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Bistro 1 - CLOSED

33 Southampton Street, London WC2E 7HE, England
+44 20 7379 7585
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good45%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
26 Feb 2016
“No longer at Southampton Street”
24 Feb 2016
“Terrible service”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
33 Southampton Street, London WC2E 7HE, England
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Reviewed 23 January 2013

For £10 you can get a three course meal just a minute from Covent Garden, with a good choice of quality dishes.

Thank Vivi123
Reviewed 23 January 2013

Always excellent food and service. Most efficient for us theatre-goers. Quality food at an excellent price. I use them many times and have done over the last 5-7 years.

1  Thank robingurney
Reviewed 18 January 2013

We had the three course lunch at the Frith Street branch and wish to compliment the staff for their attentive service and the chef for good quality well presented food. Wine and food costs are very reasonable

1  Thank Raymond P
Reviewed 16 January 2013

Absolutely fab restaurant!!! Initially, I was very anxious as it was very cheap and may not have been great.....how wrong was I to be worried!!! What a lovely find. A huge menu, and at £12.90 for 3 courses, who could argue?? The waiter was a...More

Thank Jo S
Reviewed 15 January 2013

7 of my family and i visited for a pre theatre dinner between christmas and new year - it was quite 'cosy' but so friendly and welcoming that this wasnt a problem. The menu is large and they were very accomodating to 2 of my...More

Thank Marshmim
Reviewed 14 January 2013

We booked a table for 3 but when we arrive we had to wait 20mins outside. Waiter was friendly and tried to keep us comfy but it wasn't a good start. Then we ordered food and drinks to another waiter but it took him sometime...More

Thank Rebecca W
Reviewed 12 January 2013

At £7.90 for two courses you can't really complain. Food was tasty - starters better than mains. Mash potato with the mains left a bit to be desired - very lumpy and runny. Wine was good and very reasonably priced. Tap water order at the...More

Thank Sarah P
Reviewed 6 January 2013

We booked this restaurant as we were staying in Covent Garden and the price was good. It was £12.90 for 3 courses but you were rushed to eat your 3 courses the couple sat at the side of us said that they had been in...More

Thank MaxineKelly
Reviewed 5 January 2013

With cash tight post Christmas a friend and I decided to visit for a bargain dinner after seeing a deal for two courses at £10.90 online. My friend arrived first and was told they didn't have our table ready and she had to sit outside...More

Thank Shruggy
Reviewed 4 January 2013

I simply cant believe what people are saying about these restaurants, ok you speak as you find but in the last two years we have ate in three of the branches four times, ok so the portions were average in size but for less than...More

1  Thank marka0017
Covent Garden
Whether you're headed here to check out the multitude
of shops, theaters, cafes, pubs, and restaurants, or
simply to be among the multitude of people who pass
through this pretty part of town, you'll love soaking
up the festive and historic atmosphere in and around
Covent Garden. Even if you don't have tickets to the
opera or a show at one of the many famous theaters
here, don't be surprised if find yourself captivated
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$10 - US$37
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Open Hours
12:00 - 23:45
12:00 - 23:45
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12:00 - 23:45
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12:00 - 23:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 33 Southampton Street, London WC2E 7HE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Covent Garden
  • Neighbourhood: Covent Garden
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7379 7585
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If you are looking for exceptional food, friendly staff and a vibrant atmosphere in the heart of London's Soho and Covent Garden, then Bistro 1 should be your first port of call. With 10 years of experience, time and patience have gone into making a traditionally inspired Mediterranean menu; bursting with fresh fish, meat and vegetarian dishes. Bistro 1 has pooled the historic flavours of the warm climate of Southern Europe into London's historic quarters. London offers residents and visitors a global perspective on life and the wine list exemplifies the cosmopolitan nature of this city. From Chilean Sauvignon Blanc to Argentinean Shiraz, Bistro 1 aims to delight even the finest wine connoisseur.
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