The oldest French restaurant in London. Mon Plaisir on Monmouth Street near Covent Garden has been the home of the finest French cuisine for over half a century. Mon Plaisir has an authentic French ambience throughout, from the knowledgeable and attentive staff to the pewter topped bar, originally featured in the lounge of a Lyonnais brothel. Each of the four dining rooms is completely individual, yet resonates with the nostalgic atmosphere of decadent France in the 1940's. Just as genuine and hedonistic as the decor, the food at Mon Plaisir boasts the best of traditional and modern French cuisine. Specialities of the a la carte menu include Coq au Vin, Escargots de Bourgogne, Gratiné à l'Oignon, Daube de Poulpe, Moules Mariniere and Entrecote Grillée, Pommes Allumettes, Sauce Béarnaise and of course Steak Tartare. Mon Plaisir also offers a three course monthly menu. Every second Monday evening of every month, we hold an evening complemented with live accordion music throughout the night. Mon Plaisir also specialises in the Theatre crowd offering a 2 or 3 course menu guaranteed to have you fed and out in plenty of time for your show. This delightful blend of delicious cuisine and genuine ambience has led to Mon Plaisir being acknowledged in some of the finest restaurant guides, including Hardens, Square Meal, Via Michelin and The Good Food Guide.
Venue Details & Map
19 - 21 Monmouth StreetLondonWC2H 9DD
Not a bad choice but wasn't very impressed. We had snails, duck confit, pate, and steak. It was ok. The service was just ok, the attention wasn't really given to us. May still go back next time.more
I felt like I was in Paris for about 2.5 hours! Fantastic restaurant...was about to say "little", but then I went into the back, and they've expanded dramatically yet each part of the restaurant feels separate and intimate. The ambiance, oh the ambiance, it was just so rightly Parisian.
The food, much like in most of Paris, was hit or miss, with the average quality being a 3.5-4.0 out of...more
Overall, very very good. Four of us went on a Thursday night - reservation were much needed, and I'm glad we made them a few weeks back - and almost walked past this gem of a restaurant. There are three or four doors, but they have signed pointing to the correct one to use, which I think is because the restaurant has expanded over the years but never changed the doors to windows.
A bit of history first: This is the oldest running French Restaurant in London and a place where few celebrities like to hang out.
From the outside it looks small but the owners have very cleverly expanded it and its very spacious and cosy inside.
The menu is of course focused only in French cousin mostly the traditional part of it. The end result was very good. Not to many sauces good and...more