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Bistro Hafren

2 Great Oak Street, Llanidloes SY18 6BN, Wales
+44 1686414936
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Ranked #13 of 15 Restaurants in Llanidloes
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Aug 10, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Longford, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We stayed in the area for 3 nights, the food was amazing at the Bistro Hafren! So fresh and filling that we couldn't even squeeze in a pudding!

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We ate here on the last evening of our holiday, the staff were pleasant and the food was good and freshly cooked. 2 courses for £10 was really good value.

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Top Contributor
104 reviews 104 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Slightly disappointing experience.for some of our party. The lasagne was very overcooked and the scampi was almost burnt. Some members of the party have had good experience on previous visits, but this was not a good one. The service was a little slow and a bit unfriendly.

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2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Went for an evening meal here around 2 weeks ago. The completely empty restaurant should have been enough to put us off, but we just presumed they were having a quiet night. It took around 10 minutes for anyone to actually come out into the restaurant to speak to us and when they did the attitude was of total disinterest.... More

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Ludlow, United Kingdom
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67 reviews 67 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

After a long day walking the hills my walking friend and I called in here early evening (around 6pm-ish) hoping for a drink and a snackette (we were open minded as to what this may have been - hot or cold, a starter or a slice of cake etc). We were shown to a table by the front of house... More

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

I think the locals know something we didn't. Wanted an evening meal, everywhere else in town was full and fully booked (19.00hrs) Not the best of meals (dry chicken, strange salmon with hard bits). No atmosphere, no background music. One other couple eating, lots looked in then went, some came in then quickly left as they wouldn't accommodate the customers... More

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Caersws, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

This bistro is what it looks like from the outside - simple and satisfactory and not especially good value. The food wasn`t hot when served which is surely a basic requirement today. It`s behind other restaurants in the area, and decoration needs to be zested up.

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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

A friendly, warm welcome, excellent service and beautiful, freshly prepared food. I could not fault them and wish we had returned on the Saturday night.

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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63 reviews 63 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

Came to this lovely little bistro for a golden wedding celebration lunch and was pleasantly surprised in every respect. The food was great and the service from happy and helpful people was excellent. If you are venturing to Llanidloes then make sure you allocate a little time to have a nice and inexpensive meal here

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72 reviews 72 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

Ate with friends here over the weekend. Food was distinctly average. Big portions though. Service was a bit hit and miss and we felt that they were just intent on getting us out of their as quickly as possible. Homemade veg soup was on the otherhand excellent. Wouldn't go again.

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