Party Earth Review Draped with British and French flags and cheerful blue canopies that welcome visitors, The French House is a sophisticated establishment with a small bar on the street level where an eclectic after-work crowd gathers to... ... read full review
49 Dean Street
Soho, London W1D 5BG
Central, Northern Lines: Tottenham Court Road; Northern, Piccadilly Lines: Leicester Square
020 7437 2477
Covent Garden / Soho, London –
Draped with British and French flags and cheerful blue canopies that welcome visitors, The French House is a sophisticated establishment with a small bar on the street level where an eclectic after-work crowd gathers to discuss wine, theater, and current events.
Black-and-white photos of past theatrical stars, Bohemian heroes, and famous patrons adorn the walls to create a pleasant air of nostalgia and a fitting setting for the artsy clientele.
Large windows open onto the street, fostering a congenial atmosphere between the patrons inside and those sipping their pints on the sidewalk.
The quaint French restaurant upstairs offers an intimate hideaway for a private tête-a-tête and a delectable menu of creative French dishes, while the knowledgeable bar staff is happy to recommend the perfect wine from their extensive selection.
For an evening of civilized conversation and a dash of local culture, The French House really can’t be beat.
Artsy, chatty crowd of actors, media types, professors, and writers, 20s to 70s.
Occasional piano player in the bar.
Homemade bar food, considered the best in town, served M–Sa noon–4pm. Menu includes steak, salmon, lamb, fish and chips, stews, and the signature salt beef sandwich. Extensive wine list.
Bar food £4–£7.50, appetizers £4–£8, entrées £15.50–£20, desserts £6.50. Beer £1.60+, wine £2.75+, mixed drinks £2–£3.50, champagne £30+/bottle.
Excellent for pre-theater wining and dining.