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Le Bistro Savoir Faire

#476 of 17,121 Restaurants in London
#514 of 17,999 Places to Eat in London
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Neighborhood:
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, Dessert, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 214
    Excellent
  • 144
    Very good
  • 34
    Average
  • 20
    Poor
  • 6
    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
Excellent food

Very good service, we ordered 3 set lunch with different types starters, all excellent. Petite but excellent, main course fish of the day is really good. excellent food. Highly recommend.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
Jessica Yeung T
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dining on a budget
  • Romantic
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418 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Very good service, we ordered 3 set lunch with different types starters, all excellent. Petite but excellent, main course fish of the day is really good. excellent food. Highly recommend.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

This place is great! The staff are friendly and informed regarding both food and wine. They also remember the many (a very good sign) 'regulars' which must be difficult to do in central London. Unfailingly courteous and charming even on the phone and when extremely busy. The food is good (try the garlic moules) and excellent value. The vibe is... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We were a family party of seven who came here to have Saturday lunch. Most of us had the set menu which was such good value and boasted a very wide choice. The starters were so tasty and imaginative - beautiful mackerel, a goats cheese tartlet and my husband had delicious kidneys. The mains were also much enjoyed. The bouillabaise... More 

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 via mobile

This quirky cozy little restaurant serves delicious food. We had some lovely Christmas lunch there..

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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49 restaurant reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We chanced upon this place after getting stuck in traffic and abandoning the cab en route to Euston. It was fully reserved, but as we were early we could take one of the reserved tables, the staff were brilliant. Friendly, attentive and knowledgable. The clientele was truly mixed, Brits, some French, a couple from Sweden and a Spanish group. There... More 

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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

A fantastic place to eat! The food was as always a taste explosion and the service impeccable. We always eat here when we visit London.

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Maui, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

I love this restaurant! The food is tasty and unpretentious. The service is good and the ambience relaxed. The pre-theatre menu is great value. The house wines are good value and good! I have been here on many occasions and continue to come back for all the reasons outlined above.

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Colleyville, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Definitely not your dress up type restaurant, however, a bustling neighborhood cafe! We ordered the house wine, carafe of red for him, white for me...always surprised by how good house wines can be. Pan seared foie gras with cooked apples and hot bread as an appetizer for me, onion soup for him. Soup was not the best, but foie gras... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Fantastico !! We loved the ambience,the food fab & friendly helpfull staff !!! Will def go back when in London again !!highly recommend this great place to eat !!!

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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

The host is wonderful and so is the food. Even the house wine is very drinkable and not expensive. I recommend everything having watched many pre theatre goes food coming and being cleared as empty plates without exception. Thank you for accommodating a single person and being so friendly. Will definitely come again with the family when we are next... 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 23 - 39
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Special occasions, Entertaining clients, 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Snuggly nestled within Central London is academic and leafy Bloomsbury, an area that boasts walking distance access to many of London's most popular attractions. It is also home to some of Britain's most celebrated museums, including the must-see British Museum. Despite an understandable popularity with students, tourists and day trippers, vast sections of Bloomsbury retain a quiet, residential feel year round and throughout the week.
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