Frenchie Covent Garden

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1012 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Contemporary European

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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.
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SB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Food exceptional and stunning value on the set menu

Wine list comprehensive and well priced

Service erratic and awkward - wait team I’ll prepared and simply didn’t listen. For this quality of restaurant more work needed on front of house service!

f
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

Service too fast; plates were there even before we had the wine....

OT
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We have been anticipating on Visiting the London location of Frenchie.....
Very good experience, execution was stellar, Service is timely and the atmosphere is uplifting

ZA
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Something need to be done about the noises as it’s too high for a romantic nights ;-)

d
Seattle
27 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Two appetizers, two salad/vegetable dishes, and two main courses were all outstanding, some of the best food we've every had. The wine list was very good. The only bad course was dessert: a dismal strawberry mille-feuille with only 3 cardboard-like layers of pastry.

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Frenchie Covent Garden should be your first choice in London. What an exceptional dining experience Mr. Marchand has created with an amazing group of people.

I had the pleasure of dining there two times within a week or so while spending time in London. Having spent a month in Paris I was looking forward to finding a wonderful recollection of my time in France. Frenchie Covent Garden was even more than a what I could have expected. This is not a French brasserie, it’s French but it’s decidedly London.

The food is incredible of course. The culinary team executes at the highest level. Having said that, I believe the best compliment goes to the front of house staff and in particular Anais at the bar and Julie on the floor. They both were welcoming, knowledgeable and provided just the right amount of companionship to my visits - once for lunch with a friend, the second time alone. I also witnessed them deftly do the same with others as well. It’s rare to find a place that is so warm and also so expert in its ethos. I cannot wait to return!

OT
London
26 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 3

I was very excited to have a dinner at Frenchie, but it turned out to be one of the most disappointing dinning experience. I arrived 5.45pm and restaurant was almost empty, the reception girl took me to a high bar table straight she said i didn't choose dinning table when i made my booking, however, this was Not my mistake - there is no such booking choice on Opentable website, this is something Frenchi needs sort out with Opentable, don't blame customer! Then she said someone called me to confirm table choice but i didn't pick up my phone, i showed her my phone there was no message left Frenchie at all. I still insisted i need a proper dinning table, initially she said she could arrange one but we had to return table before 7pm, i said No; then she looked around the empty restaurant and found a table, said something blah blah... sounded like she did a huge favour for us to arrange a dinning table. We finished dinner at 8.30pm and guess what there were at least 4 tables available at that point! - I still cannot figure out why she did not want us to have a proper dinner table initially. Second, we asked for simple hot water for drink, they provided the water plus 2 small pieces of lemon skin and charged 2.50 for each water! I always ask for hot water at other fine restaurants and this was my very first time get charged for having hot water, although they just charged one cup at the end after we raised the question. I have been dining at fine restaurants around globe, i have to be honest - the food was good but not impressive, the whole dinning experience is way too average. To me, Frechie is just a been there, done that and tick the box place.

OT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We are so happy because we have visited Frenchie and we discovered that they are Michelin 2019! Congrats! Excellent ambient and kindness as always!
Thank YOU for recognise as frequent clients.
Best!

OT
Manchester
4 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Lovely place will def go back next time in london

A
London
24 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Nice cozy restaurant with good food, good for pre-theatre meal, but would be a bit too simple for a romantic dinner.

OT
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was amazing!!! My fiancé and I love this restaurant very much. Amazing food and services. Would go back again which I did by myself on Sunday night😘

M
London
4 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

our Lunch on Sunday went very very well!
Manfredi (Italian waiter) and July (head sommelier) took care of us and we felt like we were at home and bit more! Oustanding food and service! I recommend anyone wishing have a good meal around a sometimes much touristic Covent Garden!

NR
London
17 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely delicious food! The restaurant has a lovely, bright and relaxed atmosphere and the staff are charming. It’s an absolute delight - the tables downstairs are placed in front of the kitchen, which makes for a more vibrant dining experience but it’s really much nicer to sit upstairs in the main restaurant.

DT
Tampa
14 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Well it’s certainly French!! Good warm welcome nice short menu but good range of choice. Nice wine list mainly unknown wines! Food was very good. Most enjoyable will be back.

c
London
35 reviews
Dined on 21 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Went to Frenchie with a friend after work and had a lovely dinner. Sat in the downstairs area beside the kitchen which provided an interesting perspective on the meal. The food was really good as was the service however I felt the menu was quite small.

OT
Mainz
3 reviews
Dined on 14 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great experience as always - great place to go if travelling alone as staff is engaging and chatty

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Really great and a very enjoyable bar counter

JY
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We love Frenchie. We come here whenever we are in London. It is always a lovely experience. I highly recommend sitting downstairs where the Kitchen is. It's nice to be part of the action. Upstairs gets way too busy, downstairs is more intimate and cozy. The food is delicious, impeccably prepared with fresh ingredients to boot. The menu always changes and we love their interesting, fresh takes on dishes. It's never boring. Also, Lunch is a great time to go as they offer good value prix fixe options.

S
London
143 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Food not as good as the first time I went a few years ago. Nice ambience though. They don’t kick you out after 2 hours like most places do these days which was very nice.

l
London
20 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Food was absolutely exquisite. Service was very prompt and friendly. The bacon scones were a real highlight, as were the liver parfait and the carpaccio.

SM
London
91 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Loved the food - innovative, full of flavour and good sized portions. Not cheap, but worth it for a special occasion. Will go back.

H
London
440 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

I popped in for a quick meal at the bar - two small starter plates which were small but perfectly formed and delicious. A glass of wine to accompany them and I was in and out in 45 minutes!

CJ
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

GREAT find! Cozy neighborhood feel with incredibly beautiful food. Very accommodating for our gluten free needs and picky teenager. The gnocci and the fish dishes were our favorites. Highly recommend this gem!

GB
London
9 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great family lunch
You contributed to my Mother’s Day celebrations!!
Thank you

D
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely place. Me and my sister really enjoyed the food. And it was a great value for pre-theatre food.

R
London
1 review
Dined on 26 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Very much enjoyed the three courses menu before going to the theatre.
Food very tasty.
Lovely modern decor.
The two desserts on the set menu were very clever and yummy!!

A
London
3 reviews
Dined on 18 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Couldn’t fault it. Beautiful tasty food, great service and extensive wine list. Will be back.

OT
Manchester
6 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2019
Overall 1Food 3Service 1Ambience 1

I am not used to write a complaint , but to be honest you deserved. We came for a lunch the 14th of March and we were so excited to dine to your restaurant. Regrettably the whole experience has been ruined from your staff from the moment we walk in. The service was very appalling and the staff was very unprofessional and unhelpful. We asked to sat to a different table and it was denied as the server said” this is the table allocated for you”...I have asked to move table and indicate a table, and guess what??? The request was denied and later on I saw staff seating on the table request.What a bad customer care!! I ordered a bottle of wine and then left to the toilet. Once back to the table I found the bottle of wine open, maybe the waiter thought that he did not have to wait for me as for him it was just an house wine...little bit to offensive.
We were eating without know what is in the plate and nobody asked how was our experience. The food was good enough however could taste better.
The experience overall was really bad and the staff make us feel not important for them.
I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone!!!

O
London
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Really special food - very happy.

MK
London
36 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Ate here pre-theatre off the set menu. The lady on the door seemed to be having a bad evening, which was a pity, but once inside everything else was perfect. Lovely ambience, excellent food and very good waiter. It was my first visit here and will definitely return. Have already recommended it to friends.

c
London
8 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Stunning night. Fantastic service, they went through all the modifications they could make to accommodate us being vegetarian which was really lovely. We had the veg tasting menu which was superb. Sommelier was really helpful. Wonderful meal!

CC
London
40 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

What a delightful find! Not somewhere for a cheap lunch (especially if you're going to add a bottle of wine...) but the food was delicious, service was friendly and helpful without being intrusive. Perfect for a catch-up with a friend.

NS
London
7 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Always a pleasant experience at Frenchie. Pre-theatre menu is limited but it works well for those heading off 7 - 7.15. Starters better than mains on our most recent visit. Service is good if hovering a little in the less busy early sittings. Great cocktail and wine menu.

OT
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful, wonderful experience!

H
London
160 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

It is very good but the menu could be just slightly longer.

NJ
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Loved it. Every dish was delicious. We tried five different things and one thing was better than the next. The server told us some of her favorites and we ordered the maple bacon scone at her recommendation and one of the main dishes at her suggestion. Both were outstanding. Please open in NYC - more than just being the guest chef at Intersect (also delicious)

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great atmosphere and excellent food

MC
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Food was truly outstanding, it is quite dear though (i.e. not cheap). Service was a tiny bit annoying - they kept coming to fill up our water when we were trying to chat, so there were too many interruptions. However, on the whole I would prefer service that is too attentive than not attentive enough, so still pretty good overall.
Ambience and decor is pretty nice, good bathrooms with a lovely long sink basin. I was blown away by the food - just delicious.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 3 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely delicious!!

r
New England
7 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful food, attentive service. Overall wonderful experience!