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Le Bistro Savoir Faire

#585 of 18,317 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
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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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Visitor rating
  • 188
    Excellent
  • 131
    Very good
  • 33
    Average
  • 18
    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
Most recent review
What a find!

We found this by accident and what a find! A great restaurant with friendly staff and they gave excellent recommendations. The food and wine were delicious - I would definitely go again!

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
Chester15
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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376 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

We found this by accident and what a find! A great restaurant with friendly staff and they gave excellent recommendations. The food and wine were delicious - I would definitely go again!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

I booked this for my brother's 30th birthday party which happened to coincide with Valentine's day. Despite the fact the restaurant was jam packed, they managed to squeeze all 11 of us into their function room then served us an excellent 3 course meal (at a very reasonable price). The staff couldn't have been more helpful and catered for our... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

As my mother was visiting and we were meeting at the British Museum, I wanted to find somewhere nearby which was relaxed but with great food and atmosphere. Luckily I found it at Savoir Faire. The waiting staff were really welcoming and pleasant which contributed to a convivial atmosphere. We choose the 2 course option - starters were a perfect... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Found this through Trip advisor! We were glad we were did as we were planning to go to Soho otherwise and this was a short walk from the Comedy Museum where we saw a play. Very friendly, welcoming and cosy. Nicely decorated; lovely staff. Food was good and came quickly. Good choice of wine in carafe, we enjoyed red and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

We made our first visit on February 21st and have discovered probably our favourite restaurant in London-not because its food is the best in London-and I'm sure it doesn't pretend to be- but because everything about Savoir Faire is just what we wanted ie delightful ambiance ; very friendly and helpful staff ; prices modest and very good value. I... More 

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

After leaving another restaurant that was packed and had arsey staff we happened across this place and couldn't have been happier. Will return again (and probably again)

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35 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Friendly French restaurant with helpful staff. Goose rillett was good, andthe pork rack in wine and chocolate sauce (special dish, not on the regular menu) was sumptuous. A fresh lemon tart to finish. Three courses, wine and coffee for £35 was very good value.

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Family owned with genuine French cuisine prepared on premises. Food was very French and very lovely. Great pre theatre price or set menu around £30 head for 3 course wine and coffee.

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Went here pre-theatre on the recommendations I had read about since it was just around the corner from the performance we were attending. It's very cosy inside - almost a little too cosy upstairs although the restaurant has done a great job at managing the table set up. Staff are welcoming - if a little quiet about it - don't... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

This was probably the best French food I've had outside of France - and just as good as any that I've had in France too. I could tell that pride was put in to the food preparation, which was all made completely from scratch. I had Goose rilletts as a starter, which were perfect - not too rich or salty... 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: 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?