatre Set Menu

    £19.50 per person

    Multiple dates available
    2 courses for 19,50 or 3 courses for £23,00 Our set menu changes daily but here is an example of what you could get : STARTER - Cauliflower panna cotta, sorrel, smoked eel - Pork rillettes, pickles, mustard mayo MAIN COURSE - Baked St Marcellin on toast, Noix d’Epaule - Chestnut ravioli, celeriac emulsion DESSERT - Popcorn ice cream, chocolate crumble

What 64 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

64 Reviews
  1. TSwift

    Brighton

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food, lovely staff. My only regret is that we were rushed out after spending £309 on dinner. The people before us on the table were also rushed out. 🤔

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  2. TomL

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, amazing food. It's not cheap, but you get what you pay for.

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  3. MrsTlondon

    London

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Authentic French restaurant serving delicious cheese and meats with good wine list. Small and leaning towards romantic but not so as to make it exclusive for couples so nice balance. It was our first visit but won't be our last. Friendly staff too.

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  4. PGtips

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 15 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really nice cosy atmosphere and really charming service

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 9 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Blanchette never fails to deliver. I am a regular as I love the intimate atmosphere and always feel extremely welcome

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    London

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 4 April 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best in London. Great service and vibe and food amazing

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  7. TimS

    London

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 24 March 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very friendly welcome and exceptional food and service throughout. Thanks so much for a such a great afternoon

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  8. Charlie

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 March 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was superb, creative versions of classics with a huge depth of flavour. Good wine too.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 25 February 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really cute French bistro in Soho, dim lights and and immaculate vibes. The food is great. Highly suggested.

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  10. RichardF

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Expensive mainly inedible awful food. Too rich. Sauces that do not compliment each other. Strange menu. Not what we were expecting. All seemed too complicated.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 27 January 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service as always. Not huge portions which is just what I like and the team there let you know a out the portions. A lovely gem in Soho.

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  12. NickC

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 20 December 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Had a very nice lunch close to Christmas. Sat at a table in the back, was quite noisy but a nice vibe. Food and service were both great and we'd definitely visit again.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 November 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A great dinner and really helpful and friendly staff!!!

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  14. Rozalicious

    London

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on 1 November 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The cheeses, charcuteries and cocktails were absolutely delicious. The ambiance is nice too.

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  15. JakeS

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 August 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Me and my girlfriend had a lovely dining experience here however after I asked for the gratuity charge to be removed as I couldn’t afford to spend that much on gratuity, another waitress came over to question why I removed it. Overall I had a fantastic dining experience until that point when I was being questioned. Highly recommend this place to anyone who enjoys french cuisine.

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  16. Charlie

    Edinburgh

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 4 July 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    First to arrive for a pre theatre dinner so it was very quiet,but didn’t matter ,we were well looked after and the food whilst small portions was excellent value for money and perfectly presented.Our second time here and would go again.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Last night in London. Perfect romantic getaway - chic, trendy, impeccable service. Beautiful warm people. Delicious bites and plates. A place to remember forever.

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  18. Lisa

    London

    72 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    72 reviews

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A good date place with good lighting, an intimate setting and sharing plates as required. Excellent service with good recommendations on food and wine. Would recommend.

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  19. NeillR

    Devon

    24 reviews

    3.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on 9 April 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The restaurant has a nice informal atmosphere and the staff are very friendly. However, the initial flurry of attention is a bit overwhelming, so many people seem to check on you and it seems a little disorganised and we seemed to be next to the shelving for the glasses, which was at the other end of the room, far from the bar. The food is OK, and nicely presented but don’t expect to leave full - the muscles come in a small pasta bowl and the fish portions would challenge you to describe them as main courses. Perhaps better for a quick lunch than supper.

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  20. RolandStone

    London

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 24 March 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Just pretty much perfect, from the impeccable food, to the enthusiastic and friendly service (thank you to the lovely young woman from Lyon) to one of the best bottles of wine I've ever tasted. And we were able to dine out on the street.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 February 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A lovely meal, great service, great food and overall a great experience for us.

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  22. KatherineK

    London

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely cosy restaurant. Very good service, great food. Will definitely go again and have already recommended to others. Only downside was that they were very strict about the two hour table time - but they do mention this when booking so can’t really complain, just would have loved to have a bit more time there.

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  23. Swissfoodie

    London

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 18 January 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely evening with great food and efficient service.

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  24. Philippearaujo1

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 January 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great for food, excellent for dates! I always love trying french places in London but being honest, it is finding a piece of France in london, and Blanchette is exactly what Blanchette is. The selection of dishes, the wine, the staff, and the food will transport you to what we love/miss the most. I recommend sharing loads of snacks/bites (5-6) or just taking bites (3-4) and sharing a plate. I also recommend directly for one of their good bottles to share with your friends and dates. The prices are honest also which doesn't make it an expensive night out compared to other french places in london. Everything will go to your mouth quite quickly when you are in good company. I really recommend it.

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  25. Sylvain

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 15 December 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Has Lunch. Very good French food, no doubt about that. Strangely the waitress was trying to remove our plates although we had not finished, and the restaurant was still half empty. Otherwise the lunch menu is good value for money, I would recommend!

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  26. ColinL

    London

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 14 December 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely service, food, experience. Long live restaurants like this one!

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  27. AlexF

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 November 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a pleasure to dine at Blanchette! The food and wine was outstanding and our waitress was wonderful. Looking forward to going back soon.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 November 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely service and delicious food

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  29. Quaker

    London

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 9 November 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cosy, intimate atmosphere and very attentive service - without being obtrusive. Main courses small but that’s ok for lunch. Wonderful bread and butter. If you’re looking for better food than most in the area, you’ll like this. Good central location near Oxford Circus but off the beaten track. About £40 per head without wine.

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  30. ShaheenS

    London

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 4 November 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Superb French food which was very filling. The restaurant is tucked away in a side street in Soho and the restaurant has pavement seating with weather protection. We went for a business lunch inside which was cosy. The staff knew the menu really well and were super-polite. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone.

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  31. DanielB

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 October 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Business meal for 4 foodies. 3 course with wine and we sampled a wide range of the food. Not a duff plate amongst them. Friendly efficient service. Decent wine by the glass. Recommended.

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  32. Nick

    London

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 21 September 2021

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Slow service. Waiters and waitresses not monitoring needs of guests (ordering of food, drinks, enjoying the meal etc). Tepid plates and therefore food. Dished need to be hot. Usually a fantastic restaurant but perhaps caught them on a bad day! ps. Suggest changing the word 'snacks' on menu to 'starters'.. otherwise there are no starters available..

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  33. CerenE

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 15 September 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service and the food were great and the ambient was exactly what I wanted. If you're looking for a quiet date this place might not be the best for you as it may be hard to hear your partner. But, we wanted to go somewhere with a bit of buzz so it was perfect for us.

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  34. Londoneater

    London

    144 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    144 reviews

    Dined on 14 September 2021

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We have eaten at Blanchette (Soho and East) several times over the years. The cooking and ambience remain strong however it is a pity they have moved away from tapas style main dishes. That was what differentiated them from other French restaurants. The snacks and starters were tasty but not enough non cheese options, though the croque monsieur, cheese baignets and baked cheese were all excellent.

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  35. gingernuts

    Manchester

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 11 September 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic meal in a lovely setting, recommend anyone to go to this restaurant.

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  36. Cunners

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 9 September 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Beautiful food and superb service throughout. It’s what good french food it all about.

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  37. SamL

    London

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on 24 August 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    The food was excellent...BUT it was very, very quiet, and tbh the prices for London were a little high, I think this could explain why it wasn't to busy in venune. There are so many other places to go to, where you can get more for your money.. BUT the food was truly excellent.. would i go back not sure!!

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  38. DinerN19

    London

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 21 August 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Anniversary

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  39. MegF

    Bath

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 August 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this place, this time the mains were average, but love the tapas and the cheeses and charcuterie. The bread is divine. Service is lovely.

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  40. YumYum

    London

    90 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    90 reviews

    Dined on 23 July 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Limited starters but the tartare was very good We had rack of lamb which was absolutely delicious

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  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available

FAQs

Blanchette is rated 4.8 stars by 64 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 5 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Blanchette

9 D'Arblay Street, London, W1F 8DR

Additional information

  • Area
    Soho
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Sat 12:00–22:00
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    French, Mediterranean
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    020 7439 8100
  • Private party facilities
    Blanchette is a French bistro in the heart of Soho. The Jungle Room provides a perfect space to host a business lunch, friend reunion or a family celebration. The room can accommodate up to 14 guests. We offer the option to seat up to 44 guests with the whole restaurant privatization.
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