This legendary Soho watering hole was known as the Maison Francais a hundred years ago; it was patronised by General de Gaulle during the Second World War, and later by Dylan Thomas, Francis Bacon, Dan Farson and many other louche Soho habitués.
Open all year
Open all week
Open all day
Opening times: 12–11 (Sunday 12–10.30)
Lunch: Monday to Friday 12–4
Credit cards accepted
Nearest tube: Piccadilly Circus; Tottenham Court Road; Covent Garden. Pub at Shaftesbury Avenue end of Dean Street.