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About The 10 Cases - Bistrot à Vin

The 10 Cases is an unpretentious buzzing little Bistrot with wine as its main focus. We only ever buy 10 cases of the wines that you will find on our short list in order to constantly try new things rather than settle for a list of old favorites.

We only have 10 tables, which you can book for lunch or dinner. We also have an outside terrace, bar counter and Cave a Vin next door which remain reservation free for drinks and snacks.

Our menu revolves around a monthly changing offering of tapas style dishes and sharing plates, 3 entrees, 3 mains and 3 desserts as well as a selection of daily changing specials.

16 Endell Street
London, WC2H 9BD
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
European, French, Wine Bar

Hours of Operation:
Kitchen Hours
Monday to Thursday 12-3pm & 5pm-11pm
Friday and Saturday 12-11pm

Bar Hours
Monday to Saturday 12-late

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
£26 to £40

Payment Options
AMEX, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
020 7836 6801

Website:
http://www.the10cases.co.uk/

Executive Chef:
Cathal O'Malley

Additional:
Counter Seating, Full Bar

The 10 Cases - Bistrot à Vin Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

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Fit for Foodies (60)
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Casual (52)
Good for a Date (49)
Tapas (42)
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Neighborhood Gem (39)
Romantic (34)
Authentic (33)
Great for Lunch (31)
Special Occasion (29)
Bar Seating (26)
Fun (25)
Good for Anniversaries (23)
Quick Bite (21)
Great for Outdoor Dining (19)
People Watching (17)
Business Meals (16)
Good for Birthdays (14)
Quiet Conversation (14)
Seasonal (13)
Good Vegetarian Options (13)
Late-night Find (12)
Hot Spot (11)
Comfort Food (10)
Tasting Menu (9)
Healthy (8)
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Sunday Lunch (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
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Local Ingredients (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
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Gluten Free Options (2)
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·Dined 4 days ago

Be careful booking a table for two, as it's booked for 1,5 hour autamatically. Then you might be asked to change the table if it is booked later.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Tapas
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·Dined 6 days ago

Stunning collection of wines. Definitely the wine place. Food is rather an addition but still excellent. If you're mainly for some wine and talk rather than a feast definitely amazing place. We've been unlucky to be seated next to group of loud and primitive investment bankers but the experience definitely improved after they left and it got quieter and elegant.

Tags: Casual, Cozy, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre
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 (London)·Dined 6 days ago

Nice food from limited menu. Interesting wine. Tables very tightly packed in and noisy as a result.

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·Dined on January 12, 2018

Delightful service and every option was delicious!

Tags: Quick Bite, Tapas, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Pre/post Theatre
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 (London)·Dined on January 11, 2018

They were fantastic we were nightmare guest booked table for 5 and turned up with 9 and they couldn’t have tried harder to be accommodating

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Tapas, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quick Bite, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on January 9, 2018

Great food and priced well bit expensive for wine.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (London)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Excellent food. Great selection of wine. Allergy information is not listed well, for example the confit duck had almonds on it. Otherwise would recommend

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vip
 (London)·Dined on December 22, 2017

As always a night out in Bistrot a Vin was perfect, it had been a while and service was just as good. We had a beautiful bottle of Sancerre from next door too. The squid and iberica croquetas fo start with, followed by truffled parsnip soup, quail with lentils and then a vanilla cheesecake with quince was all very delicious.

Tags: Healthy, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Tapas, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on December 20, 2017

Great food, great service, a must try place in London, need to book a table

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (London)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Ecellent wines and food, great location and very charming service

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on December 16, 2017

went there with a friend and had a lovely time; the food was excellent and so was the wine list. will definitely go back again

Tags: Cozy
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·Dined on December 16, 2017

Great food, amazing service
Very small
Noise level overwhelming at times

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (London)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Superb staff, delicious food and very good value. We'll definitely be back.

Tags: Tapas, Casual, Authentic, Cozy
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 (London)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Tasted some amazing wine! Thanks!

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·Dined on December 8, 2017

Great evening. Buzzing atmosphere, very friendly staff, really enjoyed the beetroot squid.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (London)·Dined on December 6, 2017

The food and wine were excellent but the place stands out because it has such a lovely atmosphere and fantastic service. We had to leave suddenly when my guest had an emergency at home and we weren’t charged for the wine we’d just started — really classy

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·Dined on December 5, 2017

I have lunched at the Cave and the Bistrot and have much enjoyed both> quite excellent food at reasonable prices and a good ambience in a great location.

Tags: People Watching, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on December 4, 2017

Fun, intimate, tasty and good service. Nice, helpful staff.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Healthy, Fun
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 (London)·Dined on December 2, 2017

i am so sad to write this. after having several wonderful experiences at ten cases, i must say this one was not good. Service staff except for one did not know the wine list, starters were indifferent, and the main course was seriously undercooked. after pointing this out to the staff, we got a shrug.

I have adored this place for several years, it must have been a bad night

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 30, 2017

It was so wonderful. Love that they were knowledgeable enough to choose for me!

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 (London)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Lively buzzy atmosphere with great wine. The food menu is on various blackboards around the walls so make sure you’ve spotted them all. The hake with saffron and carrot risotto and fennel salad was quite simply excellent.

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vip
 (London)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Have been going to the ten cases since they opened 6 years ago. I was delighted to find there has been no drop off in the standard of the food or the service in the interveening years.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (London)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Great as always. Focus has to be on wine. Ask for advice and they will pair perfectly to your food and taste. Good value for quality of food and service too.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (London)·Dined on November 18, 2017

I book this every year for my birthday because it never disappoints. Food and wine are always amazing. Elodie was particularly helpful on Sat too. Can't recommend enough

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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 (London)·Dined on November 18, 2017

I've been a couple of times for work and loved it, so I took my partner for a birthday lunch and we thoroughly enjoyed it. It's not showy or pretentious, quite simple and not a large restaurant, but the food and wine were fantastic and the staff very friendly. Real quality. It's not cheap but as a treat, worth it. I noticed a downstairs room where you could have a private party which could be very nice too.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Casual
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 (Wales)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Very good wine choice, we were well advised by the waitress.
Interesting choice of food. Friendly staff we enjoyed ourselves

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Kent)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Always great. Will be back

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 (London)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Fantastic food, fantastic wine, fantastic venue, fantastic staff. If you want finicky, fiddly dishes with dots of sauce this is not the place for you! The food is authentic and hearty at realistic prices. Wine is amazing.

Tags: Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Cozy, Bar Seating, Comfort Food
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·Dined on November 14, 2017

Bloody magnificent. Great wine list and excellent, ingredient-led cooking.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies
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 (London)·Dined on November 14, 2017

We went to the 10 Cases in Covent Garden before going to the Donmar Warehouse around the corner--very convenient, and the service is excellent so we were in plenty of time for the theatre. I'm not happy that they charge a cover for water and bread--it just doesn't seem right when the food is so expensive. Having said that, that parsnip soup with truffle was delicious as was my old favourite, soft shell crab with avocado. My husband enjoyed the salmon starter and trout main.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Quick Bite, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre
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 (London)·Dined on November 13, 2017

This restaurant always pleases. Combination of small plates menu and short traditional menu works very well, so choice is simple and always well executed. First time I have had confit duck here and it was a pleasure. my wifges loves the sioft shell crab and the squid Wine list is interesting and is also shortish yet covers most major wine regions. Ability to have a 500cl carafe is a plus when a bottle is just a bit more than required. Staff are friendly , welcoming , now the menu and wine and are efficient.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 13, 2017

First time here for lunch. Small plates are what they say they are as was cheese but you come here for the fantastic wines they have which vary so often the web list didn’t reflect that days Wine offering- but what we had is enough to bring us back. Most if not all wine vailable by the glass and 50cl as well as bottles. Amazing list of rare and expensive wines dotted on scrolls around the walls. Also not on the usual tourist Covent Garden route so when we went very pleasantly quiet.

Tags: Good for a Date
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vip
 (London)·Dined on November 4, 2017

a great time. thank you

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 (London)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Great experience here 10/10. The food is great and service was very attentive whilst the prices are just right.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 31, 2017

A charming bistro near Covent Garden.

The food rivals many of the better bistros in Paris!

Outstanding tapas style plates: Filet of beef (£8), fried squid, and the best beetroot salad I’ve ever had! (£7)

Great for group to share, they also have lovely and ever-changing mains.

Quite a gem...

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

My sister chose this restraurant and it was decided on the wine list over everything else.

The wine did not disappoint, it was extremely delicious and the staff were extremely professional and friendly.

As we were mainly there for the wine, we decided to just grab some bits off the menu for sharing, meat platter, olives, and some bread.
We also ordered some ham and cheese croquettes which were absolutely delicious!
It's a lovely atmosphere, especially for an intimate meal. (Probably not for my sister and I when we have a glass of red and become even louder and more giggly).

It was very pleasant.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List
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 (London)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Great place for dinner or just for drinks. Very lively atmosphere, the food was well prepared and the wine choices are great.

Tags: Casual, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (London)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Yet another nice evening. The food is still great and the wines too - even if this time I thought the wine list (by the glass) didn't have the same unusual finds than previous times. But it's entirely a matter of taste!

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 (London)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Excellent wine and food selection a great afternoon lunch treat on a weekend

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 (London)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Lovely little bistrot tucked a way in a side street in Covent garden. We found it a few years back by chance and this was only our second visit. Loved it the same. Food and service is great. It's a pity you have to give your table up after 1.5 hours, but they do warn you when you book and when you arrive. As it is small and busy, the noise levels can be a bit high, didn't bother me much but my partner was not too happy.

Tags: Comfort Food, Seasonal
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