Bistrotheque

4.5
2352 reviews
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French
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  • Good for a Date
  • Brunch
  • Special Occasions
Opened in 2004, Bistrotheque can be found in an unmarked warehouse somewhere between Bethnal Green & Hackney. Upstairs is open for dinner seven nights a week and brunch at the weekends. On the ground floor is our Private Dining Room (PDR), which seats up to 80. The menu is an exercise in simplicity, common sense and good taste under the watchful eye of Chef Director Blaine Duffy

Private Dining

The PDR can accommodate all shapes and sizes of parties & proclamations, up to 80 guests comfortably seated in a modern bespoke dining room.

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S
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was amazing. We went for a late brunch at 14:00 on Sunday and the atmosphere was ideal for this. Sadly by the time we ordered they had run out of avocado and pancakes. Which was a shame but didn't dampen the experience. Great place for casual but also fancy sunday brunches.

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MB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic ambience, excellent food and wine. Regularly changing menu is a plus, but they do often run out of some popular dishes.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This might now be my favourite restaurant in London. Chic but not pretentious. Great food, really interesting menu. Great decor and atmosphere. Now I'm looking for another reason to go back!

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SJ
London
1 review
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a fantastic experience. The staff were friendly and very attentive without being overpowering.

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S
London
11 reviews
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The NICEST and tastiest chicken I’ve ever eaten. It’s slow cooked through a process taking 14 or 15 hours and is just moist garlicky heaven.

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AJ
London
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had an amazing lunch on Sunday with the best pianist playing in the background! The food was excellent and I couldn’t recommend it enough to everyone! I am for sure going back for some more music and delicious food! The service was excellent and the waiters were great! I have asked which dessert he would recommend and his answer was very honest and I ended up with the best dessert! Thank you guys!

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good service, friendly vibe from the staff, amazing food and relaxed setting. Regular goers and will be baxl

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LG
London
14 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice place!

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MV
London
10 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spectacular food, every single dish! Service was outstanding. Chloé took great care of us she was amazing and was very accommodating. Thank you!

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London
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Great venue, gorgeous brunch and our waiter was great. The only thing that spoiled the day is as when the maitre’d hurried us off our table while we were stills enjoying our drinks without giving a 30 minute warning. He also hovered over us while we split the bill which was slightly annoying. A minor point but other than that, a fab place. Would definitely recommend

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MH
London
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food lovely staff great place! Highly recommended.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We come since 10 years and love it. Jamming along to David Bowie tunes and enjoying delicious food.

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JA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Lovely space, good
food. Pleasant staff, but service was a bit slow - waited 20 mins to be seated even with a reservation.

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LL
London
32 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best cod I have ever tasted!!

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MV
London
10 reviews
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, great atmosphere. Loved the carrot starter and the fillet

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S
London
35 reviews
Dined on 28 March 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

good brunch but not for dinner,
my steak tartare was very bland and has no capers

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PP
London
1 review
Dined on 28 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

I think the staff could do with a bit more training. One of us ordered carrots for a starter but was given steak tartare. There was no apology for this mistake. She was quite cold and unfriendly and we had to ask each time we wanted a menu, wine list or cocktail. Because of this, we ultimately spent less money but it was irritating trying to catch her attention.
The food and place were great :)

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s
London
23 reviews
Dined on 27 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good overall. Good food, good space, good service.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 26 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I will come back, amazing value for the money

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m
London
5 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

First time visiting. Good food and good service.
The menu was quite exciting as it had bold and slightly unusual options. Drinks were very good and overall good value.

Setting is very nice, service v attentive. Would recommend

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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service. Fantastic food and drinks - one of best brunches my daughter and I have had. Can’t wait to return.

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HH
London
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Bistrotheque is hard to find... the logo outside could be helpful.

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OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and super friendly service.

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London
8 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience at Bistrotheque. We went for our anniversary, so expectations were high. We got an early table (orders in before 7.00pm Except Saturdays) for the prix fixe deal which was excellent value; then we gladly spent what we saved on oysters and wine. The food was superb; scallops, steak tartare and the pressed beef bourguignon, and sides of caramelised hispi cabbage and rosemary potatoes. Decent wine list from affordable to fancy and the cocktails at the bar were a great start. The service was impeccable, always ready but never intrusive and also friendly. Casual fine dining in Hackney. Totally recommended.

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E
London
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was amazing!! Also it's very good value for money if you order before 7pm - 3 courses for £25, especially considering the steak alone is £20. Lovely service but could do with some background music for ambience.

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AO
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome as usual. We live in North London and keep coming back. The food never disappoints and service is good. The atmosphere is great, not at all pretentious. Only thing that was not ideal was the restrooms as they had run out of toiletries.

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I
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A lovely place to go on a date. PS! their fish & chips are superb!

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JL
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Some of the staff were very friendly and attentive. The pancakes were amazing but the eggs royale not so outstanding, a bit rushed but maybe because it was really busy! Good value for money though. It was a Saturday morning and it was very busy and loud so it was hard to hear each other talking or even hear the live piano.

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AC
London
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience. Really attentive service and delicious food. Bloody Mary was fantastic. A real find and would highly recommend.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The vibe was great, dim lighting always makes me feel more relaxed. We were greeted by cheerful staff who were attentive all evening. The meal was excellent, the chicken had amazing flavours and I particularly loved the crab and celeriac starter. Superb value for money, 3 courses for £25 - you can’t go wrong!

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JJ
London
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and staff were wonderful as usual. My only slight concern, was that the tables for two are very small and very squashed when bread, water, wine etc are on the table. Also, the lighting is too dark (maybe my age!), but it is difficult to see what you are eating, and I ate a whole piece of garlic and had to request some parsley to remove the overpowering taste! i do love your restaurant though and always come when in the area.

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ES
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

I booked bistrotechque for my husbands birthday. We arrive and there are a lot of things not available on the menu and sold at lunch?? It was 7.30pm on a Sunday, i was a little disappointed as had booked this restaurant for the bavette in particular. Other than that, it was great.

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R
London
24 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Fantastic food & atmosphere, it's my favourite brunch spot in London. Unfortunately last time we visited, our waitress wasn't great. We ordered coffees, which just simply never turned up. We had to keep reminding the staff of the missing coffees (4 times!), and then two lots of coffees arrived at the same time... this happened both at the beginning of our meal, and at the end of our meal as well.

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LD
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

We re-arranged at the last minute to add another friend, who was late. They really tried to work with me to accommodate and the food and Bloody Mary's for brunch were fantastic.

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L
London
3 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Great value when dining before 7pm, and food was all amazing. We were very full by dessert by each dish was perfect - the chicken was particularly good. Would definitely recommend!

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MA
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brilliant, as always!

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k
London
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have always loved this place ! It never disappoints

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NO
London
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bistrotheque is simply phenomenal. Outstanding food and great service.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were there at 6pm and it appears that if you order before 7pm, you pay £25 pp for starter dish, main dish and desert !! Great value for money, everything was delicious. It was a bit hard to find the venuw though.

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great culinary experience, good wine and cocktail selection.

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