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Bistro Les Chats

19 -21 Wood Street, Swindon, England
+44 1793 527082
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Ranked #3 of 299 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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92% Recommend
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English first
London, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Undecided on what to do for dinner, we drive up to Wood St in Old Town. Before I start the Bistro Le Chat review a word of warning, you cannot park in Wood St past 18:00, this is not clearly sign posted or evident on the prominent pay and display machines. Bistro Le Chat, smelled great upon entry, service was... More

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

Thank you very much for your review - we're glad you enjoyed your meal and hope we'll see you back again soon to try something else from our menu, which changes every month so we can use the best of seasonal produce available locally. Thank you also for pointing out the parking restrictions in Wood Street, which changed a few... More

11 reviews 11 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Great service at this lovely little restaurant in Old Town. I went for lunch with friends and we ate from the lunch time set menu. The mushroom soup was divine as was the steak. Would definitely recommend this restaurant.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Best restaurant in swindon by far! Had a Friday night reservation, unfortunately Phil the owner told us our table wouldn't be ready for the allotted time which was a bit of a pain. On arrival Phil couldn't have been nicer and set us up with a free bottle of wine. Overall the food was top notch, service although quick was... More

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Chepstow, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Lovely restaurant with great food, great atmosphere and brilliant service. Pricey, but worth it in my opinion. I know it's not the restaurant's fault but I parked in the street outside the restaurant and ended up with a parking ticket - although this is not related to the restaurant itself, I feel it's important for potential visitors to know before... More

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Swindon, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Most recently visited for my partners birthday. Food and drink superb as always. The rib eye was perfectly cooked and everyone enjoyed their meals. Highly recommended!

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68 reviews 68 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

I was taken out for dinner after a meeting in Swindon by friends who work near to this restaurant. What a delightful place. Lovely food (really inventive and appetising) and very attentive staff. I will try to engineer a second visit as soon as I can. Although other reviewers have said that booking is needed, it wasn't necessary for a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014 via mobile

My husband took me to Bistro Les Chats to celebrate my 40th birthday and what a fabulous choice! We could not have been more impressed with the delicious food and the wonderful service. The perfect place to have celebrated such a special event. We'll definitely be back!

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Went here for a celebratory dinner with my wife and 2 babies. It was relatively empty which I assume was a result of the world cup commencing. As an avid football fan you can imagine grace was scant to tolerate any shortcomings from this experience. The Restaurant had a welcoming and ornate arrangement. The food was good value for money... More

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

We enjoyed the various choices on the Rapide lunchtime menu. All excellent food in a relaxed atmosphere with friendly but not over-powering staff. Really well cooked. Decent price for a 2-course lunch. I can't wait to go back.

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Swindon, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Family occasion for 7 people, all foodies who love great food and wine! No disappointment at all. Food and service exceptional, made to feel very welcome and enjoyed a great meal. All in all a lovely evening. Have eaten there 3 more times since and each occasion has lived up to the first. In my opinion, the best restaurant in... More

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