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Fri, 11/22
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#189 of 523 French in London
#3,085 of 16,783 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence2018 Winner
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Why go all the way to Paris when you can get a taste of Parisian cafe culture right here in London? BV is a french neighbourhood restaurant in Bloomsbury that has everything from croissants and coffee au matin to intimate dinners, with light lunches and bottomless brunches in between. French classics such as tartines, charcuterie plates, magret de canard, oozing Raclette are served alongside more modern dishes. Drinks, meanwhile, meander from a well-selected, French-focused wine list, and finish up with cocktails shaken up at the central bar, like the eminently drinkable house signature Dirty Pink with gin, raspberry chambered liquor, lemon juice, sugar syrup and egg white.
PRICE RANGE
$8 - $34
Special Diets
Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
CUISINES
French, European
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Table Service, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Distracted staff delivering mediocre food at higher prices. Not the worst but nothing to write home about.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Depressingly mediocre, insipid, nondescript, anonymous, undistinguished, disorganised, and cramped. Sadly this place is not worth even a glance.

Date of visit: November 2019
1  Thank CameronHighlander
CharmaineA50, Owner at Bon Vivant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Bonjour! Thank you for your review and your long line of adjectives. We are sorry that our restaurant wasn't to your liking. Team BV

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great restaurant away from the hustle and bustle of the main roads! Tucked away from all the main chains and really well priced for the area! Great recommendation for a business lunch or even date night. Personally, I'd recommend the roasted haddock.

Date of visit: October 2019
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CharmaineA50, Owner at Bon Vivant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Bonjour! Thank you for your review! We are really hoary that you enjoyed your time with us at BV and hope to see you again soon =) Team BV

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner at this tasty restaurant. We had steak and risotto, and both of them were sublime. The only bad thing, in order to justify my rating 4/5 was the service. They were too crowded so dinner was slow. It took us over 1:30h...More

Date of visit: October 2019
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CharmaineA50, Owner at Bon Vivant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Bonjour! Thank you for your review, we are glad that you enjoyed the food! We will definitely look into the issue with the service. Merci Team BV

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not that good. We asked for service and had to wait too long for our company. Therefore were the prices way too much.

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank ShoreTee
CharmaineA50, Owner at Bon Vivant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Bonjour! I am sorry to hear that your experience didn't go well. We will look into the matter. Merci Team BV

Reviewed October 7, 2019

Friendly waiter , clean and comfortable ambience, delicious lunch , nicely presented, good size portions. We shall return !

Date of visit: October 2019
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CharmaineA50, Owner at Bon Vivant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Bonjour! Thank you for your review! We are looking forward to having you again soon. Merci! Team Bv

Reviewed September 29, 2019 via mobile

Decided to have chicken dish but hadn't got that but really glad as duck was amazing. Really delicious. Polite staff especially our waiter. Will definitely return on our next London trip.

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank Diane H
CharmaineA50, Owner at Bon Vivant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Bonjour! I am glad that you enjoyed your duck (sorry for the mix up). We hope to see you again soon! Merci! Team BV

Reviewed September 7, 2019 via mobile

We just stopped here for a drink, but after a look on the menu we considered going back here. A lot of nice options for refreshments. The food looked great! Friendly staff.

Date of visit: September 2019
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charmaineA125, Owner at Bon Vivant, responded to this reviewResponded September 18, 2019

Bonjour! Thank you for the review, we hope to see you again very soon =)

Reviewed September 1, 2019 via mobile

Relaxed dinning outside or inside. French flair. We walked in off the street, where greeted and asked where we wanted to sit. The menu is not over loaded, is broken down to Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast a d the food is very nice. I recommend t...More

Date of visit: September 2019
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charmaineA125, Owner at Bon Vivant, responded to this reviewResponded September 18, 2019

Bonjour! Thank you for your kind review, we are so glad that you enjoyed your meal at BV. Please don't hesitate to pop back during your next trip to London =) Merci Team BV

Reviewed August 13, 2019 via mobile

My parents and I popped in this restaurant hoping to have a nice supper. But this place just turned out to be very disappointing. Even though we are the only customers setting in this empty restaurant, it still took us over 30 mins to wait...More

Date of visit: August 2019
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CharmaineA50, Owner at Bon Vivant, responded to this reviewResponded August 28, 2019

Bonjour! I am sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy your food. Our food takes time to come out as it is all cooked a la minute and homemade. Our risotto is al dente, you shouldn't have hesitated to ask your waiter to put the...More

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Despite an understandable popularity with students,
tourists and day trippers, vast sections of Bloomsbury
retain a quiet, residential feel year round and
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Response from fungryirene | Reviewed this property |
I guess they don't serve breakfast too. But you can try the restaurant opposite to them which serves all-day breakfast.
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