Mon Plaisir is London’s oldest French Restaurant and has been family owned for over fifty years. Established by the Viala brothers during the ‘forties’, it was acquired by chef Alain Lhermitte in 1972 and has steadfastly continued the tradition of serving top quality authentic French cuisine, with friendly service to this day.
The founders and original proprietors of Mon Plaisir’s restaurant in London’s Covent Garden, were David and Jean Viala. The first photograph of David and Jean (see right) was taken circa 1957.
Mon Plaisir was originally smaller but just as busy, with our freshly prepared traditional French cooking, proving popular in London’s West End.
Since the Lhermitte family inherited Mon Plaisir, they have added additional dining rooms so that more people can enjoy the Mon Plaisir dining experience.
Our four rooms each have very different settings, from cosy and intimate, to larger rooms for group bookings and special occasions.
Choose from our 1940’s themed front room, the colourful back, the contemporary themed area next door and the upper floor overlooking the bar.
The famous bar that came from a Lyonnais brothel, is now a permanent feature in our London restaurant.
Our restaurant is filled with hidden gems, with traditional French artifacts and artwork lining every wall. On your next visit, have a look, you never know what you may find.
For an authentic dining experience in London that is genuinely French, there is no better place than Mon Plaisir!
19-21 Monmouth Street,
Covent Garden, London, WC2H 9DD
Monday to Friday :
12:00pm - 2:30pm Lunch
5:45pm - 11:15pm Evening
12.00pm - 3.00pm Lunch
5.45pm - 11.15pm Evening
Sunday : closed all day