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“Great service and food” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Bistro 51

Bistro 51
54 Buckingham Gate, London SW1E 6AF, England (Westminster)
+44 20 7963 8325
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Ranked #814 of 17,870 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $23 - $46
Cuisines: Asian, British, Bistro
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Good for: Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Westminster
Description: Bistro is a sophisticated restaurant serving contemporary European cuisine based on the freshest and finest quality ingredients. Bistro impresses with its unique presentations and flavours created through local sourcing of fresh produce and the Chef's careful selection of meats, seafood, poultry and vegetables. Sophisticated soft, warm decor, sleek banquets and crisp white linen, create a timeless setting to enjoy the sumptuous choice of signature dishes, English favourites and pan-Asian delicacies.
London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Great service and food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

It was very late booking but we enjoyed great meal and overall excellent experience.
The staff was knowledgable and helpful with our choice . We decided to stick to the classics and didn't try the chef's specials . However the portions were on the small side and they don't serve any nibbles unless u order Bread and butter etc... The mains were just the right size and the desserts were more than ample.

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MGR_SJCTAJ, Manager at Bistro 51, responded to this review, August 14, 2014
Dear Petra D,

Thank you for the review and feedback for your dining experience at Bistro 51. We were delighted to read that you had a good meal and enjoyed both the service provided as well as the food served. We certainly hope that this will not be your last meal experience with us and you return to the restaurant soon.

Thank you for the review.

Yours sincerely,

Edward Riches
Hotel Manager
St James' Court, A Taj Hotel
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Everdon
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Excellent breakfast”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Great choice at the buffet and excellent table staff. Nice dining room overlooking the street scene.

Visited August 2014
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MGR_SJCTAJ, Manager at Bistro 51, responded to this review, August 11, 2014
Dear BettySueEverdon,

Thank you for the review following your visit to take breakfast as you stayed in the hotel. We were delighted to read that you enjoyed the dining experience, especially the service provided by the team. We hope that we can entice you back for Lunch or Dinner on a future stay.

Thank you again for the review.

Yours sincerely,

Edward Riches
Hotel Manager
St James' Court, A Taj Hotel
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buckinghamshire
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
“Poor Service, Average Food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We visited this restaurant as were staying at the nearby Intercontinental. Restaurant was busy with a hen do (would have been nice to have been told about this when booking 1 hour before arrival) and service was inconsistent. It took 20 minutes for the drinks to arrive. I was not allowed to have tofu added to my curry, and my friend had the same problem. The red curry was average, more like a supermarket ready meal, rather than authentic thai. I wonder if the indian meals are any better.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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MGR_SJCTAJ, Manager at Bistro 51, responded to this review, August 11, 2014
Dear amit1978,

Thank you for the review for the visit to Bistro 51. We were very disappointed to read that you did not enjoy the meal experience from the delays in service to the food served to you. As you can see from many of the other reviews, this has been an isolated experience as the feedback that we do generally receive has been very positive, especially in both of these areas.

Thank you again for the review we appreciate the feedback as we endeavour to continue our improvement.

Yours sincerely,

Edward Riches
Hotel Manager
St James' Court, A Taj Hotel
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Auckland
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40 reviews 40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Great food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Service and food was great friendly and helpful waiters. Nice setting. Good wine selection. Great palace

Visited July 2014
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MGR_SJCTAJ, Manager at Bistro 51, responded to this review, August 6, 2014
Dear 3ofusAuckland,

Thank you for the review following your visit to Bistro 51. We are delighted that you enjoyed the visit from the food to the service as well as the great wine we have available. We hope that we can entice you back sometime in the future.

Thank you again for the feedback.

Yours sincerely,

Edward Riches
Hotel Manager
St James' Court, A Taj Hotel
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Boulder, Colorado
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46 reviews 46 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
“Delicious”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Varied menu from fish to Asian inspired dishes. I had this amazing salmon and Udon noodle dish with a side of roasted carrots. My daughters dessert was a deconstructed chocolate fondue. Impeccable service.

Visited June 2014
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MGR_SJCTAJ, Manager at Bistro 51, responded to this review, July 21, 2014
Dear kfriel,

Thank you for the review following your visit to Bistro 51. The team and I are delighted that you enjoyed many aspects of this experience and enjoyed the food as well as the service.

We hope to welcome you back to Bistro 51 on a future visit to London. Many thanks again for the review.

Yours sincerely,

Edward Riches
Hotel Manager
St James' Court, A Taj Hotel
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