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Bistro 1 - Frith Street

27 Frith Street, Soho, London, W1D 5LE +44 2035512282

((((* Mediterranean
  •  - London
  •  - London
  •  - London
Average
Main course: £6
Food spend: £8
Opening hours
Monday to Sunday: 12:00 - 23:00.

Despite the waitress getting the order wrong on all three courses it was dealt with in good humour. However, we did not get the free glasses of wine that was offered if you booked through this method :(

Giles Speid 30 May 2015
from London

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In the heart of London’s Soho, Bistro 1 – Frith Street brings the historic flavours of South Europe into London’s West End with delicious Mediterranean cuisine and a cosmopolitan wine list.

Bursting with fresh fish dishes, local meat and seasonal vegetables, the Bistro 1 menu boasts an array of Mediterranean favourites. The fillet of sea bream topped with smoked salmon and saffron cream and Mediterranean-style moussaka with rice and salad are amongst the popular mains whilst the chef’s specials include prawns in a white wine and garlic sauce and a pan fried swordfish with sautéed cherry tomatoes. The delicious dessert menu features favourites, banoffee pie and tiramisu.

In fun and informal surroundings, Bistro 1 Soho is a vibrantly decorated restaurant with orange walls and a laidback feel. Just a 4-minute walk from Leicester Square, Bistro 1 London occupies a prime position amidst the bustle of Theatreland.

Bistro 1 - Frith Street

27 Frith Street, Soho, London, W1D 5LE

Contact +44 2077346204
Reservations +44 2035512282
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Customer reviews for Bistro 1 - Frith Street

3.9 ((((* (based on 36 reviews)
86% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • romantic (16)
  • dinner (15)
  • large parties (13)
  • value (13)
  • child friendly (9)
  • lunch (6)
  • al fresco (5)
  • business (5)
  • entertainment (5)
  • breakfast (2)
  • private dining (2)
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  • ((((* 17 September 2015 by Gemma Coombes from Ellesmere Port

    A great find! Small and cozy, hard working friendly staff, decent prices for homely food. A queue to come in (always a good sign), and made welcome. We went on a Saturday evening at 6pm, go busier around 7pm. Would go back again for sure.

  • (((** 30 May 2015 by Giles Speid from London

    Despite the waitress getting the order wrong on all three courses it was dealt with in good humour. However, we did not get the free glasses of wine that was offered if you booked through this method :(

  • ((*** 15 April 2015 by Brian Dean from Croydon

    First impressions were good, but quickly diminished at sight of peeling, rickety chairs! Food was quick, cheap and hot.....nothing outstanding, but suited the price. Not sure what I had been expecting but I have dined a few times in a similar Bistro in Covent Garden (sure it's the same company) and the food and decor were much better? Was treating an overseas guest to lunch, wished I'd chosen somewhere I had been to previously as I felt "let down". Certainly an economical place to eat in the Soho area..... But not if you are out to impress!

  • ((*** 15 May 2014 by Alison Wilkinson from New Forest District

    Attentive staff but hugely disapponting food. I looked at Trip Advisor for a restaurant close to Ronnie Scott's jazz club. Described as Meditteranean, my melon and mango starter was dry and hard with an awful fruit coulis. i had a vegetarian moussaka which was ok (ish) served with iceberg lettuce and rice. Pretty ordinary really. My friend had a feta cheese starter again with iceberg and a slice or two of tomato. Good dressing but again fairly dull. Her chicken in tomato sauce main was tasty and good. We just expected something better than we could do at home in a hurry and it did not deliver.

  • ((((* 8 April 2014 by Jayne Tibbs from London

    Great food and service. Perfect for pre-theatre dining.

  • ((*** 31 January 2014 by Gary Gibson from London

    Lively and friendly but food fairly basic

  • ((((* 24 January 2014 by Robin Kenworthy from New Milton

    Good meal,quickly served.Waiter kept filling our glasses up until wine finished,then assumed we'd want another-we declined. This is not good practice.

  • ((((* 17 January 2014 by Eric Rhodes from London

    Looking online for somewhere to eat close to Shaftesbury Avenue and theatres - without making too much of a hole in my pocket, Bistro 1 seemed to fit the bill. My wife and I were not disappointed by the value and taste of a fixed price meal with a bottle of wine not overly 'marked up' and friendly, quick service.

  • ((*** 28 December 2013 by Trang Phan from London

    The food was normal, nothing special or great at all. The staffs were okay but kept on asking us if we are done or need anything even if we did not ask for the bill. It felt like they were trying to rush us away (they kept cleaning the table and taking every piece of cutlery they could as well). It made us feel uncomfortable that eventually we asked for the bill. So overall, I was unsatisfied with the whole dining experience.

  • ((((* 7 December 2013 by Social group from London

    Good value for money. Desserts not so good.

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