Henrietta Bistro

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259 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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London Restaurant Festival: 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: 1 October 2019

Ends: 31 October 2019

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

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: 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 £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: 4 September 2019

Ends: 31 December 2019

Availability: Daily 12:00-14:30

What 259 People Are Saying
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TH
London
21 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

ZB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

LM
London
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

MR
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun retro atmosphere with great food and professional service.

S
London
57 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

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
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

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
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 3service 4ambience 4

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
77 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

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
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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!

I
Hertfordshire
46 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Pleasant dining area. Had not realised only small dishes instead of usual starter/main/desert. Seabream and avocado delicious, red cabbage salad good but hamburger disappointing. Wine list very expensive. Will not return

P
Pittsburgh
11 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very nice tapas restaurant.
Attentive staff and excellent food prep and presentation.

EV
Cambridge
7 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Imaginative food, designed for sharing. They turned the music down a bit for us so we could talk more easily, which was kind. Good wine- slightly pricey.

OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Great food in a cosy setting. Portions are very small though so be prepared to order multiple (>£10 and above a plate). Service was alright, but could afford to be a bit more proactive.

SF
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
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 on 15 August 2019
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
2 reviews
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!

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great food and excellent service

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
London
2 reviews
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
5 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
4 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.