Inspired by yé-yé, a style of French 60’s pop music, The French House is a restaurant with lots of style. From its retro-inspired decor, shabby-chic furnishings and murals of yé-yé poster girls adorning the walls, to its menu full of classic French dishes, London’s The French House is full of understatedly cool French charm. We recommend indulging in a croque monsieur (a toasted ham and emmental cheese sandwich with bechamel sauce) followed by one of The French House’s freshly baked pastries, paired with a bottle of wine. For some delectable French cuisine with a side of stylish 60’s and 70’s nostalgia, head on over to The French House on Lordship Lane. To guarantee a table at this East Dulwich favourite, make a reservation in advance (but remember there’s another in Crystal Palace).
A fairly limited menu with a lot of cheese so probably not good for the lactose intolerant but the staff were charming. I would happily go again.
The French House is a lovely little place with great service, amazing raclette and delicious fondue! Will definitely go back again for more cheese-based treats!
Incredible food, atmosphere and service. Also great selection of French cocktails, ideal for a pre dinner drink. What a place! Will definitely be coming back
Excellent! Great food and wonderful service, helped make a special occasion even more special. Very attentive waiter who anticipated our needs without being over bearing.
Great service, food a bit disappointing. Escargot needed seasoning and French onion soup was better when I went the first time, somehow something missing. My coq au vin wasn't hot although the taste was good, the sauce had depth but it was served warm which spoiled it for me. Deserts were nice - apple tart was light and fluffy, chocolate fondant hot and gooey but the vanilla ice cream served alongside was grainy with ice particles and tasted like a cheap supermarket brand. The sausages and mash was an excellent dish - meaty sausages full of flavour and the mash loaded with cheese. The service was fantastic, ice relaxed atmosphere but it was a bit too dark to see the food.
The food was great and it was something different to all the pub grub on Lordship Lane but the service left a lot to be desired. It took 1 hour 40 minutes for the food to arrive, and the waiter had lost our order. It was only when challenged on this were we offered complimentary bread. To their credit, they knocked 2 drinks off the price and gave 6 pastries to take home. I hope that this was an off night and not representative of The French House, as the food itself was great, as was the wine!
We had a lovely lunch at the French House on Lordship Lane. The duck confit was superb and the chocolate fondant delicious. It is a little slow which would be my only negative but we were not in a rush so that was fine. Lovely staff made my birthday feel special. I would definitely go back.
The food was amazing as per usual, the fondue was the best I've ever had. And I can't say a bad word against the staff; the lady recognised me from the last time I was in and she was so welcoming and lovely.
Not really what we expected. We were hoping for a 60/70s style French bistro experience with an appropriate menu.Music was loud and we were the only customers. The solitary girl who was waiting and making drinks was lovely. The menu was limited. The marrow on toast was horrid and had a lump of raw bloodied fat in it. The fondue was very nice. Overall it was overpriced and not very nice. Saving graces were the lovely waitress and the fondue.
Really slow service - waited 25 mins for our drinks and order to be taken. Also the baeckeoffe was a lot drier than last time. When I had it previously, it was in a sauce almost and it wasn't this time - so wasn't as good. But the rest of the food was amazing and I'll still be returning!