Henrietta Bistro

4.4
132 reviews
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£25 and under
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Mediterranean
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  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • 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.

Paying tribute to the former gardens of Covent Garden, a glass roof encapsulates the mezzanine of Henrietta. Terracotta, oak and marble sit alongside flora & fauna atmosphere to delight the senses.

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

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: 10 February 2019

Availability: Daily 17:30-18:00 21:30-22:30

What 132 People Are Saying
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1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great evening at Henrietta’s. Food was delicious and very well presented. The theatre menu was very good value. Staff were efficient and friendly. Would highly reccomend.

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RN
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply outstanding service and outstanding food. WIll visit time and time again whenever I am in London. Brilliant!

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k
London
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been back here a few times and always recommend it to friends who wanted some European cuisine at an affordable price. Great portion for sharing plates, fresh ingredients and very creative flavours. The staff are very friendly, attentive and always take initiative. Great ambience as well! Definitely a hidden gem I wish I could keep to myself but sharing is caring right? Will definitely come back!

Ps, the chocolate dessert with the whisky ice cream is amaaaaazing

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M
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Nice quiet atmosphere if you want to avoid the Saturday Covent Garden crowds, but tiny portions (for their lunch menu at least).

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A
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The level of background music was too high - and unnecessary. Henrietta Bistro has a great buzz and vibe to it without the need for background music, especially once it starts to get full.

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JB
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Original, créatif u bon sens du terme, fraîcheur des oroduits
Excellent

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g
London
519 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Great food (tapas style). Lively bar setting. Tables WAY to close together (only complaint). Server friendly and responsive to pre-theatre timing.

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r
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 3

I made a reservation for a pre theatre dinner at 5:45 on New Years Eve. There was an advertised New Years menu from 7-12 that was unlimited tapas. After we sat and ordered drinks we were told that the special menu was in effect from 5:45 on, despite any web posting. We stayed because we would have never found another restaurant on New Years Eve, but I did feel that we were conned a little into the higher priced menu, which we were not able to fully enjoy because of the time limitation. Lesson learned—buyer beware. That said, the place was cute and the food was really good. I just wish we could have fully enjoyed what we payed for.

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L
London
15 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely busy and vibey bistro, serving small plates to share we really enjoyed the food and cocktails. The music is loud and and the staff are energetic, fun and really on the ball. I highly recommend Henrietta Bistro

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E
London
28 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very innovative style tapas menu. Every dish was excellent. Lovely decor and vibe with really great staff. A favourite choice in. Overt Harden!

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F
London
10 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Henrietta was a real find - buzzing, tucked away behind the madness of covent garden, delicious food and drink... What's not to like!

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OT
7 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

Nice atmosphere, though the service wasn’t that great this time. And if you’re suggested the “day’s specials” then make sure to ask for the price first.

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K
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a wonderful restaurant in Covent Garden. Deliciously flavoured food, excellent service (friendly, attentive, prompt without being intrusive) and a thoroughly pleasing interior - chic and fun without being hard work. Good to relax with all sorts of company from close personal relationships to business colleagues and everything in between. I think the wine offering is exceptionally good.

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A
London
3 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Delicious food, well presented but very noisy. Not recommended if you want quite conversation.

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C
London
3 reviews
Dined on 2 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The food is absolutely exquisite. As are the cocktails. The staff are knowledgeable, efficient and attentive. The decor very cool, yet cosy. My recommendation to first timers would be to select two dishes each and share accompaniments. The portions are generous and more than adequately priced for the quality of the products, and the sophisticated ways they are handled. Our party comprised of vegetarians, pescatarians and carnivores, and all were satisfied with the same level of attention. An absolute treat.

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f
London
9 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great ambience, staff very friendly. Food is in a "tapas" style and can be served quickly if needed. NIce range of cocktails, a little on the pricier side.

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RD
London
4 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The meal was outstanding and very interesting. The special dessert was indeed special. A great lunch.

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SF
London
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

Fine food and much above average wine list. The really loud music spoiled it a bit for us unfortunately.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best place to eat and drink in Covent Garden!!
Cocktails are out of this world, Zac and Nico are on fire the bar should definitely be at the top 50 bars of the world! Every drink is balanced consistent and delicious! Food? The cooking is refreshing and the quality stands out. Chef Sylvain takes Henrietta to the next level.
Can’t wait to go back!

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SC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Met friends for cocktails in Miracle followed by supper in the bistro. Fabulous menu and food was yummy. Great service too. We'll be back!

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AL
London
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic
What a great evening
Charming staff
Wonderful atmosphere
Food is really perfect
Highly recommended

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C
London
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, amazing cocktails and perfect atmosphere... Thank you for this experience to all Henrietta staff. Definitely I’ll come back with my boyfriend:)

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N
Houston
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

an expensive, very busy restaurant. The food is good but people keep walking up and down the stairs and that makes the experience very restless. the music was not suitable for the restaurant, maybe for a bar but even then the mix was pretty bad.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I organized a lunch for my boyfriend’s birthday today at Henrietta Bistro and it was amazing !
The food was unbelievably good, a blend of Basque Country and Spanish dishes to share, an explosion of flavors! The service was great with friendly and attentive staff. The chef offered us a little surprise for the dessert to celebrate my boyfriend’s birthday! I couldn’t have wished for a better experience! Thank you Henrietta team for an amazing day! I’ll be back

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A
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2018
Overall 2food 5service 5ambience 1

Food was amazing and staff were lovely. And we were having a great evening and then..
A mouse appeared. It hung around long enough that I could take a picture of it (and showed the staff).
And it kept coming back! We pointed it out to the staff who didnt seem to be bothered and just said they had been trying to catch it for a few days now!

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MP
London
3 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Really great ambiance and superb food!

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S
London
28 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Very expensive for what you get. Small portions and we walked still hungry. Service a bit hit and miss

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S
London
3 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The service in this restaurant was incredible, the staff were attentive to the point of noticing a facial expression I pulled when I was served the wrong drink by mistake.

The food was also great, I'd highly recommend the burrata and the lamb chops.

This venue is ideal for a date, my date and I had a wonderful time.

Will be going again soon!

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D
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Calm by day and bustling in the evenings, the Henrietta has a great atmosphere and lovely French feel. The staff are super and make you feel at home. Love being here.

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PD
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food, reasonably priced, fabulous wallpapers!

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PL
London
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great pre and post theatre venue right in the heart of Covert Garden.
Nice and relaxed with great service.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a lovely time at Henrietta Bistro this evening. The cocktails were amazing, I had the house special cocktail (that apparently takes 48h of preparation!!!!). The food was exquisite, very neatly presented and of course super tasteful. I had the Burrata with freeze dried strawberries and basil, the beef Tartare with basque anchovy and raw mushroom, the Chipirones, the tuna tartare with tahini & truffle, and the grilled Galician octopus.
The service was to perfection, super friendly staff and overall a great atmosphere. I’ll definitely will be coming very soon and will recommend to anyone who is looking for a special time.

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EA
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Henrietta Bistro is a standard Bistro with consistent food/ service quality. It's not fantastic or amazing or exciting. It's average to above average. If you're a big group of people with different food choices, this is great. But when I go out for dinner, i'm usually looking for something more exciting.

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SJ
London
6 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Relaxed atmosphere with plenty of sharing options and good wine list.

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TJ
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Very nice place to meet up and catch up with friends. The food was good.

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L
London
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Not everything was quite to my taste but the best dishes were sensational and I will definitely be back. The whole group really loved it, cocktails were first class, beef tartare was one of the best I’ve ever had

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OT
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

A great find in Covent Garden. Carefully sourced food cooked to order, with a different twist. Relaxed and fun. Forget about 'hotel', it's a bistro. It's small so best to book.

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SB
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an excellent meal, the food was really fantastic. Fresh, interesting and full of flavours. Service was very attentive. Loved the setting.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Great plates of food in a decent room but pretty poor and slow service - the waitress really didn’t know the (very short) menu. Not her fault, she hadn’t had any decent training.

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GM
London
5 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

LOVED IT! CREATIVE CLEVER WELL WORTH THE VISIT - creative and clever cooking that was packed with flavour

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