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Bistro 1 - Frith Street
27 Frith Street Leicester SquareLondonW1D 5LE
We had some "issues" with the breakfast buffet at our otherwise fabulous hotel in Piccadilly Circus / Leicester Square, so we were on the look-out for an alternative when we stumbled across Bistro 1 while wandering through SOHO one night. It looked like a nice spot, the sign said they opened at 8am, and the Breakfast menu looked good.
Note: This review is based on two visits.
I went here for lunch with my boyfriend on our 6-day trip to London. I enjoyed the decor of the place and the fact that outdoor seating is available. I must say that the staff seemed a little weird. They were polite but the politeness was obviously forced to the point where it made me feel a little uncomfortable. The food was good though and the portion sizes were more than enough. I ordered...more
I'm not sure how this place got recent reviews over 1 star but to each his own.
Not even the fact that I was inebriated could disguise the fact that the food here was just not good. My mates had the Mousaka and the Lamb something - both said it was uneventful. I had the cod fillet and not sure what contaminated waters they pulled it from but they tried to hide that fact by bathing it in...more
Meh is probably the most adequate word I could use to describe this place. It's ordinary, and as ordinary can get... Had the Turkish Spicy Sausage for a starter and a Sea Bream for mains. Note to self, never top sea bream with sliced smoked salmon. Those two don't mix good tasty y'all. Thankfully the sauce helped to mask the conflicting fish flavors. Not to mention, the turkish sausage was...more
Don't worry if you get a sense of deja vu is you see the cheerful orange/green Bistro 1 signs! There are a few few of these around Soho and they haven't been imaginative enough to name them Bistro 2, Bistro 3, etc
Despite the name, the food is more Eastern Mediterranean rather than French in inspiration. A lot of crowd pleasers on the menu and cheap at the price.
The food is good hearty...more