Blanchette Soho is a small restaurant based in the heart of Soho which takes inspiration for its menu from the infamous French cuisine, loved by many all over the world (especially us). Blanchette was an idea by brothers Maxime, Yannis and Malik Alary – who decided to lovingly name the restaurant after their mother.
Following the success of their first restaurant, the brothers have decided to branch out, and they’ll be opening their second restaurant, Blanchette East which will be in the heart of Brick Lane. The new location will celebrate everything that guests have come to love about the Soho original, but this time, they’re mixing up the menu to offer a slightly different experience. Their modern French menu will incorporate a more Southern French and Northern African influence with spices from the regions.
Tam Storrar, who is now taking on the role of executive chef across both restaurants, has put together a menu true to Blanchette’s style, made up of French sharing plates with a twist:
The menu begins with a variety of smaller snacks, charcuterie and cheeses including the much loved Crispy frog’s legs with Bois Boudran sauce; and Merguez Sausage Rolls with Harissa Mayonnaise.
The menu is then split into fish, meat and vegetable dishes including: Rare Peppered Tuna with Chili, Avocado and Lime; Lamb Tagine with Apricot, Almonds and Lebna, exploring the more North African flavours that Blanchette East will be championing; and Saffron Couscous with Tabbouleh and Pomegranate Yoghurt.
From the dessert menu the signature Strawberry Vacherin with Black Pepper Ice Cream remains, with new dishes such as Chilled Peach and Saffron Soup, Coconut Macaroon and Raspberry Sorbet being introduced. The concise wine list features French, Spanish and Italian wines, while the cocktail menu focuses on classic drinks executed with Blanchette’s unique style.
Go and pay Blanchette a visit, we know for sure you’ll fall in love with their charming interior and of course, delicious food offerings.