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Le Bistro Savoir Faire

42 New Oxford Street, London WC1A 1EP, England (Bloomsbury / Holborn)
020 7436 0707
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Ranked #670 of 17,147 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $25 - $41
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Bloomsbury / Holborn
Transit: Half way between Tottenham court Road Station and Holborn Station.
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83% Recommend
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English first
Washington DC, District of Columbia
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We went there on the very strong recommendation from our hotel as "the place to go" before heading off to the theater. How right they were. First, the food. It was superbly prepared using obviously fresh ingrediants. Presentation was very nicely done. This is not some big chain establishment with a million things on the menu but a small, family... More

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San Francisco
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This simple charming restaurant served excellent French food. You must try the grilled mussels in garlic butter (resembles snails, but more palatable for the American taste). They were delicious. My husband had the fois gras with caramelized apples, and he raved about it. My son and I had the duck breast with orange polenta and we loved it. The duck... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

I was looking for somewhere good to eat that wasn't expensive and couldn't have chosen better. The food is excellent and the prices are not what I would expect in London. The staff are extremely friendly and attentive. The menu choice is good and I like the fact that the house wine can be bought in several carafe sizes. Would... More

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London, United Kingdom
18 reviews 18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This little gem has a small menu which is different every day using seasonal ingredients at their best, I have tried many dishes here and not one has ever fallen short of excellent. Even better it is close to the British Museum and Oxford Street, yet never seems too overcrowded. I often eat dishes I would not try elsewhere because... More

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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193 reviews 193 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

This was an unexpected delight. We were walking in the neighborhood, seeking dinner, and discovered this place. Apparently it is a family owned business, well established and enjoyed by the area. The food is well prepared French Bistro (as you'd expect given the name!) with a great menu of choices. Service was exceptionally good! Price was $76 USD for two,... More

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Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

What do you expect for 20 quid a head, or so in Central London? Not haut cuisine, but reasonable food, choice and presentation, decent but not expensive plonk to go with it, served in a rather interesting eclectic decor surroundings. Bit cramped, tight for space, small tables close together and friendly service a little hit and miss. You are not... More

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Surrey, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Cosy little place (with slightly questionable decor - particularly in toilets!) which instantly gives impression of being a one-of-a-kind, family-run restaurant. Staff were really warm and welcoming, you get the feeling that you've been invited to a family friend's house for dinner which is something I really like! Contrasting with the homely feel of the place, the menu was both... More

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Keswick, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

When I was living around the corner, I ate here six days out of seven (private and business lunches/dinners). When I moved to Surrey, I continue to eat here five days out of seven (again, private and business). This is one of those places where just everything is perfect: the menu, the service, the food, the staff, the owners (ah,... More

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East Preston, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

My wife booked this restaurant for our first night in London having read reviews on TripAdvisor. Savoir Faire is a family owned restaurant and not part of a chain like so many eating places, it really is a little gem and well worth a visit. On our first visit I had the goats cheese to start and my wife had... More

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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We had a great pre-theatre meal here on Saturday. The atmosphere is fabulous (if a little hot in there!) - very french. Starters- I had the goats cheese and it wasn't the most exciting dish, it was very nice and looked lovely, unfortunately, my husband said the same about his squid salad, but my sister and her husband enjoyed theirs... More

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