Frenchie Covent Garden
“Vibrant food with an ambience to match” - AA Inspector
LONDON WC2, LONDON POSTAL DISTRICTS
Our Inspector's view
Smack in the heart of Covent Garden, Frenchie is the London outpost of chef-patron Gregory Marchand, who splits his time between his Paris restaurant and WC2. Cool, smart and buzzy, this relaxed modern French brasserie rocks, with spot-on service, innovative cuisine and on-trend good looks. The long street-level room comes with eye-catching lighting and a dining bar, while bare brick, wooden floors and marble or stainless steel tabletops embrace the mood, and downstairs features an open kitchen. Creative, ambitious modern French dishes have equal appeal, as in a well balanced starter of delicate smoked sea bream carpaccio, chive sabayon, strawberries and jalapeño. These might precede a beautifully cooked piece of steamed Cornish cod teamed with mussels, cauliflower, dill and whey. To finish, there’s almond rice pudding, jasmine ice cream and raspberries.
Awards, accolades and Welcome Schemes
Facilities – at a glance
- Seats: 72
- Private dining available
- Wheelchair accessible
- Accessible toilets
- Assist dogs welcome
- Closed: false
- Wines under £30: 2
- Wines over £30: 207
- Wines by the glass: 29
- Cuisine style: French, European
- Vegetarian menu
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About the area
The UK's capital was founded by the Romans shortly after they invaded in 43AD. Since then it’s evolved into one of the greatest cities on earth. From a bloody, squalid history to the vanguard of fashion in the Swinging 1960s to the buzzing metropolis it is today, London has something for everyone. There are very British pursuits like the Oxford and Cambridge boat race, changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace and an impressive collection of traditional English pubs. And that’s not to mention world-renowned arts venues, galleries and museums, award-winning theatre and unrivalled shopping – all found within a few Tube stops of each other.
London’s royal history is not to be missed. Visitors can roam around one of Britain’s finest medieval castles and royal prison, and learn about the final days of Anne Boleyn at the Tower of London or, for the less bloodthirsty, visit the Queen’s London home, Buckingham Palace. Don’t miss out on exploring the capital’s Royal Parks – from St James’ Park and Hyde Park in the centre to the majestic Hampton Court and wilderness of Richmond Park in the southwest.
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