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Bistrotheque

4.2
4.2
1912 Reviews
£26 to £40
French
Opened in 2004, Bistrotheque can be found in an unmarked warehouse somewhere between Bethnal Green & Hackney. Upstairs is open for dinner seven nights a week and brunch at the weekends. On the ground floor is our Private Dining Room (PDR), which seats up to 80. The menu is an exercise in simplicity, common sense and good taste under the watchful eye of Chef Director Blaine Duffy

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    French, English

  • Hours of operation

    Sun 6:00 pm–10:00 pm KITCHEN Mon–Thu 6:00 pm–10:30 pm Fri–Sun 6:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat, Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm BAR Mon–Fri 5:30 pm–12:00 am Sat 11:00 am–12:00 am Sun 11:00 am–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    020 8983 7900

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Blaine Duffy

  • Catering

    We offer off-site catering on a bespoke basis. Contact lucie@bistrotheque.com for more information.

  • Private party facilities

    The PDR can accommodate all shapes and sizes of parties & proclamations, up to 80 guests comfortably seated in a modern bespoke dining room.

  • Private party contact

    Lucie Barnes: 020 8983 7900

  • Neighborhood

    Bethnal Green

  • Cross street

    Cambridge Heath Road

  • Parking details

    Parking is available outside with no restrictions after 6:30PM Monday to Saturday and all day Sunday.

  • Public transit

    Bethnal Green tube/Cambridge Heath rail

  • Entertainment

    Whilst we are no longer running our regular weekly shows, we can organise specific entertainment for your private event in our Private Dining Room.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Full Bar, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

What 1,912 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.2
4.2 based on all time ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 3.9Value

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  1. T

    Tastebuds

    London

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a favourite! Amazing service, great food, & a really cool space! Plus with current situation, tables were appropriately spaced apart to maintain ‘social distancing’ given these crazy times!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great evening, the server even gave us a little more time so we could get the early bird deal! Thank you!
  3. LT

    LickingThePlate

    London

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    It’s a brunch institution. Great place, nice vibe, fantastic food. Try the farinata or the hash brown!
  4. m

    mattyr169

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brilliant classic French bistro food, full of flavour, very nice staff, friendly, good value!
  5. D

    Dave

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Haven’t been here for a while... I remember it as being noisy and I guess it is when it’s full - it can be very lively and buzzy. That’s a good thing, but I liked it more on a quiet Thursday in January and the food was way better than I remember. Really outstanding, some of it. Highly recommended but pick your time carefully depending on your tolerance for noise.
  6. TM

    TaylerM

    London

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for a Sunday evening early meal with some friends and we had such a wonderful time! We had the Prixe Fixe menu, which was excellent value and so tasty. The restaurant decor is beautiful and the staff were great. We’ll definitely be back!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 4, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is amazing. Service is great. Every time I go I remember why I keep coming back.
  8. N

    Nicole

    London

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2019

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Love the atmosphere of Bistrotheque. The service made us feel welcome and it was overall a nice place for a date or catching up with friends. The restaurant is quite discreet which is nice as it has a hidden vibe. Would definitely come back.
  9. R

    Rajram

    London

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    We’ve been here a few times and always happy with the amazing service and food.
  10. B

    Bomple

    London

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2019

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Sat at the bar for brunch, waited 10 minutes before I was asked if I’d like a drink whilst I waited for a friend. Appreciate it was busy but no one likes to see someone who arrives after them be given a drink straight away, regardless of how well staff know them. Food was nice as it usually is, and there was a lovely buzzy atmosphere. Nice to hear a piano in the background.
  11. m

    marcor

    London

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service food and atmosphere as usual. I love this place 😉🙌🏼
  12. E

    Esther

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food, service and space. Really loud and busy on a Sunday brunch but that's to be expected
  13. TS

    TimS

    London

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2019

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    We had a good evening that could have been great if we had been seated better. Despite the request the call to confirm about us having amour very small dog we were sat at the bar. Watched for the whole time we were (2 hours) there at least one table for two that would have been more comfortable. As the son or a restauranteur and designer of many telling the guest “well I could give you there but need back by ...” is never a problem. We would have spent even more money than we did and been happy to sit at the bar for after dinner drinks rather than go somewhere else. That aside, great food, beautifully cooked, presented and our waiter was doing a great job (just needed a bar tenders hot toddy) to get him through the night. Cameras in the lady’s toilets looking at the cubicles would however put my wife off coming again as not good to feel that was being filmed. Deal with the “drug” issue another way, that’s does not match the standard of the restaurant.
  14. R

    Rozalicious

    London

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Bistrotheque never disappoints. The food was perfect, and the waiting staff were also fast and attentive .
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really bright environment which I really like, friendly with confidentiality, delicious food, highly recommended!
  16. JC

    JomaC

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 9, 2019

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    Entering the venue, feels incredibly unique as there are no signs or postings outside. Interesting idea for a restaurant, with very attentive staff. The food though is both bland and distinctly average, devoid of any real flavour. The prices do not certainly meet this standard, and I would consider it to be overly priced for what I ate.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2019

    overall1food2service2ambience1
    multiple items on the menu not available and zero ambiance
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Berlin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love it! We go there monthly and it’s amazing. Lovely staff and great fod
  19. TJ

    TeamJaS

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We had a really good time. The staff were fantastic and the food was delicious. Our only disappointment was that we hadn’t found out about this place earlier!
  20. e

    eastsacftm

    Los Angeles

    56 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Orange steamer pudding was amazing
  21. m

    mark

    London

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brilliant, as usual.
  22. MH

    MichaelH

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never disappoints. First time on a Saturday night with a number of birthday celebrations going on around us. Excellent vibe and energy in the room.
  23. j

    jc1969

    London

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2019

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    The food choices were limited as they had run out of various items. The same applied to the wine - run out of a standard Gavi di Gavi. I didn't expect this from a large restaurant. The service was very casual. The actual space was nice but not enough to persuade me to go back. It has passed its best. Many other restaurants have now surpassed it which is a shame as it was great when it first opened.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent as always, my favourite place to eat in London. I do miss the cornbread from the brunch menu though.
  25. CV

    ClaireV

    London

    15 reviews

    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2019

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Went for brunch, my eggs florentine was way too salty, really not very nice. The restaurant looks good, but it was too warm and very noisy due to the echoy room. I was on a table for 2 but we struggled to hear each other. We were also placed next to the piano so when that started being played it was even worse.
  26. AO

    AmyO

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and drinks, and the service is excellent
  27. GB

    GBans

    London

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great good, great staff who are human. Will be coming back soon
  28. NL

    NereaL

    London

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My fav London brunch!!! The food, the service, the venue, the vibe.... it has it all! Perfect for a Saturday/Sunday stroll around Hackney. The bacon eggs benedict are TO DIE for and i always go for it. The pancakes and the steak tartare were delicious too. Live piano on the weekends! I’ll be back soon ;)
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 19, 2019

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    All good - very nice place where to dine! Good food, nice service.
  30. SB

    StaceyB

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A perfect mix between East London casual warehouse vibes and french fine dining. I loved it and would go time and time again
  31. S

    Sarah

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food was amazing. We went for a late brunch at 14:00 on Sunday and the atmosphere was ideal for this. Sadly by the time we ordered they had run out of avocado and pancakes. Which was a shame but didn't dampen the experience. Great place for casual but also fancy sunday brunches.
  32. MB

    MatthewB

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic ambience, excellent food and wine. Regularly changing menu is a plus, but they do often run out of some popular dishes.
  33. AJ

    AJBJ

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 12, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    This might now be my favourite restaurant in London. Chic but not pretentious. Great food, really interesting menu. Great decor and atmosphere. Now I'm looking for another reason to go back!
  34. SJ

    SaminaJ

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 11, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a fantastic experience. The staff were friendly and very attentive without being overpowering.
  35. S

    Scotty

    London

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The NICEST and tastiest chicken I’ve ever eaten. It’s slow cooked through a process taking 14 or 15 hours and is just moist garlicky heaven.
  36. AJ

    AdriennJ

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had an amazing lunch on Sunday with the best pianist playing in the background! The food was excellent and I couldn’t recommend it enough to everyone! I am for sure going back for some more music and delicious food! The service was excellent and the waiters were great! I have asked which dessert he would recommend and his answer was very honest and I ended up with the best dessert! Thank you guys!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good service, friendly vibe from the staff, amazing food and relaxed setting. Regular goers and will be baxl
  38. LG

    LaetitiaG

    London

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Nice place!
  39. MV

    MValencia

    London

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Spectacular food, every single dish! Service was outstanding. Chloé took great care of us she was amazing and was very accommodating. Thank you!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2019

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Great venue, gorgeous brunch and our waiter was great. The only thing that spoiled the day is as when the maitre’d hurried us off our table while we were stills enjoying our drinks without giving a 30 minute warning. He also hovered over us while we split the bill which was slightly annoying. A minor point but other than that, a fab place. Would definitely recommend

FAQs

Bistrotheque offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 8983 7900.

Bistrotheque is rated 4.2 stars by 1912 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    Cambridge Heath Road

  • Neighborhood

    Bethnal Green

  • Hours of operation

    Sun 6:00 pm–10:00 pm KITCHEN Mon–Thu 6:00 pm–10:30 pm Fri–Sun 6:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat, Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm BAR Mon–Fri 5:30 pm–12:00 am Sat 11:00 am–12:00 am Sun 11:00 am–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    French, English

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Parking is available outside with no restrictions after 6:30PM Monday to Saturday and all day Sunday.

  • Public transit

    Bethnal Green tube/Cambridge Heath rail

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Blaine Duffy

  • Entertainment

    Whilst we are no longer running our regular weekly shows, we can organise specific entertainment for your private event in our Private Dining Room.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Full Bar, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

  • Phone number

    020 8983 7900

  • Catering

    We offer off-site catering on a bespoke basis. Contact lucie@bistrotheque.com for more information.

  • Private party facilities

    The PDR can accommodate all shapes and sizes of parties & proclamations, up to 80 guests comfortably seated in a modern bespoke dining room.

  • Private party contact

    Lucie Barnes: 020 8983 7900

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