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Bistro Les Chats

19 -21 Wood Street, Swindon, England
+44 1793 527082
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Ranked #4 of 308 Restaurants in Swindon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $11 - $39
Cuisines: European, French, Mediterranean, Bistro
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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English first
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Our only regret is that we hadn't found Les Chats sooner but we've more than made up for it! Next to Las Gatos tapas bar, (same management) this is a little piece of France transported to Swindon's Old Town. The monthly menu means you can eat seasonal 'bests'. Although I rarely order anything other than the French cut "onglet" (steak),... More

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Struggle to find good eateries in Swindon but this place is certainly one of them. A small seasonal menu which is perfect. Food cooked to perfection in a timely manner and very good service by the young waiting staff. Only slight negative for me ( not my partner) was being seated right next to another couple when there were other... More

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Swindon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Very impressed from start to finish! Waiters were extremely friendly and professional all evening and the food was amazing! Very tasty? Great combination of flavours and textures! We had a bottle of red wine with our dinner and it was the perfect temperature and complimented our food perfectly! Would recommend this place to everyone, hoping next time we go its... More

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I would highly recommend this restaurant. Every time i have been, the food, service and atmosphere have been spot on. The rib-eye steak just melts in your mouth as do the mussels and the desserts are to die for.

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bistroleschats, Owner at Bistro Les Chats, responded to this review

Thank you for this - we have a great many regular customers and are always pleased to see more. Our fresh mussels from Brixham have a great reputation and many of you will be delighted to know that after a break during the summer months (when quality diminishes and the mussels need a chance to breed and grow) Moules Frites... More

Fareham
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64 reviews 64 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 via mobile

We visited today for lunch after visiting the Outlet Village before going to my fathers 90th birthday celebration tea. We left the Outlet Village early as most of the eateries were closed for refurbishment and dropped in her, lovely little place with authentic French cuisine, service like France relaxed and unhurried, highly recommended, we live in Hampshire but will definitely... More

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Swindon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Excellent service, a lovely welcome and lovely food at a reasonable price. The amazing thing was that this was in Swindon! Wood street looked positively charming in the sunshine and we could easily have been in France. Tres Bien!

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Whitchurch, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

My Uncle lives in Swindon and we often go down to visit him with my family, every time we go to this restaurant and it is fantastic! The service is brilliant and the food is second to none. It is great value and also authentically French; a lovely restaurant.

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Swindon
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101 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We enjoyed another excellent evening meal at BLC. Starters were scallops and crudités followed by rabbit and duck breast. All very well prepared and tasty. The French red was also good and the service was friendly and efficient. Overall a very pleasant evening.

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Have dined here maybe 4 times now and can honestly say it's one of the best and most consistant restaurants I know. Recently took a friend and she also loved it. We ate steak which was cooked exactly how we ordered it and the wine matched perfectly. Staff are friendly and the atmosphere is great.

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Birmingham, UK.
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

The menu is in French and English. We both ordered Scallops for starters and disappointed these had been sliced and cooked in lime juice when we had not anticipated this. When paying they told us they had not charged for starters. We arrived just after 7pm and the restaurant was busy with customers but we were fortunate to be given... More

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