We asked Frenchie’s founder & head chef Gregory Marchand where he likes to dine, drink, and while away the hours in London…
Favourite date spot?
My wife Marie and I love to go to The River Café. Marie loves Italian wine, too.
Favourite brunch spot?
Dishoom is great for brunch. I also like Duck and Waffle.
Favourite Sunday lunch spot?
St. John Bread and Wine is one of my go-to places on a Sunday.
Favourite cocktail bar?
Experimental Cocktail Club.
Favourite place for a casual dinner?
The Barbary: When I’m in London I live around the corner and so this is basically my canteen – happily, the food is delicious.
Favourite restaurant abroad?
L’Arpège in Paris – Alain Passard is a real vegetable master.
London-based guilty pleasure?
The Double SmokeShack burger at Shake Shack – we don’t have Shake Shack in France.
Desert Island Dish?
Sweetbreads cooked in brown butter and lemon, with silky-smooth and buttery mash potato.
We assume that Gregory was just being polite… and didn’t want to say that his actual favourite restaurant is Frenchie