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The Bistro Cafe

13-14 The Promenade | Wilder Road, Ilfracombe EX34 9BD, England
001271 864641
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Ranked #55 of 90 Restaurants in Ilfracombe
Cuisines: English
Most recent review
- Sep 6, 2014
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English first
Honiton, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Wonderful hone cooked food, excellent service, great value for money, was just a little disappointed when we returned on our second visit to discover they had ran out of the lovely homemade coleslaw. Highly recommended

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Knebworth, United Kingdom
19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Had to return my ice cream as it was soft and my daughters lemon sorbet had bits of chocolate and strawberry in it even though I had asked them to use a clean scoop as she is allergic to strawberries. A dose of food poisoning awaits if you eat here. I don't for one second believe they have a 5... More

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Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Nice spot to have a coffee or a light lunch. Good value and pleasant helpful staff. Only had hot drinks, but the food other people were eating certainly looked appetizing. So good we visited it every day during our 4 day stay.

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

We decided to grab a quick breakfast in the cafe bistro today. The service here was friendly and charming, the coffee was made with care and the bacon sandwich a definite winner!!! Would happily recommend! It has a lovely alfresco area outside and was great to see the chef making fresh scones in the open plan kitchen... Lovely touch guys!... More

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

my family an myself ate here on saturday 27th 2013 at about 7pm . We ordered 2 pizzas an home made garlic bread . Food was gorgeous !! We left alot of pizza as it was very filling. The waitress was lovely she put it a take out box for us . This bistro is great value for money with... More

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

This cafe provides excellent service and the food is delicious. The staff were very friendly and went out of their way to make changes to the menu when requested. I had the best cappuccino I have ever had that was just about perfect, and it had a real coffee taste unlike some of the weak ones I've had elsewhere. I... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

We have visited the bistro cafe regularly for several years, always had excellent service, pleasant staff and very helpful. Owner always makes us very welcome. Especially as my wife is in a wheelchair

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2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013 via mobile

Excellent friendly - food was fresh made to order even went out of there way to make me something off the menu that I would enjoy eating as I'm American and very picky - prices were nice - staff was very friendly and helpful - nice and clean - would highly recommend !

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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2012

lured in here by the offer of £2 for a coffee and cake which was admittedly smallish but tasted lovely and homemade and the coffee was quite nice so was great value and I was able to sit outside as it was warm ... When I took my cup and plate back in after eating the assistant seemed very grateful... More

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Woking, United Kingdom
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163 reviews 163 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2012

My wife and I visited The Bistro Cafe in November last year. TripAdvisor didn't have The Bistro Cafe as a restaurant as it has been renamed so I had to wait for them to add it before posting this review. The interior isn't that welcoming on a cold November's morning, but we had already sat at Dollys Cafe and walked... More

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