Bistrotheque

4.5
2367 reviews
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£26 to £40
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French
Top tags:
  • Good for a Date
  • Brunch
  • Good for Birthdays
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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JC
London
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Entering the venue, feels incredibly unique as there are no signs or postings outside. Interesting idea for a restaurant, with very attentive staff. The food though is both bland and distinctly average, devoid of any real flavour. The prices do not certainly meet this standard, and I would consider it to be overly priced for what I ate.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 1

multiple items on the menu not available and zero ambiance

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Berlin
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love it! We go there monthly and it’s amazing. Lovely staff and great fod

TJ
London
3 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We had a really good time. The staff were fantastic and the food was delicious. Our only disappointment was that we hadn’t found out about this place earlier!

e
Los Angeles
53 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Orange steamer pudding was amazing

m
London
8 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brilliant, as usual.

MH
London
5 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappoints. First time on a Saturday night with a number of birthday celebrations going on around us. Excellent vibe and energy in the room.

j
London
3 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

The food choices were limited as they had run out of various items. The same applied to the wine - run out of a standard Gavi di Gavi. I didn't expect this from a large restaurant. The service was very casual. The actual space was nice but not enough to persuade me to go back. It has passed its best. Many other restaurants have now surpassed it which is a shame as it was great when it first opened.

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

Excellent as always, my favourite place to eat in London. I do miss the cornbread from the brunch menu though.

CV
London
10 reviews
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Went for brunch, my eggs florentine was way too salty, really not very nice. The restaurant looks good, but it was too warm and very noisy due to the echoy room. I was on a table for 2 but we struggled to hear each other. We were also placed next to the piano so when that started being played it was even worse.

AO
London
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and drinks, and the service is excellent

GB
London
3 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great good, great staff who are human. Will be coming back soon

NL
London
25 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My fav London brunch!!! The food, the service, the venue, the vibe.... it has it all! Perfect for a Saturday/Sunday stroll around Hackney.
The bacon eggs benedict are TO DIE for and i always go for it. The pancakes and the steak tartare were delicious too.
Live piano on the weekends!
I’ll be back soon ;)

OT
1 review
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

All good - very nice place where to dine! Good food, nice service.

SB
London
1 review
Dined on 16 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A perfect mix between East London casual warehouse vibes and french fine dining. I loved it and would go time and time again

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.

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.

AJ
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!

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.

S
London
13 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.

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!

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

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

Nice place!

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MV
London
12 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!

OT
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

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

Lovely food lovely staff great place! Highly recommended.

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.

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.

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

Best cod I have ever tasted!!

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

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

S
London
36 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

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 :)

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

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

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

I will come back, amazing value for the money

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

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.

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.

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

Great food and super friendly service.

OT
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.

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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