Henrietta Bistro

4.5
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280 reviews
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£25 and under
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Mediterranean
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

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 December 2019

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 December 2019

Availability: Daily 12:00-14:30

What 280 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.4
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4.3
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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S
34 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Fun place with good food. It’s a bit tight between tables but otherwise a nice place.

p
London
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely pre theatre dinner with friends. The food was good, well presented and the service was quick. The ambiance was good with nice music and lovely Christmas decorations.

MW
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service would definitely go back

J
Liverpool
14 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Fabulous innovative food. Tapas sized portions but more fusion flavours. Delightful waitress- warm and friendly and knowledgeable about the menu. Overall excellent though the wine serving seemed very small for the price. Pre theatre menu would have been excellent value.

KM
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Lovely bistro, good food and wine. Had been told the set menu would be available though, then arrived to be told it's not available at weekends. However, that's probably more the fault of Open Table's filtering info that the Bistro itself.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was awesome!!!

TS
London
11 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food was incredible.

Henrietta Bistro
Responded 7 days ago

Dear TrinaS, Thank you very much for your review and feedback! We're looking forward to welcoming you again very soon! Best, Henrietta Team

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M
London
13 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Everything we ordered was delicious. Would definitely return

Henrietta Bistro
Responded 7 days ago

Dear Mary, Thank you deeply for your review and your kind words! We're thrilled to see that you enjoyed your experience with us! Looking forward to welcoming you again. Best, Henrietta Team

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t
London
11 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience2

Great food, if overpriced due to its proximity to Covent Garden. And a nice dining concept (shared dishes that arrive ad hoc). Tables were too close together for my liking.

Henrietta Bistro
Responded 7 days ago

Dear Tory88, Thank you for your review and feedback. We're taking your feedback very seriously and will amend accordingly. Looking forward to welcoming you again very soon. Best, Henrietta Team

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JJ
London
12 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience4

I really wanted to love Henrietta. The food was fine--not amazing, but good. However the service was terrible. Our server refused to write down our order saying he would remember it. He didn't, and started arguing with us when the wrong things were brought--he literally looked incredulous that we would be saying he was wrong when 2 items we didn't order were delivered and what we did order didn't show up. Literally arguing. One person finally ended up with his starter at the end of the meal with dessert after we had to call a manager over.

Henrietta Bistro
Responded 7 days ago

Dear JbJb, Thank you for taking the time to write this review, it is very important for us to receive feedback from our guests so that we can always try to improve and offer a better customer experience. We're deeply sorry for that experience that you had with us and will brief the team on your feedback so that this won't happen again. We really hope we'll have the chance to welcome you again very soon. Best, Henrietta Team

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PG
London
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A lovely place for a pre-theatre bite to eat. Very friendly waiting staff and interesting, tasty food. We ate from the pre-theatre set menu and shared dishes between the four of us. There was plenty to go around and a great selection. The only negative - it's a bit pricey (more than the ££ rating, I'd say) - we paid £180 for four, including a couple of soft drinks and one of the cheaper bottles of wine available.

Henrietta Bistro
Responded 7 days ago

Dear PeterG, Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We do take our customer feedback very seriously in order to thrive and also do better. Thank you for your kind words regarding the food and service. Best, Henrietta Team

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d
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great place to have a great experience in Dining !!!!!!
Will definitely go again !!!!!!!

Henrietta Bistro
Responded 7 days ago

Dear Davidd, Thank you deeply for your review and kind words! We're really looking forward to welcoming you again very soon! Best, Henrietta Team

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ML
London
21 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience3

Great attentive staff and nice cocktails are the only positives I can find for this restaurant. Food very overpriced for what we found lacked flavour and nothing among the tapas style dishes that was particular memorable. We wasted alot and only that much because it was painfull to literally leave that much money on the table. Beef cheek was tasteless and squid quite oily only truffle chips and scallops were okay. Skip the bistro and go straight to pop up Christmas bar- that was brilliant and completely saved what was a dissapointing dinner out.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall2food4service4ambience4

Very nice place, excellent food butvery small portions, not worthed for money

I
London
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was exquisite, arranged with sophistication for a bistro. The decor was great, service is great, very nice attention.
It will be a pleasure to come again next time
at Henrietta bistro.

LG
London
9 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great food, although some portions are a bit on the small side. All very tasty however. The restaurant had plenty of space and we got a great table. Satisfied overall.

G
London
168 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Loved the London Restaurant Festival menu - lovely sharing plates. Cocktails were potent and the wine list was chock full of choice. Great place for fans of good food and a wide selection of wine

OT
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I randomly found this little gem! The food was delicious and unique, the cocktails were beautiful and they let us sit in the restaurant and chat for hours while we caught up over drinks! I will be back!

Y
London
93 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Just very good. Can’t fault it. Hasn’t lost its magic

C
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Henrietta Bistro is a hidden gem amongst the bustle and razzmatazz of Covent Garden. The dishes are small plates for sharing offering you a full range of delights for your palate. Croquetas that melt into your mouth, burrata sprinkled with crushed strawberry and basil infused olive oil, tempura squid with hints of chilli, lamb cutlets, fish on skewers... and no shortage of vegetarian dishes.. not the cheapest but deliciously worth it. A great place to gather at any point of your evening!

TH
London
23 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were here on a Monday evening the restaurant was not busy but enough people to have an atmosphere. The food was excellent plates small but varied with lots of flavour the staff were friendly and enthusiastic. This is a restaurant I would recommend and return to.

m
London
7 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

A nice concept and a well-organized menu that was easy to assemble a rounded lunch from. Our table on the end near the bar felt a little too exposed to say it was a great ambience, but other tables would not have this experience. The beef tartare was maybe a little busy, the roast cauliflower was beautifully cooked but could have withstood a touch more seasoning - but these are minor quibbles on a very good meal in a pleasant venue. Will definitely visit again.

ZB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Only ever been here for lunch & the food is delicious. On the quiet side at lunch (I imagine it's more lively in the evenings) but it means it's easy to chat. Would definitely recommend...if only for the food!

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is amazing and comes quickly! Lovely restaurant overall.

LM
London
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really lovely small plates, great decor and atmosphere - I will definitely come again

MR
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A really. I’ve surprise. Was looking for a British food experience (as restaurant is listed) but actually loved everything, the amazing food, how it was served and shared, the excellent staff, the fun music and vibe and actually not overly expensive.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun retro atmosphere with great food and professional service.

S
London
57 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

This was our third visit to Henriettas Bistro and it’s always a joy!
Staff are always friendly and efficient and very good with allergies. Food also always very interesting and tasty. Great place to go wether you are two or a group.

VY
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best cocktail bar in town with the most talented barman
Food is absolutely delicious
Just go!

LJ
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The tables were weird and uncomfortable but the restaurant as a whole was fine as was service. The food was delicious!

ES
London
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Booked this to ensure there was something for my Vegan daughter. I thought it was overpriced with small portions nd I felt very rushed. Would not recommend

d
London
10 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Very enjoyable for location, ambiance and interesting, high quality food. Would prefer more comfortable seating for the table we were given.

J
London
6 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall5food3service4ambience4

Nice enough atmosphere but disappointed in the menu. I prefer a starter and main meal. These were all small dishes to share. More like a meze, but despite that the food was tasty. Very pricey on the wine which again was disappointing,

C
London
79 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In a sea of small restaurants, Henrietta Bistro stands out for its innovative menu, quality fresh ingredients and excellent service. Highly recommended!

SC
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Was let down by the price of wines. Hardly any under £40. Not what we wanted to pay for a casual lunch. Strongly suggest the availability of a House wine.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is delicious and the service really caring. I. Love this menu where you can pick and chose for you and share portions with friends, everything is great! Ask to be downstairs for a more lively atmosphere, upstairs for a more calm dinner.

AL
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Our table was in the restaurant part but nearer the bar. The noise was too loud above our table. Other tables nearer the kitchen were possibly exposed to less noise. It might be helpful to review the sonography of the place and keep the noise down a bit.

D
London
35 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service and tasty food. The menu is not huge but ordering 2 dishes each and sharing was adequate. Cocktails were unusual but very nice, also liked the way staff provided feed back on food. Tables csn be quite close meaning it's difficult to have a private conversation and when you have a loud person next to you, as we did, then you do tend to hear their conversation, not necessarily the restaurants fault of course. Overall a good experience and around £45 per head with a cocktail, note 12.5% service charged automatically added - restaurants should not do this for parties of 2! Would go back again

B
London
30 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We went for a large family Sunday lunch to celebrate a birthday. We were 14 people of all ages including children. It was perfect for this, as it was relaxed and easy, food very good and friendly service. Lots of space, too.

AM
London
10 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great spot for pre-theatre menu in Covent Garden. Fast service and attentive staff who were friendly, had great recommendations and went above and beyond when we had extra people join us at the last minute. They went out of their way to fit us in and didn't make us feel like it was an inconvenience. Superb team and vast array of food!