Fodor's Expert Review The French House

$$$ Soho French Fodor's Choice

Black-and-white photos of legendary The French House regulars like artists Francis Bacon and Lucian Freud beam down at this disarmingly charming old-school Soho hangout. Set on the first floor of the famous pub of the same name and run by a former cabaret artist, you can sip Ricard pastis or bargains from the all-French wine list before embracing superb French classics like salt cod beignets, calves brain with brown butter, or slow-braised navarin of lamb with aligot mash (cheese-blended potatoes).

French Historical Romantic Service Lively Prix-Fixe Lunch Dinner Dessert $$$ LGBT Fodor's Choice Coffee Outdoor Views

Quick Facts

49 Dean St.
London, Greater London  W1D 5BG, England

- 020 - 7437–2477

Known For:
  • Storied home to Soho's actors, artists, and bohemians
  • French classics like whole roast garlic bulb on toast
  • No music, no phone, and no laptops policy
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed Sun. and Mon. No dinner Sat., Reservations essential

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