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.
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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