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Mon Plaisir

French Restaurant in London

Mon Plaisir, 19-21 Monmouth St, London, WC2H 9DD
020 7836 7243    Email    Website   
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2016 Survey Result
Overall Value
2.5
out of 5
Food 
Service 
Ambience 
2.5
  • Food
  • Service
  • Ambience
This “delightful” 70-year-old, Gallic veteran in Covent Garden, is “a staunch friend” to its big, devoted following; especially compared with yesteryear however, the “classic” brasserie fare is “never going to set the world alight”, but it’s certainly still “good value pre-theatre”.
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Owners Description

Take a stroll down Monmouth Street, London and you’ll discover a little piece of England that will remain forever French.

Mon Plaisir, London’s oldest French restaurant, has been a purveyor of the finest French cuisine for over half a century.

The entente cordiale hits you as you enter and the French atmosphere is as thick as the waiters’ French accents. You’ll find yourself surrounded by wonderfully original French artefacts. You could even find yourself leaning against the pewter topped bar which once graced the lounge of a Lyonnais brothel.

Mon Plaisir Style

The four rooms have completely different feels, as you enter you find yourself in the original dining room which hasn’t changed in the restaurant’s long history. Since then Monsieur Lhermitte, the proprietor has added three more uniquely individual areas. With the help of Biba designers Whitmore Thomas, he has managed to capture the feeling of French decadence in the Forties.

But people don’t go to the restaurant to look at the walls, Mon Plaisir’s menu boasts the best of French food, from traditional to modern, just a browse through the menu will send your saliva glands into overload.

Features
Business Facilities Yes1
Outside Tables Yes1
Private Rooms Yes25
Last Orders 11 pm
Dress Code -
Mon Plaisir Restaurant Reviews
Reviews of Mon Plaisir Restaurant in WC2, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Mon Plaisir restaurant.
Roger W
Oh dear, what a disappointment. After years...
Overall Value
2.5
out of 5
Food 
Service 
Ambience 
Reviewed 7 months, 7 days ago

"Oh dear, what a disappointment. After years of not going and having some pleasant memories of it in the past, three of us had a let-down. Service was indifferent and bordered on rudeness. One lady seemed particularly surly. Maybe a personal problem but only one waiter seemed to want to smile. Food looked as if it might be good judging by the menu but it seemed middle of the road and easily bettered by some local gastropubs (The Crown in St Margarets...see separate nomination). OK the décor is fun and looks like it did way back but it doesn't compensate for food and service deficiencies. But to be fair it's fairly priced."

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Clay H
Excellent value pre-theatre menu with impec...
Overall Value
5
out of 5
Food 
Service 
Ambience 
Reviewed 7 months, 18 days ago

"Excellent value pre-theatre menu with impeccable service."

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Patric M
Great fun and pretty good food. The best fr...
Overall Value
3.5
out of 5
Food 
Service 
Ambience 
Reviewed 8 months, 6 days ago

"Great fun and pretty good food. The best frites in town - without a doubt."

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David H
Very long-established. Reliable French cuis...
Overall Value
3
out of 5
Food 
Service 
Ambience 
Reviewed 9 months, 18 days ago

"Very long-established. Reliable French cuisine."

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