French vegetarian food is possible!
This Parisian inspired restaurant is tucked away on D’Arblay Street in Soho, London. Blanchette opened just a few years ago by brothers Maxime, Malik and Yannis, who have mastered the relaxed French Bistro feel in Soho.
I used to walk past this restaurant every day on my way to work, but the first time I ever visited was last summer. Soho is packed with loads of restaurants, cafes and bars, and so standing out amongst the crowd can be a challenge. However, Blanchette offers something a little different in the form of French small plates with a modern twist. My husband is vegetarian and although the French are not known for vegetarian food, they have gone further than the typical goats cheese tart or risotto which seems to be the standard vegetarian option at a lot of places, even in London. I wanted to write this following our most recent trip here last weekend as I was reminded of the understated chic that only the French can pull off!
It is not the cheapest of restaurants, but for the quality of food and wine (of course) then I think it is quite reasonable. Here are a couple of photos from the weekend:
The menu changes regularly to incorporate seasonal food and there may be some unusual flavour combinations, but give it a try – I have never been disappointed!
TOP TIP : they offer a pre-theatre and lunch menu which is only £19 for three courses!