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Bistro 1 - Beak Street

75 Beak Street, London W1F 9SS, England (Soho)
+44 20 72871840
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Ranked #3,487 of 17,143 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $33 - $50
Hours:
Cuisines: Mediterranean
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Soho
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Soho
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English first
London
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Popped in for a mid week dinner, went for the 2 courses deal. Large portions and tasty food. Varied menu with plenty of choice. If you want a no frills but very tasty dinner this is the place to come. 2 courses and a glass on wine each came to £31 in total with just a tip to add. Bargain!!

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Hackensack, New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

I found this place just walking along the street. So many places in that area seem like factories. This was very pleasant. The staff was was very friendly and helpful. Sometimes when I eat alone on business trips, as I was this time, it feels like they are trying to get you out as fast as possible. Not here though.... More

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Burgess Hill
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

I was a bit suspicious when we booked a table for the evening menu at £11.95 for two courses (£13.95 for three), then as we arrived we walked past crowded restaurants and bars, some with queues, to find Bistro 1 with only one table occupied. Uh-oh, what's wrong with it? we thought - but the answer was absolutely nothing! We... More

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London, United Kingdom
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119 reviews 119 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

A small cute restaurant with eastern decor. The staff were very friendly and seated us next to the big open window, great in summer. They have a deal for 2courses for £8-9 which is excellent value. The food is quite simple but really tasty. They also give you bread and olives with your drinks. I had the calamari starter and... More

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Halifax, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We had a wonderful meal at a really affordable price. 2 2 course meals with wine for only £35. Food was lovely and the service was great too.

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Sevenoaks, Kent
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66 reviews 66 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We dropped in here on the off-chance for an evening meal. The board outside offered two courses for £11.95 or three for £13.95 and I must admit I wasn't expecting much. I was pleasantly surprised. A great choice of starters and mains. Before we had even had a chance to read the menu we were supplied with bread and olives.... More

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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We booked a table for 6 pm to eat at Bistro 1 before a show in Piccadilly, and ate off the fixed menu, which included a free glass of wine, all served extremely efficiently by friendly staff, which meant we ended up having 3 courses which we hadn't expected to do. Surprisingly busy considering it was a Tuesday night at... More

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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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76 reviews 76 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Had a meal late on a bank holiday Sunday afternoon, pre-theatre. Was quite surprised by the menu - it seemed to go on forever, almost too much choice. I ordered warm bacon and potato salad to start and the other half ordered the Felafel and Houmous. My salad was a good size and although the presentation wasn't fabulous, there was... More

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Hertford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Enticed by excellent value pre-theatre dinner + wine offer. Only one other table occupied during our visit. No atmosphere whatsoever. No choice of wine other than colour. Calamari starter tasted like pre-frozen, chicken skewers very dry & side salads with both very basic with no dressing. Main courses no better. Mediterranean chicken dish was a mish-mash of meat & veg... More

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London
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

4 of us visited this place after taking good advantage of the 50% off drinks in the Gem bar just down the road (if you know what i mean!). Its not Michelin starred dining by any means, but what we all had was tasty and seemed fresh. Everyone cleaned their plates. I had smoked salmon and avocado to start followed... More

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