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Bistro 1 - Frith Street

#2,739 of 18,268 Restaurants in London
#2,926 of 19,207 Places to Eat in London
Certificate of Excellence
International, Mediterranean, British
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27 Frith Street, London W1D 5LE, England
0872 148 3562
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12:00 pm - 11:45 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:45 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Decent food, great value

Nothing fancy here but the food was good, service was fine and the value was excellent. Two course meal for £14 and the selection is broad.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Dundee, United Kingdom
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I was trying to arrange a meal for my wife's 40th birthday, in London as a surprise with a lot of her family, and was advised of this restaurant. From the outset, Mehmet whom I spoke to regarding the booking could not have been more accommodating. He catered and helped with my every need in the planning. The night itself... More 

1 Thank andrew w
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148 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nothing fancy here but the food was good, service was fine and the value was excellent. Two course meal for £14 and the selection is broad.

1 Thank boltuprightCanada
Franklinville, New Jersey
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Called in by chance early to be sure to be out for theatre. It was still daylight and they allowed us to sit and enjoy a bottle of wine before ordering because we had plenty of time. Then the lights came on. The food was inexpensive for a restaurant close to the theatres and the choice was good. We were... More 

Thank Catherinemgriffin
London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The menu is 'Mediterranean', which is a broad category, but all of it is good. You can have a Prix Fix Menu for two courses for £14.90, or three courses for £16.90. The servings are plentiful and the food has alwasy been very satisfying. The ambiance is warm and intimate, and the service is freindly and attentive. Reservations aren't necessary... More 

Thank IanSeph
Marton, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked Bistro 1 before hitting the Theatre in early October Wonderful food in plentiful portions and Rioja to die for A hidden gem of a place with great service as well will be back

Thank Bri G
London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I booked a table via Opentable and was given two menu options to choose from, complimentary glass of wine or Al a Carte. This was a pointless exercise because there was only one menu, which was a set price for either 2 or 3 courses. Anyway, we turn up and are greeted by a young waitress whose English was so... More 

Thank Penny R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was the first time we have eaten here but have eaten in their previous restaurant in Covent Garden. We took another couple and it was their first time. We all had a two course dinner with wine, the food was fantastic, the house wine was great and the service was second to none. We don't visit London very often... More 

Thank LePatioDordogne
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27 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited this restaurant this wrong and it was fantastic the food is very affordable tasty and well presented, the gentlemen who manage the service are very professional. Thanks for this amazing experience we will come back.

Thank Thierry B
Essex, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

went to bistro 1 round the corner from the palace theatre in Leicester square warm welcome we had booked as was a Saturday evening .attentive but not ott or on top of you.Very quick service nicely presented flavours were awesome would go back

Thank barbara k
London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited this place last summer. We need a quick meal before the show. Food was okay and reasonably cheap. Staff were attentive and helpful.

2 Thank Maria G

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 27 Frith Street, London W1D 5LE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Soho
  • Neighborhood: Soho
  • Phone Number: 0872 148 3562

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 45
  • Cuisine: International, Mediterranean, British


Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:45 pm
12:00 pm - 11:45 pm
12:00 pm - 11:45 pm
12:00 pm - 11:45 pm
12:00 pm - 11:45 pm
12:00 pm - 11:45 pm
12:00 pm - 11:45 pm

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

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Neighborhood Profile
The go-to district for a good time in London, Soho hosts a wealth of world-class theatres and a compelling lineup of cafes, restaurants, pubs, bars, and clubs. At Soho's core is London's original Red Light District and the epicenter of the LGBT scene – and thus the city's hottest nightlife. For shopping enthusiasts, Soho is not only the home of London's greatest concentration of boutique shops, but also the most strategic place to set off on a tour of the world's most celebrated department stores. In the southern part of the neighborhood lies Chinatown, with its multitude of delicious and affordable restaurants. Closer to the Thames, Chinatown's narrow and teeming lantern-lit lanes spill onto the expansive hub of glitzy Leicester Square.
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