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Bistrotheque

23-27 Wadeson Street, London E2 9DR, England
+44 20 8983 7900
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good32%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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CUISINES
European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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23-27 Wadeson Street, London E2 9DR, England
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1 - 10 of 331 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

Felt like a restaurant I'd find back home in NYC. The menu is not extensive but the food is great and the service was spot on. Stumbled across it after a recommendation from the staff at The Last Tuesday Society. Glad I did!

Thank lonewolf507
pabloflack, Owner at Bistrotheque, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Glad to hear you enjoyed Bistrotheque and thanks for taking the time to post a review about it, it is much appreciated.

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Reviewed 3 March 2017

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...More

Thank sjisadesigner
pabloflack, Owner at Bistrotheque, responded to this reviewResponded 4 March 2017

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.

Reviewed 5 days ago

One of those 'too cool to have a sign' places, you spot it by the hanging lights. Restaurant is upstairs, past the toilet with the queue outside. Not ideal. Friends were already waiting for us at the bar, where the service was very good, making...More

Thank Diecysiete
pabloflack, Owner at Bistrotheque, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks for taking the time to post a review. I must admit, this must be the first time that I have had to apologise for the portions being too large but we have noted your feedback. Fish & chips is a hearty meal, not just...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Came here from a recommendation on trip advisor for a meal with some friends and it did not disappoint. Staff are so nice and friendly the atmosphere is so relaxed and beautiful and food and cocktails are incredible! We had burgers and fish and chips...More

Thank Lauren_clox
pabloflack, Owner at Bistrotheque, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

So glad to hear you enjoyed your visit, we hope to welcome you back soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago

I am not a frequent restaurant reviewer, but it is actually so rare today to have such a disappointing dining experience in London that I felt the need on this occasion to comment. Particularly since reading recent reviews below gave no inkling that this would...More

Thank Wolands-Advocate
pabloflack, Owner at Bistrotheque, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to write such a detailed and constructive review of your recent visit. I can't pretend it's an easy or enjoyable read but we take care to digest every piece of feedback we get, good or bad. We genuinely do...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to this restaurant with my boyfriend and a couple friends. The ambience is comfortable, the food top notch and the service is impeccable. Highly recommend.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
pabloflack, Owner at Bistrotheque, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for taking the time to post a review about your visit here. We're glad you enjoyed it and we hope to welcome you back soon.

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A fantastic restaurant hidden away down an alleyway. It is worth finding. Interesting menu, great food and wine and a lively atmosphere Highly recommended

Thank LeicesterDaisy
pabloflack, Owner at Bistrotheque, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for taking the time to post a review, we really appreciate it. Glad to hear you enjoyed Bistrotheque and we hope you come and see us again soon.

Reviewed 15 September 2017

been here a few times .the food is top knotch. my brother lives near by and i have been for dinner and brunch . have to say the food and service is top knotch . its hard to find but the bloody mary's are 10...More

Thank Daniel C
pabloflack, Owner at Bistrotheque, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Glad to hear you've enjoyed Bistrotheque and we hope to see you again soon. Thanks for taking the time to post a review here, we appreciate it.

Reviewed 11 September 2017

Arrived just before our 7 o'clock booking and found if we ordered before 7 there was 3 courses for £29! Excellent! The food was absolutely delicious and the pre 7 o'clock menu is very good value for money. Will be returning very soon!

Thank Katyabowker
pabloflack, Owner at Bistrotheque, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2017

We look forward to welcoming you back. Thanks so much for taking the time to post a review, it is much appreciated.

Reviewed 10 September 2017

Food was great, usual London prices (150 for two , 50 pounds just on beverages though ) . Waitress was very knowledgable and went through menu with us , recommended great things according to our dietary preferences. As starters we had the runner beans with...More

Thank Pamela V
pabloflack, Owner at Bistrotheque, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2017

Thanks for taking the time to post a review and to give us some feedback. So glad you enjoyed the food and service, I've shared your review with the team. With regards to music, we did, in our very early days, try background music but...More

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We alllow dogs at the bar counter, where you can dine from the full menu.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$33 - US$92
Meals
Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Monday
5:30 PM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday
5:30 PM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday
5:30 PM - 12:00 AM
Thursday
5:30 PM - 12:00 AM
Friday
5:30 PM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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
  • E-mail
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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