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Bistro 26 - CLOSED

26 Sun Street, Lancaster, England
01524 846252
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Price range: $20 - $82
Tue - Sat 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Cuisines: Contemporary, British
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Mark Cavanagh aims at Bistro26 to make his guests feel welcome and experience great seasonal food. The kitchen specialises in modern British cuisine using locally sourced produce wherever possible along with homemade desserts, ice creams and breads. The menus are supplemented by daily changing seasonal specials including Bowland fillet, Scotforth lamb, Morecambe Bay shrimps and Trough of Bowland game. Bistro26 is situated in the heart of the historic city of Lancaster and can be discovered close to the Sun Inn, along the Sun Street.If it is a quiet romantic table for two, a business dinner or a celebration meal, Bistro26 will be delighted to welcome you.

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English first
Doha, Ad Dawhah, Qatar
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

Sat here in Qatar gob smacked to find our great restaurant offering superb food using local Faye closed. So many good nights with good friends .... Was looking forward so much to eating there in December.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

I am so sad to read that this restaurant isn't with us any more :( I have just logged on to check out their menu for a special occasion and found the website to be 'under construction'. I too cannot understand the ranking system on trip advisor. This restaurant served the finest food I have ever tasted. Totally unpretentious but... More

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

I want to join with others in expressing my sadness at the news of this closure. It was offering the best food in Lancaster, and I agree that this was not reflected on TA. I too hope that Mark opens another restaurant soon. I also agree that there is something odd about the TA rankings here. 2 out of the... More

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Bolton-Le-Sands, Lancs, England
18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

I just want to echo a few other GENUINE Trip advisors' contributions regarding this gem of a restaurant and how very very sad it is that it has closed (OK - so it kinda defeats the whole raison d'etre of TA but the true TA Community also share their views on the bigger picture at times and the rumoured reason... More

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Lancashire, England
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

This was a fantastic restaurant with really good food and atmosphere. We have eaten here on many occassions, including 'Off the Board' on a Tuesday, special 'Theme' on Sunday's and of course on Saturday evenings. Mark is an excellent host, once the food is served he chats to all his guests, not bad for a one man band. Service is... More

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Morecambe, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

If Trip Advisor is listening, can you PLEASE tell us why bistro 26 ranked so low despite having one of the best (and deserved) record of reviews on your site? It makes a mockery of the whole thing when the rankings seem to be so distorted. I'm an avid contributor and eating out is one of my passions. Bistro 26... More

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Kendal, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

Went there last week for only the second time in 18 months for a mini-works night out. It may look a bit out-of-the way up a side street, but oh, my gosh - the food was really good. The entrance to the restaurant leves a bit to be desired, but once in and sat down ( near a window which... More

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013 via mobile

Mark - it was wonderful. Every meal we've ever had has been amazing. All nine of us who dined tonight enjoyed our tantalising starters; the mains were superb - all off the board and the desserts were delicious! Thanks to the staff for their friendly, accommodating service! We have always appreciated the lovely, relaxed welcome from the staff; the recommendations... More

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

We visited Lancaster this week for our daughters graduation and having checked the reviews we thought we would visit Bistro 26 as we had not been there before. The reviews looked so good but oh were we disappointed. The fact that Lancaster is a student centred city and we have had some great times there over the last three years... More

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Exeter, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

I was one of 4 friends who traveled to Lancaster to dine (on Saturday 8th June) at the invitation of a local lass who uses this Restaurant regularly. I can see why, the 5 of us had a fab evening. The restaurant is modern & has a sophisticated feel, without being stuffy or "posh". The Menu was lovely and the... More

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