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Le Bistro Savoir Faire

#539 of 17,572 Restaurants in London
#589 of 18,495 Places to Eat 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: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations

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    Very good
  • 36
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  • 22
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  • 6
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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
Fun dinner

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
Chris S
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Dining on a budget
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Nice place, with a decorum inspired buy Paris at the end of the 19th century (Folies Bergère, Toulouse-Lautrec, La Goulue...) A second room is available downstairs, very cosy. We only took a main course but it was very nice. To have a steak cooked as per demand (being Belgian, I like to have my meat pink, without blood when I... More 

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London, United Kingdom
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Super friendly service and absolutely delicious cuisine, one of the best steak I've ever eaten ! We visited on a Wednesday night and it was absolutely packed, I would highly recommend a visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We went here after seeing the tripadvisor reviews and I have to say they are entirely deserved. The restaurant is extremely well priced for extremely good food. The atmosphere is very different to the "usual" for one in this price range- far more relaxed and friendly. The wait staff were very nice and I can't fault the food one bit.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Great price on a set 2 course meal. Lovely choice of freshly prepared meals. Relaxing atmosphere and efficient service.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We booked the Bistro partly because of its location but mostly because of the great reviews and it did not disappoint. There were 6 of us eating and between us we had a large enough selection from the menu to be able to say that everything there is delicious!! The staff were so friendly and relaxed with a really natural... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Boeuf Bourguignon was excellent. Good ambiance. Good location for West End theatres. Service slow at first, but it did improve and staff were very friendly and helpful.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Great location and reasonably priced food and drink for central London. We had the 2 course set menu. Only negative was they had run out of the main course I wanted.

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Additional Information about Le Bistro Savoir Faire

Address: 42 New Oxford Street, London WC1A 1EP, England
Phone Number: 020 7436 0707
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Bloomsbury
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
Average Prices: USD 23 to 39
Cuisine: French

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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: Special occasions, Doing business, 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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