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Bistro Live Leicester

89-91 Charles Street, Leicester LE1 1FA, England
+44 116 262 1212
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  • Excellent82%
  • Very good12%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“hen night” (56 reviews)
“fantastic night” (66 reviews)
“music quiz” (16 reviews)
Open Now
9:00 am - 6:00 pm Hours
British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
89-91 Charles Street, Leicester LE1 1FA, England
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Reviewed yesterday

Visited twice in the past couple of months, one work party and one family. Can not fault Bistro Live, from start to end staff make you feel welcome and its service with a smile all the way. Food, music, dancing, quiz, live entertainment all fantastic...More

Thank suzannedc
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing time, excellent service from start to end! Highly recommend bistro live Leicester for any occasion and I guarantee you that you will feel so special. Thank you everyone in bistro live for an exceptional experience and great time by me and all my party.

Thank Amal68
Bistro L, General Manager at Bistro Live Leicester, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Amal, Thanks for your fantastic review!!! So glad you had a fun time and we hope to see you again in the near future. All the best, Adam Gosling

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First time going to one of these and can tell you had a brilliant time, the staff were all amazing and joined in with the dancing, table service was quick. Just remember don’t dance with the flag if you don’t want drinks!!!! Would definitely go...More

Thank Tim B
Bistro L, General Manager at Bistro Live Leicester, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Tim, Thanks for your review, so glad you had a great time and I'll pass your fantastic comments over to the staff! Best wishes, Adam

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was 3 birthdays we were celebrating and what a night it was fantastic , the best place to celebrate. This was my 4th time and we are all looking forward to the next 4 . Cannot wait the food was amazing and the efficiency...More

Thank Janet P
Bistro L, General Manager at Bistro Live Leicester, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Janet, Thank you so much for your lovely comments and thank's for chosing us again for your celebrations, it's great to hear that we have been able to deliver once more. We'll look forward to seeing you again! Best wishes, Adam

Reviewed 12 October 2018

This was my hen night, and I couldn't have picked anywhere better. It was absolutely brilliant. We were made to feel very welcome and we felt safe knowing that, although it was in the middle of town, there wasn't going to be anyone walking in...More

Thank Katherin D
Reviewed 1 October 2018

Visited Bistro Live a week ago in a group of about 15. Food was great and arrived all together no waiting for others in the group who were having different selections to be served. Considering hundred plus people in the restaurant were being served at...More

Thank Graham034
Bistro L, General Manager at Bistro Live Leicester, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2018

Hi Graham, Thanks for your review, glad you had a good time and we'll hope to see you again in the future. Best wishes, Adam

Reviewed 24 September 2018 via mobile

I went as part of a group as a friend had won a free night. Its brilliant for a fun party night but if i had to pay for food i wouldnt go. It was awful and tasteless and dry. Shame as thats the only...More

Thank Sherlock W
Bistro L, General Manager at Bistro Live Leicester, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2018

Hi, Thanks for your review, glad you had fun but sorry to hear you didn't enjoy the food, I really wish you'd have mentionned something on the night so we could have tried to rectify any issues for you there and then but understand its...More

Reviewed 16 September 2018

Fantastic evening at bistro live for two of my daughters birthday, brilliant service and the food was brill, pre ordered my meal and wasn't to much trouble for the chefs. Georgia who looked after us made sure the two birthday girls celebrated their birthday in...More

Thank Anna C
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

Had an awesome night at bistro , staff really friendly and helpful I would like to mention Georgia she waited our table all night and was very friendly great food and great entertainment. Would definitely go again

Thank Martina C
Reviewed 14 September 2018 via mobile

Amazing night we all loved every minute of it food was lovely, staff are really friendly and nothing is ever to much trouble for them we have been quite a few times and booked again for Christmas and can’t wait to go its great value...More

Thank z0el0u1
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Questions & Answers
Charlotte W
21 September 2017|
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Response from Pav1966 | Reviewed this property |
You can do - the way the tables are placed you won’t even realise it’s just the two of you - I would recommend that you try it
22 February 2016|
Response from Bistro L | Property representative |
Good Afternoon, Unfortunately, we don't accept all or predominately male parties.
Amy L
6 May 2015|
Response from Bistro L | Property representative |
Well this is a bit out dated but I didn't realise it was here! For others, we have an NCP car park on Rutland Street which is a 2 minute walk from Leicester Bistro Live.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 22 - USD 61
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
9:00 am - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 89-91 Charles Street, Leicester LE1 1FA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Leicestershire  >  Leicester
  • Phone Number: +44 116 262 1212
  • E-mail
Bistro Live is a live music restaurant in the heart of Leicester. A perfect venue if you're having a hen night, birthday party, leaving do, Christmas Party - or anything really! The Food - We have a full time team of chefs that have been with us from the start of Bistro Live! Coming up with vibrant new menu ideas and cooking from fresh to order on the night of your visit. The Entertainment - With access to the very best live bands and party DJ's on the circuit, we make sure that the acts we choose will get event the most reluctant up and dancing!The Atmosphere - Is the best in town! You don't have to work for it, our fun loving staff will make sure you have an unforgettable night out!
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