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Le Bistro Savoir Faire

#625 of 18,012 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, Dinner, Dessert, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 201
    Excellent
  • 139
    Very good
  • 34
    Average
  • 20
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A French gem in the heart of London

We discovered this tiny place a few months ago and have been going back ever since. Authentic French bistro food which is exceptionally good value, delicious and served with great charm by delightful staff. They have an interesting and good value wine list to go with the food and offer a tempting... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
Jenny P
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Manchester, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dining on a budget
  • Special occasions
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English first
Manchester, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

We discovered this tiny place a few months ago and have been going back ever since. Authentic French bistro food which is exceptionally good value, delicious and served with great charm by delightful staff. They have an interesting and good value wine list to go with the food and offer a tempting champagne cocktail to start. Really great ambiance and... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

I discovered this little place a few years ago and every time I've been its been an absolute dream. The menu is very reasonable and the lamb possibly one of the best dishes I've ever had. Go, you won't regret it.

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State College, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Though the servers are not overly friendly (not uncommon), the food was delicious and priced right. We got a great corner table and enjoyed the 2-course meal - Lamb (sooo good) and pork belly (over-cooked but still delicious). The setting, meal, and such reasonably-price wine made this our favorite dinner in London.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We booked a table for an early evening meal and weren't disappointed. The small intiment restaurant with its quirky decor was a great setting and the food freshly cooked. The staff were friendly and available and willing to explain the finer details of the menu. We previously visited this restaurant about ten years ago and wonder why we haven't been... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

One of the best meals I have had in a very long time. Great service, nice ambience, the food was phenomenal - I had mussels followed by fillet steak (the best steak I have ever eaten!) and then chocolate mousse. Food was also great value for money considering London prices. Would highly recommend this restaurant!

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London, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We made a booking at short notice for a Friday night dinner and were really pleased. The setting was lovely, it's small and cosy. The wine list is remarkable and all at a really good price. The set menu was really good, service was good. The mains were a little slow but we had such a lovely bottle of wine... More 

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Excellent starters and mains but puddings not up to same standard. House wines are very quaffable. Service for our noisy party of eight in the downstairs room could not be faulted. Ambience was just right. It pays to have savoir faire!

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San Diego, California
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111 reviews 111 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

This is a great spot to relax after the British Museum. We had a late lunch when the place was only half full, and it provided just the quiet respite and comfort food we needed. We had the bouillabaisse and the steak/brie toasted baguette, and both were excellent. The service was friendly and competent. We watched the hurried world go... More 

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suffolk
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57 reviews 57 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

The menu is varied and interesting, good wine list - best to book beforehand - service very friendly

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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89 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

I do like this restaurant. It's tiny, friendly and uncomplicated. I've never had a bad meal and it's not at all expensive for London. Its unfussy too - I would take a date here because it's got nothing that would jar or look ostentatious and you'd be made welcome. If you are looking for the next hip place, I doubt... 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 - 38
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

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