Frenchie Covent Garden

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In the heart of Covent Garden, within walking distance of several theatres.
The case-like interior of the restaurant with its exposed brickwork is glaringly lit and features a modern vintage bar counter. Bright, noisy and cool. You sit on butcher shop-like tables topped in distressed zinc.
The restaurant extends across two floors: The ground floor features the bar and several table, while the dining room overlooking the open kitchen is downstairs in the basement.
Bistro cuisine on top of the times, influenced by Grégory Marchands travelling years in London, Spain, Hong Kong and New York. His dishes are prepared with a keen sense of focus, full of flavour and of the finest quality. The servings are rather small, leaving plenty of space to sample several gustatory experiences.
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Neatly covers the entire globe, while a short delightful cocktail menu offers amusing signature drinks like "Shocking Pink" or "Love you long time."
Very friendly and personal. You will get an honest smile here, as well as brisk and competent service. Simply outstanding!

Frenchie Covent Garden Restaurant, London

Grégory Marchand spent many years of his career in London, eventually becoming Jamie Oliver's head chef at the Fifteen. His nickname "Frenchie" was actually coined by Jamie Oliver himself in reference to Greg's French origins. In 2009, Greg took a deep breath an decided to go it alone, opening his first restaurant in Paris, a small bistro called "Frenchie." It was an instant success. For years now, foodies and bistronomy fans from everywhere have spared no expense to travel to the Rue de Nil in the 2nd Arrondissement. It is quite normal to have to book three months in advance. If you do not feel like waiting this long for a table, make your reservation at Greg's new London spin-off. With a bit of luck, you may even be seated on a moment's notice at the Frenchie Covent Garden, because the bar is reserved exclusively for walk-in guests. The menu lists tapas-like dishes. Building up from a French base, they are each refined with a twist inspired by Greg Marchand's travelling years that took him first from Nantes to London, and included stints in Marbella, Hong Kong, New York and Paris. Here are the offerings that impressed us most: Maple syrup and bacon scones, squid with sobrasada sauce, and terrine of duck foie gras with smoked eel and beets. Open daily.
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We love the flavour-focused creations of Grégory Marchand that go well with each other in any of various combinations. The small servings at Frenchie Covent Garden let you literally eat your way down the menu.
Not a good place for formal dinners because the cold tables, topped in distressed zinc, are remindful of a butcher shop and certainly not laid with white tablecloths.

Location: London | London

Frenchie Covent Garden
16 Henrietta Street · WC2E 8QH London
Phone +44 20 7836 4422

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