About Provender Cafe Bistro

Out in the wilds of Wanstead, there lies a little corner of the Cote d’Azur, a department of the Dordogne, and if you whisper it quietly, a petit part of Paris. Provender Cafe Bistro on the High Street is a brasserie of some renown, and has been letting them eat steak for a good few years, backing it up with the traditional frites. Their menu encompasses the best that French cuisine has to offer, with little sap to English tastes: the cheese, wine, meats and pretty much everything else are from l’Hexagone. OK, so they do do fish and chips, or, as they call it, poisson a l’Anglaise.

Opening Times

Open today - Opens at 9:30 am
Sunday
9:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
9:30 am - 11:00 pm

Address

Provender Cafe Bistro
17 High St, Wanstead, Wanstead
London E11 2AA

Menu Highlights

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Lunch

POISSON FRIT A L'ANGLAISE

Deep fried haddock filet, pea puree, french fries & sauce tartare
£14.50

FOIE DE VEAU SAUCE VIN ROUGE

Chargrilled calf liver, mashed potatoes, onion ring, red wine & cornichons sauce
£16.50

SOUFFLE AUX DEUX FROMAGES

Twice cooked gruyère & goats cheese souffle, sauce mornay
£11.95

Main Menu

Wine List

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Drinks

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Prix Fixe (Sample menu)

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Kids Menu

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A la Carte

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Deserts

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More about Provender Cafe Bistro, London

The relationship between England and France has been, at best, complicated. They invade us and build us a culture, we laugh at their waiters. We burn Joan of Arc, they provide half the Arsenal team. It’s tit for tat. One place trying to revive the entente cordiale in London is Provender Cafe Bistro on the High Street in Wanstead, where the menu is packed with French classics that even the most hardened rosbif can enjoy, from steak frites to chevre chaud.

Provender Cafe Bistro provides a fully French dining experience to the public of East London, so when you get down to Wanstead High Street, don’t delay in ordering. Aperitifs – washed down with lashings of pastis where possible – include a real garlic bread, fresh baked to order, so grab one between your group to be getting on with. For starters, escargots are an option, but we might plump for the charcuterie selection, which is imported directly from France. Mains are extensive, but the steak tartare is always a fleshy favourite. In fact, the biggest question facing you at Provender Cafe Bistro is where to sit – no Parisian layered tables here – so take away the discussion by booking in advance! Bon Appetit!

304 Provender Cafe Bistro Reviews

Wonderful
5.7/6
304 Reviews
Atmosphere:Excellent
Noise levels:Pleasant
Service:Excellent
Value for money:Great value
Food:Outstanding
Waiting time:Exceptionally good
"Excellent"6/6
Emma D.6 days ago · 1 review

Lovey food and great service. Tasty Bellini, we all loved the goats cheese popcorn. Delicious plate of charcuterie. Kids enjoyed their hot dogs and we had very good steak frites.

"Excellent"6/6
Natalie C.7 days ago · 1 review

We had a brilliant brunch at Provender. There’s a reason we always pick here for a special occasion. The food is perfect and the service is tip top!

"Excellent"6/6
Amy S.22 days ago · 2 reviews

Love this restaurant: the food and wine are always great, as is the service and atmosphere. A wonderful neighbourhood restaurant.