Provender Cafe Bistro

WansteadFrench
Wonderful
5.7/6
329 Reviews
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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 12:00 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
Sunday
9:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 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!

329 Provender Cafe Bistro Reviews

Wonderful
5.7/6
329 Reviews
Value for money:Great value
Waiting time:Exceptionally good
Atmosphere:Excellent
Food:Outstanding
Service:Excellent
Noise levels:Pleasant
New"Excellent"
6/6
Ruth H.a day ago · 1 review

Another successful visit to the lovely Provender for Sunday lunch. My friend and I ordered a carafe of rose and then had two starters each, followed by a dessert. The staff are always very helpful and don't mind what you order from their comprehensive menu. I often order two different starters at lunchtime and no main course, as the mains are quite filling and it's a good way to try different things from the menu. We'll be back!

New"Excellent"
6/6
Mark R.2 days ago · 1 review

Consistently excellent ! good quality ingredients professional staff a real gem. Varied menu great specials and a really nice no fuss relaxed ambience. Had the Sunday lunch, pork belly really tasty with a wonderful gravy, Yorkshire pud and trimmings ..... fab

New"Excellent"
6/6
John H.6 days ago · 3 reviews

Authentic French bistro in Wanstead. Either Prix fixe or a la carte menu offers a very good choice. Staff are very welcoming and attentive. Altogether, a very enjoyable experience.