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The French House

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Certificate of Excellence2015, 2018 Winner


European, Pub
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar

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All reviews aligot quail calamari lamb soho institution breton cidre beautifully cooked and tasty great atmosphere great drinks quick drink love this place by the glass pub beer boozer pouilly patrons
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A real pub. Great Breton Cider. Excellent wines. Eclectic mix of generally gay luvvies brighten the place up.

Date of visit: February 2019
1  Thank RalfRosin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tiny room above a busy pub.Lovely guys looking after us.Very casual indeed. The food was lovely.Not tampered with.Lovely onion soup,rillettes with cornichons,and two main course,lamb and quail.Both cooked to perfection. The smallest most horrible wine glasses I have ever been given in the last forty...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 33IanS
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely little restaurant on the first floor above the pub. The menu is small and quite limited. It looks as if it changes on a daily basis as it is handwritten and dated and then photocopied. There was just a choice of three starters, mains...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Lillywhites1962
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On one of the coldest days, we had a cosy table by the window. We were early but it was ready for us. Delicious bread, Oysters to start with a very good Sauvignon Blanc. We both had the sea bream with aligot. Crispy skin and...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Susie H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Housed in an tiny upstairs room, the French House look very much like the lunchtime boozer it used to be with a bar at one end and several small wooden tables scattered about. Comfortable though, and a warm welcome by the young staff who continued...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Martinyork
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The service was great from beginning to end. Great atmosphere in the heart of Soho as well which only made the food that much tastier. Having spent too many hours just coming for the drinks downstairs it had been years since I'd eaten upstairs. It's...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank TheGreatWen
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The French House is probably the last bastion of bohemian Soho. The chef, Neil Borthwick cooks up a storm. Delicious food in an intimate dinning room. Attentive service, some dishes arrived at the table in the hands of the chef himself. Excellent brains, brawn, quail...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank MadDogTV
Reviewed 16 January 2019

Pretentious , snobby and frequented by the soho media crowd , who for the most part are booze drenched old men. The bar is small and cosy downstairs and is similar upstairs. Very nice on a rainy day it can be atmospheric. As for the...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank Razor-Ronnie
Reviewed 9 January 2019

Great food, great atmosphere and service, and nicely chilled Brouilly. What more could one ask? Nice return to the 'good old days'.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Grade99
Reviewed 13 December 2018 via mobile

Notwithstanding the FT review. Had early dinner here Thursday evening. Booked by email. Led to understand that booking at 18:00 was squeezed in. In fact only one of 2 tables occupied. On arrival @ 18:00 dining room full of replete afternoon drinkers. Starter - Pig’s...More

Date of visit: December 2018
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