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David's Bistro

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432 Richmond St, London, Ontario, Canada
519-667-0535
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wed - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 7
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  • 5
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Fabulous food, relaxed style

You're welcome here in anything from black tie to jeans. The menu is individually crafted items and a wonderful wine selection with an intimate (small?) setting. The staff are totally at ease with themselves and with their guests and are discretely well humoured. Be SURE to make reservations... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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London, Canada
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English first
London, Canada
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

My friend and I went for the first time, because we had heard it was a good place with good food. We ordered the soup, we sent in back it was cold Not impressed. Our main dish was o, k, but it wasn't warm either, the lamb rack was good to taste but we didn't complain as we were going... More 

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London, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

You're welcome here in anything from black tie to jeans. The menu is individually crafted items and a wonderful wine selection with an intimate (small?) setting. The staff are totally at ease with themselves and with their guests and are discretely well humoured. Be SURE to make reservations for peak times, there can be a crowd and a lineup.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

In the cozy and relaxed ambiance, with light music bouncing off the sensuous red décor we sat for another memorable meal at David's Bistro. The affable, relaxed well informed staff guided expertly us through our culinary soirée. The crab appetizer was fresh and delectable, the cake seared to perfection neither too humid nor dry. My colleague enjoyed his perch and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

This is the best place to eat in London, Ontario. I've been here for romantic evenings, work functions, and it also happens to be my father's favourite restaurant in London, so I've had a lot of wonderful father-son lunches here too. That might seem like it would make David's a vanilla offering that pleases everyone, but really, it's about the... More 

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Kingston, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

I showed up without a reservation on a Saturday night by my self. Instead of turning me away they put me at a table for four. I was expecting to get fed quickly and rushed out, but instead the service was impeccable. The owner even came by and talked wine with me at length and recommended a lovely small supple... More 

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London, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

The best place to go ......location.....ambiance........food...wine selection......amazing service....This is what you get each time you visit David's Bistro in downtown London.....We had amazing mussels in a wine sauce.....halibut.......interesting selection of vegetables always surprise you as you have your entire place carefully in front of you!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The go to restaurant for all of our birthdays and celebrations. A warm and cosy atmosphere, extensive and excellent wine selection, attentive service and the food is always delicious. The duck confit is particularly excellent - a real taste of France in Canada. Highly recommended for any meal, lunch or dinner you will not be disappointed!

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London, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

David's is one of the best kept secrets in London Ontario ! Good quality food and very tasty ! David treats each guest with true flavour ! And when done eating if you have the room there is a nice little Chocolate shoppe next door ! An awesome experience at David's ! A must if visiting downtown city centre London... More 

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London, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We were fortunate enough to have friends give us a gift certificate and reintroduce us to David's. Our friends have frequented this fine restaurant over the years and have always been very pleased. The food and service is tops in London.

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London, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Another great meal - lobster flown in from the east coast! Absolutely delicious! David's never fails to meet the highest expectations for food - both taste and presentation! Thanks again David (and Elvis the Chef!) for another memorable food experience!

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Additional Information about David's Bistro

Address: 432 Richmond St, London, Ontario, Canada
Phone Number: 519-667-0535
Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  London>  > Central London
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: French

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 432 Richmond St, London, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  London>  > Central London
  • Neighborhood: Central London
  • Phone Number: 519-667-0535

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?