Henrietta Bistro

4.5
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247 reviews
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£25 and under
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Mediterranean
Top tags:
  • Tapas
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
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

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 247 People Are Saying
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J
London
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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,

SC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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
5 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
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
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.

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
204 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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