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“Simple but delicious”
Review of Bistrotheque

Bistrotheque
Ranked #1,648 of 24,020 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $35 - $98
Cuisines: French
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: East End / East London
Cross street: Cambridge Heath Road
Transit: Bethnal Green tube/Cambridge Heath rail
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.
Reviewed July 14, 2013

The space - Very clean décor with nice bar where you can also dine in a more relaxed occasion. The tables are good and spacey. The white is the dominant colour.
The food - A good "palette" of flavours, from the more "signature" cuisine to a great hamburger.
The drinks - An excellent assortment of world wines (I just regret the lack of Portuguese wines) and great "entrance" drinks.
The service - Staff were present enough and always very professional and knowledgeable.
It's a must go with friends that desire a relaxed environment with good food.

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Thank PauloSG
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Reviewed July 6, 2013 via mobile

Quite restricted on veggie options but the polenta was delicious and I could eat it again and again!
They also do a mean Aperol spritz.
Environment is lovely, spacious and relaxed. I always love coming here for dinner.
For a first timer it might be hard to locate, tucked away on a quite street in hackney and up the stairs of a fairly non descript building. Worth google mapsing!

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Thank Feersome
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Reviewed July 1, 2013

Food was delicious, service was great, location is great and the atmosphere was perfect. I dont think there is anything I can fault this restaurant on!

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Thank Leena1985
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Reviewed June 26, 2013

Tucked away in a quiet street in Hackney, no signage outside the restaurant we followed the noise it is well-known among connoisseurs and so much appreciated it has become an institution in East London. The interior is an airy white space, decorated with rough concrete floors and exposed steel girders. Highly popular for week-end brunch, it is visited by locals who want to delight with a high quality cuisine before going for a stroll in nearby Victoria Park.
We were served by a very friendly helpful waiter.

The food was on the expensive side e.g. Who
Whole Black bream was served with a green sauce £17.00. Add a portion of veg and jersey potatoes (potatoes were not freshly cooked tasteless) £10.00. So main course £27.00
Some dishes were served with accompaniments Pork belly with white beans. Fish and chips had a side portion of peas.
The portion of Cream Carmel was very small potion
The bill was £100.00 for 2 course for 3 people with a bottle of house wine .

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Thank Eatallover
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Reviewed June 26, 2013

My partner and I had a late Saturday evening meal. We live locally but found the restaurant on the internet. I have walked past it many times but wasn't sure what it was as there is no signage. The restaurant is on the 1st floor and is a lovely space. Very plain and not that much changed from its days as an industrial unit - except for the bar, the tables and one beautiful mass of flowers. I had the set menu (possible as our booking was at 9.45pm). The starter of squash and goats cheese was absolutely delicious. I chose the vegetarian main course as well. A dauphinoise which was okay but a little bland/stodgy and not up to the standard of the starter (often the way I find). The pudding of hazelnut and pear tart was a bit heavy for my taste, but the ice cream that went with it was good. My dinner companion enjoyed his fish and chips. House red wine was fine. Staff were very pleasant and easy going. Excellent value. We paid under £60 for the 2 of us including service. A great way to spend a Saturday evening - sense of occasion.

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Thank alison_6000
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