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Bistro 1 - Southampton Street

33 Southampton Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 7HE +44 2034636989

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

Valentine's Day meal, excellent service, the red rose was a lovely touch! Menu was a good choice and the food was delicious! Strawberry cheesecake was out of this world, perfect night

Ria Warman 16 February 2015
from Dagenham

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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.

Bistro 1 - Southampton Street

33 Southampton Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 7HE

Contact +44 2073797585
Reservations +44 2034636989
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Customer reviews for Bistro 1 - Southampton Street

4.2 ((((* (based on 32 reviews)
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  • ((((( 16 February 2015 by Ria Warman from Dagenham

    Valentine's Day meal, excellent service, the red rose was a lovely touch! Menu was a good choice and the food was delicious! Strawberry cheesecake was out of this world, perfect night

  • (**** 16 December 2014 by Paula Kinsey from London

    It is true that you get what you pay for. I was extremely disappointed. Firstly, we were packed in like sardines which left us with no privacy and difficulty moving between tables. This also made it noisy so we had to raise our voices as it was difficult to hear what we were saying. Secondly, we were seated upstairs where it was extremely hot, rather like being in a sweat box. The waiter smelt of stale sweat. I had to send the prawn starter back as the prawns were cold. One of my friends had the Meze the other had the spicy chicken skewers to start which they said were fine. We had to change our first bottle of wine as it did not smell or taste quite right. This was changed with ease. I had salmon and crayfish as a main. I believe the vegetables were not fresh and straight out of a frozen packet. The salmon was nothing special and the potatoes overcooked. My friends both had the mixed kebab which, in my opinion, looked like the best dish on the menu. I can't comment on the deserts as I didn't have any. This restaurant is not for me and I won't be returning.

  • ((((( 12 July 2014 by George Wells from Cambridge

    Very good value for money with excellent service

  • ((((* 1 August 2013 by Barry Slade from London

    As regular pre show diners we are delighted to have found Bistro 1 and add it to our list of venues. The meal was excellent value for money. It was well cooked with a good range of flavours and textures - both the falafel and fishcakes were crunchy on the outside, soft inside, and the rice served with the moussaka was perfect. The waiters were very attentive and the decor, particularly the lights, gives a a pleasant feel of the Mediterranean. I would certainly recommend Bistro 1 and recommend others to go. I also look forward to visiting their other outlets.
    Four stars have only been given because I am comparing it with more expensive upmarket restaurants.

  • ((((* 9 May 2013 by Tony from London

    well recieved good food great value

  • (((** 24 April 2013 by Liz from London, United Kingdom

    We were greeted as we arrived and taken directly to our table. The service was efficient, the food tasty but the coffee machine was unfortunately broken.

  • (((** 19 March 2013 by lucy from colchester

    post theathre

  • ((((( 11 March 2013 by Trigger from Dagenham

    food was nice good service value for money would go again and tell others to go

  • ((((* 7 March 2013 by Mags from brentwood

    Two mums and two teenagers pre theatre dining. Bistro 1 always reliable I know exactly what to expect. Very tasty food, a very wide menu, excellent value for money. The staff are always friendly and helpful and most importantly always timely. this is so important when you just under an hour. Have been eating here and other Bistro 1s for the last 6 or more years and have never had anything but a good time. Highly recommended!

  • ((((* 21 January 2013 by Ephiriel from London

    Comfortable place to sit and chat over a meal - but they do rush you out of there once you've paid. Meal was good, lacked presentation, but otherwise very tasty. Would go again if hanging out with a group of friends.

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