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Le Bistro Savoir Faire

#571 of 17,713 Restaurants in London
#621 of 18,638 Places to Eat in London
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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: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 36
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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
A charming little restaurant

I have been visiting this restaurant for many years now. It's atmospheric, it has a brilliant menu that is reasonably priced and perfect for a pre or post theatre meal. And most importantly you always feel welcome and the customer service is amazing - highly recommended.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
JackWH1961
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Dining on a budget
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

I have been visiting this restaurant for many years now. It's atmospheric, it has a brilliant menu that is reasonably priced and perfect for a pre or post theatre meal. And most importantly you always feel welcome and the customer service is amazing - highly recommended.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

Met old friends for dinner. The food was superlative ! Every dish was great.We were a group of 6. Unlike some places they take reservations for Friday night. Restaurant was crowded so we were seated in private dining room downstairs which was quiet so we could have a good conversation as well. Lovely experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit.the bistro was small and cosy but not cramped.the choice off the set menu was very good and the food excellent and very god value.would definitely recommend this instead of one of the main chain restaurants.will be back there when next in London in February .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

A leaving party for a dear friend, departing to Dubai for 2 years brought a mixed group of pals together for a super dinner. We all went for the 2 course option...some having dessert too! The choices were numerous, our group chose- octopus, salmon with goat cheese, cauliflower cheese soup, and chicken liver For mains amazing chicken and avo salad... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We ate a pre theatre meal at this restaurant and it did not disappoint. The food was well cooked and nicely presented. The staff were friendly and attentive. The mackerel starter and belly of pork main were both excellent and overall the meal was good value given the central location of the restaurant.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

On a warm summer night we had a delicious dinner. Friendly staff and perfectly cooked food with balanced flavours and seasoning. Will definitely go here again next time in London.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Great attentive service, mains were generous portions. The decor is quirky but fun. Some music would add to the ambience.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Two waitresses somehow treated us differently. They smiled to others but were really impatient to us. They got our starters wrong but didn't even apologise, and when we told them they took the order wrong they rolled their eyes as if were saying "just eat it" kind of thing. It was our anniversary and they completely ruined the lovely night.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

We ate as four for the first time. The place has a very ''bistro'' like feel, not smart but quite quirky. with signatures on the wall and ceiling around our table. Obviously used by tourist but not a ''tourist trap.'' The food is good staple French fare and is served by friendly staff including the proprietor. For the price it... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

We visited on a Saturday lunch time and it soon became busy. We were a table of six and all enjoyed our meals, as the other reviews have said you won't be disappointed as the food was all very good. Service was a bit haphazard, we never did get the extra portion of chips and one meal came much later... 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 to 39
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic, 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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