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17 Cockton Hill Rd, Bishop Auckland DL146EN, England
01388 602 462
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Dreadful

Wish I'd seen these reviews first and saved our time/money. Horrible surroundings (think 1970's Robin's Nest), dead atmosphere (god awful James Blunt cd is not what you want to hear when eating out). One other couple in. Miserable staff, never cracked a smile all night, never asked if the food was... read more

1 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2014
mikkimisty
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Boston, United Kingdom
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English first
Boston, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Wish I'd seen these reviews first and saved our time/money. Horrible surroundings (think 1970's Robin's Nest), dead atmosphere (god awful James Blunt cd is not what you want to hear when eating out). One other couple in. Miserable staff, never cracked a smile all night, never asked if the food was ok or ask if we needed anything else. Food... More 

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Bishop Auckland, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Never been decorated since it opened. Only one other couple in and it was a Saturday night. The food was expensive and I could have cooked better at home. Staff miserable

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North East of England
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

The food in this restaurant is always reliable and of very good quality, bit mid week the atmosphere can be not as good. It can be very quiet and "dead". However it is one of the best restaurants in Bishop Auckland.

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Durham
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

We had a lunchtime meal a week ago and it is the same place as I remember 30 years ago, nothing has moved with the times,tired furniture. The food I have to say was definitely average, vegetables disinteresting. However, the front of house waitress, an older lady seemed distant. There is nothing about this restaurant that would make me want... More 

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U.K.
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

Im a regular here and I can honestly say the place never loses its charm. The food is honest and plentyful and the prices really good value for money. Its never really changed since i started coming here maybe 20 years or so ago and thats not a bad thing. The only negative comment i have is the service is... More 

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

I have eaten at the Bistro on many occasions and I have never had a bad meal, you can call the Bistro a few days in advance if u fancy something different from the norm ie Rabbit, squarrel he will cook it for you! He his a top quality chef and there is an selections of wines to cater for... More 

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Tudhoe, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

After reading the poor reviews I was a little worried about eating here but it was a delight! My chicken was tender and and delicious, my husand had sea bass and it was perect, the service was good and a nice change from the norm.

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1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

Service was rubbish Menu was rubbish no choices Atmosphere was dead and stunk of death not advisable for romantic Saturday night Sorry but it is how it is They had no opinions on offer no crack very dull Total lack of atmosphere

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Durham
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

Having been regular visitors to the Bistro some years ago, we were slightly underwhelmed by the lack of internal updating. A cool reception and a complete lack of customer comfort was followed up with disinterested service. However the menu was excellent and the food was very good value for money, including an impressive list of house wines. The lack of... More 

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Lancashire, England
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47 reviews 47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2011

This place only gives what it says......perhaps too much on the meat eating menu but truly so good. This man knows how to cook! However, a small blond , much older, lady who hosts up-front is more of a dinner lady. The restaurant should have a better "up front " host to explain its great food. We really do recommend... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 17 Cockton Hill Rd, Bishop Auckland DL146EN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  County Durham  >  Bishop Auckland
  • Phone Number: 01388 602 462

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  • Cuisine: British

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