Bordelaise

4.5
93 reviews
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£25 and under
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French
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  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Cosy
  • Good for a Date
The kind of bustling bistro you dream of stumbling across a south west back street.' Bordelaise is a little French rustic sharing concept bistro in the heart of Broadway Market in Tooting. Our critically-acclaimed flat Iron steaks, confit duck, Chacuterie boards alongside many other vegetarians options.
French Roast available on Sunday lunch and "BUY GET ONE FREE" flat Iron steak every Tuesday. We have air-con to keep our customers cool on hot season and a terrace that bring you straight to the hippest market vibe fully HEATED . Perfect for romantic dates, family gatherings and get-togethers with friends...
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CS
London
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

A fantastic restaurant nestled within Tooting market, with lovely staff a really nice ambience and the steak is outstanding ! One of the tastiest I've ever had and cooked to perfection. Highly recommend!

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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Really nice steak restaurant with great French starters.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

Poor cut of steak. Tough as hell.

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MP
London
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing steak - great value as it’s 2 for 1 steaks on Tuesdays. Great wine and cheese.

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

Market was buzzing and was a good thing we’d booked as it was really packed. Food was great, restaurant had a nice ambience and served very was quick and attentive. Good value for money - 2 courses each and a bottle of wine all for under £70.
Definitely recommend it as a great date night or a night out with friends late into the small hours as you can visit any one of the many other bars and restaurants in the market.

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KB
London
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First visit and was excellent. Very friendly service, delicious food and very accommodating of our pram! Will definitely be back.

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AK
London
5 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Loved the food.

We were super hungry and the place was full - had to wait a long time for the menu once seated so just checked it online. No big deal. Our waitress was very apologetic and very professional and she deserves the 5 stars.

highly recommend!

We will definitely be going again.. and again...

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

Really delicious food, lovely, attentive and friendly service. We will be back soon- thank you!!

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SW
London
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Fabulous place, simple menu but plenty of choice. Good wine list. Second time and I’ll definitely be going back!

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AP
London
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Aleix and Olivier (and all the staff) are great, food is excellent value and the wine superb!

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

Very poor service offset nice food

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LG
London
3 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Delicious food, great ambiance and good value for money. I’m definitely returning :)

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 5

Absolutely fantastic in every way (food, location, etc), though service lets it down. Also disappointing we were hoping for a full Bordelaise experience and the only wine from Bordeaux by the glass was sold out and they offered no alternative.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

New year celebration meal and it was lovely
Refreshing not to have a set menu for silly prices!
Lovely experience as always

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EJ
London
3 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Great service. Great atmosphere

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JC
London
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good meal, service towards the end was a bit on the slow side, but overall very tasty meal

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HJ
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere , good food, friendly and efficient service, good value for money.

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D
London
12 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great Sunday lunch! Our number fluctuated between 8 and 12, the staff was really cool about this and charming all the time. Delicious roast beef, with gratin dauphinois, a treat! Next time i will try the iron steak, perfectly cooked and tasty. Bravo le Chef!! Good choice of wines, an all round success . Refreshing to eat classic dishes too, in this kale obsessed time!!

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TT
London
113 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Very nice French bistro with friendly service. The menu offers a wide range of choices and all the dishes were well presented. However a couple of dishes were slightly over cooked such as the salmon and the partridge.

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J
London
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This was our second visit and we will definitely be back. We were disappointed the Sunday roast ran out so quickly but had a lovely meal regardless. The meat has been consistently very good and potatoes absolutely delicious.

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AS
London
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Busy restaurant with good food. Be in time for your reservation though - policy is to give it away within 10 mins without calling you.

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P
London
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and staff.
My favourite restaurant in tooting.

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SE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for the 2-4-1 Steak Tuesday and had a lovely ol time. Shall return soon

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OT
London
6 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

It was nice food but a little pricey on the drinks

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LC
London
11 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding restaurant.... great food, amazing service and delicious drinks. Come and dine here!

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AH
London
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Had a family meal here on Saturday night, service was great, steak was great... overall lovely evening!

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DH
London
3 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Good food, wine average, ambiance lovely for a Saturday evening.

Service was appalling and spoiled the evening so much so that we didn't stay as long as we would had planned. We had numerous different waiters which is always annoying and impersonal. The table for 2 was far too small and we were given an additional table which would normally seat 4 people, this was at their own observations, not as our request. As we'd just finished our numerous tapas starters one of the waiters asked us if we would move table to allow them to seat a party of 4 to which we said no absolutely not as this was rude and unprofessional. The reply was said 'ok fair enough' but then without any question of 'did we mind' taking the other table back he then proceeded to simply move all of the glasses, water, bottle of wine and anything else and simply dump it back onto the small table, he was plain rude and not someone id want to serve me again and it will prevent us from going back. They should make their tables a little bigger.

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DD
London
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We came on a Tuesday following a recommendation from a colleague re the steak night deal. Everything was perfect, the steak was cooked to perfection and at a really really good price given that it was the buy one get one free deal. The sides were perfect and we even ordered a crepe from next door that you can eat in the restaurant. Perfect. Highly recommend.

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E
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was delicious! Definitely will be coming back

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Flat iron steak was delicious, and the buy one get one free offer on Tuesdays is amazing - high quality steak with a mid week pick me up price.

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8
London
8 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful traditional French restaurant

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WP
London
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Tuesday was buy one get one free on the steaks.
Very good value

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DC
London
4 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food as always with friendly helpful service. A real gem at the back of Broadway market.

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SF
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very different dining experience in Tooting Broadway market, which has a very enjoyable vibe at night. Flat iron steak deliciously and beautifully cooked. Peppercorn sauce not overwhelming and very tasting. Their take on Eton Mess with honeycomb is a must.

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MJ
London
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic spot, authentic French surroundings. Big fan!

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R
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Not cheap and food was good but nothing I couldn’t cook at home (and i’m not an amazing cook).

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CM
London
1 review
Dined on 15 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always exellent food, cooked to perfection.
Brilliant, friendly service, lovely location in Tooting Market, highly recommended.

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JR
London
5 reviews
Dined on 1 April 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 1

I'm usually raving about this place but was let down today - a shame because I'd been excited about showing it off to people.

They advertise a French Sunday roast, but basically it's the usual (perfectly fine) steak with some veg & roasties (on that, don't the French do dauphinoise with roast?). You'd also think a bit of lamb might be up for offer on Easter Sunday.

It was mostly empty, and cold. And crappy pop music blasting out of the speakers. I was sure I'd seen a FB post from the restaurant about some live music happening today.

If they want their Sunday trade to pick up, maybe they should focus on doing lunch well rather than trying to push the brunch thing too. Or vice versa.

Either way, they need to put more effort in if they want customers, because the atmosphere is just not as nice as the evenings (with the shutter down and the fairy lights).

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v
1 review
Dined on 25 March 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Few bits not available on the day we arrived which was disappointing, but overall nice food

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CC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quite simply the best restaurant in the area. Small, simple menu focussing on traditional French dishes with a twist. Flat iron steaks are incredible value and as for the beef dripping chips - heaven!

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