For minimalist warehouse chic in the middle of the East End head down to this converted factory. Its whiteness, high ceiling and hanging lights (not too bright) just add to the effect, which is elegant and stylish. You'll find unpretentious classic dishes, bringing together choice influences from French and English food. The whole vibe is effortless - understated sophistication at its best. Strangely, the restaurant is not open for lunch during the week. This is a shame for both them and us as they do a roaring trade on weekends. The brunch menu is a real treat and is served with a delicious soundtrack of pop hits played on their baby grand piano, courtesy of resident musician Xavior. Bistrotheque used to host regular cabaret evenings, but came over all grown up with a refurbishment which saw the addition of two new areas including a central American Manchichi wood bar, and a private dining room on the ground floor. The Manchichi bar comes with its very own menu and drinks list, think charcuterie, oysters, classic mains and little nibbles washed down with a classic Negroni, French 68 or a Sidecar. Downstairs the private dining room can seat 100 guests and caters for everything from parties to proclamations.