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Miz en Bouche

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140 reviews
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£25 and under
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French
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  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Romantic
  • Fit for Foodies

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About

Miz en Bouche is a French Bistro situated on St. Johns Street and near Sadler’s Wells Theatre in Islington. Bringing a fun element to French cuisine, we have created an eclectic menu that focuses on authentic French food whilst adding a contemporary twist of sharing plates and all-day brunch. The owners invite you to be part or a modern, informal dining experience and to share good food and great drinks with your friends and family.

Pedro and Jean-Michel, co-owners, share a passion for excellence, and have combined their knowledge of traditional French cuisine with the modern dining they have catered for in various restaurants. Miz en Bouche team never compromises on quality and the taste and presentation of every dish they create is amazing.

Miz en Bouche is perfect for every occasions, whether you are looking for a catch up with a friend or an intimate meal with a loved one. The restaurant is divided into two parts to give you exactly the right space.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
French, European, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
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Hours of operation
Monday: 10.30 - 22.00
Tuesday: 10.30 - 22.00
Wednesday: 10.30 - 22.00
Thursday: 10.30 - 22.00
Friday: 10.30 - 22.30
Saturday: 10.30 - 22.30
Sunday: 10.30 - 21.00
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Phone number
020 7998 0640
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Lucas Rangel
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Rosebery Avenue
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Public transit
Nearest Underground Station is Angel Tube
Bus: Sadler's wells Theatre Route 38, 19, 341 or 153
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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4.0based on all time ratings
3.9
food
4.2
service
3.8
ambience
3.9
value
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1.0Dined on June 19, 2017

Although I booked through open table when I got to the restaurant it was closed!

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1.0Dined on June 17, 2017

Unfortunately, despite booking through this website, the restaurant was closed when we arrived! Luckily there were lots of great restaurants close by in Exmouth Market!
So, I am unable to give a review other than to say that if anyone has a confirmed booking, surely the polite thing to do is to contact that person to let me know that the booking could not be honoured as the restaurant was going to be shut? Simple customer service.

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4.0Dined on June 1, 2017

Went with a date after ballet at Sadler's Wells. Front of house staff was a bit flustered as a colleague hadn't turned up, so the ambience was a bit Fawlty Towers like, with the ladies being out of order so interesting experience navigating the loos, very French. Nevertheless the food was utterly delicious and I would definitely go there again.

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1.0Dined on April 7, 2017

Great discovery. Super food and service with a stylistic French twist at great value. And just a hop from Sadler's Wells. Perfect.

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2017

Lovely restaurant, great food and excellent service, will be back for sure!

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4.0Dined on March 13, 2017

This French bistro is a gem of a find near Sadler's Wells and Angel, a little apart from madding crowd near the tube. Perfect for pre-theatre with an ever-changing seasonal menu and fresh specials of the day. I love it for the fish dishes and my daughter loves it for the chicken dishes and the choices would suit all dietary dispositions, with the expected French classics thrown in. Reasonal prices, friendly service in a cosy little space, would highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2017

A real find. The food was delicious - real french fare! The service was excellent and the atmosphere cosy and relaxed.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2017

Cosy little place with fantastic menu and friendly staff. Will visit again without doubt.

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3.0Dined on February 4, 2017

Interesting evening. The sole waiter manfully tried to stay on top of the work as he had been let down by a colleague. Food was ok

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5.0Dined on January 29, 2017

Fast service as we were going to the theatre for a matinee performance. Several others turned up without reservations and were turned away sowould recommend booking in advance to get in there before the pre theatre crowd book. Service was the best thing. I just had a main - the steak and it was delicious

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4.0Dined on January 27, 2017

A first time visit pre-theatre and we had a great meal. The staff were very friendly and helpful and extremely well-organised to serve and feed several pre-theatre goers so quickly. Will definitely go again.

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4.0Dined on January 22, 2017

This is a wonderful place to eat before going to Sadler's Wells - about a 5 minute walk away. It's cozy and friendly and the service is gated to get you to the performance on time. The menu offers a daily 2 or 3 course special (3 choices for each course) for a very reasonable price. Otherwise, the regular menu is nice as well. Everything is cooked properly (even boneless chicken breast was wonderfully juicy). Highly recommended.

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4.0Dined on January 21, 2017

Mize en Bouche is a cosy informal venue with delicious French cuisine. It offers a good value pre-theatre menu convenient for the nearby Sadlers Wells theatre. But make sure you check your Open Table online booking with the restaurant itself because it's a popular place and their reservation systems don't always match, as happened when I was trying to go there!

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4.0Dined on January 20, 2017

We had a very nice meal. The staff were friendly and attentive, and made a great effort to accommodate a dietary requirement.

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2.0Dined on January 20, 2017

Having booked the restaurant through top table and received an email to confirm the booking the restaurant called us 10 min before the booked time to tell there was no room. They said they had only just received the booking !! At the time we were walking from the Angel station to the restaurant having travelled up from Sussex. On our insistence they agreed to find us a table which turned out to be a small garden table put in a very small space. It was a shame as we were off to a show at Sadlers Wells which was a Christmas present

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4.0Dined on January 19, 2017

Went to Miz en Bouche pre Sadler's Wells. They had messed up the booking time but managed to give us a small table, which was very small and uncomfortable, but apart from that the food and service were really good and I would definitely go back.

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5.0Dined on January 18, 2017

Lovely pre-theatre dinner. Beautiful setting and great service.

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4.0Dined on January 12, 2017

Very friendly welcome and pleasant dining - excellent for pre-theatre.

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1.0Dined on January 11, 2017

Did not actually eat here as they put us on a table right next to the door which was very cold and although nobody else was there would not move us, so we left

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2.0Dined on January 7, 2017

Helpful staff in difficult circumstances as our booking did not arrive on the system until after our booked time so no table was available. They accommodated us and gave us a good meal

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4.0Dined on January 6, 2017

Good food, very friendly staff. Perfect for pre-theatre

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4.0Dined on December 19, 2016

Pleasant bistro with good service and friendly staff.

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5.0Dined on December 6, 2016

It was my second visit here as I really enjoyed the first one. We came for the pre-theatre menu. The food was delicious, the restaurant itself cosy. Would definitely recommend it.

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3.0Dined on December 2, 2016

Went for a meal before the ballet. Nice ambience and busy time for the restaurant. We were trying to get the bill quickly - said we were going to the performance and met with a rather discourteous - "everyone is going to the performance". My friend had the steak which was a bit on the raw side. I had the duck which tasted good. Came to about £30 per person with one glass of wine. Not cheap and would have liked better service.

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4.0Dined on November 29, 2016

If you want a snug little French restaurant to meet a friend for a cosy chat or before going to Sadlers Wells, then this is the place. Great service and excellent value on the set menu. A real find as those French bistro restaurants slowly disappear from the eating scene.

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3.0Dined on November 26, 2016

Good value for London but more like everyday cooking than special

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4.0Dined on November 25, 2016

I have eaten in Miz en Bouche a couple of times. There seems to be a bit of a pre-theatre rush and as there are only two serving staff, one of whom double as front of house receptionist, service can be a little erratic; but the food is always very good and well-presented. Decent selection of wines too. Handy for Sadlers Wells.

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3.0Dined on November 17, 2016

Bad table and I booked at least a week ahead, and it wasn't full. We went off the daily menu as we were going to Sadlers Wells and it seemed easier. Good starter (tart), nothing I really wanted as a main course ; one thing was off the menu (at 6.0pm!!).

We loved this restaurant last time we went to the ballet but I don't think I would chance it again, however it is very handy for the ballet.

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3.0Dined on November 17, 2016

Enjoyed meeting friends here for pre-theatre supper - will go again as it is very convenient for Sadlers Wells

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4.0Dined on November 6, 2016

Good location next to the Sadler Wells theatre. Had a Sunday brunch with some friends there. Amazing value for money: one main and bottomless prosecco for £16. They could have been a bit more forthcoming with the alcohol, but hey ho. Would definitely go again, and would recommend to others.

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3.0Dined on October 28, 2016

Miz en Bouche was a very pleasant surprise - I have walked past this place for years - not any more! Step, relax and enjoy the lovely food and amazing service.

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4.0Dined on September 27, 2016

Our first visit to a small, warm, welcoming restaurant serving classical french bistro food, along with a good wine selection, all at reasonable prices. Nice ambience thanks to friendly, helpful staff who, when they found out that we were going to Sadler's Wells afterwards, told us of a short cut to get there. We will definitely put Miz En Bouche on our list of places to go back to

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5.0Dined on September 16, 2016

Always come back here for the delicious food and lovely management. Have never been disappointed and would highly recommend for a romantic date or dinner with family.

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4.0Dined on September 10, 2016

Went for a lunch before Sadlers Wells on a Saturday, the service was fast but not rushed. Excellent value for money. Extremely friendly service. Second time been there - and would definitely go again.

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5.0Dined on August 19, 2016

Had an early evening dinner at Miz en Bouche before the theatre and although they serve a very good valued pre-theatre menu, we opted for the a la carte. Staff were very welcoming and service was excellent throughout and they took into account our timescale for the theatre. Food is not fine dining, but is excellent and good value. Wine list caters for all tastes ( and budgets ) with a good choice and although we chose one of the cheaper options, it did not disappoint and was good value for a restaurant. Greatly enjoyed and will visit again. Not perhaps an obvious location, but very close to several popular areas, so worth seeking if you do not know the area.

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4.0Dined on July 28, 2016

First visit to Miz En Bouche. Very friendly service with food - we both had burgers - very tasty. We will visit again when in the area.

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5.0Dined on July 8, 2016

We booked pre-theater menu for a ballet at Sadler Wells and really enjoyed it. Cocktails were really good, service quick and food fantastic. Will definitely come again.

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3.0Dined on May 5, 2016

This small cosy bistro is welcoming and friendly. We were three hungry diners meeting up after work & events and opted for the specials. It boded well with fresh seasonal soup and calamaris, followed by a fish bouillabaisse main course. The latter, although tasty was disappointingly small and starter size and although we ate every drop, we mentioned this to our host, who could not do anything about it and the kitchen did not add anything to our quarter of one small fillet of seabass! We remained hungry and had to order a portion of chips. Slightly disappointing, though over all tasty and good cocktails. Plenty of other options is the area for pre-theatre dining.

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2016

welcoming reception, attentive service, delicious food and wine - a delightful tast of France

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3.0Dined on February 20, 2016

We're careful about where we eat; often disappointed by food prepared by others I tend to cook myself rather than eat out. So a bit of careful research before leaving for London led me to believe this restaurant would match expectations. It's handy for Sadlers Wells theatre - and it was quiet when we were there, so attentive staff made sure we were seated quickly. Our seat was right by the kitchen (I can sit by sacks of spuds at home thanks) but there were other tables free for the whole time we were there, so slightly disappointing seating. I had the 3 courses at £19.99, two of the choices were not available - my husband had the Soup, Confit duck and Chocolate pudding from the main menu. Having eaten out in France/and Corsica we had high hopes that our experience there would be matched by this French restaurant. Usually I struggle to eat three courses (hence choosing the set menu as they're always smaller portions), but the portions were tiny! My husband's main dish was no better, even though he paid £16 for it. Long story short - we left hungry and although there was nothing wrong with the preparation/cooking there just wasn't anything to 'wow!' us enough to return. Jamie's Kitchen is across the road and looked a better proposition for our next visit.

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