Pierre Victoire

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French

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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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FW
London
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Cosy, vibrant restaurant with great food and service.

LS
London
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Had lovely food from the A la Carte menu and pleased to find it was just as good as other visits. We were squeezed in at the back around large Christmas party groups which was a shame, as very loud and right by the staff access point. Next time downstairs would be preferable. Staff were very accommodating and pleasant.

JN
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So pleased to have discovered this little gem- we had the set pre Christmas lunch on a very busy weds before Christmas . Food and service was excellent and it had a lovely festive feeling despite being full and fairly noisy! Will definitely return

TB
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience2

You can't have a conversation there easily. It is too noisy, too squashed and not as good value as it claims to be. Food was all good, but it was not an pleasant or relaxing evening out.

JE
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant, friendly and full of atmosphere, excellent food, efficient service, nice location close to our theatre visit

PH
London
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tonight was our one year anniversary. Our first date was spent getting to know each other over a meal at Pierre Victoire. The food was great, staff were very friendly and the setting was lovely. You really can't ask for a better venue than this.

B
London
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Both starters Moyles and a goat's cheese salad were delicious. My duck main was also very good. Unfortunately my husband's rib-eye steak left a lot to be desired. It was stringy and tough. When we mentioned this to staff it was obvious they were not going to do anything about it, which was a shame. It was my birthday and my husband didn't want to spoil my evening by complaining further. Pierre Victoire is out go to restaurant when visiting London's West end, and surely it wouldn't have been too much to offer him an alternative.

MF
London
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

good food, friendly staff. It was very busy and so quite noisy (around 5pm - 7pm)

AM
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First time since the 1990's to have visited a Pierre Victoire and very pleased with deco, sevice and very good food. Shall be visiting again!

VT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

What a riot! Loved the joint. Pianist goes well with the vibrant bistro. Doesn't hurt that the food is good too. Got to go back.

LF
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great restaurant, highly recommend going, very relaxed atmosphere, one downside, table wasn't anywhere near ready for the time we booked it.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience1

Arrived on time for our booking and had to wait 30 mins outside in the cold before being shown to our table. The restaurant host was requesting some tables go to a local pub for a drink because their wait was going to be so long - clearly it was chronically overbooked. After being sat in the basement next to the toilet, we were served the wrong wine and not given the bread other tables received (without reminding). They setup an additional table downstairs which pretty much blocked the exit and was a fire escape hazard, the wait staff had to carry all the dishes over the top of guests heads, and also a full barrel of beer! Food was average - not as good as on my two previous visits to this restaurant. When we said we would not pay the service charge on account of the long wait to sit down, the waiter proceeded to make me feel guilty by telling me he was unable to get past guests to vacate their tables... Its the managers fault for overbooking, not the customers! Will not be returning.

RW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always a pleasure. Superb service and food and a really buzzy atmosphere. Friday night was busy so very loud but excellent.

R
London
13 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service. Tables a bit too close together and can be a bit noisy.

BW
London
33 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fantastic and authentic tasting menu with plenty of choices. First class though it was very busy and we had to rush at the end as heading to the theatre.

Definitely return.

MM
Bath
3 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good friendly service. Food was delicious and good value for money for West London.

MP
London
3 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant. Food top quality, service and staff lovely, ambience and atmosphere just right and very good value for money. We just keep coming back it so good.

KH
London
6 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great pre-theatre dinner exceeded our expectations. Lots of choice and all tasty. Service was quick and waiting staff all very friendly. It was a little noisy, but we didn't mind. Great location for Dominion theatre.

AH
London
7 reviews
Dined on 26 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love Pierre Victoire. Service and food excellent and great value. Piano a tad loud though - but otherwise absolutely great!

B
London
4 reviews
Dined on 26 November 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

A delightful little find in the heart of the west end. Lovely food and ambience and staff. Will definitely go again, loved it.

PJ
London
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always outstanding - a terrific little place with great staff

HH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I went to Pierre Victoire with work friends a few weeks ago and the food and service was excellent. I did not find the food as enjoyable this time round and my husband was not that impressed either. Perhaps just a bad night.

P
London
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and a great restaurant with a pianist. A bunch of guests started singing which added to the great atmosphere. This place is a gem.

KD
London
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We arrived on time. Large queue outside. Waiting 15 mins. People who were booked in before us left, we were all stood outside in the rain. No members of staff came out to talk to anyone. Shambles.

J
London
8 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely love this restaurant, especially this time of year, so festive

J
London
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to Pierre Victoire on a Saturday with my family for dinner for the pre-theatre menu. The service was great - very friendly, with a very cosy atmosphere and there was also live music in the background. The food was great - a nice selection of dishes to pick from and good value for money. Would definitely come here again!

PV
London
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The menu is always exceptional, it is difficult to select just one dish the dishes are so mouthwatering in their description. The staff are welcoming and the atmosphere is always good. The service is prompt but never too hurried.
The depth of flavour and the selections of food are so wonderful that we never go anywhere else when we are in the vicinity.
This last time I tried Brie fried with a caramelised onion layer, served with pieces of pear that had been soaked in Calvados. The taste was brilliant and the combination superb.

CT
London
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Incredible restaurant with amazing food for such a reasonable price. I've been a few times and it has always been consistent.

SH
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

We had a booking for 8:30- arrived on time- told the table was not ready- waited 40 mins for our table. No apologies- no discount or free drink while we wait- they just suggested we go wait in a pub down the road.
Food was great once we got our table.

J
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great evening for our anniversary. Excellent food and bubbly. Bit of a tight squeeze space wise but part of the charm. Great spot. Fish soup was excellent as was the steak dish

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Lovely cosy restaurant, great atmosphere if a tad noisy. Food was very good with exception of the mussels (too much garlic). Service was a bit off, waiter a bit rude, pushy... not felt very welcomed.

JS
London
4 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this little restaurant- staff were great - food was delicious- can’t recommend highly enough

CW
London
8 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food and good service, despite being extremely busy!

R
Columbus
96 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants in London! I chose this for my last meal this trip, and it was delicious as always! Be sure to make a booking as it is always packed, especially if you want the fixed price menu.

RB
London
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Wonderful food and service, but of course a table of noisy customers spoils the atmosphere somewhat.

KA
London
6 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best value for money places in central London (especially for lunch). Tasty and well presented food, cozy atmosphere and good service.

OT
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall1food3service3ambience3

Not the place for a pre theatre meal - go to Macdonalds instead for a better time.

We went for a pre theatre meal because:
1. Their website stated "Pierre Victoire is the premier choice for those looking for a delightful and great-value pre-theatre meal within a few yards of some of the best theatre shows in the West End London."
2. Tables were booked for a max time of 105 Minutes (so we assumed that this was plenty of time for a meal)
3. Their staff at the time of ordering said 60 mins was plenty of time for a full 3 course meal. They even promised they would ask the chef to prepare our meals as quickly as possible. I like to make sure restaurants know we are on a schedule and also tell them we have less time than we have allowed for.

We actually allowed for 90 mins (preferred time and we could skip coffees if required) and had up to 100 mins if required.

The meal took 60 mins to arrive. After 30 mins of waiting the enjoyment start to wane. After the 45 mins we were getting worried. By the time the meal arrived all enjoyment was lost, we were stressed and frustrated and rushed out meals. We also missed out on deserts - something we always look forward to.

If they cant offer a pre dinner service then DONT advertise it! Or warn customers they need to allow 2 to 3 hours for a meal. I'm sure if we had time for a 2 to 3 hours meal we would have had a enjoyable meal.

SD
London
7 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and ambiance

SB
London
5 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Definitely would come back.
The food was great, the service and ambiance good, the prices were not too high -- we paid £35 per person for mains and dessert plus a bottle of wine.
There were only two faults to the evening -- although the piano player was a nice touch, it was a tad too loud and made conversation tricky. Also, the waiter (politely) asked us to leave after 2 hours, which I guess is not unusual for London; however we weren't informed of this in advace, so was a bit of a nuisance.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food and very friendly staffs. Live music was playing. Will be back for the 3 mid time for sure