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Blue Bistro

21 Spon Street, Coventry CV1 3BA, England
024 7622 9274
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Ranked #43 of 418 Restaurants in Coventry
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $55
Sun 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Mon - Wed 4:30 pm - 9:45 pm
Thu - Sat 12:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Contemporary, British, Bistro
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Good for: Families with children, Romance
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night, Private Dining
Description: At the Blue Bistro restaurant we offer a fabulous menu featuring modern British cuisine with a Mediterranean twist, based upon great, preferably local, seasonal ingredients, ethically sourced and cooked with passion. Despite the quality of our food, it is still possible to lunch at Blue for a fiver. Awards include the Warwickshire & Worcestershire Life Food & Drink Newcomer of the Year 2012 and an OpenTable Diners Award as one of the top ten most romantic restaurants in the UK and Ireland. The dining area at Blue covers two floors of a beautiful medieval building dating back to 1450, the exposed beams of which are complemented by striking wooden furniture to create an elegant ambiance and a unique dining experience. The building was formerly a pub called the Green Dragon - reputedly the model for the inn featured in George Eliot's Middlemarch.The restaurant is situated on the historic Spon Street, in Coventry City Centre, an easy walk from the Belgrade Theatre, the Skydome and its Odeon cinema, Ikea and, of course, Coventry Cathedral.We have good disabled facilities, but if you have mobility issues please let us know to ensure that your table is not upstairs!Unlike many restaurants, we are happy to welcome children.
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

This restaurant is very pretty with a lovely atmosphere thanks to the beams and numerous candles.....was a little bit put off with strong peach smell coming from the toilets however. The service was excellent and the staff friendly and attentive. The food was quite nice particularly the fish and chips and everything tasted nice. The one thing that really lets... More

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Coventry, England, United Kingdom
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24 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Went for Sunday lunch with my husband. Was hands down the worst Sunday dinner I have ever had. Restaurant was pretty empty - about three other tables. Waitress muttered under her breath when we entered then sat us down with no menus. She came back around 10 minutes later and asked what we wanted to drink. I asked to see... More

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

I read a lot of reviews and I've relied on them too to be honest for to decide. I have been to blue many times now. I can honestly say if you haven't been then do so for your own experience. I love coming to blue its great especially Wednesdays, with 50% off your mains you cant argue with that,... More

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

First of all, it's important to note that the service was fab, we had a new girl serving us who went above and beyond for us, which was lovely. The food is incredibly average, unfortunately. Our favourite part of it was the complimentary bread and oil we got, which was on the house!!! Sticky toffee pudding was not sticky, I... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

I decided to try blue bistro for lunch last week. Initially I walked passed as I thought it was closed; turn the lights up! It was very quiet, but as the member of staff was alone service was a bit haphazard and slow. My food arrived on plates which had such a narrow base they wobbled when I tried to... More

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Ill start by saying that i did enjoy my visit to the blue bistro, the service and atmosphere were great. The menu however was pretty average at best. There isn't allot to chose from, both my girlfriend and i had the mushroom starter with steak for main. The starter was ok, no major complaints tasty but a small portion. The... More

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

I went here recently for my birthday and sat upstairs with a group of 10 people. The Chef had required we pre order food which meant the service was quick but the food disappointing. I ordered the herby summer stew with dumplings and mash. The stew came on a plate(?) and the dumplings were tiny as was the mash. I... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

To begin with i must say the setting of this restaurant is lovely. However the experience was not the best. We were told on arrival at 8pm that or main courses would take "a very long time". We were therefore advised to order an apatiser as well as a starter which we did. Half an hour later we had to... More

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Dendermonde, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium
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8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

On Saturday last we made a trip to Coventry. What we found remarkable was that there seemed to be almost no restaurants! Normally you see one restaurant after the other. So while walking through Spon Street (which brings back the feel of the Middle Ages) we were happy enough to find one at last. (We were hungry) We entered Blue... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014 via mobile

9 of us turned up last night quite late and were served by the lovely Amy who did everything to make us welcome. Good food and great ambience. Thanks

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Additional Information about Blue Bistro

Address: 21 Spon Street, Coventry CV1 3BA, England
Phone Number: 024 7622 9274
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Midlands  >  Coventry
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Monday 4:30 pm - 9:45 pm
Tuesday 4:30 pm - 9:45 pm
Wednesday 4:30 pm - 9:45 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Average Prices: USD 8 - 55
Cuisine: Mediterranean, Contemporary, British, Bistro

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