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Bistro 1 - Frith Street

#1,410 of 18,409 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
Mediterranean, Soups, International, 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: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Nice lunch

Good value for money, friendly welcome and good fast service. The moussaka is with courgettes not aubergines - surely it was on the menu but I went blindly!

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
M a
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Good value for money, friendly welcome and good fast service. The moussaka is with courgettes not aubergines - surely it was on the menu but I went blindly!

Thank M a
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25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dropped in here for lunch today on chance.Warm and friendly welcome.Turkish style interior.Good basic cooking.Bacon and potato Salad and Salmon were both good and very reasonably priced.Amazing value for this location

Thank Cormac M
Billericay, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Once again a super visit to a Bistro 1 restaurant. This is the 2nd Bistro 1 restaurant we have visited over many years and once again..... the food, welcome, wine, service and ambiance were superb and the cost is fantastic. We love these restaurants, we were disappointed to find our usual haunt closed but were very happy to relocate to... More 

Thank jennifer g
Helsinki, Finland
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Cheap-yes, friendly staff-yes, otherwise terrible. We have reserved a table via Open Table, but they were not at all interested. Nor was there a table reserved for us. Luckily there was a place for us. I think we were the only ones who had reserved. And the food: very simple and not good. I had Beef Bourgignon and it was,... More 

2 Thank PRFinland
London, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Surprised to read that Bistro 1 is, in fact, a Turkish restaurant. My beef bourguignon suggested otherwise. In any case, adventurism is no problem for me. What was problematic, however, was the poor quality of the food: slop reminiscent of school dinners. Starter of calamari was barely better, served with an uninspiring salad and coated in batter that totally failed... More 

2 Thank Rzeczpospolitan
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Bistro 1, Frith Street still offer you good value for money. A two course lunch will only set you back £9.90 and you'll get substantial portions and the food is really tasty. They even give you bread and olives for free! Well worth a visit.

1 Thank AZak_13
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

Booked a table for 6 people on the New Years menu which was three courses and a glass of prosecco for £22.90 per head- amazing price!! We arrived on time but had to wait a short time for the table as they were obviously busy but we didn't mind at all. The choice of food was also vast and catered... More 

Thank Chloe E
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

This was nice for what we were there for a quick pre theatre meal. Very good 3 course deal and good service. I have to give it a 3 purely on the fact that the food was ok. Unfortunately being served frozen vegetables is just a no for me. Stick to pasta and pizza and I'm sure you will be... More 

Thank Lee M
manchester uk
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22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

Lovely fresh food. The lamb and the chicken were so tasty and came with fresh bread and olives - delicious! Service fast and efficient. Mehmet made us very welcome. Prices very, very acceptable. The 3 course meal is a bargain. We went two nights on the run and will definitely be going back there again.

Thank seawitch809
London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

I visited with a friend and we chose from the set menu. There were so many options available and for a great price I thought the food would be okay but it was all so nice. I had salmon to start and a mixed kebab for my main which was divine. I will definitely be back here again .

Thank TheQueen_202

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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 29 - 43
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Soups, International, British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
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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