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The Bistro

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French, Seafood, European, Bistro
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24 Fore Street, Fowey PL23 1AQ, England
+44 1726 832322
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: We are a modern European restaurant with a French twist combined with the...
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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Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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    Very good
  • 24
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  • 11
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Very Good

The food was good and nicely prepared, the service was pleasant, so overall a nice experience. the one negative was that our table was tightly squeezed in between 2 others, so was a little uncomfortable at times.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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English first
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

Trip advisor have been told repeatedly we are closed but won't remove our listing! What else do I have to do?! This proves my point they are not there to help your business but destroy it...

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Chipping Campden, United Kingdom
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195 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Sadly this excellent restaurant/bistro in the heart of delightful Fowey is now closed. The building is for sale. Fairly regular visitors for some years, this is a great loss to the town.

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

The food was good and nicely prepared, the service was pleasant, so overall a nice experience. the one negative was that our table was tightly squeezed in between 2 others, so was a little uncomfortable at times.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

The Bistro is quite small and we found ourselves on a table that was directly in front of the door, which meant that every time someone came in we were subjected to a blast of cold air, so I recommend asking for a table away from the door if you come in the winter. The food was fine, i started... More 

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Fowey, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Two more fantastic dinners at the Bistro. Visted Fowey for the first time in a long while and we had forgotten how good this place was so went back again the second night. Highly recommend the squid and cheese souffle.

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Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We ate there on a quiet February evening. The choice was interesting and there was something for most tastes. The dishes were good, and the portions perfect - not too giant and not skimpy either. Pudding was delicious. Service was good, but my pet hate in restaurants these days is not having a place to hang up coats, so the... More 

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Chipping Campden, United Kingdom
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195 restaurant reviews
157 helpful votes 157 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

This has to be one of the hot spots for eating in Fowey. The menu is compact, a good point in my view, since it means the food is fresh and cooked to order. Deliciously soft and tasty chicken livers, with a nice little touch of a lightly fried quail egg on top. This was followed by crab linguine, as... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Tried to get in here on our first night but they couldn't fit in our party so we booked for the next night. Glad we did. Food was good and service friendly. Some people in our party thought it was over priced (there was no sirloin steak as on the specials so we were offer rump instead at the same... More 

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Wadebridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We visited here in the summer. It was very busy, so be warned you will need to book. I found the staff very helpful and attentive. The atmosphere and ambience was spot on. The food was first class. I had a pasta dish and my partner had a steak, both of which were cooked to perfection. We would certainly visit... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Went in for lunch on a Saturday afternoon. Lovely décor and the service was great. Had the Croque monsieur followed by the sticky toffee pudding and have to say it was absolutely delicious; this guy knows how to cook in my opinion! To top it all off, very good value in money for such a nice place (only £10 for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 24 Fore Street, Fowey PL23 1AQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Fowey
  • Phone Number: +44 1726 832322

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 76
  • Cuisine: French, Seafood, European, Bistro

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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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