Café Boheme

4.4
518 reviews
£25 and under
French
Join us for hearty French food with simplicity, and live jazz every day between 3pm and 6.30pm.

We serving traditional French classics such as French onion soup, steak frites and escargots with smoked bacon & garlic.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 518 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
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4.2
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4.4
ambience
4.2
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Noise · Energetic
89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Dar82
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing atmosphere and staff were on point with the service.

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Jack
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The waitress waiting on us was rude and moody. She really should not be working in hospitality. Food was awful. I hope the management team see this and look into her

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PeterS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Cafe Boheme, always good simple and tasty. I can't recommend it enough.

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Anthony
London
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

love this venue! great location, food and service!

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RootandBoneGuy
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food2service2ambience2

Sticky table and chairs, no service acknowledgement for 15 mins, no menu. We left before ordering.

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JohnQ
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So pleased to go back after such a long absence. As always, good food and well served in simple surroundings.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great diner, great service, thanks to Javier who was an absolute gem.

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AdrianaR
London
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a nice rose wine at a good price, Xavier who looked after us was friendly and professional, the food was delicious. Highly recommend and I'll be back for sure

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JamesC
London
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Nice service for the most part. Was ignored and flagged on by one waitress when trying to pay the bill. Location is great and set up well for people watching. Food was OK, came for breakfast / brunch. Poached eggs were overcooked. Veggie breakfast was good with a bit of variety. Will return for drinks and and location over anything else.

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AdamL
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food as always. Perfect martinis. Despite being extremely busy, food and drinks also arrived promptly.

Service is great and staff are friendly and enthusiastic.

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ChristianB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food as always, love coming here!

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Prov
London
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Overpriced food - tinned tuna in a nicoise
Steak frites is better and better value in Cote

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kellyj
London
14 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorge start to the morning! Lovely coffee and pastry to match. Chilled but attentive service. Planning on booking again :)

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OmriK
London
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Super cool spot to grab some traditional French plates in the heart of Soho. 10/10 would recommend!

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Benjamin
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience4

Apprecite it being busy. But there was no table service. We had to go to the till to request service each time to order. On occasion, multiple times when no-one came. Left a sour experience. Balans was completely different. So much more attentive, and friendly.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Tables were very unstable and my chair nearly collapsed twice. When I arrived they were still putting tables out in the street and it was already mid day. No table cloths and tables sticky from previous day still. Staff were very stressed and clearly under staffed. Such a shame for what is usually a nice place.

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vipSimonM
London
12 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelent value brunch with extremely attentive and helpful service. Thank you

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Alex
Dublin
4 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Go to Cafe Boheme for the ambience, if nothing else. The way the place is decorated - from the pictures covering the walls down to the lighting - makes it a perfect environment to enjoy dinner or drinks with friends. It really does feel like an upmarket French cafe.

Staff were very friendly and attentive and were good at advising when they needed the table back for more guests. This was great as we didn’t feel rushed and when they did need to chivvy us along (after we had had the table for a good 2hrs) it didn’t come as a surprise. A really good balance of making sure we had everything that we needed, without being ‘too much’.

Drinks and food were delicious and arrived in good time. I had the club sandwich and was very happy with it. Decent portion size and just yummy. Food menu is a little limited, which I didn’t mind, but fussy eaters might find it a bit restricting.

Felt like good value due to the quality of the food/drink and the environment. I had a main and three glasses of wine and came to c. £40 with tip. Was very happy to pay that.

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GillB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I loved the way the staff greeted most patrons by name. I had not been before, but shall certainly go agin.

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vipfoody
London
14 reviews
Dined on 3 June 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Reservation had been lost, outside tables were cramped and makeshift

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vipBrianW
London
39 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seated outside on the terrace, best view to watch the world of Soho pass by. I had the neck of lamb which was excellent! The staff were very welcoming.

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SeaBee
London
4 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service is excellent as always. Had a very enjoyable relaxing lunch with friends!

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JoanF
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Really overpriced for what we had, portions of mains were quite small and very basically presented. Didn't feel like very good value. Also automatically added service although we were only a table of 4 - always feel like you should have the choice about what you want to tip

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OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Lovely food as to be expected from a Soho House establishment. Staff weren’t the most attentive, somewhat understandably as it is chaotically busy in soho, but took about 10 mins after booking time to be seated, and only managed to get attention from staff twice in a 2.5 hour period

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YvonneM
Worcestershire
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb coffee and delicious breakfast - part of Soho House so to be expected!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Had a table booked for 1 hour 45 and told to leave after an hour (amongst other customers who also had bookings). Waiter was extremely rude and was listing out tables to her colleague who she vocalised weren’t buying enough (in front of us as customers) and proceeded to patronise the customers as such. As a Londoner, I have been a fan of Cafe Boheme as one of Soho’s gems and visited many times previously, but would be hesitant to return after today given the terrible attitude given to ourselves and other customers today

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Jimmy
London
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience4

Fun environment but poor service. Twice we asked for condiments that didn't arrive, we were told items were on the desert menu that then weren't and the surly server didn't bother to thank us after she'd kept us waiting quite a while to pay.

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SarahH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was the best. The food was great and we were really looked after throughout our lunch. We’ll be back again.

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DanielC
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

The quality of food here is excellent, everything is full of flavour while the dishes manage to remain simple (in a good way). We ordered a ‘large’ charcuterie board however, which was incredibly small considering it was for sharing. The service was fast however at times a little rushed and nothing special but for that reason, typically pretty French. Atmosphere is great. Worth going, never a disappointment.

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Sk88
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great food, friendly staff and very generous portions

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Jennifer
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Love the ambience here. Would suggest visiting for coffee and pastries or cocktails and nibbles

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Mariad
London
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Tables outside were tightly packed. Not adhering to social distancing.
Dinner was disappointing - steak was fine but chips were overcooked. Veey poor considering price.
Waiting staff were not very attentive. Brought me the wrong order despite me pointing to it on the menu. That was replaced but then appeared wrongly on the bill so I had to request that change. I won't be rushing back!

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Steph
London
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Would probably come back for evening drinks but wouldn't recommend for brunch - too dark inside, really needs to be lighter for a good brunch spot. Almost felt like walking I to a cave

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vipDrStrange
London
20 reviews
Dined on 19 May 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Not my best experience this time around. My medium well steak was simply not cooked in the middle.

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RalphM
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice staff good food . I was on a online date and she loved the place great atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
Qatar
3 reviews
Dined on 19 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to be back in a Soho institution. Had a lovely lunch.

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SangF
London
16 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

We have been loyal to Cafe Boheme for many years, and love the vibe and its Frenchiness. Service was always excellent and the food amazing value. We missed during the lockdowns, and booked it for lunch today for old time sake.
Apart from one waitress, Estefania, who was amazingly efficient, the rest of the crew was borderline useless. It wasn't busy at all on this Tuesday, but there was a gap of 1/2 hour between starter and mains.
One waiter brought the mains, and didn't bring me cutlery. I asked and he said OK, only to disappear and serving other customers. The manager was never nearby, and when I caught his eyes he said he would come over. He didn't. I knew where the cutlery drawer is, and was tempted to fetch them myself. Estefania eventually came to my rescue. But it shouldn't be like that.
The famous rib eye is now £22, instead of the good ol bargain price of about £16. And it is mediocre. My poulet was good, with some mediocre frites (some were clumped together so they must be cooked from frozen).
Has SoHo House lost its great team of staff during the lockdowns?
We were so unimpressed we didn't stay for coffee.

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KatyH
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, wonderful atmosphere, friendly and super-efficient staff. A gorgeous place for breakfast!

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NadiaD
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall3food1service3ambience1

The food was very very average considering the prices we ordered steak and the fries were burnt and steaks tough, onion soup had been warmed in the microwave I think. And wasn’t great with bread left in it all soggy. The waitress was very lovely but poor girl was rushed therefore took ages for order to be taken.

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philipe
London
1 review
Dined on 14 May 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Service great, atmosphere great. Food was fair....

FAQs

Café Boheme offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 7734 0623.

Café Boheme is rated 4.4 stars by 518 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.