Frenchie, Covent Garden

Thank you Gregory Marchand for breaking away from your adored Parisian restaurants and throwing your talents into a new London venture; the just opened Frenchie on Henrietta Street.

From fine food to faultless wines and award winning bar skills to the dressed down waiters, decor and cutlery, Frenchie is a damn good looking place. What is wonderful is experiencing proper French food without the snootiness of French service. The staff are characterful, fun, extremely knowledgeable yet hugely laid back. A huge asset to ‘Frenchie’ aka Mr Marchand himself.

I was lucky enough to squeeze onto a table last week, placed next to the kitchen where I could enjoy watching Gregory and his team in action all evening. We chose from a selection of sharing plates to start, followed by the chef menu at a reasonable £55. Each plate was very special, each bite as intriguing as the last, Frenchie was a delight from start to finish. If only I could remember the exact components of each dish…

Frenchie Covent Garden
Hows this for a good looking knife/bowl combo! And the contents a great little starter – deviled egg with grated black truffle.
Frenchie Covent Garden
Raw butternut squash discs over fresh chunks of White Char fish – a perfectly fresh little dish
Frenchie Covent Garden
An ENORMOUS scollop with broccoli puree and a burnt orange
Frenchie Covent Garden
Chicken with fresh veggies & orange slices
Frenchie Covent Garden
Duck with fresh veggies
Frenchie Covent Garden
Gregory Marchand doing his thing. It’s all in the details Greg.
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Black truffle topped cheesy pasta
Frenchie Covent Garden
Great name.

 

Monsieur Marchand’s motto in the Paris restaurant is ‘to share and have a good time’ – that we did Gregory, that we did. I will be back.

The London Whistler x

Frenchie – 020 7836 4422
16 Henrietta Street, London,WC2E 8QH

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