Upping sticks from it’s home in the narrow rue du Nil in Paris’ 2nd district, Greg and Marie Marchand are set to open the first outpost of Frenchie, in London’s Covent Garden.
What started in 2009 as a modest eatery from the husband and wife team, serving a small menu of just two appetizers, and two mains, soon became a hugely popular venue started booking up within a few weeks.
The offerings, albeit simple, aregenerous, delicious French classics with an International twist. Keepign people coming back time and time again, Frenchie eventually expanded into Frenchie Wine Bar, Frenchie to Go, the brand new Wine Shop, as well as the newest venture that will reside in Covent Garden’s Henrietta Street.
The cooking at the new venue will pay homage to the pioneering site, offering the same simple yet inspired menu that will change according the seasonal delights, as well as being carefully complimented by a hand selected wine and cocktail list.
With an emphasis on sharing and pleasure, guests can enjoy dishes that have been inspired by Greg’s travels and experience in world-renowned restaurants which include the Gramercy Tavern in New York, authentic eateries in Spain, Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen in London, and not forgetting his classical French training.
Using mainly British-sourced ingredients as well as home smoked and cured meats and fish, Greg comments: “With Frenchie, I wanted to create a lively, yet relaxed place where you want to come but most importantly return again and again. I love London and I am so excited to have the opportunity to bring Frenchie over here and to feed on the energy, the diversity and the “richesse” the city has to offer. I look forward to rediscovering the best of British – both the produce and the people!”
16 Henrietta Street