Mon Plaisir

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2958 reviews
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£26 to £40
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French

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Take a stroll down Monmouth Street, London and you'll discover a little piece of England that will remain forever French. Mon Plaisir, London's oldest Family run French Restaurant, has been a purveyor of the finest French cuisine for over half a century. The entente cordial hits you as you enter, and the French atmosphere is as thick as the waiters French accents. You'll find yourself surround by wonderfully original French artefacts, you could find yourself leaning against the pewter topped bar which once graced the lounge of a Lyonnais brothel.
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YB
Miami
53 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service, great food. Loved menu selections both food and wine.

Mon Plaisir
Responded 4 hours ago

Dear YBkes, so nice to read such lovely comments. Merci et a bientot!

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BL
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Ver good food and wonderful service. We have eaten before the theater show. Everything was perfect including the happy birthday song for our daughter in French by the staff. Thank you Mon Plaisir!

RC
London
24 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Having been taken to Mon Plaisir many times as a child by my parents up to 40 years ago (my father having been a regular customer from Mon Plaisir's early days, going back at least to the 1950s), it was wonderful to go back and find that it's retained the Parisian character and charm, and is pretty much as I remember it (albeit with some additional seating areas). We only had time for the pre-theatre menu, so did not get to have the steak-frites I always used to have, which always used to be on the pre-theatre menu but now only appears on the A La Carte (I'll therefore have to get back again soon, not least for those addictive Pommes Allumettes!), but what we had was perfect in the time available.

CM
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 3

We had a reservation but they sat us in the area where the staff stands around by the dumb waiter. Not fair, since people coming in without reservations were sat by us. The food was delicious.

E
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Full of character and reliable good service.
Always enjoyable.

PH
Orlando
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

All four of us where very satisfied with eating at Mon Plaisir. We will come back.

PA
London
6 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Loved it - nice table, lovely food, great wine, good service and intimate atmosphere

ST
London
5 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, service and atmosphere

PH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

I have taken friends here several times and the restaurant never fails to please. Good food, reasonably priced and friendly service always hits the spot.

n
San Francisco
101 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

I had an excellent Lapin. Steak tartar just average but a fabulous cheese plate for desert

Mon Plaisir
Responded 4 hours ago

Dear nannini, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience, glad you enjoyed the food. A bienot!

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KE
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Authentic french cooking - loved the escargots and the veal escallop

MP
London
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great time at Mon Plaisir! But hard to find the entrance at first but then you feel like in France! A shoot out to the cheese choice and dessert!

FF
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Magic atmosphere, very nice staff and lovely food. This place is been one of my must visits for years and now as a former Londoner I go there everytime I'm in town.

SV
London
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Surprisingly large yet cosy authentic independant French restaurant in the heart of London. Good food and attentive service. We particularly enjoyed the Trou Normande (apple sorbet drenched in Calvados!)

CC
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A taste of France in London’s Covent Garden. We celebrated my husband’s birthday with a delicious meal and a surprise candle to celebrate on the apple tart. Great food, great atmosphere. Our server, Marion, was so welcoming and photo bombed John’s birthday photo. I highly recommend!

MM
London
3 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Mon Plaisir is the perfect place for a wonderful French meal. We have eaten here over many years and it never disappoints.
Because we booked a table for early evening the restaurant contacted me to see if we were going to the theatre, which we were. They made sure the meal was served to us on time and we left with a little time to spare.

JB
Essex
8 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Another lovely evening in this super little restaurant! Three of us ate a splendid meal there, and were well looked after by courteous and friendly staff. Good food and a great ambience!

RL
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Excellent as ever. Lovely to get a taste of France in London at reasonable prices

I
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely old fashioned French bistrot with classic menu. The evening £29.00 3 course menu was good, with enough choice to suit most tastes, inc vegetarians. Outstanding were the mussels and cheese. Best cheese board I have seen in London for many years. Extensive choice of French cheeses. Service very good, and the head waiter from “Essex” had a very good sense of humour and a lovely French accent!

SR
London
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 1

Unfortunately we happened on an evening when a guy was trying to impress his date. He showed off his intellect, how widely travelled he was, his political awareness (and position), his financial independence (he only works part-time because he so wealthy). None of that would have been an issue but his voice completely dominated the restaurant making conversation difficult. It was noticeable that all the other tables (including us) left early. His date was answering in a voice moderated for the context of dining with others but sadly he showed a lack of social and emotional intelligence. I barely noticed the food as I wanted to get out! I wonder if there is a time when the proprietors would be advised to have a discreet word to enable the other diners to enjoy the experience? I know we were just unfortunate with our timing. Other members of my family absolutely love Mon Plaisir.

RT
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great experience from start to finish, loud shout out to the wonderful staff too.

m
London
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Such a great night. Delicious food served by warm friendly hosts. We really love this place. Thank you.
p.s. Sorry if we were a little loud but it’s always the same when my sisters and I get together!

RI
London
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderfully French, in atmosphere, decor and staff. Excellent service and superb food, with a great range of choices. This was our first visit and it will not be the last.

JP
London
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My favourite resturant in London and very resonably priced.

Great meal and service as always

JE
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very charming authentic restaurant, felt like we were in France, thank you !!

JS
London
3 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I have been coming to Mon Plaisir for years. We have held many family events. I have had many social and business lunches. Today was a mid-summer day and I knew exactly where to go. The set menu is terrific value, good service but really the ambiance is my favourite aspect. Like going on holiday to France for an hour.

P
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and exceptional service. A diamond find!

W
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely location, great food and a nice experience

s
London
4 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Excellent venue, and amazing food ,in fact the best french onion soup I have ever had

l
Kent
171 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 5

mon plaisir is the most interesting restaurant set over a number of levels. great fun. we went for the set menu and it was ok, but that is all, ok! perhaps it was my choice but i wouldn't rush back. the bubbly that we had was very nice and a reasonable price.

DT
London
6 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Atmospheric restaurant, authentic french food, service and decor. Definitely will return.

G
London
20 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Still a genuine French experience in Soho. Beautiful food, beautifully cooked. Friendly staff and relaxed ambience. Very reasonable prices

C
London
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Mon Plaisir was brilliant as usual. I’ve been many times since the 1970s and it never disappoints. It’s great that it hasn’t changed over the years and retains its homely feel. Food excellent and service. The seasonal menu was great vlue

o
London
37 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Very quiet, and we were late, service very good.

C
London
19 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

On the hottesst day of July we were made to feel beaultifully cool and welcome THANK YOU

OT
London
14 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous food and great service. The steak tartare was particularly outstanding

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious meal, good service and great atmosphere.

J
London
7 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

I really like Mon Plaisir and have been before. The food is exceptional and the service is great. I prefer a quieter restaurant where I do not have to shout over loud music, so Mon Plaisir is perfect. My only compliant was at around 10pm, the phone would not stop ringing and they were ignoring it, so it would just ring and ring and ring which was very distracting and annoying.

ND
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Mon Plaisir on the evening that I went had a good atmosphere ,the meal was good,the portions good ,love the onion soup ,overall a very plesent evening

HW
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely atmosphere. Food was lovely. They made a birthday occasion very special.

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