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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, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 162
    Excellent
  • 48
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
Good honest British cooking and a nice atmosphere

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
Narcissus666
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Taunton, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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233 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Taunton, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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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13 reviews 13 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
10 helpful votes 10 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
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
Top Contributor
125 reviews 125 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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 

1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We arrived without booking yet chef happy to have us eat despite a sizeable party already being there. Started was great and the main course of fish for both of us was delicious. Service was just right in an intimate and friendly setting. A little pricey but nonetheless an enjoyable evening. Shall return one day.

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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: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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