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17 Cockton Hill Rd, Bishop Auckland DL146EN, England
01388 602 462
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
Good on quality but not always atmosphere

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2014
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North East of England
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Durham
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Bishops best kept secret! The food is amazing, and since my last visit the decor has had a revamp! Chef and staff are lovely and love a good chin-wag at the end of the night. This place has A LOT of regulars so expect to see the same faces... This says a lot more about the restaurant than most of... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

I was shocked at some of the poor reviews for this restaurant. It is awhile since I visited the restaurant but I ate there with my family on Saturday and was not disappointed. The Bistro has a small menu but the food is plentiful, of very good quality and always hot. Add to that a nice lager and wine and... More 

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Boston, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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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 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 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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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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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 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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8 restaurant reviews
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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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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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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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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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Address: 17 Cockton Hill Rd, Bishop Auckland DL146EN, England
Phone Number: 01388 602 462
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  County Durham  >  Bishop Auckland
Cuisine: British

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British

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