Henrietta Bistro

4.5
221 reviews
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£25 and under
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Mediterranean
Top tags:
  • Tapas
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
Head chef, Sylvain Roucayrol takes the helm at Henrietta Bistro serving a menu inspired by southwest France & Basque country featuring snacks & plates, alongside larger, family style dishes. The bar, now open until 1am, serves up French pastis and cocktails accompanied by a late night snack menu.


Special Offers

Set Lunch Menu: From £24

3 Choices £24 or 4 Choices £29. Cant be used with other discounts

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 6 February 2019

Ends: 1 September 2019

Availability: Mon-Fri 12:30-14:30

Pre & Post Theatre Menu: From £24

3 Choices £24 or 4 Choices £29. Cant be used with other discounts

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 2 - 6 people

Starts: 3 January 2019

Ends: 1 September 2019

Availability: Sun-Fri 17:30-18:30 21:30-22:30
Sat 17:00-18:30 21:30-22:30

What 221 People Are Saying
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4.5
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4.3
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M
London
54 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Post-theatre menu looked interesting and wanted to try some of the dishes. When we walked in, it almost felt like going into a club since the music was quite loud. Always difficult to have a conversation when the music is blaring. Quite a few of the food options were unavailable which was disappointing. But on a positive note, most of the food we ordered was delicious. Service was just ok, nothing bad or good. The value for the post-theatre menu was good.

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CF
London
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Ate off the set menu, food was amazing and very filling. Cocktails were average London prices. Good service, attentive but not intrusive. Nice to be sitting by the windows on a warm Saturday. Won’t hesitate to return.

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PK
Perth / WA
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

The food did all the talking, great service. Not fine dining just casual with great food.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Our waitress was wonderful and the food delicious. We over ordered because of the pre-theater special. Could have used some advice as to appropriate number of plates. But highly recommend.

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JH
London
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

The food and drinks were amazing... perfect for a nice date

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Went with family for a quick early dinner prior to watching a play in that area. Upon letting the staff at the Bistro know of the rush we were in,

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GD
London
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 3

Th food tasted amazing and the staff were really friendly but our food took ages to come. When we had our food I had my starters and mains together and my friends food didn’t come for ages. By the time we had all the food we only had 5mins to eat before the theatre.

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IB
London
5 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Food was very, very good but quite pricey for the size of the portions - even accounting for the fact that they were meant to be “small plates”. Music was too loud making conversation difficult at times. Service was attentive but not intrusive

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EF
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

EXCEPTIONNEL !! Ambiance, accueil fabuleux, décoration parfaite ! Top top top !

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OT
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Really lovely restaurant in Covent Garden. Lovely food and friendly staff.

Henrietta Bistro
Responded on 23 June 2019

Dear Madam, Sir, Thank you deeply for your review and kind words! We're thrilled that you enjoyed your time with us and hope to have the pleasure to welcome you again very soon. Best, Henrietta Team

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RB
London
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent and original. I've been before. Sometimes it can get quite noisy but this time is was relatively empty which made the whole experience even better. The food is exceptional. My guest, who is a highly experienced restaurant goer, was bowled over.

Henrietta Bistro
Responded on 23 June 2019

Dear Robert, Thank you very much for your review and kind words. We're thrilled to see that you enjoyed your experience with us! We're looking forward to having you again with us! Best, Henrietta Team

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AB
London
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

most enjoyable with a nice twist of having your food tapas style

Henrietta Bistro
Responded on 17 June 2019

Dear AndrewB, Thank you for your feedback and kind words! We're thrilled to see that you enjoyed your experience with us and hope to welcome you again very soon! Best, Henrietta Team

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HN
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Excellent value beautifully presented food. The atmosphere was was busy but not too loud . Brilliant for a pre theatre supper

Henrietta Bistro
Responded on 17 June 2019

Dear Madam/Sir, Thank you very much for your feedback and kind words! We're very happy to see that our offer met your expectations and we're looking forward to welcoming you again very soon! Best, Henrietta Team

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AW
London
201 reviews
Dined on 10 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Astounding food, nice service great location for pre-theatre dinner.
These dishes are for sharing for 2 or 3 as proportions generous and food is rich, imaginative and delicious.
A wonderfully different and inspired offering.

Henrietta Bistro
Responded on 17 June 2019

Dear AlanaWoking, Thank you so much for your feedback and kind words! We're very happy that you enjoyed your experience with us. Thank you deeply for your nice comments on the food! We're looking forward to welcoming you again. Best, Henrietta Team

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S
London
55 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Our second visit here and this time for a birthday. There were 7 of us and service was brilliant, coping with a huge number of tapas dishes and allergies. They even put some things on the side so that the allergy sufferers could join in.
Food is very good and staff always friendly. They also brought a dessert with candles at the end too.

Henrietta Bistro
Responded on 17 June 2019

Dear Shrimpwriter, Thank you so much for your feedback and loyalty! It is so nice to receive kind words from returning guests ! It was our pleasure to do everything we could to offer you the best experience possible to you and your guests. We do take allergies very seriously and are very happy that we exceeded your expectations! Thank you very much again and we're looking forward to welcoming you back very soon Best, Henrietta Team

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HC
San Diego
21 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Food was outstanding...loved the little bites and varied flavors of dishes. Lots of choices and variety. Table was a little too small for the four of us. Dishes came a little too fast..needed to slow down in between dishes. Best dinner in London!

Henrietta Bistro
Responded on 17 June 2019

Dear HazelandCompany, Thank you very much for your feedback! We do take guests comments very seriously in order to always become better so a big thanks for sharing your thoughts ! Your feedback will be shared with the entire team so we can improve our service in order to offer a better experience! We hope to have the chance to welcoming you again very soon! Best, Henrietta Team

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Calgary
17 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Delicious meal for a vegetarian! I also enjoyed the ambience, pace and service.

Henrietta Bistro
Responded on 17 June 2019

Dear Madam/Sir, Thank you very much for your review! We're thrilled to see that you enjoyed your experience with us and that our menu met your dietary requirements. We hope to have the chance to welcome you again very soon! Best, Henrietta Team

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B
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Lovely food, the service extremely kind and accurate.
We had a great evening out.

Henrietta Bistro
Responded on 17 June 2019

Dear Baudina, Thank you very much for your review! We're thrilled that you enjoyed the food and service ! We're looking forward to welcoming you again very soon. Best, Henrietta Team

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k
London
3 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious food, many vegetarian options, will go back again

Henrietta Bistro
Responded on 17 June 2019

Dear Kerin, Thank you very much for your review! We're very happy to have met your dietary requirements and thank you for sharing your experience with other users. We thank you again and hope to welcome you again very soon! Best, Henrietta Team

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Berlin
4 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As always: Lovely reception, very friendly and knowledgeable staff. Great cocktails and food, innovative and delicious. They recently added a few new dishes - highly addictive!
Thank you for a great evening!

Henrietta Bistro
Responded on 17 June 2019

Dear Philipp, Thank you deeply for your kind words! We're so glad that you enjoy your experiences each time with us! Feedback like yours keep us motivating in always thriving to be better so thank you so much and we're very looking forward to having you again with us very soon! Best, Henrietta Team

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JN
East Sussex
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Brilliant food, they do a great tapas menu; vegetarian and fish options particularly nice!

Henrietta Bistro
Responded on 17 June 2019

Dear JosephN, Thank you deeply for your review and kind words! We're very happy that you enjoyed your experience with us. We're looking forward to welcoming you again very soon! Best, Henrietta Team

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Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Henrietta Bistro is a little gem in Covent Garden. The prix fixe menu was unexpected, innovative and a great value. The atmosphere was hip but welcoming, the service friendly, and the decor chic. My only complaint was that the courses came out in rapid succession, so felt a bit rushed. However, as a “pre- and post-show” menu, fast service is probably intentional and appreciated by those on a tight schedule. Overall a really nice dining experience!

Henrietta Bistro
Responded on 17 June 2019

Dear Madam/Sir, Thank you so much for your review! We're very glad that you enjoyed your experience with us. Guest feedback are always taken very seriously to improve our guest experience. Thank you for sharing yours, we try to always know if the guests are in a rush to go see a show or not, when taking the Pre-Theatre offer, we do apologise if you felt rush, we'll make sure to do better in the future. Thank you again, we hope to have the pleasure to welcome you again Best, Henrietta Team

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P
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 3

You can tell this is a restaurant in London where they don't care about returning customers, staff were brusque and condescending. They failed to tell us they would serve two starters on one plate !! so one person was left with no starter (in effect) when we questioned this the waitress actually argued with us no aplogy !!the food came in dribs and drabs and poor slow not a good service experience at all food was adequate.

Henrietta Bistro
Responded on 17 June 2019

Dear Polly, Thank you for your review, we take guest feedback seriously and will make sure that this is shared with the team so we can improve and offer a better service. Deepest apologies for the misunderstanding concerning your starters, we do hope you still enjoyed the food. We hope you'll give us another chance to change your mind and offer you a better experience with us. Thank you again for your feedback, measure will be taken so this kind of issue doesn't happen again in the future.

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GF
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Vert enjoyable evening with excellent food and service. Only quibbles are the very oddly shaped tables which are too small for tapas style sharing dishes and the music was too loud.

Henrietta Bistro
Responded on 17 June 2019

Dear GarryF, Thank you for your review and kind words. We're very happy that you enjoyed your experience with us. We take your feedback very seriously so thank you for sharing it, we will make sure to keep the music to a reasonable level. Thank you! Best, Henrietta Team

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WF
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great food, atmosphere and staff. We had the post theatre menu, which was great value with plenty of choice. We cannot wait to return.

Henrietta Bistro
Responded on 17 June 2019

Dear WendyF, Thank you deeply for your amazing review! We're thrilled to see that you enjoyed your experience with us and the Pre-Theatre offer we have. Thank you so much! We're looking forward to welcoming you again very soon with us! Best, Henrietta Team

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Berlin
4 reviews
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent, innovative food, very friendly and very knowledgeable staff. Also great cocktails that they invented. Thanks for a great evening, once more

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CF
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A real gem- great service, fabulous wine list and delicious food!

Henrietta Bistro
Responded on 17 June 2019

Dear CindyF, Thank you deeply for taking the time to review us! We're thrilled to see that you enjoyed your experience with us and what we have to offer ! Your kind words are very important to us as it keeps us motivated to always thrive and do better! We're looking forward to welcoming you again with us! Best, Henrietta Team

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HD
London
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Will definitively be returning

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SH
London
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

great food, great atmosphere and attentive staff, highly recommended!

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w
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 5Ambience 2

The dishes are in very small portions in general. A clam dish we ordered, the cooked clams are the smallest anyone can possibly imagine to be served on a dish in a restaurant, size of a fly I would say (if you are lucky enough to find the meat in the shell). However the cooking sauces are tasty , & the staff are very helpful. The music is too loud as the restaurant has a lot of reflective surfaces.

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HL
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Lovely meal and service but the music is far too loud to chat so the volume of people goes up too. Shane really but good was 'different' and really enjoyed it. Staff were most helpful with my husband in a wheelchair.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely experience, great food and very attentive service

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GN
London
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I booked restaurant for 3 people while on a visit to London. . The staff are most pleasant and welcoming. We had the set menu - it is served Tapas style sharing platter. The choice was good and we enjoyed sharing the various courses. The food was very good. The wine list tends to be expensive. I enjoyed the meal but i think it is a little expensive. I have dined in other restaurants in this area where I have enjoyed very good food at more reasonable prices- which included a set menu and a cocktail at more reasonable prices.

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HB
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was a great experience. The food was super delicious and the waitress was friendly and very enthusiastic about recommending the food. It was super special for me as it was my birthday and eating at a place that called Henrietta as well was just very sweet. :)

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SJ
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Great staff. Good food.

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KM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

An enjoyable celebration evening with family - good, friendly service

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OT
Derbyshire
3 reviews
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

Henrietta is a fun and quirky venue with a French twist on tapas. Offering a good selection of vegetarian and meat dishes.

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T
London
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

I was there a twice in a week. First time was after 7 pm on a weekday and it was a bit noisy then but when I went back on a Sunday at 6 pm the restaurant was half empty and had a more comfortable noise level. The food is excellent but a bit pricey.

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Frankfurt Area
2 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, nice and friendly staff, relaxing atmosphere and great location, thanks, enjoyed it.

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i
London
29 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Great tuna tartare with truffle. Would definitely have that again.
Deep fried artichoke is one of my all time favourite things: it was ok but only ok
Service was pleasant but a bit hit and miss: over the top water pouring but we had trouble attracting attention to order extra drinks and desert
Would go again

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