Bistro 1 - Southampton Street

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

Main Course £6
Food Spend £8
Hours of Operation:
Monday to Sunday: 12:00 - 23:00.

Very good value for money with excellent service

George Wells 12 July 2014
From Cambridge

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In the heart of Covent Garden, Bistro 1 – Southampton Street presents an array of flavoursome Mediterranean dishes with some Middle Eastern touches.

With a varied Mediterranean-style menu, Bistro 1 presents a tempting array of flavoursome dishes with a predominantly Southern European influence, along with regular chef’s specials. Signature dishes include the Mediterranean-style moussaka, pan fried swordfish with a garlic sauce or homemade fishcakes with a saffron cream sauce.

The cosmopolitan wine list features European and international bottles, and there is a selection of homemade French and Italian desserts. With a warm and vibrant atmosphere, the relaxed dining room at this Covent Garden restaurant has a friendly feel.

Offering warm service and Mediterranean dining at affordable prices, Bistro 1 on Southampton Street is a popular choice with London diners. Covent Garden Tube Station is just a 5-minute walk away.

Customer Reviews for Bistro 1 - Southampton Street


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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.
18 January 2013 by H of Cardiff from cardiff
Had the 2 course lunch at Bistro 1 recently. Brilliant food, service fast as only had an hour before the show. Staff friendly and cost very reasonable for London. Luckily booked our table as was very busy when we arrived, so would reccommend doing that as a popular venue.
7 January 2013 by ozziluvva from London
Dined between 4pm and 6pm always extemely satisfied with the meal and service :-)

Bistro 1 - Southampton Street

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

General: +44 2073797585
Reservations: +44 2034636989

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