OFFERS SOPHISTICATION, CLASS AND GREAT FOOD.
Tucked away down a side-street in an unassuming small industrial estate is Bistrotheque, an un-sign posted incredible French restaurant. The venue itself is within a stripped back converted industrial space. With white exposed ventilation piping and minimalist décor it provides a light, open and airy atmosphere.
The restaurant offers both brunch and dinner sittings with the food consisting of French cuisine, including classics that are executed incredibly well.
For the dinner option, I would highly recommend the Steak Tartare to anyone that has not tried it before, as nothing has compared so far for myself. The Morecambe Bay Oysters are also exceptional, offering a fresh start to your meal. Other dishes include a mix of both meat and fish dishes for mains ranging from Lemon Sole to Garlic Chicken.
The experienced and attentive staff are happy to make recommendations of wine pairings for your food, stocking a wide variety of hand selected vino. For dessert I personally enjoyed the Crème Brulee. The cheese board was also great with an excellent selection of hand picked French cheeses.
Located in the centre of the restaurant is the cocktail bar, manned by hipster looking types in boiler suits serving up incredible cocktails. But please don’t let this put you off as the bar staff are incredibly friendly and welcoming, also setting the tone. I would advise to either arrive early, or relax post meal and sample a few Cucumber Flips and Espresso Martinis with the complimentary salted popcorn.
Overall I can’t find fault with this restaurant as it offers sophistication, class, and great food & wine. Another bonus is the unpretentious staff which can be hard to find especially in places as nice as this. Bistrotheque is great for small groups or couples, and priced at £60-£70 a head this is a great spot for an informal but delicious meal.
23-27, Wadeson St, London E2 9DR
020 8983 7900
Nearest Tube Station: Bethnal Green
Article By: Patrick Anderson