Mon Plaisir

Busy bistro serving French classics in intimate dining spaces, with 50+ years of history.

Mon Plaisir is located in one of the most beautiful streets in Covent Garden, and is in fact, the oldest French restaurant in London. Stepping inside Mon Plaisir is like stepping into a piece of restaurant history as it has been owned by the same family for over 50 years.

The classic dishes are sure to entice the taste-buds of fans of traditional French cooking. Original artwork adorns the walls of the restaurant, giving it warmth and originality. It has a loyal following which guarantees the restaurant is continually busy, creating that much sought-after atmosphere that will delight pre-theater diners.

Mon Plaisir is London’s oldest Family run French Restaurant, established by the Viala brothers during the 40’s, it was acquired by 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.

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 acquired Mon Plaisir, they have added additional dining rooms so that more people can enjoy the Mon Plaisir dining experience.

In April 2022 Alain Lhermitte gracefully retired. The restaurant has been acquired by Fabio Lauro & Family, making them the Third family to successively run this enchanting venue. The new owners will honour the beautiful “histoire” of this unique, respected business.

With a long established background in fine dining and contemporary restaurants, coffee roasting (wolfox organic coffee) and artisan baking, The current owner will preserve tradition and continue to celebrate the Mon Plaisir story, whilst embracing a simple, meaningful approach to this new era.

A new chapter not to be missed.

For an authentic dining experience in London that is genuinely French, there is no better place than Mon Plaisir!

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