Café Boheme

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£25 and under
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Join us for hearty French food with simplicity, and live jazz every day between 3pm and 6.30pm. We serving traditional French classics such as French onion soup, steak frites and escargots with smoked bacon & garlic.
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4.3
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London
14 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The Sunday roast is really good value! The staff were very attentive and lovely too

o
London
21 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great French menu , well paced service. Great for pre theatre dinner. Good selection of cocktails and friendly fly staff.

EW
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Had a lovely meal at Cafe Boheme in between parts one and two of the Harry Potter play. Enjoyed the food which was the usual decent quality. I had a Chicken Liver Pate for starter which I felt could have been improved by the addition of some chutney. For mains it was a bavette steak for me and a cheeseburger for the child. Both tasty.

The only slight issue I had was the volume of noise. Both my son and I are slightly hard of hearing and struggled to speak much to each other with the background noise. Suited him as it meant he could just continue to look at his mobile phone - teenagers! But I would have liked it to be a slightly more conversational level of noise.

Anyway always happy to visit Cafe Boheme and will no doubt be back again in the future.

F
London
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Thought we would be going to a classic french brasserie. Decor gives you the impression but that’s where it ends.
Table felt grubby and sticky. Croque Monsieur was greasy and only half cooked (literally only grilled on one side with unpleasantly bechamel) soup oily, tasteless and inedible. Chips best part but they were cold when arrived.
Go for a drink if you’re going to the theatre opposite but don’t bother eating.

V
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Pre-theatre dinner with our children. Lovely cosy atmosphere and great value food. The staff were lovely too.

SS
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience1

Well-situated in Soho. The restaurant gives you Parisian vibes.

Overall I would say that our experience was ok, but few things a little annoying:
- too much noise, depending on where you're seated you'll have to shout to speak with your friends.
- service, very friendly but had to ask few times for the same thing. The team seemed overwhelmed by these tables and I feel for them.

Food was good, if you're french, It's "bistro" food, not too fancy just what you need but a little overpriced for what it is. Team tried their best to accommodate and be available besides being in charged of 1000 tables lol.

RW
London
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good food and good service. I would certainly recommend.

c
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent meal good choice on the menu particularly fish. Service friendly just a little noisy from guitar player in the bar. We were looking for romantic meal. Very handy for prince edward theatre. Best to book ahead

OT
Kent
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great atmosphere with blues band playing. Served quickly and food and wine great.

b
Cumbria
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

dependable as ever

does not need a review that is at least 50 characters in length

M
London
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and atmosphere - one of my favourites in London

OT
London
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience2

Lovely atmospheric place , great service - just really loud

OT
London
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The fixed price 3 course early dinner was a bargain. The food was beautiful and you could choose from almost anything from the a la carte menu. We sat at the back of the restaurant where it was a little quieter. Candlelit tables & jazz drifting though, there was a really lovely ambience. Loved everything about it.

K
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience4

This place looks and sounds great, and the service was fine. But the food was flavourless. Wouldn't go back and wouldn't recommend it.

I had the spinach and barley soup which had no discernible flavour. Either the chef didn't taste it, doesn't know what flavour is, or doesn't care - not sure which is worse. I would normally have sent it back but we were in a rush to get to the theatre so I just chucked a load of salt and pepper in. The cod main course was ok but unremarkable.

FD
London
10 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Nice ambiance of a French cafe. Food is good and fair for the price. Service was good at start but from the main we never seen anyone until the bill. I think our waitress end her shift during our meal that what explain the best service at first and then nothing.

TM
London
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Food was simple and great. Noise level was very loud but i guess it was a Friday night.

K
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love love love this restaurant amazing ambience fabulous food what more can you ask for! So glad it’s back open

KS
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

GOOD LOCATION FOR THE THEATRE OPPOSITE. Very Noisy and crammed in tables. Service mostly good. Beef Bourguignon not proper, a slab of uncut beef with remains of source over top. Was asked when I ordered it if I would prefer a chicken dish which I thought was odd then I realised why! It was not very good at all.

Very expensive overall which was mostly the over priced wine! Also told we had to be gone in two hours, had I known that when I booked I would not have booked!

AH
London
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Perfect place for a get together. Everything was good apart from the temperature but the weather had been mild.

RA
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

London perennial. Perfect pit stop. Been dining here for 28 years. Never fails.

EL
London
6 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

I took a couple of elderly friends for lunch two days ago. We had a fantastic lunch, good food and such exceptional service. One of my friends has some severe allergies which was not only catered for perfectly but we are very careful about food.

The apple tart dessert was a particular highlight, as was the onion soup.

SJ
London
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

The most important thing in the service industry is to make every customer feel that they are not just valued but remembered from their last visit, if that is the case, recognised and really warmly welcomed with some relevant comments on possibly their hopefully comic behaviour.
This was the scenario on our last visit. Embarrassed...yes mildly, but fondly remembered... Yes.
Well done to all of the Staff. Thank you.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Service was good. Lovely restaurant. Steak was very small.

JH
London
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Lunch on a busy Saturday was perhaps not the best time to judge, but all the same it was very noisy and difficult to have a conversation. My steak was perfect, the mussels were good and the vegan options were good too - if a little limited in choice. None of us liked our desserts much. The service was very good and the atmosphere wonderfully French. Definitely worth a visit.

IH
London
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Fantastic very lively Soho restaurant bar. Really handy for nearby post theatre dinner. Extremely popular and busy so noise level is very high especially on a weekend night. But great staff, service and simple but exquisite food transcends any concerns. Fully recommend.

NF
London
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent, staff were friendly, knowledgeable and hard working. Overall a lovely dining experience

DD
London
8 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Great ambience, decent food but variable service. Liked the Sunday afternoon band playing and my mussels were great. Maybe we just got the waitress on a bad day, but she was not very attentive.

PG
London
3 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Unbelievable service, the staff are truly out of this world and are a credit to their work place.
Great fresh produce

SD
London
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It does the job, but nothing special.
Fairly noisy if you want to catch up with friend. Food v average

RW
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fast service for pre theatre, lovely ambience, tasty food, good value

OT
London
69 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Been to Cafe Boheme a few times now and our first try of the menu formule. My friends beef stew was a bigger success than my duck. I felt the latter was pre cooked (apologies if not) and whilst edible left me underwhelmed. Yes I would go again as it is more intimate than several places in the same area though I cannot help with a bit more effort...... Service was fine and at £21 each for a plat + side and 2 coffees (no booze) on a similar price point than say Balans and Old Compton Brasserie.

OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Went for a meal pre theatre . Perfect location as theatre just opposite. Food and value for money was excellent had 2 course for £15 . It felt like we were in a traditional Parisian restaurant a great find . will definitely recommend

MF
London
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a pre-theatre dinner for four - two adults and two ‘almost teenagers’. We ate rib-eye steaks, fries and mixed salad and my husband and I ordered a yummy carafe of red wine.
Our table was in a cosy corner and our food arrived quickly.
Our waitress was lovely although a little too keen to empty the contents of the carafe into our wine glasses.
Worth eating here if you are in need of a pre or post theatre meal in Soho.

JB
London
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Had a lovely breakfast there and the veggie breakfast was lovely

SM
London
11 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent place for a pre-matinee brunch on a Saturday. Attentive and friendly service and good value

JJ
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience4

Came to Cafe Boheme for the first time in 10+ years for a pre-theatre meal and was very much looking forward to it. We arrived 15 minutes early, but it still took over an hour and a quarter to receive our main courses. When the mains finally arrived, we had about five minutes to eat and had to cancel the dessert course of the set-price menu in order to make it to the theatre on time.

Unfortunately the ladies room was filthy as well, as if no one had checked it all day--always a red flag at a restaurant.

On the plus side, the manager did comp our drinks to make up for the long wait, but it was a disappointing meal overall.

R
Richmond
12 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another lovely meal. Choice of food was great. Good portion size. Live jazz was a bonus. Prompt and polite service. Excellent value for money!

OT
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Please thank the charming maitre de for being so friendly and helpful.

EW
London
5 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Lovely Bustling bistro in Soho - recommended for drinks or dinner

GD
London
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love it there. We arrived at 12.30 for lunch and then moved to the musics seats until 7.30pm. Perfect!!