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Le Bistro Savoir Faire

#694 of 18,502 Restaurants 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
Good for:
Casual Dining
Romance
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Dining on a budget

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  • 192
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  • 136
    Very good
  • 34
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  • 20
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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great little gem!

Tucked away in Holborn is this little gem. Again, visited based on the strength of reviews and a tip from a friend and definitely not disappointed. The food was great and the atmosphere was brilliant. It had a real local, family feel to it that you don't find very easily amongst the hustle and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
JoshR15
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Romance
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Tucked away in Holborn is this little gem. Again, visited based on the strength of reviews and a tip from a friend and definitely not disappointed. The food was great and the atmosphere was brilliant. It had a real local, family feel to it that you don't find very easily amongst the hustle and bustle of London. I recommended a... More 

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49 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Met friends here for lunch. It was friendly, quiet, unhurried. The perfect place if only the food were better. Maybe we chose badly, so if you go, avoid the seafood pasta at lunchtime. Overcooked and underseasoned. At lunch it doesn't seem particularly French.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

Visited on a Monday afternoon. Very quiet but to be expected. I had a goats cheese starter, expected it to be a little crispier but the greens made up for the lack of texture, nice flavours though. Then the fish arrived, plaice, it was absolutely fantastic, cooked to perfection and wonderful flavours! The service left a bit to be desired,... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

a meal with a friend before a concert. The staff were friendly and attentive. Goats cheese starter and duck main both delicious.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

This is my first restaurant review as I have always been lucky when choosing a restaurant on tripadvisor but I am still struggling to understand the positive reviews about this restaurant. I am not too fuzzy with food, I like restaurants with simple, good quality food and nice atmosphere but event the simplest dish on the menu (steak with chips... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I ate at Savoir Faire on a recent Saturday night with my husband. At firs the service was very slow, and we weren't even served drinks until we had been sat for more than 10 min, but the friendliness of the older woman who seems to manage the place made up for it. We had the prix fixe dinner menu... More 

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Suffolk
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We were the first people in for the evening as we visited just after seeing War Horse. We were there about 5.15 pm, and it didn't really fill up until about 6 pm. The staff, or some at least, were authentically French and it had a bohemian feel. The service was very good and the food delicious. We asked for... More 

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Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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217 reviews 217 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

My daughter and I booked this restaurant through Open Table. Just as well we had booked as we wouldn't have just been able to walk in. It was really busy at 7:00 p.m and even busier later in the evening. It is a cosy bistro style restaurant. We sat downstairs in the basement area. The decor is lovely, it has... More 

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48 reviews 48 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Selected this restaurant as reviews suggested it was better than a chain and yes it has a well-priced all-inclusive set menu with a good choice. The main courses were fine, but the soups and puddings were disappointing - not as good as we make at home.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

I absolutely adore this place, great food and accommodating staff no matter if a reservation has been placed or a last minute visit. The duck dish is devine and the other dishes ordered by my party were also fantastic; beef bourguignon and chicken supreme are favourites with us all. We particularly look forward to the desserts - the creme brulee... 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 - 37
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
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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