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Le Bistro Savoir Faire

#264 of 17,608 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Bloomsbury
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42 New Oxford Street, London WC1A 1EP, England
+44 20 7436 0707
Today
12:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Halifax, Canada
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

My husband and I had dinner here after seeing a play in the West end. Great atmosphere and great food. Such a charming place I returned on my own for lunch the next time we were in London. Planning a return visit when I'm in London again in May.

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Thank Hilary R
Sussex
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135 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Had a pre-theatre meal there last night and we were very impressed. Lovely, well presented food, excellent prices for central London, and good, fairly priced wine. We told them we were going onto the theatre so services was really quick and efficient - but with a great personal touch. We had a 2 course menu for about £25 each plus... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were not dissapointed by the set lunch here 2 courses at under £15 each , in a charming French atmosphere

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essex
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104 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went for early evening dinner, table in basement which was fine then within 2 minutes of sitting down we were asked for menu choices. All felt a bit rushed. Starters OK but my wife's belly of pork was dry and she had to ask twice for more sauce as did and adjacent table. Asked what the special was on the... More 

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Thank irisbus
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89 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here before attending a matinee show at the Shaftesbury nearby. We booked a table at midday which we reckoned would give us plenty of time to relax and enjoy freshly prepared food. It turns out that was just right - we left close to 2pm. The food was very good, freshly prepared and generous portion size. The size... More 

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Thank ymoose
London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food at this restaurant is home cooked style French cuisine; very authentic and great value for money. We couldn't fault any of the dishes - it was delicious! Unfortunately - and it pains me to say - our visit was marred at the end by the waitress charging us for 2 extra bottles of wine we didn't have, even... More 

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Shropshire
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Day out in London and stumbled across this little gem. Great location at the top end of Shaftesbury avenue. could not fault a thing. Great service. We both had steaks. The meat was incredibly tender and cooked to perfection. Cannot recommend this place enough. Give it a try. Will be back, next time we're in town.

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Thank JohnW218
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved the lamb shank and also the deserts excellent service and lovely atmosphere. Recommend coming to dine after visiting the British Museum 👍🏻

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Thank Qumaish
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate here early on a Saturday, prior to going to watch a West End show, and were encouraged to find that the restaurant was already bustling although it was not yet 6pm. Clearly the locals know this little restaurant and enjoy the convivial atmosphere and great value food. For starters we had scallop tartare and French onion soup, followed... More 

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Thank Viv B
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6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I had the 3 course menu on Wednesday lunchtime. The food was very well prepare and service was prompt and polite. Good selection in the 3 course set menu at £25

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$18 - US$30
Cuisine
French, European
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Cheap Eats, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 23:00
Monday
12:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 23:00
Saturday
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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