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Bistro

#1,294 of 17,967 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Westminster
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54 Buckingham Gate, London SW1E 6AF, England
+44 20 7963 8325
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12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped in after a long day touring the city. We were staying in the hotel and honestly too lazy to go anywhere. What a great decision. The Chicken Tikka Masala was amazing and the Royal Mojito was just what the doctor ordered. Our son had the tomato soup and the Spaghetti Bolognese and liked it a lot. Fab place... More 

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Thank Asdis S
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

Really a hidden gem. I had perhaps the best Chicken Tikka Masala in London so far. The Turkish attendant was very friendly. Had a good bottle of wine for 24£ in a 5* property! The stone bass was ok though - did not match the very high expectations perhaps. Recommend visiting this strongly for the Indian food!!

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Thank Kamal M
Mechelen, Belgium
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017

Not only the quality of the food served was below quality, also the preparation of it was absolutely not what was expected. The tiger shrimp (singular!) was so terribly overcooked that it virtually had disappeared. The two (2!) mussels came out over-dry and were turned into chewing-gum. The crab-risotto that came with it was cement, the crab had eaten itself... More 

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Thank Wannes57
London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2016

Please pass on thanks to your staff for making us feel most welcome from the moment we arrived in Hampton's to the welcome in the Bistro through the professional service and friendly but not over familiar service to the farewell at the end. it is always a pleasure to dine here and gives me great pride knowing i can always... More 

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Thank danielldn2015
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2016

This is an impressive restaurant with good service and excellent menu choices. Slightly out shined by the other restaurants on site such as Kona.

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Thank Sas M
Ulverston, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2016

Visited on 2 occasions when staying at 51 Buckingham Gate. Good choice on menu, even for fussy eaters. Food was very good and well presented. Also, not too badly priced for the centre of London. Would highly recommend!

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Thank sandrar2012
London
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Good choice of food. - we had lamb Rogan gosh curry - tailor made for each of us. Very happy with the service and food presentation. Portions are gourmet size - not too much so you have space for dessert. We had sticky toffee pudding and a cherry tart. Wide ranging international menu. A good comfortable place to meet friends... More 

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Thank LondonChiswick
Paris, France
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

After a very long day with a late hotel arrival I choose this restaurant solely for location convenience and was pleasantly surprised. The menu was sufficiently diverse and the service was professional. I enjoyed Spiced Crust Stone Bass which arrived in a timely manner, was plated well, and was quite flavorful! This was an overall better than expected experience.

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Thank Jim D
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2016

A good restaurant by all standards. Good ambience, very good food and service. The European Style food is very well prepared and tasty. The Chicken Biryani was certainly excellent. The French Maitre'd was personally available to ensure a fine meal.

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Thank ashoke2015
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016

This is situating in St James Hotel Extensiove menu catering for many tastes -- Online they dont tell you but they do have a very good childrens menu- This menu was also very good with qualitty fresh cooked food compared to other terrible children's menus in past elsewhere We went for the Curry specials and presented and tasted good

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Thank Raj K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 19 - USD 38
Cuisine
European, British, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Monday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 54 Buckingham Gate, London SW1E 6AF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Westminster
  • Neighbourhood: Westminster
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7963 8325
Description
Bistro is a sophisticated restaurant serving contemporary European cuisine based on the freshest and finest quality ingredients.

Bistro impresses with its unique presentations and flavours created through local sourcing of fresh produce and the Chef's careful selection of meats, seafood, poultry and vegetables. Sophisticated soft, warm decor, sleek banquets and crisp white linen, create a timeless setting to enjoy the sumptuous choice of signature dishes, English favourites and pan-Asian delicacies.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Westminster

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Westminster
If you only had an afternoon to experience London on a grand scale, Westminster would be a wise place to start. The ornate Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey sit adjacent at a corner of Parliament Square, and a short stroll along The Mall leads to Buckingham Palace. Trafalgar Square and Nelson's Column are just up the road as well. As captivating as the architecture is, the wonders of Mother Nature are highlights of the area too. St James's Park (arguably London's loveliest), the expansive Green Park, and pedestrian friendly tree lined paths along the river showcase the exquisite manicure provided by English gardeners. Just beyond the landmarks and the gorgeous outdoor spaces, quiet residential squares and age old local pubs offer a more subdued take on this global seat of power in the heart of London.
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