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The Bistro

24 Fore Street, Fowey PL23 1AQ, England
01726 832322
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Ranked #6 of 35 restaurants in Fowey
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $47
Cuisines: French, Seafood, Café, Bistro
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014 NEW

We dropped in early without a booking and were lucky to get a table as it got quite busy quite quickly. It was a nice, varied menu and my husband raved about his cassoulet. My steak was also excellent. I'd be glad to go back if I lived locally.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW via mobile

We had a very good evening here with six of us. Pizzas, steak, crab linguine and slow cooked lamb. All excellent with clean plates all round. Good choice of starters too. Good service; not rushed but efficient. A very pleasant evening.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Very disappointed due to bad attitude and rudeness towards disabled people. Very ungracious as doors open and people inside refused a drink to disabled elderly lady and not allowed to sit outside saying that they were closed yet obviously people inside drinking. Management owner needs to take responsibility for this and retrain his staff in manners and people management.

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Bristol
Top Contributor
219 reviews 219 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We ate here for dinner after having an excellent lunch here a year earlier. Sadly we were a bit underwhelmed. I had the liver to start, which came on small pieces of toast. Sadly the livers were overcooked and it was a very small portion size, which for a charge of about £8 is really bad value given the cost... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Five of us ate here based on Trip Advisor ratings. Wasn't let down. Good food, good service and a great atmosphere. Would certainly go again next time we visit Fowey

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Concord, New South Wales, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Enjoyed a lovely meal at The Bistro, Fowey. The restaurant is nicely decorated and yet the prices are quite reasonable. Fresh local seafood, as well as many other meal options, all attractively presented. My favourite was the mussels marinière. A very pleasant night out.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We loved this place. Service was fantastic, food was absolutely as it should be: unfussy, rich, delicious and nicely executed, across all six dishes we had between us. My silver mullet main with scallops and an amazing cream sauce was particularly excellent. And for what I was, I thought it was incredibly cheap. They had a nice Banyuls on the... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Excellent fixed price menu when we went, good wine choice, friendly efficient service and a great meal out for my bithday

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

Really enjoyed the food at The Bistro, it was so good we ate there twice. All fresh ingredients, beautifully presented by friendly unassuming staff. Can't recommend it enough. Would definitely go again if we find ourselves back in lovely Fowey for a holiday.

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UK
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Ate at The Bistro as a couple early evening in June. There were tables available at 6:30pm when we arrived but it filled up as the evening went on and if we had arrived later we would have needed a booking. It is a relatively small place and the surroundings are plain but pleasant. The starters were very good -... More

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