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Bistrotheque

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East End / East London
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23-27 Wadeson Street, London E2 9DR, England (Cambridge Heath Road)
+44 20 8983 7900
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11:00 - 00:00
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Sun 11:00 - 23:00
Mon - Fri 17:30 - 00:00
Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Toowoomba, Australia
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited Bistrotheque in November 2016. We tried to reserve a table very late, but were able to eat at the bar. The food was fantastic, and the cocktails are original and divine. Wonderful atmosphere. Would totally visit again.

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Thank Cherie A
pabloflack, Owner at Bistrotheque, responded to this review

We're glad to hear you enjoyed your visit to Bistrotheque and really appreciate you taking the time to post a review. We hope to see you again, the next time you're in London. More 

Windsor, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Really interesting venue - you definitely know you're in East London! Warehouse that has been converted to a restaurant - table not too close together and places to hang your coats along the wall. The food was ok, nothing particularly amazing, but the service was really fantastic, which honestly so many places get wrong. Our waiter was unobtrusive, friendly and... More 

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Thank 21Pippa
pabloflack, Owner at Bistrotheque, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review, we really appreciate it. Glad to hear you enjoyed Bistrotheque and we'd love to welcome you back, next time you're in London. More 

Groningen, The Netherlands
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197 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to this restaurant although it was far from us but it was worth to spend the money on the taxi. Because we were there before 19.00 they have the possibility to choose a 3 course menu from the card for just 23 pound. The quality of the food for 3 of us was very good and the servant... More 

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Thank Rudi O
pabloflack, Owner at Bistrotheque, responded to this review

We're glad you enjoyed Bistrotheque and we hope to see you again, the next time you are in London More 

London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On a visit to London from Singapore we tried Bistroteque with some friends from London, Singapore and Indonesia and, boy, did we make the right choice. After some drinks at the bar, we were taken to our table and allocated Kieran as our server for the night. He could not have been more helpful and charming. In terms of the... More 

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Thank John L
pabloflack, Owner at Bistrotheque, responded to this review

High praise indeed, which I'll be sure to share with Ciaran. We really appreciate you taking the time to post a review, do come and see us again when you're back in town. More 

London
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I look my boyfriend here to celebrate his birthday and we had a wonderful 3 course dinner. The lamb main course in particular was incredible, but everything was delicious including the wine we washed it down with. The atmosphere and service was also excellent. We cant wait to come back for brunch!

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Thank MillyMiss
pabloflack, Owner at Bistrotheque, responded to this review

Glad to hear you enjoyed your dinner and we hope to see you very soon for brunch. More 

Spain
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After a very poor evening somewhere else we came here to finish the evening. The place was busy with most people eating. The food coming from the kitchen looked very nicely presented and appetising. The staff were very frienly and served us our cocktails with great flair and aplomb. We would certainly return for a meal sometime. Not cheap, 8... More 

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Thank Annick M
pabloflack, Owner at Bistrotheque, responded to this review

I'm very glad we were able to salvage your night to a degree. Thanks for taking the time to post a review, we really appreciate it. More 

Essex, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dropped in with a friend prior to hitting a local club. It's a bit tricky to find as it is not well signposted and as you walk up the stairs you would be forgiven for thinking you had stumbled into a block of flats. Once inside we were greeted by a very friendly waitress and shown straight to our table... More 

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Thank Ivana R
pabloflack, Owner at Bistrotheque, responded to this review

We're glad you found us and that you enjoyed your pre-club dinner. We also really appreciate you taking the time to write a review, we hope to welcome you back again soon. More 

Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited here last Sunday and while I would go back the service needs to improve. We were a bit bemused that the young lady serving us our drinks at the bar, stopped in the middle of doing so to serve someone else, insisting she open a fresh bottle of champagne for them. It turned out this was the boss who... More 

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Thank Laura G
pabloflack, Owner at Bistrotheque, responded to this review

We should never be served before our guests, it is the absolute opposite of our service ethos. Your experience just isn't good enough and I can only apologise on behalf of the whole team. If we consistently delivered this level of service I'm pretty sure we wouldn't have lasted 12 years, but it is important that we are never complacent.... More 

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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came here for a late dinner last Tuesday! Even though we arrived at 10.15, they made an effort to accommodate us. The service was perfect. Very effective and relaxed! The food was absolutely stunning. Favourites: Cucumber for starters, steak tartare and the cod! The lemon tart was a bit too acid but we ordered another two desserts very sweet... More 

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Thank Maria L
pabloflack, Owner at Bistrotheque, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed your dinner, we hope to see you again soon. More 

Akersberga, Sweden
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

This place is truly well hidden but the lovely smell from the kitchen will lead you right, No signs or adverts, just a well lit patio on a backstreet. Step in through the patio and walk up the stairs to find a large white open hall with tables in long rows, Definitely a place for hipsters but we felt equally... More 

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Thank TheSandyCat
pabloflack, Owner at Bistrotheque, responded to this review

So glad to hear you enjoyed Bistrotheque, we appreciate you taking the time to post a review. We hope to see you again soon, perhaps for a well shaken cocktail or two. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$26 - US$41
Cuisine
European, British, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:00
Monday
17:30 - 00:00
Tuesday
17:30 - 00:00
Wednesday
17:30 - 00:00
Thursday
17:30 - 00:00
Friday
17:30 - 00:00
Saturday
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 23-27 Wadeson Street, London E2 9DR, England
    (Cambridge Heath Road)
  • Public Transportation: Bethnal Green tube/Cambridge Heath rail
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > East End / East London
  • Neighbourhood: East End / East London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 8983 7900
Description
Bistrotheque is housed in a converted clothing factory in the East End.



Upstairs is a minimalist dining room seating 80 covers serving a mix of classic French Bistro and Modern British cuisine under the watchful eye of head chef Tom Collins.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?