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Le Bistro Savoir Faire

#219 of 17,074 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
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42 New Oxford Street, London WC1A 1EP, England
020 7436 0707
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Came here for lunch after a visit to the British Museum. Set menu is a bargain although I had steak frites which was not part of that menu. Steak was the best I've had in a long time. Staff were friendly with great service. You will do well to find a better place with food this good at these prices... More 

Thank AlAyres
Nr Oxford, England
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49 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just round the corner from the Shaftesbury Theatre we dined at this quirky, friendly restaurant the other day. We were offered a choice of two set menus, either £15.90 for pre-theatre 2 courses, or £23.90 for 3 courses. Choosing the first, we both had lambs kidneys in a mustard sauce, followed by pan-fried plaice with spinach. Both very tasty, the... More 

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Ojo Caliente, New Mexico
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64 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Recommended by a tour guide, we stopped in for lunch without a reservation and got a table. We ordered the set menu (you can also order ala carte). We had French onion soup and the fish of the day. The food was delicious and the service was excellent.

Thank jnj182
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

LOVE the decor, the food was very tasty and well priced, (plus good to have some cheaper options too like sandwiches), lovely waitress although she seemed to be the only one so she was super busy. I wasn't so keen on sitting in the downstairs area and noticed a slightly weird metallic smell (I don't think the other guests noticed,... More 

Thank Toni C
Hampshire, UK
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125 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A good set menu at under £15 for starter and main, with deserts an optional extra. An interesting and varied selection of dishes which should offer something to tempt everyone. I had delicious liver pate served with onion marmalade, followed by boulibaisse. I had ordered a side of frites. They didn't arrive but I was actually rather relieved as I... More 

Thank ImATravelJunkie
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came here again after a business dinner about 2 years ago, this time with family and again it was fantastic. Really friendly staff and excellent food. My parents said the house red and white were really good. I had the lamb shank which was really delicious. They have very yummy chips. They are also really good with allergies.

Thank omter
Tel Aviv, Israel
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this place on a business trip to London. Ordered the chicken livers for first course, the beef bourguignon for main and tarte tatin for dessert. All dishes were great, but the chicken livers and the mashed potatoes in the main course were exceptional. Really great French cooking. Wish more bistros in France served this quality. Moreover all servers were... More 

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Saratoga, California
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32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had flown in a few hours earlier from the U.S. and visited the British Museum and British Library (magna carta, Gutenberg bible etc) just before closing. A bit exhausted we happened on this small, cozy restaurant, and were delighted by the pre theater special for 16 GBP, a choice of appetizers and entree. We chose the bouillabaisse and the... More 

Thank Woci
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I love this restaurant- the food, the atmosphere, the staff and the fact it's a stone throw from my flat - shame on me for not using it all the time! You'll be seeing me next week SF!

Thank AngieCoventGarden
Chelmsford, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We like to try different restaurants, but the food here was so good that my wife and I had two meals here within a couple of days. Both times we had the two course set lunch and between the two of us tried a variety of items on the menu. All the starters and main courses were beautifully presented and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $33
French, European
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings, Dining on a budget, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 42 New Oxford Street, London WC1A 1EP, England
  • Public Transportation: Half way between Tottenham court Road Station and Holborn Station.
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Bloomsbury
  • Neighborhood: Bloomsbury
  • Phone Number: 020 7436 0707

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Bloomsbury

Neighborhood Profile
Snuggly nestled within Central London is academic and leafy Bloomsbury, an area that boasts walking distance access to many of London's most popular attractions. It is also home to some of Britain's most celebrated museums, including the must-see British Museum. Despite an understandable popularity with students, tourists and day trippers, vast sections of Bloomsbury retain a quiet, residential feel year round and throughout the week.
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