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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.

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Freshly prepared French Food

Mon Plaisir offers traditional classical French favourites.  Gratinéee à l'Oignon, Cassolette d'Escargot, Saint Jacques poêlée, Entrecôte Grillée, pommes allumettes and Steak Tartare. 

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View our Wine list

Our Wine List is no longer entirely French. We offer a choice of around 60 wines, 21 of which are available by the glass or carafe, perfect for all budgets.

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19-21 Monmouth Street,
Covent Garden, London, WC2H 9DD

Opening Hours:

Monday to Thursday :
12:00pm - 2:30pm Lunch
5:00pm - 10:30pm Dinner

Friday :
12:00pm - 2:30pm Lunch
5:00pm - 11:00 Dinner

Saturday :
12.00pm - 3.00pm Lunch
5.00pm - 11.00pm Dinner

Sunday : closed all day



Alain at the bar ready to serve La Pêche Tartare 4 Xavier


Admirably impervious to gastonomic fashions, the pleasure resides in the animation of a busy French Resaurant with the cooking, accoutrements, fromages, chansons and wines you want. A delicious fixed point in a topsy-turvy world

Fay Maschler, Evening Standard