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Le Bistro Savoir Faire

42 New Oxford Street, London WC1A 1EP, England (Bloomsbury / Holborn)
020 7436 0707
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Ranked #666 of 17,211 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $24 - $41
Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Bloomsbury / Holborn
Transit: Half way between Tottenham court Road Station and Holborn Station.
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Hampshire
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41 reviews 41 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

I have eaten here regularly at lunchtime over the past few years and my recent meal was one of the best. The 2 course lunch offering at £13 is really good value and as a non-meat eater, there is always a fish dish or vegetarian pasta on offer. And the cappuccino cheesecake was out of this world! The restaurant has... More

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Arlington, Virginia
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62 reviews 62 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

This place has a great French bistro atmosphere; we got a table by the window for a pre-theatre dinner and loved the ambience. My husband ordered chicken livers on polenta cakes with pomegranate sauce, and then lamb shank with mashed potatoes and vegetables. I got an appetizer of mushrooms with feta, and a sauteed chicken breast on a risotto cake.... More

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San Francisco, CA.
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44 reviews 44 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014 via mobile

This place has a wide menu, reasonable prices ( we had a 2 course vegetarian meal for £13.) I had a vegetarian lasagna and my wife had the lentil moussaka. Both were divine and no, we're not vegetarians. We just wanted to give ourselves a break from meat. Dine al fresco at their lovely outdoor seating or the more private... More

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San Francisco, California
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74 reviews 74 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Le Bistrot Savoir Faire is a lovely little restaurant in walking to theatres. The menu offered a very nice variety to choose from. The food was very good, as was the service. It is obvious that customer satisfaction is what this charming place is all about.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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65 reviews 65 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Passed the "Savoir faire" on the way back from Covent Garden on a Sunday evening and saw the Trip Adviser rating of excellence which made us go in. It proved to be a genuine find in the middle of London. The staff were charming and welcoming. We ate upstairs but later noted the cosy inviting downstairs tables on going to... More

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London
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104 reviews 104 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

I have been visiting Savoir Faire for many years and have always been delighted with the good and service. A friend of mine was over here from Chicago and we decided to take her to Savoir Faire to celebrate her birthday. She was completely bowled over by the friendly service and excellent food. We did not announce that it was... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We went there on the very strong recommendation from our hotel as "the place to go" before heading off to the theater. How right they were. First, the food. It was superbly prepared using obviously fresh ingrediants. Presentation was very nicely done. This is not some big chain establishment with a million things on the menu but a small, family... More

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San Francisco
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This simple charming restaurant served excellent French food. You must try the grilled mussels in garlic butter (resembles snails, but more palatable for the American taste). They were delicious. My husband had the fois gras with caramelized apples, and he raved about it. My son and I had the duck breast with orange polenta and we loved it. The duck... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

I was looking for somewhere good to eat that wasn't expensive and couldn't have chosen better. The food is excellent and the prices are not what I would expect in London. The staff are extremely friendly and attentive. The menu choice is good and I like the fact that the house wine can be bought in several carafe sizes. Would... More

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London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This little gem has a small menu which is different every day using seasonal ingredients at their best, I have tried many dishes here and not one has ever fallen short of excellent. Even better it is close to the British Museum and Oxford Street, yet never seems too overcrowded. I often eat dishes I would not try elsewhere because... More

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