Blanchette
Cuisine: Bistro
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Verdict based on 6 critic, 0 blogger and 0 user reviews and awards
Restaurant Profile »

Address: 9 D'Arblay Street, London W1F 8DR

Website: Visit restaurant website

Telephone: +44 20 7439 8100

French bistro serving small dishes to share; founded by three brothers with support by Salt Yard restaurant group.

Latest reviews of Blanchette

STEVE

Steve Dinneen, City A.M.

2 July 2014

Beef rump – served so rare it still had a pulse, of course; they don’t even bother to ask if you might want to ruin it by cooking it any other way – with onion, green beans and a rouille dip (olive oil with garlic, saffron and chili and breadcrumbs) seemed like it was going to be the pick of a good bunch until the braised lamb shoulder arrived. It was a hefty piece of meat topped with roasted garlic and swimming in a moat of frankly magnificent sweet gravy…

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Giles Coren, The Times

21 June 2014

Blanchette is the Apple Store Genius Bar with food: a place where young people, full of zeal, are making the world a better place and smiling as they go. And we old gits, quite frankly, are lucky to be allowed in…

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Grace Dent, Evening Standard

1 May 2014

Who punches the air and whoops, ‘Wooo! It’s a sharing-plate restaurant, back of the net!’ (…) Still, this was good food and the restaurant is central. The staff were chipper and informal…

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Jay Rayner, The Observer

20 April 2014

Crisp deep-fried frogs’ legs, to be stripped in one go from the bone with your teeth, come with a sprightly bois boudran sauce of white-wine vinegar, chopped tomatoes, Worcestershire sauce, fresh green herbs and Tabasco…(…) Which was when I was certain: with Blanchette I’d made exactly the right choice.

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What the Critics say

STEVE

Steve Dinneen, City A.M.

2 July 2014

Beef rump – served so rare it still had a pulse, of course; they don’t even bother to ask if you might want to ruin it by cooking it any other way – with onion, green beans and a rouille dip (olive oil with garlic, saffron and chili and breadcrumbs) seemed like it was going to be the pick of a good bunch until the braised lamb shoulder arrived. It was a hefty piece of meat topped with roasted garlic and swimming in a moat of frankly magnificent sweet gravy…

Read full review »
giles_coren

Giles Coren, The Times

21 June 2014

Blanchette is the Apple Store Genius Bar with food: a place where young people, full of zeal, are making the world a better place and smiling as they go. And we old gits, quite frankly, are lucky to be allowed in…

Read full review »
Grace_Dent

Grace Dent, Evening Standard

1 May 2014

Who punches the air and whoops, ‘Wooo! It’s a sharing-plate restaurant, back of the net!’ (…) Still, this was good food and the restaurant is central. The staff were chipper and informal…

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jay_rayner

Jay Rayner, The Observer

20 April 2014

Crisp deep-fried frogs’ legs, to be stripped in one go from the bone with your teeth, come with a sprightly bois boudran sauce of white-wine vinegar, chopped tomatoes, Worcestershire sauce, fresh green herbs and Tabasco…(…) Which was when I was certain: with Blanchette I’d made exactly the right choice.

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Zoe Williams, The Telegraph

16 March 2014

Leeks vinaigrette with wild mushrooms and frisée lettuce was one of those dishes that you don’t expect much from, and blows you away: the leeks were so intense, it was like going on a five-minute mini-break to some gîte-ecolo that specialises in leeks…

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Guy Dimond, Time Out

31 January 2014

Blanchette isn’t quite as good as the best of the new-style Paris bistros, but it does share some of their traits. This is not the place to come for oysters and champagne; instead, it’s making good use of simple ingredients…

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