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Bistro Les Chats

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19 -21 Wood Street, Swindon, England
+44 1793 527082
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Bistro Les Chats is a traditional French bistro where all our dishes are...
Bistro Les Chats is a traditional French bistro where all our dishes are made on the premises with fresh ingredients. We use organic produce where practical and when it tastes the best. Our meat comes mainly from Wiltshire farms, with some specialist items coming from Rungis market in Paris; our chicken is always free range, our eggs are free range organic from Purton House Organics. Fish comes fresh daily, mainly from Cornwall,some from Scotland. Our menu changes monthly to reflect seasonal availability of fresh produce. We also offer a carefully chosen wine selection and range of French beers and ciders. Fixed price lunch and early evening menus are available, as well as a la carte. Reservations are recommended, particularly at weekends, but not always necessary. All our desserts and pastries are made on the premises and celebration cakes and gateaux can be made to order.
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  • 49
    Very good
  • 8
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  • 5
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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
Great Brunch

Another great brunch at Les Chats. What a great idea and as alway very well priced. Great selection on the menu to suit all tastes.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Families with children
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253 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Another great brunch at Les Chats. What a great idea and as alway very well priced. Great selection on the menu to suit all tastes.

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Devizes, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

The food is sublime, the waiting staff are not intrusive and the venue is charming and intimate without being claustrophobic, what more do you need to know!

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

This is by far one of the best places to eat in swindon,whether you pop in for lunch or enjoy a more leisurely dinner you will never be disappointed. The food is as my title states"perfection" . We first ate at this restaurant as a treat for my husband's birthday and we were so impressed it soon became a firm... More 

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Swindon, England, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Just what you would expect for french dining. watered soup and overpriced wine and food. Might go back.

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Swindon
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260 reviews 260 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

I visited with a business associate and we both had chicken with peas and bacon lardons, with drinks and coffee. The food was very good, service quick and friendly and overall a good experience again.

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 via mobile

We've been here a couple of times. Each time has been a great experience. The food is the highlight of course... always something different to try as the menu changes often. Staff are polite and attentive as it's quite a small restaurant. Only critcisms are the barron appearance of the place and the cold blowing in every time someone opens... More 

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Beautiful food, lovely service, great value. A little drop of provincial France in the heart of Swindon. Would go everyday!

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Royal Wootton Bassett, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Back from another enjoyable lunch at Les Chat. Set menu is excellent value, some of the best omelettes and streak frites I have had outside of Paris (and the chocolate mousse is very hard to resist too). A good selection of reasonably priced wines and a pleasant Bistro atmosphere. It does get busy and can feel a bit noisy when... More 

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Swindon
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Les Chats provides a genuine taste of France in Swindon's Old Town. We enjoyed a typical French Bistro meal on Friday. My wife's starter was Maquereau a la Rhubarbe which she thoroughly enjoyed and I sampled the Salade au Chevre - very French and very tasty. For the main course, we had the chicken and the pork, both of which... More 

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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We visited Bistro Les Chats today for the first time on the launch of their brunch menu. All I can say is, what a treat - the food was delicious and the service was perfect. My Eggs Benedict was cooked to perfection and my partner's omelette was lovely. We will definitely be back.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 19 -21 Wood Street, Swindon, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Wiltshire  >  Swindon
  • Phone Number: +44 1793 527082

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 11 - 39
  • Cuisine: French, Mediterranean, European, Bistro

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Doing business, Romantic, Entertaining clients, Families with children

Description

Bistro Les Chats is a traditional French bistro where all our dishes are made on the premises with fresh ingredients. We use organic produce where practical and when it tastes the best. Our meat comes mainly from Wiltshire farms, with some specialist items coming from Rungis market in Paris; our chicken is always free range, our eggs are free range organic from Purton House Organics. Fish comes fresh daily, mainly from Cornwall,some from Scotland. Our menu changes monthly to reflect seasonal availability of fresh produce. We also offer a carefully chosen wine selection and range of French beers and ciders. Fixed price lunch and early evening menus are available, as well as a la carte. Reservations are recommended, particularly at weekends, but not always necessary. All our desserts and pastries are made on the premises and celebration cakes and gateaux can be made to order.

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