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“Hidden gem of Heathrow”
Review of Vivre

Vivre
Ranked #2 of 255 Restaurants in Hounslow
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $27 - $53
Cuisines: Asian, Eastern European
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Vivre is the casual dining international restaurant,the design is an integral part of the concept bringing a grand environment and understated designs as one would find in an elegant modern open plan.The food follows the same direction,revolving around what has become well known and appreciated by most people of all regions of the world "Traditional yet Contemporary International Cuisine" with the strong influence from flavors worldwide.The range of international dishes available in Vivre can be seen by the different sections of the kitchen, The wok & curry section, The pizza & pasta section , The grill section , The fish section and The desert section . All dishes authentically prepared, from the goodness of unique and high quality ingredients kept to maximize the natural taste and freshness of each dish.
Reviewed August 26, 2014

This was our first time dining in the Vivre restuarant even though we have stayed at this hotel many times. We always heard the restaurant is busy and it's difficult to get a table during the peak times so I guess we've avoided it for that reason.
I must say what a wonderful evening we had when we decided to dine there. The open kitchen is beautifully laid out with all the chefs working in sync and it truly does feel like a theatre. Our waiter was Rishi who ensured we had a wonderful meal. We also had a chat with some of the other staff, lina, maruwan, Patrycja, and the manager Ash, who were very professional, friendly and polite. I truly recommend this restaurant to anyone looking to have a reasonably priced meal with good food and excellent service.

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1  Thank Jpenrose2k
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CulinaryManager, Public Relations Manager at Vivre, responded to this reviewResponded October 12, 2014

Dear Guest,

It is really nice to know that your dining experience was truly memorable due to exquisite food, lovely relaxed atmosphere and followed by good service.

I'm so very pleased you enjoyed your evening with us. The kitchen, and indeed the whole team, will be very pleased to read you feedback and I very much hope we'll be able to welcome you back again very soon

Kind regards,

Eshan Bajaj

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Reviewed August 24, 2014

During the last 9 to 12 months, this restaurant has been transformed into an excellent venue for food and service. I have stayed at the hotel many times, but, until this last year, have tended to avoid Vivre, because I felt the atmosphere and food were little better than one would get in a factory canteen. Whatever the management have done to transform things, has certainly worked. There is now a very keenly attentive group of waiters and waitresses, who seem genuinely interested in whether you are enjoying a meal and in seeking feedback, so that improvements can be affected. Breakfast is the main meal that I eat here and I have been very impressed with the home baked bread, croissants, muffins and Danish. The fruit and healthy type foods are very good. They have expanded into Japanese and Indian food as well as the normal English bacon and eggs. Very good array of cold cuts, well presented. Really good made-to-order coffee. The transformed team really seem to care about making the dining experience one to remember. Well done to the management team for turning this restaurant around.

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Thank AGR1958
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CulinaryManager, Public Relations Manager at Vivre, responded to this reviewResponded October 12, 2014

Dear Guest,

Thank you for sharing such a fantastic feedback through Trip Advisor.

We are delighted to note that you had a wonderful experience and that you were happy with our personalised service and Breakfast selection.

Your feedback is very encouraging and will motivate us to strive harder towards excellence.

Thank you for recommending Vivre. We look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you back very soon.

Kind regards,

Eshan Bajaj

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Reviewed August 16, 2014

Very extensive breakfast buffet served so politely by waiter GENRIK, who deserves special mention. My coffee cup was never empty and I lingered long after eating, as the restaurant is a nicer lounge area than the terminal. Overall, if you have a couple hours to kill in the morning at Heathrow terminal 5, head over to Vivre in the Sofitel. For about 20£, you'll be well fed and a smidge refreshed!

Thank Hugo S
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CulinaryManager, Public Relations Manager at Vivre, responded to this reviewResponded September 3, 2014

Dear Guest,

Thank you for sharing such a fantastic feedback through Trip Advisor.

We are delighted to note that you had a wonderful experience and that you were happy with attentive and personalized service from Genrik and Breakfast selection.

Your feedback is very encouraging and will motivate us to strive harder towards excellence.

Thank you for recommending Vivre. We look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you back very soon.

Kind regards,

Eshan Bajaj

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Reviewed August 15, 2014

We have enjoyed our meals tremendously at Vivre T5. The breakfast is balanced, varied and just right for every palate. We had four dinner meals and we are trying to find a fault with the food but simply can't.
In particular our near-personal server Genrik made the difference to the breakfast experience which is quite simply the best in the entire Heathrow suite of hotels.

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1  Thank Simon A
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CulinaryManager, Public Relations Manager at Vivre, responded to this reviewResponded September 3, 2014

Dear Guest,

Thank you for sharing such a wonderful feedback through Trip Advisor.

We are delighted to know that you had a pleasurable breakfast experience and a memorable dinner experience at Vivre.

It is our constant endeavour to provide a memorable dining experience to our guests through great food and service, and your delightful comments are the greatest encouragement for us.

I do hope that we will have the opportunity to welcome you back soon and thank you for recommending Vivre.

Kind regards,

Eshan Bajaj

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Reviewed August 14, 2014

After a pleasant night at the Sofitel, I had breakfast in their Vivre restaurant. Genrik was the waiter, and he did an amazing job. He served coffee from a French press, and also a great espresso. Of course, the restaurant had a wide variety typical of a full English breakfast--pastries, bacon, eggs (also to order), cold meats and cheeses, and great fruit,yogurt, etc., but the service is what made it exceptional. I would recommend Vivre's breakfast buffet. Ask for Genrik.

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Thank kaychaney
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CulinaryManager, Public Relations Manager at Vivre, responded to this reviewResponded September 3, 2014

Dear Guest,

Thank you for sharing your fantastic experiences on Trip Advisor and we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the Breakfast with a nice cup of French press and espresso with wide selection at the breakfast buffet followed with exceptional service from Genrik.

It is our constant endeavor to provide a memorable dining experience to our guests through great food and service, and your delightful comments are the greatest encouragement for us.

I do hope that we will have the opportunity to welcome you back soon and thank you for recommending Vivre.

Kind regards,

Eshan Bajaj

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