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Le Bistro Savoir Faire

42 New Oxford Street, London WC1A 1EP, England
+44 20 7436 0707
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lamb shank” (44 reviews)
“grilled mussels” (14 reviews)
“bouillabaisse” (18 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. Hours
French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
42 New Oxford Street, London WC1A 1EP, England
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Reviewed yesterday

Came here with my partner and her parents for dinner on a Saturday night. We had eaten here previously, and the food and service was excellent. Unfortunately, that was not the case this time. The evening started well. We opted to not have any starters....More

Thank Richard P
Reviewed yesterday

Revisited about a year after my previous visit. This cute and intimate French Bistro in the heart of London keeps a high standard of cooking, with generous and delicious portions, very reasonably priced. Totally worth checking. Be sure to order one of their desserts.

Thank antiquesfreak
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Simple menu with not many choice. All dishes are fresh. I enjoyed the entrecôte. The starters were average but for the price I didn’t expect much more. It is worth it to give it a try.

Thank MitchellvanVliet
Reviewed 6 days ago

Wonderful. The fours of us met at 12:30 pm on Tuesday 15th May and had great food, excellent wine and superb service! Two of us had the lambs kidneys as starters and the Lamb Shoulder for the main course - the food melts in your...More

Thank timetachyon
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here last weekend after recommendations on trip advisor. The atmosphere was lovely, welcoming & warm. The staff were attentive & nothing was too much trouble. We ate upstairs as a table of four. The food was perfectly cooked, all our plates went back...More

Thank melooarnie
Reviewed 1 week ago

I absolutely loved the food: nice and well decorated plates, fresh ingredients and everything is home made. Staff is kind and friendly. Very welcoming ambience. Expensive but worthy.

Thank wales20002018
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate dinner here, and the food and wine were excellent. These folks just know how to cook. The sea bass was great, and the catch of the day was unbelievably good. Service was excellent. This is a restaurant that I will miss until we...More

Thank SmokeyMtn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a fantastic meal. The staff are so friendly and the food is gorgeous. Well presented, beautifully cooked and tasted brilliant. Well worth the price. Book a table to make sure you can get in, in the evening. Will definitely go back next time we...More

Thank Kathy R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I found this mirror gem in Open Table. It is very 'quirky' & different. The service was exceptional and the food delicious and beautifully presented. The cost was very reasonable too. I loved the decor and would definitely go back. Suggest you give it a...More

Thank Deborah A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent service, Friendly staff. Unusual and interesting menu. Quality of food excellent. Took a client who had never been and he was very impressed - great ambience .Dont want this too popular!!

Thank Roger M
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
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practically any taste or budget. With major
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Questions & Answers
August 23, 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.
April 9, 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.
March 14, 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$34
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
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
  • E-mail
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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