Henrietta Bistro

4.5
235 reviews
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£25 and under
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Mediterranean
Top tags:
  • Tapas
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
Head chef, Sylvain Roucayrol takes the helm at Henrietta Bistro serving a menu inspired by southwest France & Basque country featuring snacks & plates, alongside larger, family style dishes. The bar, now open until 1am, serves up French pastis and cocktails accompanied by a late night snack menu.


Private Dining

If you wish to book a private area in London for your birthday party, drinks and canapes reception, business meeting or any other special occasion, The Henrietta has the right place for you.

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Special Offers

Set Lunch Menu: From £24

3 Choices £24 or 4 Choices £29. Cant be used with other discounts

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 6 February 2019

Ends: 1 September 2019

Availability: Mon-Fri 12:30-14:30

Pre & Post Theatre Menu: From £24

3 Choices £24 or 4 Choices £29. Cant be used with other discounts

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 2 - 6 people

Starts: 3 January 2019

Ends: 1 September 2019

Availability: Sun-Fri 17:30-18:30 21:30-22:30
Sat 17:00-18:30 21:30-22:30

What 235 People Are Saying
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SF
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

The ambience of the place was good but felt like it was falling short of the standards the restaurant wants to align itself to (in terms of price and quality of food). The octopus was burnt and one of the desserts was lacking the icecream that is supposed to go with it - given it was the only option my friend could eat because of her diet I felt they should have provided something in its place - just a small complimentary glass at the end as way of making it right would have been good. I really liked the crystallized olives with the strawberry tartellette at the end though.

NY
London
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food selection and choice was lovely. Only down side is that the portions of the set meal are small.
Flavours and combinations were amazing & staff were friendly and attentive.

A
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Personnel jeune et sympa cocktails excellents, petits plats à partager créatifs et bons produits ! Tarif raisonnable pour Londres ....

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very nice bistro with great service and great food in perfect portions.
We loved particularly the sea bream ceviche and the meat tartare, along the other courses!

EM
London
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely place, very close to lot of theatres and just off the Strand.

The only quibble I woudl have is that the furniture is a bit odd - they have ireegularly shaped tables with pouffé type seat that don't quite line up to the place settings.

But as for the important things, all the food was amazing, and the service couldn't have been bettered - everything was explained, drinks were brought promptly and our water glasses were refilled without asking. I would definitely recoemmend and I would definitely go back.

ZB
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really nice setting, on the quiet side on the day we went but that was fine. Food was really delicious. We over-ordered as we weren't sure of the size of the 'small plates' on offer & they were quite generous but we ate it all simply because it was so good! Would recommend.

CM
London
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fast, friendly and efficient service. Excellent atmosphere. Delicious food. Great value for money. Will definitely be going back

AP
London
4 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great cocktails and delicious food!

SD
London
16 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Absolutely incredible food and cocktails. Service was a little slow and food is quite overpriced for portion sizes but definitely return as a ‘treat’

c
Berkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

great place to visit , highly recommmend, friendly staff which always makes a place

C
London
17 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Romantic and very nice restaurant.
Service is good and food really delicious.

SM
London
91 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

This was my first visit to Henrietta Bistro, and I was impressed. I went at lunchtime, for a business meeting. The food (tapas style) was delicious; the noise levels were low enough to be able to have a conversation and the service was reasonably quick and unobtrusive. I'll go again!

P
London
4 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great find.
Fantastic people, nice atmosphere, not too big, great cocktails, good food. We will be back

B
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food came out fast and was excellent. The suggestion by staff to order 2-3 plates per person was about right.

M
London
55 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Post-theatre menu looked interesting and wanted to try some of the dishes. When we walked in, it almost felt like going into a club since the music was quite loud. Always difficult to have a conversation when the music is blaring. Quite a few of the food options were unavailable which was disappointing. But on a positive note, most of the food we ordered was delicious. Service was just ok, nothing bad or good. The value for the post-theatre menu was good.

CF
London
3 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ate off the set menu, food was amazing and very filling. Cocktails were average London prices. Good service, attentive but not intrusive. Nice to be sitting by the windows on a warm Saturday. Won’t hesitate to return.

PK
Perth / WA
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food did all the talking, great service. Not fine dining just casual with great food.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our waitress was wonderful and the food delicious. We over ordered because of the pre-theater special. Could have used some advice as to appropriate number of plates. But highly recommend.

JH
London
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food and drinks were amazing... perfect for a nice date

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Went with family for a quick early dinner prior to watching a play in that area. Upon letting the staff at the Bistro know of the rush we were in,

IB
London
5 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food was very, very good but quite pricey for the size of the portions - even accounting for the fact that they were meant to be “small plates”. Music was too loud making conversation difficult at times. Service was attentive but not intrusive

EF
London
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

EXCEPTIONNEL !! Ambiance, accueil fabuleux, décoration parfaite ! Top top top !

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OT
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really lovely restaurant in Covent Garden. Lovely food and friendly staff.

Henrietta Bistro
Responded on 23 June 2019

Dear Madam, Sir, Thank you deeply for your review and kind words! We're thrilled that you enjoyed your time with us and hope to have the pleasure to welcome you again very soon. Best, Henrietta Team

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RB
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent and original. I've been before. Sometimes it can get quite noisy but this time is was relatively empty which made the whole experience even better. The food is exceptional. My guest, who is a highly experienced restaurant goer, was bowled over.

Henrietta Bistro
Responded on 23 June 2019

Dear Robert, Thank you very much for your review and kind words. We're thrilled to see that you enjoyed your experience with us! We're looking forward to having you again with us! Best, Henrietta Team

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AB
London
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

most enjoyable with a nice twist of having your food tapas style

Henrietta Bistro
Responded on 17 June 2019

Dear AndrewB, Thank you for your feedback and kind words! We're thrilled to see that you enjoyed your experience with us and hope to welcome you again very soon! Best, Henrietta Team

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HN
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent value beautifully presented food. The atmosphere was was busy but not too loud . Brilliant for a pre theatre supper

Henrietta Bistro
Responded on 17 June 2019

Dear Madam/Sir, Thank you very much for your feedback and kind words! We're very happy to see that our offer met your expectations and we're looking forward to welcoming you again very soon! Best, Henrietta Team

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AW
London
202 reviews
Dined on 10 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Astounding food, nice service great location for pre-theatre dinner.
These dishes are for sharing for 2 or 3 as proportions generous and food is rich, imaginative and delicious.
A wonderfully different and inspired offering.

Henrietta Bistro
Responded on 17 June 2019

Dear AlanaWoking, Thank you so much for your feedback and kind words! We're very happy that you enjoyed your experience with us. Thank you deeply for your nice comments on the food! We're looking forward to welcoming you again. Best, Henrietta Team

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S
London
55 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our second visit here and this time for a birthday. There were 7 of us and service was brilliant, coping with a huge number of tapas dishes and allergies. They even put some things on the side so that the allergy sufferers could join in.
Food is very good and staff always friendly. They also brought a dessert with candles at the end too.

Henrietta Bistro
Responded on 17 June 2019

Dear Shrimpwriter, Thank you so much for your feedback and loyalty! It is so nice to receive kind words from returning guests ! It was our pleasure to do everything we could to offer you the best experience possible to you and your guests. We do take allergies very seriously and are very happy that we exceeded your expectations! Thank you very much again and we're looking forward to welcoming you back very soon Best, Henrietta Team

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HC
San Diego
23 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was outstanding...loved the little bites and varied flavors of dishes. Lots of choices and variety. Table was a little too small for the four of us. Dishes came a little too fast..needed to slow down in between dishes. Best dinner in London!

Henrietta Bistro
Responded on 17 June 2019

Dear HazelandCompany, Thank you very much for your feedback! We do take guests comments very seriously in order to always become better so a big thanks for sharing your thoughts ! Your feedback will be shared with the entire team so we can improve our service in order to offer a better experience! We hope to have the chance to welcoming you again very soon! Best, Henrietta Team

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Calgary
17 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Delicious meal for a vegetarian! I also enjoyed the ambience, pace and service.

Henrietta Bistro
Responded on 17 June 2019

Dear Madam/Sir, Thank you very much for your review! We're thrilled to see that you enjoyed your experience with us and that our menu met your dietary requirements. We hope to have the chance to welcome you again very soon! Best, Henrietta Team

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B
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely food, the service extremely kind and accurate.
We had a great evening out.

Henrietta Bistro
Responded on 17 June 2019

Dear Baudina, Thank you very much for your review! We're thrilled that you enjoyed the food and service ! We're looking forward to welcoming you again very soon. Best, Henrietta Team

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k
London
3 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, many vegetarian options, will go back again

Henrietta Bistro
Responded on 17 June 2019

Dear Kerin, Thank you very much for your review! We're very happy to have met your dietary requirements and thank you for sharing your experience with other users. We thank you again and hope to welcome you again very soon! Best, Henrietta Team

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P
Berlin
4 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always: Lovely reception, very friendly and knowledgeable staff. Great cocktails and food, innovative and delicious. They recently added a few new dishes - highly addictive!
Thank you for a great evening!

Henrietta Bistro
Responded on 17 June 2019

Dear Philipp, Thank you deeply for your kind words! We're so glad that you enjoy your experiences each time with us! Feedback like yours keep us motivating in always thriving to be better so thank you so much and we're very looking forward to having you again with us very soon! Best, Henrietta Team

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JN
East Sussex
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Brilliant food, they do a great tapas menu; vegetarian and fish options particularly nice!

Henrietta Bistro
Responded on 17 June 2019

Dear JosephN, Thank you deeply for your review and kind words! We're very happy that you enjoyed your experience with us. We're looking forward to welcoming you again very soon! Best, Henrietta Team

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

Henrietta Bistro is a little gem in Covent Garden. The prix fixe menu was unexpected, innovative and a great value. The atmosphere was hip but welcoming, the service friendly, and the decor chic. My only complaint was that the courses came out in rapid succession, so felt a bit rushed. However, as a “pre- and post-show” menu, fast service is probably intentional and appreciated by those on a tight schedule. Overall a really nice dining experience!

Henrietta Bistro
Responded on 17 June 2019

Dear Madam/Sir, Thank you so much for your review! We're very glad that you enjoyed your experience with us. Guest feedback are always taken very seriously to improve our guest experience. Thank you for sharing yours, we try to always know if the guests are in a rush to go see a show or not, when taking the Pre-Theatre offer, we do apologise if you felt rush, we'll make sure to do better in the future. Thank you again, we hope to have the pleasure to welcome you again Best, Henrietta Team

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P
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

You can tell this is a restaurant in London where they don't care about returning customers, staff were brusque and condescending. They failed to tell us they would serve two starters on one plate !! so one person was left with no starter (in effect) when we questioned this the waitress actually argued with us no aplogy !!the food came in dribs and drabs and poor slow not a good service experience at all food was adequate.

Henrietta Bistro
Responded on 17 June 2019

Dear Polly, Thank you for your review, we take guest feedback seriously and will make sure that this is shared with the team so we can improve and offer a better service. Deepest apologies for the misunderstanding concerning your starters, we do hope you still enjoyed the food. We hope you'll give us another chance to change your mind and offer you a better experience with us. Thank you again for your feedback, measure will be taken so this kind of issue doesn't happen again in the future.

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GF
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Vert enjoyable evening with excellent food and service. Only quibbles are the very oddly shaped tables which are too small for tapas style sharing dishes and the music was too loud.

Henrietta Bistro
Responded on 17 June 2019

Dear GarryF, Thank you for your review and kind words. We're very happy that you enjoyed your experience with us. We take your feedback very seriously so thank you for sharing it, we will make sure to keep the music to a reasonable level. Thank you! Best, Henrietta Team

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WF
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, atmosphere and staff. We had the post theatre menu, which was great value with plenty of choice. We cannot wait to return.

Henrietta Bistro
Responded on 17 June 2019

Dear WendyF, Thank you deeply for your amazing review! We're thrilled to see that you enjoyed your experience with us and the Pre-Theatre offer we have. Thank you so much! We're looking forward to welcoming you again very soon with us! Best, Henrietta Team

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Berlin
4 reviews
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent, innovative food, very friendly and very knowledgeable staff. Also great cocktails that they invented. Thanks for a great evening, once more

CF
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A real gem- great service, fabulous wine list and delicious food!

Henrietta Bistro
Responded on 17 June 2019

Dear CindyF, Thank you deeply for taking the time to review us! We're thrilled to see that you enjoyed your experience with us and what we have to offer ! Your kind words are very important to us as it keeps us motivated to always thrive and do better! We're looking forward to welcoming you again with us! Best, Henrietta Team

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