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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)
+44 20 8983 7900
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5:30 pm - 12:00 am
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Mon - Fri 5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Durham, North Carolina
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157 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2017

You might doubt there is actually a restaurant down this side street . . . but keep the faith! Food was very good, service was nice, ambiance for dinner was candle-lit warehouse, quite charming. I enjoyed the scallops appetizer, the short rib, and the panna cotta with blood oranges. Every dish I tried, including dessert, heavily featured nuts--a consideration if... More 

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Thank Justine S
pabloflack, Owner at Bistrotheque, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to post a review, we appreciate it, and we're glad you enjoyed Bistrotheque. To anyone that has any allergies, please do inform us when you arrive so we can best serve you. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2017 via mobile

Hidden down a side street and upstairs in a converted warehouse you will find a bright open plan space filled with hip East Londoner types. Like me, you may cringe at the thought but don't let the idea of hipsters instagramming their food put you off! It's well worth a visit. We arrived late Sunday morning and were surprised to... More 

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Thank Luke S
pabloflack, Owner at Bistrotheque, responded to this review

We're glad you found us and even more pleased that you enjoyed your brunch. Now you know where we are, we hope to welcome you back soon. Thanks for taking the time to post a review, it is much appreciated. More 

London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2017

Great atmosphere, hidden gem of Victoria Park area, good choice of niche spirits in the bar. the dinner itself was very tasty and well presented - if you order before 7pm you can go for prix fix ( 3 courses of your choice ) which gives you huge saving, great service and professional and helpful staff

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

Glad you enjoyed your dinner and thanks for posting a review, we appreciate it. More 

London, United Kingdom
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227 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 249 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2017

Good service and nice staff in a quirky location with a good ambience. The food was mixed, I had excellent goat's cheese and artichoke starter but rather tasteless and chewy smoked short rib with red cabbage, it was warm when it came to the table, not hot. Some of our party had chicken which was delicious and hot in temperature.... More 

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

Thanks for taking the time to give us some feedback. I can't help feeling, reading your review, that if the short rib had been on point, not chewy, hot not warm, you'd have probably felt the meal was better value. We're not the cheapest restaurant around but we do want you to leave feeling that the meal you had was... More 

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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 25, 2016 via mobile

Had a lovely visit here today for Christmas dinner. The staff where all very friendly and attentive and seemed happy to be there considering it was christmas day. The restaurant has nice decor and a relaxed vibe although it would have been nice to have some music in the background to create some ambience. Also, the tables are very close... More 

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Thank Kirsty J
pabloflack, Owner at Bistrotheque, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to post a review and give constructive feedback, we're glad to hear you enjoyed Christmas lunch overall. Regarding service charge, it does indeed go to the team. It is optional so if you wish to have it removed and to pay a leave a different amount for them, then that is entirely possible. Christmas Day... More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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380 reviews
267 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 282 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2016 via mobile

We ate here as a couple in early December. What is good: the lovely big bar, the open space, the vaguely Parisian bistro style of the room, the buzzy atmosphere. What is better than good: the service, which was really very good and attentive, with interested staff who could all clearly be bothered. What was average was the food, I... More 

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

Thanks very much for taking the time to post a review and give feedback, we do really appreciate hearing people's thoughts, good or bad. Of course, I'm glad you enjoyed the space and the buzz but I am disappointed to read your review of the food, as we know from other feedback the kitchen is capable of more than average.... More 

Toowoomba, Australia
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2016 via mobile

We visited Bistrotheque in November 2016. We tried to reserve a table very late, but were able to eat at the bar. The food was fantastic, and the cocktails are original and divine. Wonderful atmosphere. Would totally visit again.

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Thank Cherie A
pabloflack, Owner at Bistrotheque, responded to this review

We're glad to hear you enjoyed your visit to Bistrotheque and really appreciate you taking the time to post a review. We hope to see you again, the next time you're in London. More 

Windsor, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016

Really interesting venue - you definitely know you're in East London! Warehouse that has been converted to a restaurant - table not too close together and places to hang your coats along the wall. The food was ok, nothing particularly amazing, but the service was really fantastic, which honestly so many places get wrong. Our waiter was unobtrusive, friendly and... More 

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Thank 21Pippa
pabloflack, Owner at Bistrotheque, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review, we really appreciate it. Glad to hear you enjoyed Bistrotheque and we'd love to welcome you back, next time you're in London. More 

Groningen, The Netherlands
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197 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2016

We went to this restaurant although it was far from us but it was worth to spend the money on the taxi. Because we were there before 19.00 they have the possibility to choose a 3 course menu from the card for just 23 pound. The quality of the food for 3 of us was very good and the servant... More 

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Thank Rudi O
pabloflack, Owner at Bistrotheque, responded to this review

We're glad you enjoyed Bistrotheque and we hope to see you again, the next time you are in London More 

London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016 via mobile

On a visit to London from Singapore we tried Bistroteque with some friends from London, Singapore and Indonesia and, boy, did we make the right choice. After some drinks at the bar, we were taken to our table and allocated Kieran as our server for the night. He could not have been more helpful and charming. In terms of the... More 

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Thank John L
pabloflack, Owner at Bistrotheque, responded to this review

High praise indeed, which I'll be sure to share with Ciaran. We really appreciate you taking the time to post a review, do come and see us again when you're back in town. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$31 - $63
Cuisine
British, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Parking Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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: +44 20 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?