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Le Bistro Savoir Faire

#232 of 17,533 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
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This bistro is located not far from Tottenham Court Road underground station. It has a small upstairs space with another space downstairs. The menu is traditional bistro food and is good value. The two course lunch menu is about £14. The three of us had different choices with a vegetarian starter for one which was fresh and well dressed and... More 

Thank Terry B
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I tried to make a booking at this restaurant for a group of people from my office. The booking was accepted via a booking website this restaurant uses. However, when I called the restaurant directly to make a change to the booking (same day), I was told that they could not accommodate us at all because the space had been... More 

Thank Alexandra B
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Dropped in here on a Saturday night having walked out of the Kingsley down the road and were found a table although they were quite busy. Lovely service delicious food, quirky devor and charming atmosphere.

Thank Brenda F
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155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had a late Sunday lunch here - it seemed fairly busy so I think we were lucky to get a table. Nice atmosphere - busy but friendly and slightly bohemian. Amusing décor, and very glad we were upstairs in the window. Downstairs might have been less fun. They do a set two course menu but we didn't really want... More 

Thank Lilibet53
Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I realise that most of the reviews about Le Bistro Savior Faire are positive and so I am going against the grain, but we were disappointed. The service was good but not really very friendly and I found the food to be average. The menu was a bit limited and so I had Steak which was OK, the potatoes not... More 

Thank CarolBartlett
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I had a great two course set menu meal here. The grilled mussels, kidneys and magret of duck were all excellent. Great value, great quality and friendly service. There were also French people eating in the bistro which is always a good sign. A great find in the heart of the city close to all the theatre.... More 

Thank Karen C
Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Easy going evening. The atmosphere was excellent, and most importantly dishes were superb. As if we visited France again :)

Thank merrowdel
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We called again to Savoir Faire after the theatre and were not disappointed - this is a great little restaurant, sits on a corner, so always a view out of the window, it is cosy inside, there is a lovely atmosphere, the service is good, staff helpful and the food is excellent! Two of us chose Boeuf Bourguignon (again) and... More 

Thank Marion D
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The menu offers different choices of traditional 'bistro types' french dish (Steak , fish , poultry , etc) , the food is very good , portion generous and the staff is friendly. Good atmosphere & decor too - I would happily go back.

Thank MinaKarina
London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We go to Savoir Faire for family occasions, and always on Christmas eve for dinner. The atmosphere is friendly, the food delicious, and the bill is always lower than we expect. Treat yourself!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$19 - US$31
French, European, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Cheap Eats, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
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>  > Bloomsbury
  • Neighbourhood: Bloomsbury
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7436 0707

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Snuggly nestled within Central London is academic and leafy Bloomsbury, an area that boasts walking distance access to many of London's most popular attractions. It is also home to some of Britain's most celebrated museums, including the must-see British Museum. Despite an understandable popularity with students, tourists and day trippers, vast sections of Bloomsbury retain a quiet, residential feel year round and throughout the week.
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