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The French House

49 Dean Street, London W1D 5BG, England (Soho)
(020) 7437 2799
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English first
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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114 reviews 114 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
225 helpful votes 225 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

This small french pub is really cute. With the big french flag flying outside it reminded me of the scenes from Les Mis and that really isn't a bad thing for me! The seating areas were small but cute for chatting the night away with my sister. Drinks were normal price for a London pub.

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Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Visited The French House and thought it was great! Small pub with loads of character and had a great time chatting away. Love the no mobile phones policy, certainly encourages people to make the effort with other.

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Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
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91 reviews 91 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

The most recent submissions say everything that needs to be said about this place ..I can't match the articulation of the some of the reviewers ..wonderfully descriptive with a history tour thrown in, marvellous. Albeit a first visit I had genned up on the house rules and how I warmed to the old fashioned values (I don't always want to... More 

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Top Contributor
207 reviews 207 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
160 helpful votes 160 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

The food is averagely good. The wine, as you would expect, is very good. No - I am not going into any superlatives about the French House but I do say this. You must visit it when you are in Soho. I have been going there for over 50 years. I remember the great owner Gaston Berlement who retired in... More 

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Trentham, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Lovely Alsace lager (Meteor I believe) in an evocative setting! The restaurant sadly wasn't open but high quality grilled chicken with avocado sandwiches on a olive oil toasted bread with side salad in the bar was a delight!

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Memphis, Tennessee
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

Great bar with a great atmosphere. Good friendly service and company. Colorful characters spin tales after a few bevs. Try the Cidre Breton.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

A Soho institution ... A destination drinking establishment that replenishes the soul - seriously - I couldn't imagine a more perfect way to spend an afternoon than in The French House. There is the legacy of characters associated with the rather characterful ambience, which all adds to this bar's patina. Spend time and dwell in the spirit of The French... More 

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67 reviews 67 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Good points: Red wine is delicious, location. Bad points: Beer only served in half glasses and is expensive for a half. It gets packed and you will be squeezed. Too overly aggressive in kicking people out, especially the woman on the first floor bar who has issues.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

If a party of Parisian tourists stumbled upon The French House, they might suffer an attack of uncomfortable irony. For they, donned in plus-fours, covert coats, brogues, twinsets and pearls, and looking more English than the English, would in this diminutive Soho pub come across us English, all dressed up in philosophy, artiness and eccentricity, and appearing to be somewhat... More 

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38 reviews 38 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

The place is ace ! Don’t go here if you are a Gucci, Prada, “look at me” lover, it’s not for you. It’s cool, a nice friendly buzz – folk come to have a drink and a chat, not to shout above the din and have the bar staff call everyone “mate!” To be honest I shouldn’t be telling you... More 

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Additional Information about The French House

Address: 49 Dean Street, London W1D 5BG, England
Phone Number: (020) 7437 2799
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Soho
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisine: British

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