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Le Bistro Savoir Faire

#208 of 18,452 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
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Bloomsbury
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42 New Oxford Street, London WC1A 1EP, England
Half way between Tottenham court Road Station and Holborn Station.
020 7436 0707
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12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff

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  • 279
    Excellent
  • 193
    Very good
  • 43
    Average
  • 25
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Gorgeous French bistro

We were met by friendly faces all around and given a table in the cosy basement. From the minute they welcomed us we knew we were going to enjoy ourselves. The food was hearty rustic no nonsense French cuisine at its best. All in all an absolute gem of a place.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Are S
,
Oslo, Norway
via mobile
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Oslo, Norway
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49 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We were met by friendly faces all around and given a table in the cosy basement. From the minute they welcomed us we knew we were going to enjoy ourselves. The food was hearty rustic no nonsense French cuisine at its best. All in all an absolute gem of a place.

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1 Thank Are S
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This place was fantastic! Staff were amazing and the food was great!! Highly recommend. they made my 30th birthday one to remember

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1 Thank Mat G
London
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Six of us met up for a school reunion and it was the perfect venue. The staff were welcoming and let us stay as long as we liked, the food was great and it wasn't at all noisy given it was a Friday night. Thank you for helping make our special evening so good - we appreciate it.

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1 Thank Lucy S
London
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Juicy chicken livers, well cooked fillet of sea bream, scrumptious creme caramel with good Merlot and Pinot Grigio - all this with a very welcoming atmosphere. also tasty vegetarian choices. all this within walking distance of Theatreland - I hope to be back.

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1 Thank shamanictraveller
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139 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A welcome return on Friday night to this most convivial and pleasant French bistro. A small dining area but exquisite and tasteful food, washed down with a very good House red. We had the starters of mussels in garlic and aubergine followed by 2 excellent entrecôte steaks, the bill of £65 almost ridiculous for the area and quality involved. Already... More 

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2 Thank Andy S
London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a local restaurant to us and we haven't been for years but we're passing and decided to give it a try. It was a wonderful meal and the service and atmosphere relaxed but friendly and efficient. I can see this being a regular haunt!

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Thank Jonathan S
Hertfordshire
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38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We sampled the pre-theatre menu earlier this evening. First class meal, great ambience and extremely good value. So pleased I came across Savoir Faire on tripadvisor. Will certainly dine here again soon.

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Thank Wenw00d
Southport, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The food here is really good. Very flavourful. We had chicken and venison and both were so tasty. The staff were very kind and the atmosphere was good.

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Thank Anne M
Islip, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very friendly we hadn't booked but we got a table.The pre theatre meal was cheap and looked good but we had the next price up which was still good value.Service was good,food super,house red good.They even knew how bad the wine was in the theatre and what time it opened the doors. Agood experience.

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Thank bigchesty
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We chose the restaurant based on the high rating, but it still managed to supersede our expectations. The garlic mussels was plump and packed with flavour, and the remaining juices were so good that we used all the bread to try to extract every single drop. The beef bourguignon was the best I've ever tasted, and the duck was both... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 42 New Oxford Street, London WC1A 1EP, England
  • Public Transportation: Half way between Tottenham court Road Station and Holborn Station.
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Bloomsbury
  • Neighborhood: Bloomsbury
  • Phone Number: 020 7436 0707

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 22 - 36
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Dining on a budget, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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