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Bistro 1 - CLOSED

33 Southampton Street, London WC2E 7HE, England
+44 20 7379 7585
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good45%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
26 Feb 2016
“No longer at Southampton Street”
24 Feb 2016
“Terrible service”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Mediterranean, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
33 Southampton Street, London WC2E 7HE, England
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Reviewed 26 February 2016

Been here loads of times over the years, planned on eating there yesterday. Had tried to book online without luck. Now I know why! Having walked there from Waterloo, found it is no longer there, been replaced with a burger place. Why can't they update...More

2  Thank lifebeginsat50
Reviewed 24 February 2016 via mobile

Waiter seated us on a table with other people - with no attempt to divide tables. Paid little attention while taking our order - was literally looking the other way. So we weren't surprised when he'd got it wrong and we had to wait for...More

Thank Laura B
Reviewed 19 February 2016

We found the Bistro 1 when we were looking for a quick meal before seeing a show. It was busy but we found a table for three and enjoyed sardines, beef bourguignonne, tiramisu and a glass of wine, all reasonably priced considering the location. Simple...More

1  Thank Rooombiter
Reviewed 12 February 2016

A gem of a place in London. Service was fab and food was super tasty. Definitely go back again when next in the Big Smoke.

Thank boysinc3
Reviewed 7 February 2016 via mobile

Good honest simple food, at a price you don't expect in the West End. Sardines, beef bourguignon, moussaka, tiramisu and a few drinks for less that 50 quid.

Thank Ian W
Reviewed 4 February 2016 via mobile

Visited here with a friend & im already looking forward to returning. Having been to soho on a few occasions I only just came across this place & im glad I did! The food was so delish! I had mussels for starter & falafel for...More

Reviewed 23 January 2016 via mobile

Had the most amazing food in bistro 1 in frith street the pruce for 3 courses was £11.90 and the house red wine was fab, the staff are lovely and the decoration is warm and inviting. I will be going back love this place

Thank bev b
Reviewed 13 January 2016

this was a lovely little restaurant with good food and good wine staff were excellent and great service very continental we really enjoy our meal here

Thank karenmo69
Reviewed 12 January 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed a lovely lunch here. Slightly drafty but definitely felt 'different'. Good service as well. Would visit again

Thank Nicola C
Reviewed 10 January 2016 via mobile

Booked on Tripadvisor recommendations and not disappointed. Unpretentious and authentic. Best boeuf bourgignon I have had outside France. And great value for money in central London

1  Thank patrussell55
Covent Garden
Whether you're headed here to check out the multitude
of shops, theaters, cafes, pubs, and restaurants, or
simply to be among the multitude of people who pass
through this pretty part of town, you'll love soaking
up the festive and historic atmosphere in and around
Covent Garden. Even if you don't have tickets to the
opera or a show at one of the many famous theaters
here, don't be surprised if find yourself captivated
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
USD 10 - USD 37
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Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:45 pm
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 33 Southampton Street, London WC2E 7HE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Covent Garden
  • Neighbourhood: Covent Garden
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7379 7585
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If you are looking for exceptional food, friendly staff and a vibrant atmosphere in the heart of London's Soho and Covent Garden, then Bistro 1 should be your first port of call. With 10 years of experience, time and patience have gone into making a traditionally inspired Mediterranean menu; bursting with fresh fish, meat and vegetarian dishes. Bistro 1 has pooled the historic flavours of the warm climate of Southern Europe into London's historic quarters. London offers residents and visitors a global perspective on life and the wine list exemplifies the cosmopolitan nature of this city. From Chilean Sauvignon Blanc to Argentinean Shiraz, Bistro 1 aims to delight even the finest wine connoisseur.
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