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Le Bistro - CLOSED

36 High St, London N8 7NX, England
+44 20 8340 2116
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good40%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible9%
Dec 27, 2015
“We are too late”
Oct 18, 2015
“Authentic Gallic treat”
Restaurant Hours Closed
French, Mediterranean, European, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
36 High St, London N8 7NX, England
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Reviewed December 27, 2015

We did try and book by email and there was no reply. Phone calls remained unanswered without a voicemail. When we went there there was a notice on the door dated November 12 informing the leaseholders that repossession had been obtained. So it appears that...More

1  Thank Jonathan K
Reviewed October 18, 2015

What a fabulous Gallic evening to join French Londoners support France in the RWC. In common with thousands of Bistro cafe/bars across France our hosts and customers enjoyed the highs and lows of supporting France. Delighted to be courteously advised before we ordered that the...More

Thank . W
Reviewed August 25, 2015 via mobile

We tried this place since the refurb & presumably change of proprietor. Airy & classy decor. The menu was eclectic French as described and priced very reasonably. Service was friendly and efficient. We ordered the ham-free tartiflette, chicken liver parfait, sea bass and salmon. All...More

Thank Ben2027
Reviewed August 7, 2015

I've always enjoyed Le Bistro, but had a break and now think it might have changed hands as it has new decor and revamped outside space which I've used twice recently and it is quiet and nicely done. Staff are charming. The food is really...More

1  Thank tcake2015
Reviewed August 6, 2015

We've been going to Le Bistro for fifteen years or so, and it is a much loved local. Latterly it has undergone a revamp, and I am sufficiently aged to be suspicious of change, particularly for its own sake. A lot of the deliberate Gallic...More

1  Thank Lexakit
Reviewed August 3, 2015

We visited here on a Friday night, there were five of us and our starters came fairly quickly, however our main courses were a different matter. Three of us received our meals and then had to wait for the vegetables, after five minutes the other...More

Thank happytraveller088
Reviewed July 3, 2015 via mobile

7 of us arrived at 20.15 one poor waitress did her best to service 25-30 covers but it was impossible we waited almost 2 hours for our main course. In between we had to get our own bread & drinks & take our plates back....More

2  Thank wandagold
Yannick B, Owner at Le Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded July 16, 2015

Dear Wandagold, We are really sorry that your evening was a disappointment - we inadvertently, at short notice, found ourselves understaffed and we didn’t want to turn diners away, so made, the perhaps misguided decision, to continue with our guest list as it stood. It...More

Reviewed June 4, 2015

We went on 'French Speaking' Thursday for steak and thought we try this place as its local. We were warmly welcomed, and tried our best, made it a little authentic & fun. Arneau provided impeccable service throughout and amazing wine knowledge and recommendations. We order...More

Thank Hungrymonster77
Reviewed May 10, 2015

Very good food with a changing menu every so often. Quality ingredients. The house wine (red) is of very good quality. Very friendly staff and atmosphere. This is a place where you can enjoy typical French dining and wining without it costing you an arm...More

Thank Holigirl2013
Reviewed April 26, 2015

We love this place - a great local restaurant. The service is friendly, the menu very good value and the wine selection is excellent.

Thank RCL07
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
$13 - $26
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Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 36 High St, London N8 7NX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 8340 2116
  • E-mail
Authentic French food in N8 for over 20 years. This an iconic restaurant that has been part of the community in Hornsey since 1995. Here you will find uncomplicated honest French food, from Cheese to Seafood and amazing Scottish beef Chateaubriand to pair with an excellent selection of French wines from small independent wineries across the country, this means natural wines with no nasty chemicals added to enjoy your wine as much as the fresh food.
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