Savoir Faire

4.2
2651 Reviews
£25 and under
French

Top Tags:

Casual
This is neither a chain restaurant nor a franchise, it is a family owned and run restaurant and has been in business since 1995.


We cook all our food, sauces, bread, pates and desserts on the premises. Everything is homemade with fresh and natural ingredients. If we can’t make it, we don’t have it! We never use precooked food, flavour enhancers or preservatives. We only use natural butter, cholesterol free oils or olive oil.


Our wine has been sourced from the best wine producing countries in the world and the wine list has been put together with care, to offer the best value for money wines.


The price you see is all you pay. There are no hidden charges and all the meals come with vegetables and a basket of freshly baked bread. We have no happy hour or buy one get one free. We try to give the highest quality food at the lowest possible price. There are very few restaurants that can make this claim.

What 2651 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.2based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.4
service
3.9
ambience
4.0
value
Noise · Moderate
100% of people would recommend it to a friend
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
Sort by
Filters
d
dynamo
London
3 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great staff. Mario you were Ace. Food was also lovely. It was a bit too loud for us to converse but other than that this was a lovely little place and lovely service.

JO
JohnO
London
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been going to this restaurant for nearly 20 years and love it so much. It’s now under new ownership and I would beg the new owners to change absolutely nothing. Savoir faire has a very loyal clientele so just keep it as it is and you’ll do fine.

a
anon
London
34 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The menu on line is not the same as in the restaurant. I hope they will feature more French dishes soon. Hopefully when restrictions are over, the management will reinvent quality and interesting food -as although the menu was limited- I enjoyed what I ate and could see the potential for great dishes.

P
Pilvi
London
3 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Everything else was fine but the cheese platter was a little bit disappointing considering this is a French restaurant!

ES
vipESSw
London
15 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time back since lockdown, excellent food and friendly, attentive service as always.

SC
SallyC
2 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent French bistro close to the British Museum.
Classic french dishes such as french onion soup, lambs kidneys, goats cheese salad and bouillabaisse, steak & frites, duck magret and chocolate mousse and creme brûlée. Delicious!
Lovely staff and ambience.

SP
SamP
London
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

A really nice bistro ambience with very helpful and attentive staff. It was our first time in Savoir Faire, but it won't be our last.

o
vipordinaryhumanbeing
London
82 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a lovely place to eat. Nice people, excellent food - it was amazing to be back in a restaurant!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good food and excellent friendly service. Would definitely recommend and we will visit again!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Last weekend of outdoor dining, so cannot fully review.

But the food was very tasty, good value, and the service was totally charming.

Jess and Mario are 🌟 🌟

AO
AliceO
London
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food is pretty good in this price. It's a bit too noisy for outdoor dinning. Service is alright, it's quite busy so not complaining.

CH
CHJD
London
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

This used to be my favourite restaurant in london. But I wonder if management/chef/waiter team changed during the pandemic?
The food is really not up to standard anymore and the service team does not appear to know anything about the menu/wine.
We have been there often over the years and the owners/waiters knew everything there was to know about french food and wine pairing. The food used to be amazing and properly cooked in a french way. The food now is not terrible but the quality has dramatically changed.

A
Amanda
London
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

The food was really tasty and our waiter was really attentive.

However the portion size of the food was so tiny, but having the complementary bread basket was a lovely touch to bulk up the meal.

The drinks were also really nice.

The outdoor seating area could benefit hugely from outdoor heaters, but again offering blankets was an nice touch to compensate for the cold spring weather

D
Derrick
London
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Efficient and friendly service by Mario who made our first visit to the restaurant a really pleasant experience.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super good food and amazing service! Many thanks !! Will definitely come back

CD
CDuddz
London
2 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Sat outside despite the clouds. Goats cheese starter superb. 2 Mains - baked hake and a steak, very good. House wine very quaffable. Really good experience, treated like royalty by the two waiting staff. Will definitely go again when the weather improves.

D
vipDenis
London
54 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A quiet Friday lunch, the first for a year! Sitting on the pavement with attentive service. A delightfull prawn/advocado and kidney/mustard starter perfectly seasoned and tasty. The entrecote and lamb shank were wholesome and plentiful. Full,the red wine accompanied a fun restaurant, desert was a step too far.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice food, good service, plenty of outdoor tables.

FY
vipFroYoEnthusiast
London
15 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Really nice and friendly waitress but food was cold and bill was confused a few times. This was still when it was outdoor dining only after just opening up and I had a food experience previously, so I’d still come back.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Terrible experience the worst ever.
The waiter didn’t know much about the menu
My food had cling film inside it
The manager was sweet and deducted it from the bill but overall the service was horrendous, would never go again.
The waiter shouldn’t be able to handle an entire floor by herself or f she doesn’t know what the cocktails are on the menu.
She said she doesn’t know what bucks fizz is but one has orange juice and one brandy !
She doesn’t know the age of the wine when we asked she didn’t even say leme check and let you know

I am being very honest. The manager dealt it very calmly. But things like this should be said ! My food had plastic inside it! We felt disgusted we waited 37 minutes after ordering the main course to receive it in the forst place.
Horrendous experience

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very welcoming , grey service, enjoyed the food.

S
Simonac
London
11 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It was not my first time there as I ve been at the restaurant other 3 times before . I love the food they make, truly delicious and always well presented
I had the fish of the day and my partner the lentils lasagna.
Staff was really nice and friendly

J
vipJonoln
London
225 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Long established French food restaurant where you can find the owners eating with you! Excellent traditional comfort food at good prices and a very reasonably priced drinks selection. There is much charm here and it’s well situated. Thoroughly recommended.

CF
CrisF
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I have frequented this restaurant for a few years. The venue is easy to reach, the staff are friendly and I have always very much appreciated the cuisine. Perfect.

m
minoc
London
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A great place to eat pre-theatre.Tasty, good portions and attentive staff.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great place and lovely people.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Surprisingly good little set-menu lunch in a lively and contemporary feeling place. We had an attractive position at a corner table. Unobtrusive background music, if any. I had an excellent fish of the day (hake) and traditional tarte tatin. Good location on New Oxford Street close to the BM .

L
Londonfood
London
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Sorry to say but everything was good with food and service until our party was to pay for the food. After splitting the bill between us the waitress told us she was missing money. We then found a credit card strip on the floor to add to the full amount, but she still said that she missed £10. We were in a hurry to the theater so we didn´t have time to count everything all over again, we had to pay extra £10. I am used to split bills but this has never happened to me before. We were really disappointed with this.

J
vipJonoln
London
225 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very well located for the British Museum, theatres, etc. Very popular and busy. We had the early evening menu and a carafe of wine. Squid and bouillabaisse were excellent and there was a great choice of wine by glass and carafe. The waiting staff were great especially as they had two large tables to accommodate and had managed to fit us in as a late booking. Family run place with great charm.

GW
GrahamW
London
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had been coming to Savoir Faire was years until I left the UK in 2011 to work abroad. I come back occasionally when in the UK. The place has not changed in terms of ambiance or quality of the food. I love the French bistro feel and the friendly staff. However it is the food which takes pride of place; it is really of excellent quality at a very reasonable price. The chef has been there for 20 years and he knows his stuff. I was there in early March again and me and my partner had a very enjoyable meal. I had the chicken livers as a starter followed by crispy belly pork. Both beautifully cooked and presented. What is not to like!

DM
DavidM
London
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food all prepared in the kitchen. The tarte tatin alone is worth a special visit!
Great place to meet a friend in a central London location.

VT
VanyaT
London
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and ambiance, we got a table by the window as we requested and had a great time! I really enjoyed the lentil moussaka and my friend loved the lamb.

S
vipShelby
London
16 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely quirky restaurant. Delicious home cooked food. Excellent service. Really great - loved it.

NA
NigelA
London
10 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Excellent food at reasonable price. It is a great French Bistro serving genuine dishes.

U
Ursule52
London
28 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we were a small group of 6. The menu was enticing, the price of the various dishes very reasonable.
Enjoyable decor inside the restaurant. We would certainly go back.

SI
SallyI
London
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely little bistro. Only negative - The tables were quite close together.

Food was delicious- moussaka lovely but quite salty.

Flexibly menu options. Very good value. Delightful staff.

S
Steve
London
7 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Throughly enjoyable meal and well cooked. Excellent service and I recommend downstairs if you want it to be a little quieter.

CI
ChristopherI
London
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fantastic....
The food and service was 2nd to none, will definitely go back....

HS
HattyS
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really delicious dishes and a mouth watering menu to choose from.
We spent several hours chatting away and never felt rushed.
It's a good volume for being able to chat but a nice amount of ambiance too.
Staff very natural and friendly.
Thank you Savoire Faire!

CM
CosmosMariner
Worcestershire
7 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

A great place for an informal catch up with friends. Very reasonable prices and always reliably good food.

FAQs

Savoir Faire offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 7436 0707.

Savoir Faire is rated 4.2 stars by 2651 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.