Henrietta Bistro

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328 reviews
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£25 and under
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Mediterranean
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

Pre & Post Theatre Menu: From £26

3 Choices £26 or 4 Choices £31. Cant be used with other discounts

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

Valid For: 2 - 6 people

Starts: 4 September 2019

Ends: 31 March 2020

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

Set Lunch Menu: From £21

2 choices £21 - 3 choices £26 - 4 choices £31Cant be used with other discounts

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

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 4 September 2019

Ends: 31 March 2020

Availability: Daily 12:00-14:30

What 328 People Are Saying
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KR
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience unique environment very warm and welcoming great sharing food which everyone should experience. Staff very friendly and efficient.

GG
London
25 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great pre-theatre menu, food plentiful and really tasty.

A
London
4 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall2food4service3ambience1

Way too loud but tasty food! I felt that the level of service was a little poor.

S
38 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Food and service were good, though I did have to wait for 15 minutes to order wines. We were placed upstairs but would have preferred downstairs as especially one of our guests required assistance with a walking stick. Also, I have been before and downstairs is more lively.

OT
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Small plates but good environment

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a find! I stumbled across this restaurant by chance and thought I’d give it a try. I was not disappointed, this restaurant has a lovely cosy atmosphere, great staff and a small but interesting Mediterranean menu. I loved it and plan to go again

i
London
6 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Stylish and cosy restaurant with a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Excellent staff. High quality food with very fresh ingredients and not over-sauced or over salted. Clean, fresh. Highly recommend.

SW
London
22 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great place with a chilled out vibe. The menu is small but well designed.

SS
London
5 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a fun place and really interesting and tasty food. Hadn’t expected the ‘tapas style’ format but it worked really well and two of us shared 7 dishes that gave a range of flavours and plenty to fill us. Dish of the day was the bbq cod with spicy yoghurt. Well looked after by our server - Mia. Lively atmosphere at lunchtime. Will go back.

SM
London
3 reviews
Dined on 4 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delicious food and very helpful sommelier given that the wine list jumps steeply quite quickly. A lovely atmosphere- quite a find in what can be tricky, tourist trap area. We'll definitely return.

DY
London
1 review
Dined on 4 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Small tapas plates that arrive as they’re ready. All very tasty and served with smile.

ED
London
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service, we had a beautiful table next to the kitchen.

GS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent service, wonderful ambience and fabulous cocktails. The portions were a little small (need 3 per person) but tasty, and we ended up very happy due to the ambience and service. Will go back!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fresh
Imaginative
Great service
Great value
Love the passion!

RT
Berlin
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely resturant! Delicious food, pleasant and helpful staff, nice ambiance. Definitely recommend! Except for the people who prefer having a big single meal rather than sharing multiple small ones as this restaurant has a sharing plates concept.

DW
London
9 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Took my goddaughter for a 21st dinner and loved the bar where we each had a negroni. The food was delicious even if the staff forgot 2 items we had ordered. I asked for a bottle of the house wine and when the bill came, the food was averagely priced but was I amazed to find that the house wine was charged at £30 a bottle, being the cheapest on the menu. This was for an IGT Terra Siciliane Grillo which retails in M&S for £7 a bottle. What a mark up - no house wine should be that price! Slightly spoilt an overall good evening.

b
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I had booked Sunday brunch for 11am when we arrived we were-told that the continental had finished even though it was still laid out
The place was cold and grubby looking lots of stains on chairs
The breakfast was poor quality all poached eggs were semi solid and the staff all sat down to eat together making lots off noise and swearing ! Nobody came to ask if we needed anything had to get up and go over to ask for salt and pepper ! Truly the worst experience I have had we would have been better of at McDonald’s!!!

C
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place great for a meet up after work or a special dinner.

LP
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice food didn’t all come out at once which they warn you however sea bass is a bit odd without a side dish to have with it.
Food was a great quality however and lovely wine!

EB
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Too spicy for our personal(Italian) taste. Burrata is perfect on its own, we cannot accept all that condiments on...the location is very nice but i imagined to eat better, so i would not recommend this restaurant to any of my Italian friends...

S
London
3 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Lunch on a quiet January day. A scattering of people (hotel guests?) on laptops but for the first hour it was just the 2 of us eating. Nevertheless they placed us in a tiny table while loads of larger, more comfortable, tables were available. As on a previous visit it was like getting blood out of a stone to get sight of the lunch menu which is the same food as the evening menu but much cheaper. Why have a lunch menu if you are not going to offer it automatically?

The food, however is excellent, with a special commendation for the day's special of seabass with jerusalem artichoke puree - a delight.

Excellent wine list but, as seems universal these days, overpriced.

O
London
5 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food is amazing. Service was great. Highly recommended.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Sehr schönes Lokal, die Bedienung war sehr freundlich und sehr aufmerksam. Das Essen hat sehr gut geschmeckt, die Portionen waren eher klein. Leider wurden Vorspeise und Hauptgang zeitgleich serviert, ansonsten ein sehr guter Service.

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T
London
14 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious tapas style food. Dishes that stood out were long beans with foie gras, barbecue cod and lamp chops. The ambience was romantic and cosy - would definitely visit again!

P
London
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Great Food and Super atmosphere. Always a pleasure to go there and enjoy the excellent food

f
London
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been in this place for New Year’s Eve . It was Amazing as usual.. I recommend this place for a casual night with friends or for a date.. the food is good and the atmosphere warm!

MP
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went on New Year's Eve and the atmosphere was fantastic. The food was absolutely superb! Will definitely recommend this lovely restaurant.

KJ
London
10 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Delicious food and friendly service. Felt a bit squashed as it’s a long narrow restaurant. Bill was £200 for 2 adults and a child

HR
London
70 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience1

I thought it was a course menu but turns out to be tapas style. Too pricey for what it is. Food was all very salty to the extent that some dishes were inedible.
The dining area and the bar was in the same area. There was a drunken loud group next to our table and ruined the evening. I won’t be going back again.

SH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly excellent food and a really lovely ambience. While it is not an inexpensive restaurant it is worth the price tag and quite decently priced for a more upscale dining experience in central London. I will recommend this restaurant and will be back the next time I’m in London. We had a very memorable experience.

LS
London
4 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and inventive food in a lovely bright setting

T
London
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

we came from the south west of France to find a compatriot of ours. the food is perfect. the service is very friendly. as the Restaurant is located at covent Garden the prices are a bit expensive

L
London
16 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice table. Slightly overpriced but quality of food was good. Staff were excellent. Managed to squeeze us in pop-up Christmas bar after lunch which was a great festive experience. Cool cocktails!

JK
London
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable! Lovely service, knowledgeable and friendly with a lively atmosphere.

FN
London
49 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had wonderful service from the moment we arrived for drinks in the bar to when we were seated and served for dinner. There were 8 of us and that number was not a problem for the friendly and professional staff who were both informative and engaging when we asked about things on the menu. This included a detailed explanation of the different aged vermouths and showing us all the different bottles including the 50 year old. We were so well looked after. The food was excellent. We were initially nervous of sharing plates rather than traditional 3 courses but it was brilliant and really enjoyable to try everything. All the dishes were great and the cote de boeuf was superb. We only shut up when dessert arrived. Well done Henrietta bistro- and thank you for a great evening.

J
London
78 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had the pre-theatre menu at Henrietta’s - 4 plates for £31. The waitress said small plates so we ordered some chips and mushrooms on the side but they were generous small plates. It was all delicious. The service was excellent from all 3 of the waitresses who served us. Would definitely recommend and very convenient for the opera house

SS
London
15 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Excellent food. Great wine choice, however service was a tad slow at the start. Think due to Xmas they were overworked. Latter part of meal was fun and good ambience.

L
London
4 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Popped in for a lunch while I was in the centre. The lunch menu is great value for Covent Garden (if you don’t want to resort to the chains) and absolutely delicious.

KL
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Very good food and a thoroughly pleasant experience, if only they had not taken so long to discover the selected wine was out of stock by which time it wasn't worth re-ordering. A shame, as it blotted the event, but that said only a little as overall this was a really good lunch, varied, well seasoned, and fresh.

Henrietta Bistro
Responded on 19 December 2019

Dear KeithL, Thank you for taking the time to write this review! We're thrilled to see that you enjoyed the food and service! Thank you for letting us know the issue you faced, we'll do our best to avoid for this to happen again. We're looking forward to welcoming you again very soon to try some of our special wines ! Best, Henrietta Team

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an experience! The atmosphere bless so alive and the food just as good. Would go again. Late night dining experience and one to remember