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Bistrotheque

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East End / East London
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23-27 Wadeson Street, London E2 9DR, England (Cambridge Heath Road)
020 8983 7900
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Fri 5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sidcup, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The outside of this building does very little to show what a great restaurant is inside. Food was absolutely amazing and the service is second to none. Will now be our regular little indulgence.

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Thank Dave F
pabloflack, Owner at Bistrotheque, responded to this review

We appreciate you taking the time out to post a review. Glad you enjoyed Bistrotheque and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. More 

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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here with friends and family for a relaxing brunch. The place has a great vibe. Friendly service, live piano (think only on weekends) and tasty food.

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Thank Henry C
pabloflack, Owner at Bistrotheque, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to post a review and glad you enjoyed your brunch. Do come and see us again soon. More 

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24 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've been here a few times already and do love it a lot. We usually go for a prixe fix menu, which is an excellent value for money. Menu changes from time to time, but classics stay there, which is good since I can never stop myself from having an amazing fresh steak tartare as my starter. Last time my... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant has the perfect menu for me. We were a group of 12, the service was fantastic, excellent knowledge of the food and drinks menus. The whole experience was just perfect. The courses complemented each other. The dishes were innovative without being pretentious. We weren't rushed at all. The space in which the restaurant is is lovely and light.

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Thank oatbake
pabloflack, Owner at Bistrotheque, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to post a review and we're glad you enjoyed Bistrotheque, do come and see us again soon. More 

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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Returned here after a gap of several years. Even better than I remembered it. Location is unprepossessing but it's well worth the walk. Great service, welcoming, friendly and child - friendly. Food was outstanding - all great but the pressed lamb was remarkably good. Chocolate pot with swa-saltrd caramel wasn't bad either. The 3 courses before 7pm is exceptional value.... More 

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Thank Ken M
pabloflack, Owner at Bistrotheque, responded to this review

Glad you came back and, as you say, don't leave it too long until the next time! Thanks for taking the time to post a review. More 

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114 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is yet another visit for me to this trendy restaurant. Had the most fabulous time here an early dinner with my best friend. We had a selection of starters and mains we shared a dessert and cheese board. It was all delicious. We had fantastic attentive service. Fi was wonderful as always. You'll be seeing me there again for... More 

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pabloflack, Owner at Bistrotheque, responded to this review

Thanks for the kind words and we hope to see you again soon. More 

London, United Kingdom
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141 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016 via mobile

I really liked the food at Bistrotheque. The best thing though I think it's the ambience - trendy and urban/industrial - and the service, which is friendly and impeccable. It's a bit hard to find as there is no name outside or even inside, which I found a bit strange. If you are lost, the restaurant is on the first... More 

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Thank Gianangel
pabloflack, Owner at Bistrotheque, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write a review and also to find us in the first place. We've been hidden away down that backstreet for 12 years now with lack of a sign dating back to when we first opened and we couldn't afford one! Now we're just the restaurant without a sign. We hope you visit us again... More 

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78 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

We ate here for a function, admittedly it was a large group of us but the service was diabolical. We were given barely Luke warm mains & waited a good 10 mins for the accompanying side dishes (veg etc) by which point people had either eaten their meat main or their meat was cold. The food was tasty enough but... More 

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pabloflack, Owner at Bistrotheque, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to post a review and to give constructive feedback, we take all comments, good or bad, on board. I can only apologise on behalf of the whole team if we didn't meet your expectations and our actions led to you not enjoying your time with us. We'd be really keen to hear more about the... More 

London, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Bistrotheque is definitely the best place for brunch in London! I visited the restaurant a few times and I just love it. The atmosphere is charming but very relaxed. The food is great and always very fresh. Cocktails are amazing. If you're lucky, you'll be able to eat while listening to the piano. Not an easy place to find, but... More 

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pabloflack, Owner at Bistrotheque, responded to this review

Thanks very much for the kind words, we hope to see you again soon. More 

London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

I had the pancakes with bacon and maple syrup and they were absolutely delicious. The peach bellinis were not amazing but acceptable. Coffee was good too. Beautiful environment with a pianist playing but it's a little too busy on Saturdays for brunch so not the most relaxing place. However it got a lot less busy just before we leave. I... More 

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Thank kat_0616
pabloflack, Owner at Bistrotheque, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to post a review and to give some constructive feedback. Bistrotheque tends to busy for brunch right from opening, at 11am, through to 2 or 3pm in the summer and later in the winter. I must apologise that you were brought your bill prior to asking, we would normally only do this if the table... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$26 - $41
Cuisine
European, British, Gluten Free
Meals
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Bar scene, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 23-27 Wadeson Street, London E2 9DR, England
    (Cambridge Heath Road)
  • Public Transportation: Bethnal Green tube/Cambridge Heath rail
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > East End / East London
  • Neighborhood: East End / East London
  • Phone Number: 020 8983 7900
Description
Bistrotheque is housed in a converted clothing factory in the East End.



Upstairs is a minimalist dining room seating 80 covers serving a mix of classic French Bistro and Modern British cuisine under the watchful eye of head chef Tom Collins.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?