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Bistrotheque

23-27 Wadeson Street, London E2 9DR, England
+44 20 8983 7900
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Overview
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good31%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (71 reviews)
“steak tartare” (28 reviews)
“chocolate pot” (6 reviews)
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All hours
CUISINES
European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
23-27 Wadeson Street, London E2 9DR, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Why do people like eating in a large, crowded, noisy restaurant which resembles a canteen? We had fond memories of Bistrotheque years ago. We liked the converted factory, the food, the service, the cool atmosphere. But now greed has crammed it with tables and people,...More

Thank Angelika W
pabloflack, Owner at Bistrotheque, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for taking the time to post a review and give some constructive feedback. It's always very disappointing to read when we haven't met someone's expectations. It is true that we've changed the table layout of the dining room, around 5 years ago now, and...More

Restaurant's Favourite
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 1 week ago

What a fantastic venue! Everything was spot on. The food ,the drinks and especially the service!! This is how hospitality is done. The food was outstanding. The garlic chicken is easily the best I have ever had ,hands down. Beautiful cocktails as well. Thank you...More

Thank Billyburger
pabloflack, Owner at Bistrotheque, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Wow thanks for the kind words, we really appreciate you taking the time to post a review about it here. We hope to welcome you back soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Never come with your girlfriend you might lose her ! Horrible burnt oil smell all over. Who will pay for dry cleaning ? Crab starter, where is the crab ? Other than that fine but please change extractors ....!!!More

Thank Olivierwin
pabloflack, Owner at Bistrotheque, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to post a review and give feedback. There's no doubting we failed you badly, this is only our fourth 1 star TripAdvisor review, so we realise the strength of feeling. We will have our extraction checked to ensure there...More

Reviewed 4 January 2018

Nice, nice, nice. Good service (barkeeper knows her job). We had fish and chips (I know, why eat this in this kind of restaurant ?) but we did not have had any yet. Huge portions and good quality. We were happy afterwards. Perhaps not such...More

Thank Stef H
pabloflack, Owner at Bistrotheque, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2018

You've got to tick the fish & chips box at some point, so we're glad you did it with us. Sometimes a bit of fried food hits the spot. Thanks for taking the time to post a review, we really appreciate it.

Reviewed 25 December 2017 via mobile

Great food, great wine, great cocktails, excellent service, good value. My favourite in the area by far!

Thank Victoria P
pabloflack, Owner at Bistrotheque, responded to this reviewResponded 27 December 2017

Thanks so much for the kind words, we hope to welcome you back soon.

Reviewed 6 December 2017

Bistrotheque was recommended by a friend when we found ourselves unexpectedly in London for a couple of days. Our dining experience turned out to be the highlight of our trip. With it's incognito location I'm not sure how we would have found it otherwise, but...More

Thank Travelot80
pabloflack, Owner at Bistrotheque, responded to this reviewResponded 8 December 2017

So glad you enjoyed your meal with us and thanks for taking the time to post a review about it here. Do come and see us next time you're in town, we'd be glad to welcome you back.

Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

Not sure where to hold a Party? Looking for a gorgeous venue in a really cool location with delicious food and wonderful staff ? Then hold your Party in the Private Dining Room at Bistrotheque. This is exactly what I did in November . I...More

Thank 420Amanda
pabloflack, Owner at Bistrotheque, responded to this reviewResponded 27 November 2017

So glad to hear you enjoyed your party and thanks for taking the time to post a review, we really do appreciate it. We hope to welcome you back to Bistrotheque soon.

Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

Superb establishment! Great atmosphere, very friendly and caring staff and most importantly; sublime food! The steak tartare and truffle mash is to die for! Will definitely come back! Very family friendly (despite not step free). Can not speak highly enough of this place!

Thank James P
pabloflack, Owner at Bistrotheque, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2017

Glad to hear you enjoyed Bistrotheque, we hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 7 November 2017

My brother and I took my Mum here last night for her birthday. She absolutely loved it! Not being all that familiar with East London it was the perfect mixture for her of trendy and traditional. The staff were really lovely and very helpful. We're...More

Thank Tom D
pabloflack, Owner at Bistrotheque, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2017

Thanks so much for taking the time to post a review, we really appreciate it. Glad to hear you had a good time and happy birthday Mum!

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I would definitely recommend Kensington Roof Gardens! Especially if the weather is nice. (If you have children, you might particularly like the Easter Egg Hunt on Monday 17 April where they can chase easter eggs and you can... 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$35 - US$98
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, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
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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