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Le Bistro Savoir Faire

42 New Oxford Street, London WC1A 1EP, England
+44 20 7436 0707
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good32%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
42 New Oxford Street, London WC1A 1EP, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I've been here twice now and on both occasions the food has been really very good. On the last occasion I had the duck with pickled pears which was exceptional and a glass of good value and very drinkable red. On both occasions I've had...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank James K
Reviewed 5 days ago

This restaurant is a little gem as it has good ambience, not too noisy, nice food, pleasant service, and is in the heart of London. An advance reservation got us a smallish table but in a good location by the window. Service is friendly although...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank OldMrBoston
Reviewed 1 week ago

Food was very good and tasty. We sat downstairs as they were busy upstairs... the ambiance wasn't that great. If given a choice, definately sit upstairs.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Asaleh123456789
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

3 weeks til Clubland Boxing Day!! Its gona be one hell of a night Get your tickets on skiddle See u there

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank jordancT9842GZ
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Authentic French cuisine tucked away in Bloomsbury. Absolutely delicious food, great ambiance, and authentic brusque service. Thoroughly recommend.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank davidtE4146KQ
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went with family for a dinner and we all ordered different dishes , everybody enjoyed their meal and I did like my steak too. The service was a bit slow , but overall a good experience. Definitely recommend .

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Peter W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I walked in to this place at 2 pm without a reservation. The welcome was warm and I was shown to a table. I ordered the sea bass and a beer, and while I waited I enjoyed the excellent bread and appreciated the quirky, fun...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank danlev
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I went to the restaurant as it was nearby the place we stayed while visiting London. Food was good but the service was very cold. It really felt it was a bad day for the waitress.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank romaint508
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As a family we were in London for the weekend and I booked this restaurant for a family dinner after reading good reports on Trip Advisor. We arrived 10 minutes early and the restaurant was busy, We were asked to wait until our table was...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Barbara S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I were looking for a restaurant to eat at while visiting London. Savoir Faire caught our eye because it was located on the same street as our Airbnb. We were so glad that we chose to eat there. We both had the...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Travellermama
Inner London’s busiest streets crisscross quiet
cobbled lanes for an effect that can be urbane or
quaint – or an intriguing blend of both – depending on
the particular corner you turn. Due to its especially
convenient location, bustling Holborn hosts an
excellent range of hotels, eateries, and shops to suit
practically any taste or budget. With major
attractions like the British Museum and Somerset House
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August 23, 2016|
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Response from Mumofone2005 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there were no steps however it is small, I'm sure the tables by the window and the alcove near the entrance would be fine.
April 9, 2015|
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Response from TriciaSuffolk | Reviewed this property |
They were really helpful when i rang to ask what time we should book for, and very flexible. 5.30 sounds good - but mention it to them so they know.
March 14, 2015|
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Response from Loubielou456 |
Three courses might be a rush in 90 minutes but they offer pre-theatre menus.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$19 - $31
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Business meetings, 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>  > Holborn
  • Neighborhood: Holborn
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7436 0707
  • E-mail
Savoire Fair - rarely has a restaurant been so perfectly named. Fresh food, good wine, mellow atmosphere, satisfied staff, value for money - this traditional French bistro knows how to please and over the past nine years it's perfected the art. The mouthwatering menu reads like that of any major London restaurant - rib eye steak served on a fromage frais pancake with a brandy and mushroom sauce, for example - apart from the prices. Although the menu changes every fortnight, the big sellers such as the traditional French bourguignon and tarte tatin are faithfully there for the savouring, much to the satisfaction of the regulars, many of them celebrities and actors from the local shows and plays. Every dish is freshly prepared on the premises daily. "If we can't cook it, we don't have it," declares the owner, Max. There's only one thing for it; cancel The Ivy and try a little Savoir Faire.
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