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“Very nice, but perhaps a little bit too much butter.”
Review of Pierre Victoire

Pierre Victoire
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Ranked #318 of 23,211 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$0 - US$93
Cuisines: French, Mediterranean
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Good for: Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Soho
Description: Pierre Victoire Bistro has been established as one of Soho's most charming French restaurants since opening its doors to London in 1998. The classic French Bistro style décor complete with an eclectic collection of art pieces and chalkboards detailing the daily specials sets an inviting scene in which to enjoy a fabulous and very affordable French meal. Set menus are a prominent feature of this great little restaurant where a two course set lunch will set you back just £9.90 and the two course evening meal is a steal at just £12.90, both with plenty to choose from. Enjoy the restaurant's famous Steak & Frites as well as a wide range of fresh fish and seafood. The menus are changed regularly so there is always a delightful surprise waiting. Lunch times are ideal for an informal business lunch or just a long lazy afternoon with friends. In the evenings the restaurant is transformed into to a romantic restaurant where customers dine over candle light to music from one of the rather eccentric and charming pianists when it takes their fancy! The intimate basement lounge is available for exclusive hire at no further cost and can be styled to comfortably accommodate groups of up to 25.
Reviewed 30 July 2014

Chose the dinner special fish main course, (additional supplement), not deboned, although very tasty, butter volcano have been less. Although, I still ate everything, promising myself to stay off butter for the following week, my family had no fault at all to find with their mains. Dessert was lovely. Nice house wine.
Have eaten there before recommended by my brother.

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Reviewed 22 July 2014

This is such a superb Bistro in Soho - My offices are in the heart of Soho, so I am used to eating in many places in this area, so I was very surprised when I came across this great little French restaurant. i went for the lunchtime (2 course) set menu - which had an a great selection of Starters and Main courses.

I opted for the starter of Chickpea and Coriander Falafels with Aubergine Hummus and Tahini sauce and for the main I had the Confit of Duck with Dauphinoise Potatoes,Wilted Spinach and Green Peppercorn Jus. The ingredients were of a very high quality and the food was superb (and at a very reasonable price).

I must say that the staff were extremely friendly, and they made some great recommendations on the wine and starters. The staff, atmosphere and value for money was exceptional here and I will definitely be going back and I would recommend this place to anyone.


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1  Thank Indy K
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Reviewed 21 July 2014

We had walked past this restaurant many times as it’s close to our place of work so a colleague and I saw the lunchtime menu and decided to try it out. We ended up going for the two course for £7.90, opting for FETA AND PIMENTO STUFFED ROAST SARDINE FILLETS WITH SHAVED FENNEL AND LIME then PAPPARDELLE PASTA WITH CHERRY TOMATOES, GRILLED COURGETTES, BASIL, FRESH MOZZARELLA & OLIVES for the main. The service was attentive and friendly which included the provision of free olives and bread to fill in the hunger.

The first course was well presented and not over fussy, quite light as well as it was a hot day. The pinot Grigio was an ideal accompaniment with the fish.

The pasta came out for the main and was full of colour and flavour, you could also tell the pasta was freshly made on the premises and was of a very high standard. The portions were perfect and not too overwhelming considering it was a two course lunch. I came away feeling like I had a meal and at medium to high end French restaurant but paying bottom end prices. For the money, I would challenge anyone to find a match on quality, service and variety of food - a true gem in the West End and cannot wait to go back to sample more of the lunchtime specials.

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Thank Peter W
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Reviewed 20 July 2014 via mobile

We booked here as a post theatre meal arriving around 22.30 the restaurant was busy with a live pianist and a great atmosphere. Friendly staff, great food and wine (all very reasonable priced). Although it was late no one rushed you and will no doubt eat here again when around soho.

Thank essexboy1972
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Reviewed 14 July 2014

I first reviewed this restaurant back in January 2014 and am pleased to report that I still think you would be hard pushed to find a better value meal of this standard and quality here in the heart of London.

My report this time is only about the food as I gave my views about this establishment in great detail in my previous review.

I had lunch here on the 10th July with two friends and we all opted for the 3 course set menu that is served from 12.00 noon until 16.30pm priced at £9.90 and served with a generously-filled complimentary basket of French baguette and butter. (2 course is £7.90, i.e. starter and main. Dessert course is separate and additional).

Homemade Beetroot Marinated Salmon Gravadlax with Russian Salad and Shaved Fennel: A generous slice of fish strongly coloured with the beetroot but delicately flavoured and not at all salty. The Russian salad was freshly made, mixed with some chopped beetroot and formed into a neat tian with the shaved fennel sprinkled over the top. A very refreshing summer starter.

Devilled Fried Lamb's Livers on Potato Rosti with Spiced Tomato and Onion Salsa: Perfectly cooked slivers of liver, still soft and tender, piled on top of the potato rosti with a fresh tasting salsa to off-set the rich offal. Quite a filling starter.

French Onion Soup: Homemade with plenty of onions lurking in the rich broth.

Creamy Beef Stroganoff with French Fries & Pickles: A generous helping of beef strips cooked in plenty of creamy sauce and served with crisp french fries. This dish would certainly benefit from an extra side dish of greens (Sauteed French Beans, Wilted Fresh Garlic Spinach or a side salad all @ £2.95). The only criticism was that the beef was slightly chewy so it was either a little overcooked and/or the cut of meat was unlikely to be the sirloin that is traditionally used.

Individual Roast Stuffed Turkey Parcel Wrapped in Panchetta with Parmentier Potatoes and French Beans: A tennis ball size parcel of turkey meat stuffed with flavoursome forcemeat which included chestnuts, served with a rich sweet sticky gravy (the sweetness was probably cranberry sauce) and the vegetables were scattered around the dish (parmentier potatoes are traditionally cubed, sauteed and finished off in the oven). I would have liked a few more vegetables but what was presented was sufficient for the average appetite! This was one of the nicest dishes I have eaten here.

Seasonal Fruit Crumble with Vanilla Ice Cream: An individual shallow dish with fresh baked apple and apricots topped with very roughly crumbled shortbread-type biscuit and served warm with a scoop of ice cream.

Apple Tarte Tatin with Vanilla ice Cream: A large slice of this traditional French dessert served warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

House Wines are £14.95 and most expensive white is a French Chablis 1er Cru 2009/10 at £32.50 and the most expensive red is a Chilean Don Amado at £39.95.

During our visit we received very good service, efficient and helpful but not intrusive. The prices are unbeatable and the standard of food excellent for the price.

On the down-side I still find that the acoustics are bad once the restaurant fills but that problem is evident in many restaurants regardless of status. The only other note is that visitors who may be wobbly on their feet may find the stairs downstairs to the toilets a little bit of an ordeal.

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Thank Will T
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