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The 10 Cases - Bistrot à Vin

4.4
4.4
1130 Reviews
£26 to £40
European

The 10 Cases is an unpretentious buzzing little bistrot with wine as its main focus. We only ever buy 10 cases of the wines that you will find on our short list in order to constantly try new things rather than settle for a list of old favorites. We only have 10 tables, which you can book for lunch or dinner. We also have an outside terrace, bar counter and Cave a Vin next door which remain reservation free for drinks and snacks. Our menu revolves around a monthly changing offering of tapas style dishes and sharing plates, 3 entrees, 3 mains and 3 desserts as well as a selection of daily changing specials.

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  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    European, French, Wine Bar

  • Hours of Operation

    Kitchen Hours Monday to Thursday 12-3pm & 5pm-11pm Friday and Saturday 12-11pm Bar Hours Monday to Saturday 12-late

  • Phone number

    020 7836 6801

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Cathal O'Malley

  • Private party facilities

    We have two private dining rooms in The 10 Cases, comfortably accommodating 5-8 guests in our Cave and 8-14 guests in our Bistrot. We offer a 3-course set menu from which guests may choose during the event, and can include a wine pairing if you wish.

  • Private party contact

    Sarah Wright: 020 7836 6801

  • Area

    Covent Garden

  • Parking Details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wine

Menu

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What 1,130 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.4
4.4 based on all time ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4Value

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  1. LQ

    LindaQuilter

    London

    215 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    215 reviews

    Dined on 9 April 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    The 10 Cases is always a real treat. It can be quite noisy which is a minus if you are hard of hearing! But the food more than makes up for it. I had the delicious cauliflower soup followed by the soft shell crab with avocado--always a favourite. The service is impeccable and we really feel well looked after when we eat there. It isn't the cheapest place to eat, especially as you have to pay for the bread.

  2. F

    Foodislife

    London

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 15 March 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I am a huge fan of this place. Good quality food and thoughtfully listed wines. Very reasonable price. 5 star well deserved!

  3. CM

    CarolineM

    London

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on 7 March 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I've been wanting to come here for awhile and so glad I finally did, as it did not disappoint. From the service, to the wine, to the cheese board, and the delicious mains, I can't recommend The 10 Cases enough. We ordered the burrata and cheese board to start, which were very fresh and varying in textures/flavours. For dinner, my friend and I split the beef cheek gnocchi and the sole, which were divine and both specials of the evening. The gnocchi was so tender and the sauce was perfect. My other friend had the vegetarian wellington which she loved. Lastly, the wine list is vast and intriguing. Absolutely loved everything we tried.

  4. S

    Silviaroundtheworld

    London

    72 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    72 reviews

    Dined on 2 March 2019

    overall3food3service2ambience3

    Always a good option for this area, I have to say the service at the Bistro is always more hasty than the cave a vin, however on a Saturday night if you want certainty of a seat there isn't much of an alternative than booking the bistro

  5. JJ

    JazzyJ

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 31 January 2019

    overall5food5service3ambience5

    great modern bistrot food with a great wine list. what's not to like.

  6. PO

    PaulineO

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 January 2019

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Wonderful food and service but very crowded and loud. Cool idea with the ever changing wine list amd meny!

  7. RB

    RyanB

    Central Coast

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 16 January 2019

    overall2food2service2ambience3

    Small space, bland food and abrasive staff made for a disappointing evening.

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 15 January 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Great menu items and wine selection. Highly recommended

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 December 2018

    overall3food4service3ambience4

    It’s a nice place in a nice area and the small dishes are excellent. I thought the service was rushed and unnecessarily so as there was nobody waiting for the table when I finished my meal. The food was nice, but the main dish described as a ‘sharing dish’ is expensive and unnecessarily so in my opinion. Wine list is okay . Would I go back? Maybe. I think a quick bite at the bar and a glass of wine would be the way to go about visiting 10C’s

  10. FR

    FRB1

    London

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on 18 December 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love this place, very buzzy, great friendly service, good food, super wine

  11. RB

    RobbieB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 November 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Great bistro and wine selection. Would highly recommend for a smart but no-fuss meal in Covent Garden. Well worth a visit.

  12. NC

    NigelC

    London

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 23 November 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Friendly buzz on Friday evening. Tasty food served promptly and (relative to usual restaurant prices) well priced excellent quality wine. Attentive and friendly staff.

  13. L

    Lionel

    Sacramento

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 13 November 2018

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    Very interesting small plates to share. Waitress was very knowledgeable about wines. Croquettes were the only disappointment.

  14. f

    foodie

    London

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 9 November 2018

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Fantastic, wine-led bistrot. It's a lovely, cosy little bistrot, with attentive but not overbearing service. Amazing selection of wine; it's definitely a place for those who like to try new things. Food is really good as well, a great mix of small plates as well as larger mains. Particularly recommend the butternut squash and burrata! Given that the food and wine menus change on a very regular basis, that's enough of an excuse for future visits.

  15. a

    anon

    London

    115 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    115 reviews

    Dined on 5 November 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    The 10 cases always has an interesting menu and is perfect for pre-dinner before Donmar Warehouse. Food appears fresh and tasty, they have a decent wine list and service is relaxed and friendly.

  16. CE

    CrouchEnders56

    London

    74 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    74 reviews

    Dined on 26 October 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My second visit, and I'm not sure why I left it so long. The food is fresh, interesting and delicious, which is all the more impressive as this is a place that is ostensibly chiefly about wine. The constantly changing wine list is full of delights and surprises, (and nor is it marred by too many fashionable minimum intervention wines which are expensive and taste like cider). Had an excellent Pinot Blanc from the Mosel which I wouldn't normally have chosen but Alex was entirely right to recommend. Cheerful and efficient service meant we had plenty of time to have dessert (I'd recommend the berry cheesecake) before the theatre without feeling rushed.

  17. LH

    LauraH

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 October 2018

    overall3food3service2ambience3

    I was quite disappointed by this experience, we were kicked off our table after 90 minutes, which is really not enough time. Additionally we went for the wine, understanding from the website there were 300 to choose from, but on arrival were handed a meagre list of around 15-20, we picked a red, that had been chilled and had lost a lot of flavour because of this, so was very average, when we enquired about 300 wines we were offered a much better list, but then told we had to be moved to the bar because our time at the table was over. All in all, the service was abrupt and the experience was rushed, not relaxed and left an unpleasant feeling, I would struggle to recommend.

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 October 2018

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    Enjoyed the wine bar / bistro. Great find! Will definitely go back again.

  19. c

    ceemh

    London

    63 reviews

    4.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on 22 October 2018

    overall4food3service3ambience3

    Took a friend who eats very little here as I was told they had lots of little plates. However there was not a very extensive choice so she finished up having a dessert rather than one of the tapas type plates. It is a convenient place to eat before going to the Royal Opera House and got busy very quickly around 6 p.m. The noise level was quite high. My spider crab was very good and the heritage tomato salad was also very tasty but they are quite pricey given the size of the portions. It was a definite plus that they gave us both still and sparkling water in large bottles without us even having to ask - and it was free! Would like to go again when I have more time and can sample the main menu preferably when I am not driving later!

  20. TC

    TomC

    London

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 20 October 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I enjoyed an excellent lunch with a friend. Service was attentive while the food was up to the usual very high standards. The more I come to 10 Cases the more I look forward to coming back!

  21. C

    Caroline

    London

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 19 October 2018

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Lovely place - been a few times now. Great staff who know about the wine they are serving. Wines you are unlikely to find elsewhere, and always changing. Nice food, but wine and the service is what makes it. Book to avoid disappointment.

  22. TK

    TK69london

    London

    20 reviews

    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on 18 October 2018

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    This was the third visit to 10 cases for me. I like the ambience and relatively inexpensive but delicious foods. It's always full so you need to make a reservation to get a table most of the time. Service is okay but don't expect to much as all the waiters are always look busy and running : )

  23. BG

    BigGayAl

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 17 October 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    10 Cases is a constant on our pre-theatre dinner favourites. Love the taps style sharing plates. The polenta chips with truffle oil are to die for! Always a fantastic and ever changing wine selection. Great unfussy service and staff are very knowledgeable about wine (bordering on obsessed, but in a good way!). Keep it up and for gods sake don’t take the polenta chips off the menu!

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 15 October 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The waiter was very helpful in suggesting the best wine pairing with one’s food selection. If you’re dining alone, I highly recommend ordering a few starters or tapas plates to try different flavors on the menu. My entire order was delicious! Even the bread was phenomenal. Definitely will be returning soon.

  25. PS

    PaulS

    London

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 3 October 2018

    overall3food3service5ambience5

    We chose the sharing plates. 'Seared beef' was excellent. Other sharing plates were less good - and rather poor value compared to similar selections I have experienced at other venues. Wine is expensive. Service was excellent and very friendly. Ambience and energy of the venue was very good.

  26. TL

    TwiggyLobster

    London

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 1 October 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Great meal out; we used the sharer plates and starters as a tapas menu so had many of them. Can recommend the squid and soft-shell crab as stand-outs. Mains we went with Aubergine and the sardines, both of which were lovely. We ended up with a couple of bottles of wine off the list and they were more than happy to allow us to use the wine list from next door.

  27. SM

    SophieM

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 1 October 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food is exquisite, attentive service and an excellent wine list.

  28. KM

    KateM

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 28 September 2018

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Good European style cooking, with very reasonably priced wine list.

  29. C

    Chris

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 28 September 2018

    overall4food3service4ambience4

    Everything met our expectations except for the wines themselves, which was a primary reason we booked a table. Some of the wines were unusual, and interesting, but none that we tasted were exceptional or even memorable. Perhaps it was a problem of what we ordered, but with the wine-themed restaurant I was expecting more focus on wines and a broad array of quality wines. We would go back for the overall experience was good and the location is great. Maybe wines will be better next time.

  30. MW

    MisterW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 September 2018

    overall4food4service3ambience3

    Reasonable choice for those needing gluten free and the staff seem to understand the importance of this and the issues around cross-contamination. A pity that GF bread or biscuits (for cheese) are not available. Some true vegetarian dishes would be good as well.

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 September 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    High quality food and wine served in a very relaxed and cosy atmosphere.

  32. BB

    BunnyB

    London

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 22 September 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    we were so warmly received - as ever - and so enjoyed sharing small plates with good wine. Really lovely venue

  33. E

    Erika

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 September 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It’s just fab Very chilled place Need to book really to avoid any disappointment We love it

  34. A

    Alipally

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 20 September 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Brilliant night with great food Took friends that hadn’t been and they loved it

  35. DD

    DonDon

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 September 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    One of my absolute favourite restaurants in London - food is brilliant and the vibe is great. Staff so friendly. And its a great wine place. Love it

  36. m

    michaelg

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 10 September 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The service, in particular, was excellent. The waitress was knowledgeable and responsive. The restaurant was busy, but also perfect to catch up with an old friend.

  37. b

    bffoodie

    London

    101 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    101 reviews

    Dined on 8 September 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is just a great place that ticks all the boxes.

  38. G

    Gvgvgvg

    Berlin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 September 2018

    overall4food3service4ambience4

    First time I went I was more impressed, this time the food was not quite as excellent as it was before. Good enough for a lovely evening and the service was great, but not the best.

  39. KL

    KeeraL

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 September 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great wine list and amazing tasting food. Service is good fast and staffs are quite attentive.

  40. c

    clairewj

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 1 September 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had a lovely meal at 10 cases. The food was delicious, wine was excellent & service great. Am definitely coming back!

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The 10 Cases - Bistrot à Vin is rated 4.4 stars by 1130 OpenTable diners.

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  • Area

    Covent Garden

  • Hours of Operation

    Kitchen Hours Monday to Thursday 12-3pm & 5pm-11pm Friday and Saturday 12-11pm Bar Hours Monday to Saturday 12-late

  • Cuisines

    European, French, Wine Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Public Lot

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Cathal O'Malley

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wine

  • Phone number

    020 7836 6801

  • Private party facilities

    We have two private dining rooms in The 10 Cases, comfortably accommodating 5-8 guests in our Cave and 8-14 guests in our Bistrot. We offer a 3-course set menu from which guests may choose during the event, and can include a wine pairing if you wish.

  • Private party contact

    Sarah Wright: 020 7836 6801

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