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Le Bistro Savoir Faire

42 New Oxford Street, London WC1A 1EP, England
+44 20 7436 0707
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good33%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
42 New Oxford Street, London WC1A 1EP, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Lunch for 5 people was enjoyable and the food was well presented and delicious. We were early, and despite the fact that the restaurant was not quite ready, we were made welcome and brought drinks and nibbles until they were ready to take our order....More

Thank mikedlibbits
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We decided at the last minute to break from London shopping and have lunch here. The atmosphere was very good and the staff were friendly and attentive. The food was first class and the house red was good value. In summary, a good value restaurant,...More

Thank David H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A quaint old restaurant with great hospitality and atmosphere. The food was great and reasonably priced for London. 500 m from Tottenham Road underground en route to the British museum and close to theatres. I enjoyed the duck and all parties were content with their...More

Thank Kevin S
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're in the area, visit this charming little bistro as you won't be disappointed. It doesn't look anything particularly fantastic from the outside but once inside, you'll be welcomed by friendly staff & served delicious food at a reasonable price. We went for the...More

Thank Carolina05
Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent the weekend in London and, having just arrived at our hotel, we wanted to find somewhere casual to eat not too far away. Found this little bistro on Google, phoned up for a table and were able to go as soon as we liked....More

Thank alikat32
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

great atmosphere terrific service and a comprehensive food and wine menu. We look to make this one of our London regular dining spots

Thank Robert P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I live over the road, never been before poped in on a saturday 8pm lucky for us small table had just left, otherwise was fully booked. menu came out I was shocked at the great price. then food arrived it was amazing. Type of place...More

Thank Scott D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed a delicious lunch here, on Friday...our first time. Although all of the food and drink was excellent, I thought my wife had made the better choices. I'm looking forward to next time.

Thank Optimist49
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We happened to stumble upon this place and all I would say is that it did not disappoint. The ambience was good and quite quiet as we turned up with an hour to go before they stopped serving their lunch specials which end at 4pm;...More

Thank thorleylebens
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I looked on trip adviser as was travelling to London and saw some really good reviews on this place, service was excellent and the food was amazing I would go back here when visiting London again. Many thanks .

Thank clingonandon
Inner London’s busiest streets crisscross quiet
cobbled lanes for an effect that can be urbane or
quaint – or an intriguing blend of both – depending on
the particular corner you turn. Due to its especially
convenient location, bustling Holborn hosts an
excellent range of hotels, eateries, and shops to suit
practically any taste or budget. With major
attractions like the British Museum and Somerset House
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23 August 2016|
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Response from Mumofone2005 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there were no steps however it is small, I'm sure the tables by the window and the alcove near the entrance would be fine.
9 April 2015|
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Response from TriciaSuffolk | Reviewed this property |
They were really helpful when i rang to ask what time we should book for, and very flexible. 5.30 sounds good - but mention it to them so they know.
15 March 2015|
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Response from Loubielou456 |
Three courses might be a rush in 90 minutes but they offer pre-theatre menus.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$33
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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
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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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