Café Boheme

4.3
225 reviews
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£25 and under
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French
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  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Good for a Date
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
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.
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ZL
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience. Food and coffee was delicious. Service on high standards. Definitely will back there

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NH
London
18 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great value food, excellent, attentive service, great (but noisy) atmosphere.

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TB
London
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great tasting food at brilliant value especially the fixed price menu if you dine before 6.30pm. Service was also very tentative, including topping up the glasses with water throughout the evening without being asked, especially as it was busy Friday night.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun place with wonderful atmosphere - just like Paris!

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GK
London
4 reviews
Dined on 18 June 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Went with my 11 year old daughter for a pre-theatre dinner. It was the perfect venue: lively, with live music, elegant, exceptional food, waiter didn't flinch when my daughter made special requests for her food, service was attentive and quick. We had the pre-theatre special offer, which worked out to be good value. Food was simple dishes, really well executed and presented, very French.
Highly recommended.

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GI
London
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Love this place, reasonably priced food and drink and a great atmosphere.

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J
London
14 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Mix up about outdoor seating fixed and free drinks given. Great manager.

Food and service as superb as always. Great cocktails

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l
London
8 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always my fave spot in Soho. Love it there. Great fun and great food.

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LG
London
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service and atmosphere. Loved it. Can’t wait to be back for lunch and dinner now breakfast is ticked off!

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F
London
13 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyable meal with speedy service. Great value for the centre of Soho

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b
London
31 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great atmosphere, good service and reasonably price food

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We booked a table for 11pm, and when we arrived the waiter told us that they didn't have table available and the kitchen was closed. Unbelievable they accept table when they're not able to take it, they should at least call me to let me know, I just wasted my time.

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MN
London
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 5

The food was horrific, however it’s a great venue with a wonderful atmosphere

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H
London
5 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great set menu, choice and price! Such a lovely place and cool atmosphere, I’d recommend to people before the theatre and after!

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C
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent value, friendly staff, amazing value pre theatre menu

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AE
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious cocktails and great food.

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D
London
45 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

I was worried it would be too noisy bearing in mind the live jazz, but rang ahead to request a quiet table and a good one was allocated to us. Thank you! It is a busy vibrant place though apart from the music but we enjoyed a pleasant pre theatre supper.

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

Fantastic food, service and ambience!

Loved every minute. :)

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 5

The overall experience is absolutely amazing, it really is a little gem in Soho. However, in the last two occasions when I went there, I was not impressed with the customer service. On both occasions, the waiter/waitresses were rude.

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

Eaten here several times both before and after its renovation. It never ceases to amaze me how unbelievably noisy it is. Literally impossible to have a conversation and we always come out with our ears ringing. Apart from that it’s great!

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BB
London
6 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good brunch options and the service was speedy and efficient. Really liked the avocado on toast with poached eggs. Coffee was ok, I've had better flat white, but I'd definitely go back again

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HD
Berkshire
5 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Really nice place to go for a brunch on Sunday morning. The food was really good with nice service.

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H
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

It’s always a delight to be there . I was with my adult children and we all agreed this is our favourite informal restaurant in London

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JW
London
1 review
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service in good time for us to get to the theatre. Would have left a tip if 12.5% hadn't already been added to the bill.

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OT
London
8 reviews
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food, great service. Nice spot for long lunch !

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A
London
21 reviews
Dined on 25 March 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Buzzy atmosphere, food okay, staff pretty inattentive. Had to ask to order twice, having already told him we were in a bit of a hurry for the theatre. Food wasn't bad at all after that- large meat charcuterie and my other friend and I had large salads, which were, indeed, large.

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GH
London
1 review
Dined on 25 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely parisian style cafe with really great and affordable food, right in the heart of London. Atmosphere was fab and staff friendly and attentive.

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FW
London
26 reviews
Dined on 18 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quick lunch with a friend, lovely salad and glass of rose - perfect for what we needed.

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M
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 2

Used to be a great place for casual drinks and food with fantastic service but after re launch service quality gone down a lot, poor atmosphere and no interaction with tables from managers.

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AW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely vibrant place and really attentive service. Lovely food - staple French fayre ...it's all about the atmosphere :)

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J
London
3 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Wine glass smashed on the back of my head, waitress forgets my order and then lies about that. I have been coming here for years and goes to show how important having a good competent waiter/waitress is. Don’t lie. Just admit the truth. We ended up leaving without food. A shame. Normally decent. This time
Shockingly bad.

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J
Essex
11 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very convenient for many theatres and with a convincing French ambiance.
The set 3 course (pre-theatre) offering with a drink {choose the wine it is big!} was at an acceptable price.
Overall (very) good.

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M
London
4 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Brilliant cosy atmosphere, lovely food, the type of place where they don’t rush you off the table, at least when we were there on a Sunday afternoon. We stayed for the live Cuban music which started at 3pm and it was excellent entertainment in the background music rather than a gig as such. It was buzzy and friendly and you end up chatting to people around you. Highlights: croque monsieur, flat white, mojito (perfectly balanced with the right amount of fresh lime and brown sugar). We’ll be going back again and again.

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DB
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

I was a frequent visitor to Cafe Boheme, long before it’s recent refurbishment. Whilst the quality of the food stayed the same ( okay) the level of service has deteriorated drastically. The staff make you feel like they’re doing you a favour by allowing you to eat there- even though you booked in advance. There’s no apology if they move you from table to table ( mid meal) because somebody screwed up the seating arrangements. I will not be going back.

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RG
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

LOVE THIS RESTAURANT SO MUCH! ONE MY GO TOS IN SOHO!

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C
London
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The food was great and the service as well. The music from the live was very loud even though we were not sitting on the main area.

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RF
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Cafe Boheme has been our long time favourite choice for an authentic French style bistro experience. Our latest trip was slightly marred by the level and content of the live music. Nirvana's 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' wouldn't automatically have been our first choice at this location.
As for the food, the steak has always been excellent but the fries have morphed over the years from the original, subsequently reduced to a mini fry pan portion and now fries literally the size of matchsticks.
Not something one would encounter in France!

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l
London
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

Our food was delivered in stages (with main course chips brought out with a starter, a main coming after everyone else had finished and having to repeatedly ask for water)

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

Service was extremely slow!

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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely atmosphere, delicious wine, great service. Relaxed evening.

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