Soho, Fitztrovia, Covent Garden

The French House

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French | Soho, Fitzrovia, Covent Garden

The French House is mainly known as a classic Soho pub - but it also has a dining room upstairs. It's a small affair - it almost feels like a private dining room - but it's hosted some great names. Currently, it's home to ex-Merchants Tavern chef Neil Borthwick who's cooking up French classics.


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Test Driving The French House in Soho with Neil Borthwick in command
  Neil Borthwick has taken over the kitchen at The French House and is getting rave reviews. We popped down to check out the menu.  ...
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Restaurant details

Address: 
49 Dean St, Soho, London W1D 5BG
Nearest tube: 
Leicester Square
Telephone number: 020 7437 2477

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49 Dean St, Soho, London W1D 5BG

 

Critic reviews - total score 8 out of 10

Critics' score: 8
Tim Hayward FT Estimated score
Reviewed on November 22, 2018
"The restaurant world is feverish with an incessant drive for novelty and expansion, so I mean it as the highest compliment I can give when I say that The French House is going nowhere. It’s perfect now and I have every belief it will be so forever."
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Critics' score: 8
Grace Dent Guardian
Reviewed on November 16, 2018
"As we left, the rest of the room appeared to be settling in for some day drinking. The French has lasted a century by being fully supportive of such wanton behaviour. It is safe in Borthwick’s hands. Soho isn’t over. There are still many, many of us completely out to lunch." READ REVIEW

 
Critics' score: 8
Fay Maschler Evening Standard
Reviewed on November 07, 2018
"At another lunch with a French House habitué of 40 years (still) standing, who observes that “the chef is cooking what he wants to” — a very important distinction — I love velvety baked leeks with a classic sauce gribiche, that mayonnaise founded on hard-boiled egg yolks mixed with chopped cornichons, capers and green herbs, and Paul relishes pork terrine which, as an American, he likens to head cheese." READ REVIEW

 
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