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Frenchie Covent Garden

Gregory Marchand has nothing short of passion for good food. He has travelled extensively, working at the Savoy, Mandarin Oriental and Gordon Ramsay’s finally gaining the nickname ‘Frenchie’ whilst at Fifteen.

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Gregory Marchand has nothing short of passion for good food. He has travelled extensively, working at the Savoy, Mandarin Oriental and Gordon Ramsay’s finally gaining the nickname ‘Frenchie’ whilst at Fifteen. He started his career in 2009 in a tiny alleyway in Paris, designing and building the first Frenchie from scratch. Within weeks of opening, it was impossible to get a table. A wine bar, deli and wine shop consolidated Frenchie’s name in the 2nd arondissement, bringing Marie Marchand on board to make it a family affair..

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Having established his unique brand in the Rue de Nil, Paris, Greg has now brought his twist on European dining to Henrietta Street in Covent Garden. Frenchie’s Covent Garden will echo its Parisian cousin with a menu of simple and generous dishes for sharing.

The set lunch menu (2 or 3 courses) has such delights as Squid with Home-made Harissa and Carrots as a starter, Elwy Valley Lamb with Artichoke, Goat’s Curd and Medjool Dates as a main, and Bitter Sweet Chocolate Tart with Maldon Sea Salt and Bacon Ice Cream as dessert – an eclectic combination of flavours that promises that rare thing on the London dining scene: a new experience.

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The dinner menu continues the porcine theme with Bacon Scones, Maple Syrup, and Seasoned Cornish Clotted Cream. Seafood enthusiasts are well catered for with Cornish Crab, Jerusalem artichoke and Sicilian lemon. If you favour the vegetarian option, you could try Gnocchi, Mushrooms, Keen’s Cheddar and Wild Garlic. If you have room, go for delicious-sounding dessert Yorkshire Rhubarb with Brillat-Savarin.

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You can also book dining space directly facing the kitchen and choose from a range of dining options; 5 dishes to share, or dishes to share, paired with wine. Talking of which, Frenchie boasts a wine list that changes all the time with a focus on old and new world wines. Should you prefer a cocktail, try the ‘Apple is the New Orange’ – a heady mix of Mitcher’s Rye, distilled apple and rhubarb. The staff sound very knowledgeable and will gladly recommend a wine to accompany your meal.

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Frenchie
Covent Garden
16 Henrietta Street
London
WC2E 8QH
www.frenchiecoventgarden.com

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