Café Boheme

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£25 and under
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French

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Join us for hearty French food with simplicity, and live jazz every day between 3pm and 6.30pm. We serving traditional French classics such as French onion soup, steak frites and escargots with smoked bacon & garlic.
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SJ
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

The most important thing in the service industry is to make every customer feel that they are not just valued but remembered from their last visit, if that is the case, recognised and really warmly welcomed with some relevant comments on possibly their hopefully comic behaviour.
This was the scenario on our last visit. Embarrassed...yes mildly, but fondly remembered... Yes.
Well done to all of the Staff. Thank you.

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Service was good. Lovely restaurant. Steak was very small.

JH
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Lunch on a busy Saturday was perhaps not the best time to judge, but all the same it was very noisy and difficult to have a conversation. My steak was perfect, the mussels were good and the vegan options were good too - if a little limited in choice. None of us liked our desserts much. The service was very good and the atmosphere wonderfully French. Definitely worth a visit.

IH
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Fantastic very lively Soho restaurant bar. Really handy for nearby post theatre dinner. Extremely popular and busy so noise level is very high especially on a weekend night. But great staff, service and simple but exquisite food transcends any concerns. Fully recommend.

NF
London
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent, staff were friendly, knowledgeable and hard working. Overall a lovely dining experience

DD
London
8 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Great ambience, decent food but variable service. Liked the Sunday afternoon band playing and my mussels were great. Maybe we just got the waitress on a bad day, but she was not very attentive.

PG
London
3 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Unbelievable service, the staff are truly out of this world and are a credit to their work place.
Great fresh produce

SD
London
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It does the job, but nothing special.
Fairly noisy if you want to catch up with friend. Food v average

RW
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fast service for pre theatre, lovely ambience, tasty food, good value

OT
London
69 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Been to Cafe Boheme a few times now and our first try of the menu formule. My friends beef stew was a bigger success than my duck. I felt the latter was pre cooked (apologies if not) and whilst edible left me underwhelmed. Yes I would go again as it is more intimate than several places in the same area though I cannot help with a bit more effort...... Service was fine and at £21 each for a plat + side and 2 coffees (no booze) on a similar price point than say Balans and Old Compton Brasserie.

OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Went for a meal pre theatre . Perfect location as theatre just opposite. Food and value for money was excellent had 2 course for £15 . It felt like we were in a traditional Parisian restaurant a great find . will definitely recommend

MF
London
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a pre-theatre dinner for four - two adults and two ‘almost teenagers’. We ate rib-eye steaks, fries and mixed salad and my husband and I ordered a yummy carafe of red wine.
Our table was in a cosy corner and our food arrived quickly.
Our waitress was lovely although a little too keen to empty the contents of the carafe into our wine glasses.
Worth eating here if you are in need of a pre or post theatre meal in Soho.

JB
London
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Had a lovely breakfast there and the veggie breakfast was lovely

SM
London
11 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent place for a pre-matinee brunch on a Saturday. Attentive and friendly service and good value

JJ
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience4

Came to Cafe Boheme for the first time in 10+ years for a pre-theatre meal and was very much looking forward to it. We arrived 15 minutes early, but it still took over an hour and a quarter to receive our main courses. When the mains finally arrived, we had about five minutes to eat and had to cancel the dessert course of the set-price menu in order to make it to the theatre on time.

Unfortunately the ladies room was filthy as well, as if no one had checked it all day--always a red flag at a restaurant.

On the plus side, the manager did comp our drinks to make up for the long wait, but it was a disappointing meal overall.

R
Richmond
12 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another lovely meal. Choice of food was great. Good portion size. Live jazz was a bonus. Prompt and polite service. Excellent value for money!

OT
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Please thank the charming maitre de for being so friendly and helpful.

EW
London
5 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Lovely Bustling bistro in Soho - recommended for drinks or dinner

GD
London
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love it there. We arrived at 12.30 for lunch and then moved to the musics seats until 7.30pm. Perfect!!

PR
London
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

What a great afternoon. With live music. Not too loud that you couldn’t chat. Lovely warm atmosphere.
Food good. Can’t wait to go back

AC
London
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

There for lunch last Sunday and my neighbour on the next table to the side of me was almost sitting on my lap, as 3 people were seated around a small table for two on a church bench. Not the most comfortable of experiences, however I’ve been going to cafe Boheme since it opened, and that wouldn’t put me off. Can be crowded out - even when you bother to book.

JP
London
5 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A Wonderful Pre Christmas, Pre Theatre Family get together for lunch

LP
London
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience1

The food was good value and service prompt, however the noise level was insane for a restaurant, people were shouting to be heard. Not ideal for relaxing and enjoying your meal.

BG
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went with few girlfriends for dinner and drinks.place was a bit noisier than expected as we sat very close to the bar,but had a fantastic time.service is great,food was fantastic.highly recommend it.

J
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great place to eat and fun atmosphere to sit in. ,,,,,,,,

OT
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience1

Good food but it was too loud

t
San Francisco
45 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Nice little bistro with a good atmosphere we dined pre theatre and enjoyed it very much

SG
London
5 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

I love Cafe Boheme
Great food , great atmosphere

OT
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great place and excellent service. Food is good but not spectacular.

K
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely food, good service, great atmosphere. Had the pre theatre 2course menu and a bottle of wine which came to £80 so without the deal I think it would have been quite expensive. So you must order by 6.30!

BJ
Oxford
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Food was cold when it came. Didn’t revive our drinks until after we finished food by then the coffee had gone cold. Not impressed really.

PR
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Superb atmosphere, drinks and delicious food. Service very attentive and friendly. Went for a Christmas lunch with friends and thoroughly enjoyed it.

AM
London
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Finding somewhere to have a relaxed lunch in Soho is not easy and Café Boheme was great on all fronts. Welcoming staff and good food (even the bavette steak which was part of the steak frites offer was pink and tender) combined with good atmosphere and good value. A glass of wine each, sparkling water and coffee/tea and it was less than £60 inc service. I will be back.

JR
Lincolnshire
2 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful service from Lucy , lovely food, beautiful surroundings.

JA
Aberdeen
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely staff, quick service and delicious food! :)

AB
London
10 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

It felt like the team were overworked and lacking motivation today. Service is usually amazing but not so this evening. I’m sure it was just a one off, we’ve been coming here for over 20 years and this is the first time we’ve had cause to comment negatively.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Service was horrendous. I will definitely not be returning. I was charged for a glass of champagne that I did not order and the server refused to take it off the bill. Food/ambiance in general was lively and fun but service ruined the experience.

LD
London
4 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Lovelly setting and great location - however unfortunately on this occassion it was super busy, so noisy you couldn't speak and the waiting staff coulnd't hear and the food was poor, service was slow and sporadic, with meals all arriving at different times and staff berderline rude as they were just too busy - will be sticking to this as a brunch location dinner was disappointing.

DH
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very lively buzzing atmosphere, but rather noisy for a group of five middle aged ladies on a theatre trip.
One of the party was rather uncomfortable as five of us were squashed onto a table for four so she had to try to sit across a corner, otherwise there wouldn’t have been room for us to use knives and forks however much we ‘kept our wings in’.
I did recommend this restaurant to the people in the row in front of us in the theatre as they’d heard us talking about it.

FP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Very good well priced food with great ambiance. Can be very noisy