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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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17:30 - 00:00
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Mon - Fri 17:30 - 00:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 00:00
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Laid back atmosphere meets fine dining. The food was immense but the price added up to more than expected. Certainly will be back but maybe one for a special occasion.

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Thank Alex H
pabloflack, Owner at Bistrotheque, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to post a review and to give feedback, which is all noted. Glad to hear you enjoyed the food. Whilst we know we're not the cheapest restaurant around we do want you to feel that your meal was worth it. We look forward to welcoming you back for that special occasion. More 

London
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

I look my boyfriend here to celebrate his birthday and we had a wonderful 3 course dinner. The lamb main course in particular was incredible, but everything was delicious including the wine we washed it down with. The atmosphere and service was also excellent. We cant wait to come back for brunch! More 

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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Good wine, terrible food. Side order smelt like an ashtray, every gastropub in London serves a better burger. Pollock was tasteless, brandade overpowered everything. I could go on but I can't be bothered, the restaurant doesn't deserve my effort because they couldn't be bothered themselves.

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

Thanks for taking the time to post a review and to give feedback, we do appreciate it, even if the commentary is unremittingly negative. It obviously hurts to read that you feel that we can't be bothered, it obviously shows, in your case, that we failed miserably. Please accept my sincere apologies on behalf of the whole team for not... More 

Singapore
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111 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You need to know the exact address or you will never find it! No signs, no advertising and no passing trade; have to book. Visited on a Saturday and really surprised to walk up the bare stairs and then find this buzzing place. Very good service from Susie and chose the avocado and poached eggs and the bistro breakfast which... More 

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Thank Gunny2015
pabloflack, Owner at Bistrotheque, responded to this review

We're glad you enjoyed Bistrotheque and thanks for taking the time to post a review. We welcome all ages at Bistrotheque and whilst brunch can be a younger crowd, dinner is more a mix. Do come and see us again soon. More 

London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want a venue that will surprise, Bistrotheque is for you. No sign outside, restaurant in a small quiet street, and suddenly you open the door and you're filled with the noise, busy waiters and the live piano altogether: you know you'll have a great time.

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Thank Jus7ine
pabloflack, Owner at Bistrotheque, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to post a review, it is appreciated. We hope to see you again soon. More 

London, United Kingdom
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233 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had dinner at Bistrotheque on a Saturday evening; the place was buzzing! A really good crowd and very tasty food. Pretty busy also. It's a random wee spot in Bethnal Green, but definitely worth searching it out!

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

Glad you had a memorable night, thanks for taking the time to post a review. We hope to see you again soon. More 

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52 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Some friends came for brunch and for early diner so invited us We were very excited about the decoration and style of the place looking forward to a special evening full of flavour cooking experience The staff especially the female manager, one waiter and the bar staff were very welcoming and the bar service was excellent Table service not that... More 

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pabloflack, Owner at Bistrotheque, responded to this review

Firstly thank you for taking the time to post such a detailed review. It is appreciated, even when the content makes me hang my head in shame. No wonder you were disappointed, this is not up to the standards we set ourselves by a long, long way. If our guests had to wait 45 minutes for main courses and then... More 

London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The place is hidden, and worth tracking down, as once you're in, welcome to an incredible venue, stylish, and with a great atmosphere. More importantly the food is epic! Creative dishes, with perfect portions. Make sure you go all out and take a starter, main and dessert as you don't want to miss anything in this place. And the staff... More 

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

Thanks so much for the kind words and for taking the time to post them here, I'm glad to hear you enjoyed your dinner. Do come and see us again soon. More 

Dublin, Ireland
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Best brunch in London, impeccable cocktails and perfect desserts. I wouldn't usually opt for a dessert after brunch as it's so filling but leave space for these- even just share to have a taste. Perfect place after the flower market on a Sunday. I recommend anyone visiting London to go.

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Thank houstonj403
pabloflack, Owner at Bistrotheque, responded to this review

Glad to hear you enjoyed your brunch. Thanks for taking the time to post a review, we hope to see you the next time you're in town. More 

Orpington, United Kingdom
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100 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Recently visited Bistrotheque with friends from work. I had heard about the restaurant previously and have never had an opportunity to visit before now. It is quite a journey away from The City but once we arrived it was all worth it. The restaurant is quite unassuming from the outside but I was pleasantly surprised from the moment we arrived.... More 

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pabloflack, Owner at Bistrotheque, responded to this review

We're glad you finally made it and now you know where we are, coming back will be easier ;) Thanks for taking the time to post a review, it is much appreciated. 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
US$31 - US$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
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 00:00
Monday
17:30 - 00:00
Tuesday
17:30 - 00:00
Wednesday
17:30 - 00:00
Thursday
17:30 - 00:00
Friday
17:30 - 00:00
Saturday
11:00 - 00:00
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
  • Neighbourhood: 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?