Frenchie Covent Garden

4.6
983 reviews
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Contemporary European
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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London
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Really special food - very happy.

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MK
London
32 reviews
Dined on March 13, 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.

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c
London
8 reviews
Dined on March 12, 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!

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CC
London
39 reviews
Dined on March 9, 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.

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NS
London
7 reviews
Dined on March 7, 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.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful, wonderful experience!

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H
London
152 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

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

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NJ
1 review
Dined on February 10, 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)

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MC
1 review
Dined on February 5, 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.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely delicious!!

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r
New England
7 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food, attentive service. Overall wonderful experience!

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London
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic food, very innovative and incredible flavours and textures. Fine dining and some, with good portion sizes too. Highly recommended.

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H
London
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional food and service. I have dined out extensively across London the past 4 years and this is by far the best restaurant I have eaten in.

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l
Oxford
3 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brilliant service and delicious food. The banoffee pudding was the highlight. Great pre-theatre option in Covent Garden.

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London
4 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for the lunch menu and loved both starter and main course. Flavours very nicely balanced, light and also a nice size portion. The staff was very friendly and welcoming. Looking forward to having dinner next time!

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MJ
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sunday lunch £30 for 3 courses + 12.5% service

Make sure you try the bacon scones!!

Food and service was fab

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London
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The bacon scones is a must try. I had the hake and it was really lovely .

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London
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Myself and my friend came to Frenchie’s 21st Birthday meal whilst visiting London. Everyone was extremely welcoming and said “Happy Birthday” to her. The food, although looks small, is very delicious and filling. We had the Bacon Scones and would highly recommend them to anyone; they were perfect mix of sweet and savoury.
We had three courses each, and a cocktail (The Frenchman in Manhattan- this was to die for) and the bill came to £95 which extremely good for London.
The waitresses and waiters were so lovely and one (who I forgot to get her name unfortunately) even took time to write us a list of all the best bars and clubs in central London.
I would definitely come back here again, without a second thought.
Thank you to everyone and thank you for surprising my friend with a little pudding with a candle for her birthday!

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London
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Excellent, quality french fare with wonderful presentation.

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AB
Oxford
2 reviews
Reviewed on September 26, 2018
Overall 5food service ambience

Excellent food and service. Will definitely visit again.

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LA
London
7 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

Food was delicious. But we felt a bit rushed. The first thing I was asked was if we were ok to give the table back in 1hr 45mins; even though their policy allows 2 hours for parties of 2 people. Then our starters arrived immediately after our apperitifs. And our main courses arrived immediately after they had cleared up our starters. Granted, when I asked for some time, they took the main courses away to give us a breather. But it all felt as if we were on a conveyor belt.
A shame because the food really was very tasty. I would go back but not on a Friday night.

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LD
London
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great pre-theatre meal. We sat at the bar which meant we could oversee everything! Waiter was attentive but not overbearing. The food was excellent and the wine was delicious. We will definitely come back again.

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L
Houston
32 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Highly creative and innovative combinations of ingredients and flavors. Beautifully plated.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food

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London
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and great service, I have been wanting to visit this restaurant for ages and I decided to go for my birthday. I was not disappointed! It is unfortunately a bit pricey so I won't be able to go back very often but it was worth every penny.

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h
London
8 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

My second visit. Wonderful food and generally a lovely experience. The only thing which wasn’t too good was the noise level. I don’t remember the music being so loud on my first visit. My first impression on this occasion was “oh dear, why so loud?”. All conversations were necessarily happening in raised voices, including our own, which detracted somewhat from an otherwise delightful experience

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c
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent food and service our second visit and will def be back again

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Charleston
50 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Imaginative cocktails and superb food all quite beautifully presented in a delightful little restaurant convenient to West End shows and to Convent Garden. One of my most memorable London meals ever. Highly recommended.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Services very friendly and well-informed staff but a little slow with the food to start with.

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San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Over priced and poor wine selection very over priced.

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NT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My third visit this year and the best. Fantastic food, innovative, quality seasonal ingredients, very well executed and plated. Wonderful Carrots as an Appetiser and Brill for main. Pea salad and Pomme Purée We’re perfect. Wine selection interesting. Tried 4 from the most expensive (Coravin system) to the cheapest. All good. Service (at the counter) was friendly, informed and first class.

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EM
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

My husband & I came to London Frenchie after eating at the Paris restaurant. It did not disappoint. We shared several dishes, all of which were unusual & delicious. I highly recommend this restaurant for a fun date night.

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London
11 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Very good dinner, the tasting menu was excellent good service, nice friendly atmosphere, well worth a return visit.

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Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had dinner at Frenchies before going to the ballet. The service was excellent, the food superb and the surroundings very pleasant. I would thoroughly recommend it.

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RJ
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Wonderful food and service, but the lack of tablecloths and soft furnishings mean that noise bounces around. Really difficult to have a quiet conversation.

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L
London
17 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed our meal here. The bacon scones and lamb parpadelle were delicious. Best meal we've had in ages

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KK
London
3 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

WeLoveFrenchie but our last visit was disappointing compared to our previous experiences: forgetful service, food was a bit of a let down. The seating didn't help either. We will come back as we hope it was only an off day.

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FF
London
5 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Menu choice was unexceptional and portion sizes were very small.

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PR
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sat downstairs and had great enjoyment in watching the meals being prepared, plated and sent out. The food itself was great an the wine list was extensive but good value.

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