Updated 28/1/16 with soft launch details
Frenchie was opened in 2009 in Paris by Greg and Marie Marchand - originally as a small restaurant before opening a wine bar and sandwich counter across the street. Greg himself has had plenty of experience in London, working at Mandarin Oriental, the Savoy Grill, Fifteen (where he got the nickname Frenchie) and he's also had experience in Gramercy Tavern in New York.
In London, the restaurant will be offering a similar menu to that in Paris. Recent dishes on the menu there include "Duck foie gras "pressé", smoked eel, lentils and mustard", "Duck from Challans, leeks, anchovy and shiro dashi green cream", "Brill, duck broth, wild mushrooms and bergamot" and "'Kouign amann', buckwheat ice cream, caramelised apple and coffee".
The Covent Garden menu will use British sourced ingredients, so expect this to be reflected in the menu too. Although there will be French cheese (as opposed to the French restaurant which showcases UK cheese).
The restaurant will be across two floors, including a ground floor bar (walk-ins only) and a downstairs restaurant with open kitchen.
Frenchie officially opens on 2 February 2016 at 16 Henrietta Street, London WC2E 8QH. They are having three days of soft launch from 28-30 January 2016 with 50% off food for walk-ins only.