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The Bistro

24 Fore Street, Fowey PL23 1AQ, England
+44 1726 832322
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Ranked #7 of 42 Restaurants in Fowey
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $81
Cuisines: European, French, Seafood, Bistro
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: We are a modern European restaurant with a French twist combined with the best in Cornish hospitality nestling right in the heart of the beautiful port of Fowey. We pride ourselves on sourcing the freshest, local produce available and producing dishes of the highest quality. We have a lunch menu from 12 - 6 every day and then a more extensive and creative Evening Menu. Every Sunday we produce our Sunday Roast with a selection of meats using the same attention to detail we use on the rest of our menu to produce a roast Mother would be proud of! Top it off with our superb selection of wines and spirits, Cornish beer and lager, and you have the perfect combination
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65 reviews 65 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 NEW

If you want a nice friendly basic bistro come on in.The menu will be good fresh fish ,shellfish and local meat and some veggie options..Not haute cuisine but hearty comfort food with a relaxed but friendly staff.Nice wine list and a jolly atmosphere.Idaeal place after a long (always!) drive to Fowey Why say more?? TOP TIP Book in advance to... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 NEW

My wife and I are frequent visitors to Cornwall out of season but this was our first week long stay to Fowey. We ate out a lot and instead of being critical of some venues that I did not challenge at the time, I will focus and what I felt was the best place to eat. We ate here twice... More

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Selsey, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW

Really pleased with our meals, I started with the crab soup and my wife and I both had the Duck Confit which was really good. We originally couldn't get a table as the restaurant was full but definitely worth the wait. I would say the service was a bit haphazard, we had to remind the waitress that we still had... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW

I fully recommend trying out the " new " Sunday lunch menu. The beef was absolutely mouth watering...and everything accompanying the meal. We only had one course, no room for anything else apart from. Coffee. Great , happy atmosphere

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Plockton, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 NEW

An interesting range of dishes, very nicely cooked. Service very good. I was having trouble with a tooth and they took care to keep my dish warm while I was away from the table. The seared scallop starter with black pudding croquettes was superb. We followed that with 'Cornish Bouillabaise' and crab linguini. The chef certainly knows how to cook... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 via mobile

Having walked past this place many times before and hearing good things about it, me and my partner decided to give it a try - we were not disappointed. The food was exquisite, the staff were friendly and welcoming and the atmosphere was great. Highly recommend to anyone who appreciates great food that doesn't break the budget! Also i recommend... More

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

We had to pre-book to avoid disappointment. The Bistro is in the main centre of Fowey and is nicely presented. Seating inside is good, not too closely placed and a couple of small tables to have your liquers or a coffee and people watch at the front on the street side. Good menu selection and the Sunday roast of Beef... More

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Swindon, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We booked a table at The Bistro for Sunday roast for our last day in Fowey during a recent stay. The specials board had set the expectation that the roast on offer was Rib of beef which suited us just fine. When we arrived the owner was very friendly and jovial without being over bearing. We were seen to our... More

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St Austell, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We have just had the most wonderful Sunday Lunch at the Bistro. There was roast pork, giant Yorkshire puddings, roast potatoes and eight different vegetables, including the best red cabbage we have ever eaten, together with sage-infused gravy. The portions are enormous! The quality is unsurpassed and I was able to eat more lunch than usual, I couldn't resist it,... More

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34 reviews 34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Just got home from an ansome Sunday roast at The Bistro in Fowey. Was probably the best roast pork I've had in many a year, the starter was very tasty and the creme brûlée was amazing !! Lovely setting, good atmosphere and very friendly service all round. A good value for money lunch menu that would cater for anyone's tastes... More

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