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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 #655 of 17,014 restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $26 - $43
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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
Rating summary
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English first
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 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
3 helpful votes 3 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
Senior Contributor
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
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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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Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

A superb lunch menu. My goats cheese with spiced pears was absolutely delicious and was presented beautifully (as were all the dishes). Lots of character, good atmosphere, great service, friendly staff, and reasonable prices. It ticked every box! My wife is demanding to know when will I be taking her to eat Le Bistro Savoir Faire.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Pre theatre meal - wanted to eat somewhere near the Shaftesbury theatre - read good reviews on Trip Advisor and it didn't disappoint. Absolutely yummy meal full of flavour. Friendly staff. Everything one wants from a meal out.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Tucked away amongst chain restaurants is this independent family run Italian restaurant. My party of three had booked for early Thursday evening and good job we had booked as it was packed all the time. A varied menu with reasonably prided food and one is difficult to find in central London - especially Utah such well cooked food. The food... More

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

After reading other reviews here I booked for 9 people to eat here on a Sunday lunchtime after visiting the Viking exhibition at the British Museum. 11 of my family decided to come along and the extra two were not a problem, another table was added. Our party had the whole of the downstairs area to ourselves so we did... More

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Northampton, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Chose this restaurant after reading the TA reviews. Excellent food, welcoming attentive staff. Will definitely be revisiting.

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