Savoir Faire

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£25 and under
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French

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This is neither a chain restaurant nor a franchise, it is a family owned and run restaurant and has been in business since 1995.
We cook all our food, sauces, bread, pates and desserts on the premises. Everything is homemade with fresh and natural ingredients. If we can’t make it, we don’t have it! We never use precooked food, flavour enhancers or preservatives. We only use natural butter, cholesterol free oils or olive oil.
Our wine has been sourced from the best wine producing countries in the world and the wine list has been put together with care, to offer the best value for money wines.
The price you see is all you pay. There are no hidden charges and all the meals come with vegetables and a basket of freshly baked bread. We have no happy hour or buy one get one free. We try to give the highest quality food at the lowest possible price. There are very few restaurants that can make this claim.
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SI
London
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely little bistro. Only negative - The tables were quite close together.

Food was delicious- moussaka lovely but quite salty.

Flexibly menu options. Very good value. Delightful staff.

S
London
8 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Throughly enjoyable meal and well cooked. Excellent service and I recommend downstairs if you want it to be a little quieter.

CI
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fantastic....
The food and service was 2nd to none, will definitely go back....

HS
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really delicious dishes and a mouth watering menu to choose from.
We spent several hours chatting away and never felt rushed.
It's a good volume for being able to chat but a nice amount of ambiance too.
Staff very natural and friendly.
Thank you Savoire Faire!

CM
Worcestershire
8 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

A great place for an informal catch up with friends. Very reasonable prices and always reliably good food.

SS
Hertfordshire
3 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent, authentic French cooking - great value - I am a semi-regular customer and Savoir Faire is consistently good = thank you and well done !

OT
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a delightful, relaxed dining experience in a small but professionally run bistro restaurant. Delicious fresh foods and an ideal location not far from the Oxford St / Tottenham Ct Rd junction. Warm French ambience.

KH
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second visit and will certainly go again if in London. Excellent food, so tasty and good portions.

TC
London
3 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

My wife and I found this little gem a few years ago, and almost always visit when we are in London, which is once or twice a year. The food is always good and the restaurant, although small at ground level, has a great quirky ambience (check out the ceiling). For white wine lovers, I would recommend the Viognier, which has always been good.

C
Surrey
5 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience3

We were very disappointed with Savoir Faire especially after reading so many positive reviews. On the plus side the red house wine was excellent. The food was just about average certainly not gourmet in my view. We all had steaks which were OK but nothing special. The French onion soup was poor. The gents toilet facility was very poor with no bathroom tissue and the ladies was apparently not good. The service was good and our waitress was very friendly. Overall this was not a very good experience and we will not be returning in the near future.

M
London
3 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Lovely food and friendly staff.table was small

TH
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

As ever Savoir Faire provided excellent and good value food in a relaxed environment. Staff were really lovely 😊

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food as always, nice, unhurried service and cosy old school atmosphere. Such a gem in central London! Set menus good value too!

H
London
36 reviews
Dined on 6 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Savoir Faire's consistency and unfailing charm make a visit to New Oxford Street whenever possible a "must" The bistro - style small tables and minimal space make we more clumsy characters nervous but once settled the bouillabaisse sweeps all before it and the kidneys are another favourite. We'll be back!

T
London
11 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food, affordable prices, cheerful friendly service - fast becoming my favourite West End restaurant!

B
Bedfordshire
23 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Lunchtime with family at one of my favourite London bistros. This was not our fist visit nor will it be the last. It really is like being in France in London.

S
London
12 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

I haven’t seen my friend Liz for 3 years when we last visited London from Australia. We also hadn’t met her lovely daughter or husband. For this reason, we wanted to make sure that our chosen lunch venue wasn’t rowdy so we could catch up properly.

Of course our other requirement was great food. Savoir Faire was perfect and gave us such cosy and special afternoon. The food was delicious with highlights being the kidney entree and the homemade lemon tart.

The staff were lovely, providing attentive and warm service and allowed us to sit on well past the designated slot. I can see why this beautiful, somewhat quirky restaurant has been so popular for so long. Highly recommend.

C
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant had some of the best salmon I have ever eaten! We came for New Years Eve, and the food was delicious. The waitstaff was so nice and overall the experience was superb. Would definitely eat here again!

S
London
5 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good home-cooked food. Genuinely different. Been there many times. Fully recommend

JH
London
91 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

I have never visited Savoir Faire at lunch time, when they have a set lunch menu only. The choice was varied. I dined with two friends and we all had two courses and we shared a bottle of wine. With a couple of coffees, the bill came to just over £30 each including tip. A hidden gem between Tottenham Court Road and Holborn tube stations.

AC
London
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Service was poor on a quiet night. Limited menu. No a la carte option. Not great for kids. We were told they could order kids steak & chips.........they did. Cost same as adult version! Tomato pasta was unimpressive. Butternut squash salad, uninspired. Guinea fowl was good. Expensive for what it is

OT
1 review
Dined on 25 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic ambiance, helpful staff, wonderful food at a very reasonable price, what's not to love?

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb food and excellent value. Keep going back for more.

DJ
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience was excellent beginning with the reservation. We were booking the festive menu for our Christmas Eve dinner, and being from overseas wanted to make sure everything was in order with our booking. I called and spoke to a lovely woman who put me at ease. We actually arrived early for our reservation due to catching an earlier train, and the restaurant accommodated that with understanding and a smile. The food was delicious, the staff attentive but unobtrusive. We even got into a nice chat with the couple at the next table. It was a wonderful, memorable evening.

KM
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful gem of a restaurant. All of the food was outstanding and we enjoyed the wine as well. Highly recommend.

DS
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delicious meal and the staff were excellent.

R
London
4 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been to Savoir Faire several times - always with big parties and we’ve always had great evenings. There is something wonderful about the atmosphere here especially for a restaurant right in the centre of London

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful family restaurant!

MB
London
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

A bit disappointed as the web site did not state that the Christmas menu was all that was available and the a la carte menu not available - was looking forward to beef burginon (however you spell it). Also reserved table upstairs well in advance but table not exerted and had to wait, although not long.

DP
London
14 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice reunion dinner - ambiance and decor and food. Marred slightly by a very large table next to us who were having a quiz night and bellowing. The staff quickly offered us a private room to complete our meal and hear each other!

H
London
37 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Savoir Faire in London's New Oxford Street never disappoints; warm welcome and comfy environment. As with all but the priciest London establishments space is at a premium and tables inevitably close together but the staff ensure best use of space possible.
Asparagus and smoked Salmon and rich chicken kidneys gave us a delicious start; the house lamb hotpot and moussaka left us feeling we'd had a meal cooked very much with traditional flavours in mind - splendid!

JL
London
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was very tasty and the staff were very obliging in catering for my party of 9. I will absolutely be returning.

d
London
7 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We booked a table at 18:00 before going to a show in a nearby theatre at 19:30. We ate from the pre-theatre menu (starters & mains) and all our meals were delicious (as evidenced by our empty plates). We will definitely be coming back here again.

NA
London
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The food was very good and a good selection from the menu and a convenient location.

EH
London
7 reviews
Dined on 18 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding steak frites with attentive service! Centrally located, few mins from holborn stn

QK
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We live near Sheffield. Savoir Faire has been where we have entertained friends from all over the world for many years. Quality and value and sadly rare today the same high standard has been maintained on every visit. Our French friends were delighted and have booked for another visit before they return to their home.

OT
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal, great service, location and ambience!

KF
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

If you’re looking for a cosy night, great ambience, very friendly, lovely food and you can have comfortable conversation or even go alone this is a little gem.

I
London
15 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Another very nice lunch, and on a rainy day the ambience was very cosy. My friends and I had omelettes and chips. Their chips are lovely!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly service, lovely food, a thoughtful wine selection.