Pierre Victoire
Pierre Victoire

Pierre Victoire

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.pierrevictoire.com/london/restaurant/index.asp
  • Phone: 02072874582
  • Hours of Operation:

    Monday - Wednesday: 12pm - 23pm
    Thursday - Saturday:12pm - 23:30pm
    Sunday: 12pm - 23pm
  • Payment Options:
  • Cuisine: French
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Wine

Getting there

  • Public Transit: Closest tube stations: Tottenham Court Road or Leicester Square.
  • Parking: No
A word from Pierre Victoire
Tucked away down Dean Street amongst the hustle and the hipsters is the Pierre Victoire, one of Soho’s favourite dining institutions. This little haunt has been serving up rustic French cuisine to loyal regulars for over a decade, and this is still one of London’s favourite places for date nights and cosy pre-theatre meals. Part Provencal, part Art Nouveau, the dining room at Pierre Victoire is decorated with whitewashed walls, chalkboard menus, a vintage piano, eclectic artworks, untreated wooden floorboards and wine bottles stuffed with drippy candles, and the wholesome home-style cuisine and moreish wine is all delightfully affordable. With a steak-centric menu, Pierre Victoire also serves tasty omelettes, creative salads and plenty of seafood.
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Pierre Victoire reviews from OpenTable diners
447 reviews since 2 June 2014
Average Rating4
  • Food4.1
    Service3.8
  • Ambience3.8
    Value4.1
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
pre/post theatre (255)outstanding value (188)romance (156)fit for foodies (142)special occasions (114)group bookings (110)good vegetarian options (63)business meals (51)sunday lunch (45)brunch (31)child friendly (13)outdoor eating (8)disabled access (4)afternoon tea (4)Show More
  • Lovely Dining Experience...
    yumyum
    Dined on 26/9/2014
    We were a group of eight with one vegan/gluten free guest. The food and service was excellent with the chef coming out to make special off menu recommendations for our vegan guest. We had a delightful evening.
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    business meals, group bookings, pre/post theatre, special occasions
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  • Bitter, wouldn't go back.
    dutchmunch
    Dined on 22/9/2014
    Just like the wine served, the staff was fairly bitter. It might have been due to experiences earlier that day, but it shouldn't affect guests at night. Mono-syllabic answers reigned the evening. Luckily there was a pianist later in the evening setting a good atmosphere. The food was alright, not something that really stands out, which is a terrible shame since the French kitchen can be fantastic. It seems good value at first, but taking in account competitor restaurants with the same concept offer better quality and somewhat happier treatment.
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  • Good food, no nonsense
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 19/9/2014
    Pierre Victoire is a nice no nonsense restaurant that serves good quality food at good prices. The Australian sourced meat seems to be their trump card...beautiful . Everything on the food looks good, the staff are friendly and attentive. Hidden away on a side road of Oxford Street you feel relaxed and comfortable and the atmosphere is relaxing.
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    fit for foodies
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  • Always fantastic
    LionKing
    Dined on 18/9/2014
    I love everything about Pierre Victoire and shall return again and again.
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    outstanding value, pre/post theatre, romance
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  • Pleasant evening
    Anonymous
    Dined on 17/9/2014
    As usual, Pierre Victoire has good food which is reasonably priced. However sometimes it is extremely noisy. In this instance, it was so noisy we had to eat outside - thankfully the weather allowed for it. Service was very friendly
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  • Mid-week- evening meal
    xchris
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Loved the place and the pianist was very accomplished. Good food and good wine. If you are with good company -you have the magic formula.
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    fit for foodies, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it, will definitely return
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    Delicious food amd excellent ambience, nice buzz and the pianist was the perfect touch
    Special Features:
    business meals, fit for foodies, group bookings, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good for Doho
    Savorsusan
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    As are first experience dining in London after seeing Wicked ( which was okay). The reataurant venue could be a little dressier. Seemed a little unkept. Food okay but not memorable. There is construction outside which takes away from the ambience. Very quiet but we ate around 18:00. Not the real crowd yet but they were coming in. I 'd seeit it as a great neighborhood spot but not worth traveling half way around the world for.
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    pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A LITTLE BIT OF PARIS IN LONDON
    Currymuncher
    Dined on 4/9/2014
    This is a lovely little cafe, the food is well priced and good. A great place for a business lunch or to take that someone special for dinner. The only downside was the piano, although lovely, was very loud. It did make having a conversation difficult at times.
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    fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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  • Great to revisit this charming spot
    Dagglington
    Dined on 1/9/2014
    I brought my now wife here on our first date 12 yrs ago and so thought it would be nice to bring her back on our anniversary. It was just the same as it was all those years ago, charming, intimate and very friendly. The pianist is great (still the same guy) and adds a nice touch to the evening. The food was excellent, well cooked and special without being over fussy. The wine list was good with something for all budgets. The staff were attentive and kind. Overall I will definitely be coming back again and next time it won't take me 12 years!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, outstanding value, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely evening
    Aliwill1
    Dined on 30/8/2014
    This is a great individual resterunt. The sevice was fab the waiter was very friendly and helpful. The food was presented and cooked to perfection. The resterunt was a fun fill ambiance. 10/10 Looking forward to going again
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    romance
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  • Good food but too noisy
    rhys
    Dined on 30/8/2014
    Small space but they had too many tables so the noise level was high especially when there were groups of drunk people. Asked to move to another table but was declined and not even told more tables were available downstairs. Not good service.
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    pre/post theatre
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  • Great restaurant
    ribakVIP
    Dined on 30/8/2014
    Really good French food, great value, great atmosphere and location. Will definitely be going back.
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    fit for foodies, group bookings, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • Great Restaurant
    LoveLondon
    Dined on 29/8/2014
    Love this restaurant I always go there when in London. I find a lot of restaurants in Soho cold in atmosphere where as Pierre's is really warm and friendly. Food is great and the staff are really nice its also good value for money.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, group bookings, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • very good food, a bit too noisy
    Chris
    Dined on 28/8/2014
    A place to go if you look for affordable and good quality food. The place is a nice bistro, food is rustic French, good quality and very tasty ( a bit too much butter for my personal taste) The only thing I didnt enjoy was that it smells to much of food(maybe not good extraction) and as I was beside the piano it was a bit too noisy but would be good if you are having a meal with a group of friends.
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  • Excellent meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 27/8/2014
    Yet again a very nice experience. We always eat here when in London. Staff welcoming, friendly and helpful. Choice of food excellent. Even my sister who prefers plain food was won over!
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    fit for foodies, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, special occasions
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  • Best evening
    Marcus
    Dined on 26/8/2014
    One of the best resturant i ever been to! Deliscious food and beer! Try st mungo beer! Also a man that played piano , very coozy. Perfect for romantic dinners
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    good vegetarian options, pre/post theatre, romance
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overpriced
    foodjunkiegirl
    Dined on 24/8/2014
    So me and my friends wanted to have dinner before going out together and so i looked through opentable to see what good restaurants there was. Pierre victorie came up so i booked a table for 8. The place was quite small, the noise level was really loud espcially with the piano playing wasnt helping. The service the waiters gave us was very blunt and it seemed like they were impatient. The food however was alright and nice. When we got to the bill we all paid our meal and some paid card. We left the restaurant and we got chased down by the manager saying we still owed them £35 which was ridiculous because each of us paid more than what we should have paid and ate. It was literally so embarrassing. We felt very scammed!
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    afternoon tea
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  • Kaiden
    Dined on 23/8/2014
    Great food and very efficient service. A bit noisy, so probably not ideal for a romantice evening but we had a great evening.
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    group bookings, pre/post theatre, special occasions
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  • Great food 4 great value
    Matsschulze
    Dined on 21/8/2014
    This is prabably the best value for money French brasserie in london. Simple but delicious food in chilled ambience. The piano was a bit too loud at times.
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    pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great great great!
    LionKing
    Dined on 20/8/2014
    Pierre Victoire was great, as always. The steak tartare was delicious. Ambience is enhanced by candles and piano playing and I shall return again and again.
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    romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good value French food
    ChilliM
    Dined on 20/8/2014
    We have visited this restaurant 3 times now and on each occasion the food has been delicious but not expensive, the staff are friendly and cheerful and the atmosphere buzzy. On 2 of these occasions a piano player has just completed a lovely evening.
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    fit for foodies, good vegetarian options
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hits and misses
    Rapid
    Dined on 14/8/2014
    Lovely little place with a Paris-eque feel inside with all the art however it was boiling in there and deafeningly loud. Not ideal for a romantic date or even a conversation easy to hold without shouting. Go when less busy would be my tip. Food came out quickly, tasted great and was priced very affordably. The reason service is low is because after choosing to only give some of the optional 12.5% tip (service was good not great) a waiter who hadn't even waited on us all night said "You haven't paid all the bill". We would have taken all of the tip back had it not been unfair to do so to the other staff who did wait on us and were pleasant. A sour note left on a fairly good night out; I was close to not ticking recommend to a friend.
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    outstanding value, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great atmostphere
    saucisson
    Dined on 14/8/2014
    great atmosphere at Pierre Victoire last week with live piano player adding to the fun. Only trouble though was that as room was packed it was hard to hear! Excellent value set menu and tasty food but would have liked more sauce with the moules. Service ok but could have been a bit more smiley.. Very nice carafe of red wine!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cella
    cella
    Dined on 14/8/2014
    Good menu with well priced food options. Nice ambience slightly spoiled by a noisy family. Would definitely return.
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    good vegetarian options, outstanding value, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still good value
    LoveFoodVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    When prices seem to be going up in London Pierre Victoire remains really good value for money and good food. I went there before a music gig as it is well located. Unfortunately it is located right where the CrossRail works are going on so it can be quite crowded in the street outside as there is restricted access. Would recommend to anyone who wants good uncomplicated French food.
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  • French, delicious, poor service
    Spannavision
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    The food at Pierre Victoire is absolutely delicious and incredibly French. I'd read a lot of reviews warning to not drink the red wine from the table or order the steak and be prepared for the noise. We loved the noise and atmosphere and stuck by the ordering rules of fellow reviewers. Our food choices were delicious and perfectly French. The pianist in the corner was wonderful. We didn't know about pre 7pm incredible value menu which looks worth eating at unreasonable hours for! We were overdue a catch up so not in a hurry but the service was very poor. It took forever for us to even be offered drinks and when our starters finally came they were offered to the next table. I might go back but pre 7pm and definitely not in a hurry...
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    fit for foodies, pre/post theatre
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  • Not good enough
    lifeofbrian
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    It was my second visit at Pierre Victoire and it'll be probably my last. Nice selection of dishes and wines but taste is actually average and service mediocre with front of house team clearly understaffed, poor knowledge of the menu (one wine was advertised by the carafe but I have been told it is actually only available by the bottle, there was clearly no time for me to argue) and overwhelmed. On top of that, clearly their concept is running out of steam with a brasserie style restaurant full of clichés, ageing, and not a single French waiter to back that up. The restaurant was packed on both occasion, they could do better. One thing though, the pianist made the difference and brought a bit of atmosphere to this mayhem.
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    group bookings, romance
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  • Not Happy
    horriffic
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    When I visited this restaurant with my gf a while back we was first given some horrible table where we were sitting next to each other facing a wall in a cramped corner. Whne asked can we have another table i was asked "are you going to be long?", I explained that i had booked for dinner so we would be a an 1-2 hours atleast, which i think is quite normal. They then gave me table by the door which needed to be closed so my partner could get in to her chair. We ordered our food, she order fish and the steak medium rare. The food took a long while to come and when it found the fish dry as a desert and my steak was so rare it practically jumped off the plate and ran out of the door.
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  • Pierre Victoire, Dean St, W1
    MRSTJG
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    All very nice and good value, very convenient for pre theatre meal - but.... they should remove the 'offer of a free bottle of (birthday) wine when signing up to their newsletter' as the form is rejected when submitted and they told me on the phone that they are not doing that offer any more. It has been on there for a few years and never worked!
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    business meals, fit for foodies, group bookings, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice enough
    xyzabc
    Dined on 31/7/2014
    I liked Pierre Victoire. The decor was nice and the place had potential: the food was quite nice (but the steak was very chewy). The main problem was that it was packed and therefore extremely noisy. With the addition of a piano player (lovely on quieter evenings I'm sure), we couldn't hear each other speak. As we'd come out for a meal to catch up on each other's news, this was a shame.
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  • unimpressed and let down
    Disappointed
    Dined on 29/7/2014
    Food was eadable, small portions. The choice of meals was limated on the set price menu . Service poor, the staff made no effort to interact with the customers. Will not be going back.
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  • A little bit of Paris in London
    Serialdiner
    Dined on 24/7/2014
    What a charming find. The food and service at Pierre Victoire was wonderful. The ambience of the place was good and the live piano music added something special. The wine list offers something for everyone and all budgets. The place gets busy so I would recommend booking, you wont be disappointed.
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  • the food id great
    Rachel
    Dined on 23/7/2014
    The food was great and the service was refreshing and nice, the only problem was the noise. The place was very noisy. At some point a piano player started to play but it only made people speak louder. At some point it was too much even for such great food.
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  • noisy mediocre meal
    Goodfood
    Dined on 23/7/2014
    Because this is a small restaurant it was very noisy, to the extent that our party of 6 had to raise voices considerably to be heard at the other end of the table. The noise level was made considerably worse by the piano playing by a guy who could play 3 tunes by our reckoning. Unnecessary. Food review was mixed across the party - tuna steak was beautiful, but the sole and duck was extremely poor, one duck portion was sent back cold, and unbelievably returned colder. Staff were nice but overall experience was ruined by noise level and food.
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  • Never disappointed
    MoveableFeast
    Dined on 21/7/2014
    we always eat here when in town and we are never disappointed.
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    fit for foodies, outdoor eating, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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  • Poor food & service, good ambiance
    magali
    Dined on 21/7/2014
    I went to Pierre Victoire in a group of 5 friends (all young professionals). We enjoyed the atmosphere as there was a pianist and the place has a nice small French bistro feel to it. However, the steak I ordered medium-well was overcooked and rubbery, and none of us were impressed with the food at all. We were also rushed to make our orders and to get the bill when done, even though there were empty tables and no one waiting. We definitely didn't feel welcome. Not the worst experience I've had in London but I would not go back.
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  • Good but had better
    Davemcgurty
    Dined on 18/7/2014
    Been here before, the meal was nice but the steak could have been better, too rare, asked for medium. (entrecote), but the wine was excellent and the service very good
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  • Excellent food
    woody1
    Dined on 18/7/2014
    I took 6 work colleagues for dinner on a busy Friday evening.They were all extremely impressed with the food and the service and will all be going back again!We were very well looked after by Dave and had a lovely time.Definitely recommend!
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    brunch, group bookings, pre/post theatre, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MaggieB
    Dined on 15/7/2014
    We had another excellent meal at Pierre Victoire. As usual the restaurant was busy and so we were glad we booked. Service was efficient without being intrusive. Would recommend this restaurant as good value for money.
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    fit for foodies, outstanding value
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