March 21, 2018
We were lucky we got a table at the Parisian native restaurant called FRENCHIE even if Oyen only booked online half hour before we arrived at the restaurant. I heard reservations could be as long as a month. At their main in Paris, people wait for 3 months to get to dine there. To have people waiting for months just to get a table must be a restaurateur’s dream.
Frenchie Covent Garden is rated 4.5 over 5 on TripAdvisor and is ranked #246 out of 24,015 restaurants in London.
Main course of Oyen, pan seared gnocchi
Another chef came and quickly changed into his uniform and wore his apron. The two chefs beside the counter were the ones doing the plating. They also quality control the food. They were the last to touch the food before they were served to the customers.
Cornish Hake a la Grenobloise, Lemon and Broccoletti. Why do restaurants make their dish names sound so complicated? Hake is a fish from the Cornish waters which can also be found in Scotland. It has a soft flesh and is most delicious when pan-fried or grilled.
Oyen booked a table in another restaurant for her birthday dinner naman. If not for that, baka sobra kaming mabubusog, we would order another lavender creme brulee.
I have to say that I wasn’t expecting much when we walked into this restaurant. Buntot lang ako sa anak ko. But I was pleasantly entertained and I enjoyed the food, the ambiance, and watching the 10 guys work in the kitchen. Their wash rooms are also very French, meron pang malakas na radyo, pwede kang makinig sa French drama.
Frenchie Covent Garden
16 Henrietta St, London WC2E 8QH, UK
Phone: +44 20 7836 4422
Opens at 12 noon.