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Le Bistro

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7 Watersmeet Road, Lynmouth, Exmoor National Park EX35 6EP, England
01598 753302
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 48
    Very good
  • 14
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  • 6
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
a great little find

a lovely restaurant with such friendly owners the food delicious and service excellent cant fault it look forward to returning

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 6, 2015
mandy_smith_11
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Oxford, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
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234 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Oxford, United Kingdom
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

a lovely restaurant with such friendly owners the food delicious and service excellent cant fault it look forward to returning

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Lovely little bistro on Watersmeet just on the edge of the town. Car parking adjacent. Try the scallops and pancetta or the Pan Fried Bream which is mouth-wateringly fresh and beautifully crisp on the outside, served with wilted spinach a choice of potatoes and vegetables. House wine was very good. A great place to hole up on a cold night... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Lovely little place, romantic dinner for two service was fabulous and the food was fresh and cooked superbly one of the best meals I have had.

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Lymm, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

This little restaurant is a gem. If you love fish then this is the place to eat. If you want an intimate evening, then this is the place to eat. If you want to enjoy time with family and friends then this is the place to eat too. I love the European touch of offering warm bread before the meal.... More 

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

To start with the place lacks atmosphere. The food lacks refinement ,why was uncooked red pepper served with my fish ?.Overall very amaterish, it is a shame as the ingredients were top quality and the service was friendly. Too expensive for what it is.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Ate at Le Bistro Saturday evening following a windy walk along the coast during the day. The fish on offer looks to change depending on what has been caught recently and as I couldn't choose just one I went for the bouillabaisse. All of the fish was perfectly cooked and tasted fantastic. I have to also give special mention to... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Immediately opposite Shelley's we enjoyed a great meal at Le Bistro. Good service, friendly staff, delicious food, what more can we say, we had a lovely evening at Le Bistro.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

We ate here after a long day walking the SW Coastal Path. The fish was excellent - very nicely cooked, very good quality.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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134 reviews 134 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Book, don’t just turn up, as you probably won’t be able to have a table. The breadth of choice of different fish is staggering, all freshly caught and wonderfully cooked, allowing the natural taste of fish to come through without being smothered by rich sauces or the like. Lynmouth is a tourist hotspot, so expect to pay a little more... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

but despite the sign saying they were open on Wednesday, they were not. Nor was there any note to explain why that we could see. A bit disappointing as not only did the menu sound good but the hotel had recommended us to eat there. So, we can't really rate the food etc, which is sad

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lebistrolynmouth, Owner at Le Bistro, responded to this review

As advertised, we are currently only open on Fridays and Saturdays during October and early November. We are sorry if you were misinformed by your hotel. More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 7 Watersmeet Road, Lynmouth, Exmoor National Park EX35 6EP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Exmoor National Park  >  Lynmouth
  • Phone Number: 01598 753302

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 27
  • Cuisine: French, Seafood, British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Romantic

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