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Le Bistro Savoir Faire

#257 of 17,887 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
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42 New Oxford Street, London WC1A 1EP, England
+44 20 7436 0707
12:00 - 23:00
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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

I had to try and find some places to eat around this area for some colleagues over a couple of nights and when I saw the reviews and rating of this place it sounded really good but the street view wasn't very inviting and those red plastic tables didn't help, so I suggested it with slight reservations. They were happy... More 

Thank D M
London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

You have to try it, it is good value for money and it seems the restaurant deco is stuck in time. Don't leave that putting you off as the food is really good!

Thank juleslondon720
Marlborough, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A great location to meet up in Holborn. First impressions/kerb appeal not great but once inside and seated it grew on me. Atmosphere authentic and staff very friendly and efficient. Good value set menu, with a particularly good choice of starters.

Thank Wandering-old-ladies
cardiff, wales
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I walked past this place at first, but checked trip advisor and went based on the reviews. Lovely food, tender meat, quick service. Great place for pre theatre dinner!

Thank globe_trotter2484
Colchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Little gem of a Bistro, found on intetnet and booked fot its location near the theatres. Choice of menus thtoughout the day which you can mix and match. Staff very friendly and accommodating. Quality of the food served was excellent, we highly recommend the restaurant.

Thank Percyp100
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We had a standard two course meal after visiting the Museum of Comedy nearby. The experience was anything but standard. The steak was excellent and vegetables were beautifully prepared, Megane looked after us; her genuine French service was warm and unpretentious. It is mid priced but really memorable. Go there!

Thank John B
Seaford, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I booked this restaurant from seeing it on the website , for a supper before going to the nearby Dominion Theatre , and was delighted to find it just as advertised , but more delighted that the food and service was so good . My daughter and I are very used to eating in France which is why I chose... More 

Thank spencerabbott
Frederiksberg, Denmark
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808 reviews
473 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 374 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Savoir Faire is a nice and cosy place with a charming and french atmosphere. Close to British Museum, Shaftesbury Avenue and the Theater district. The a la carte is a small selection of nice french inspired dishes. There is the typical entrecote with fries and many other tasty choices. We had a filet steak of Angus - and it was... More 

Thank Lynge T
Surrey, U.K.
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143 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Looking for a post-theatre meal on our way back to our hotel we discovered Savoir Faire, still open and serving the full menu late in the evening. We were so hungry so quality wasn't our number 1 priority at the time but if it had have been, we would not have been disappointed. We had 2 courses and wine and... More 

Thank Beachhut45
Izmir, Turkey
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great French bistro style restaurant. Very kitsch decor inside. The goose rilettes were to die for and my rib eye with bernaise was perfectly cooked. If I had any complaints it would be the disintegration of my bernaise sauce shortly after my main course arrived and the creme brûlée was sadly not up to standard for this type of restaurant,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$19 - US$32
French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
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
  • Neighbourhood: Holborn
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7436 0707
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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