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“First class food in friendly surroundings” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Bistro 16

Bistro 16
16 Park St, Minehead TA24 5NQ, England
01643705222
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Ranked #3 of 73 Restaurants in Minehead
Price range: $5 - $37
Cuisines: English, Spanish
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“First class food in friendly surroundings”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 via mobile

We ordered 8 tapas dishes and 3 desserts for a family of four (2 adults, 2 children). Every single dish was beautifully cooked and looked and tasted wonderful. Creative and highly appetising menu - its hard to imagine that this range wouldn't appeal to most tastes. A few surprises too (the red wine butter was new to us). Excellent service, quick and friendly. Recommended without hesitation - a great local find.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Cardiff
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17 reviews 17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Great food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Really nice 'homely place' which almost feels like your in someone's sitting room. All food is home cooked & the tapas selection is incredibly tasty.

We visited when staying with relatives & planned to visit again in July 2014 however hadn't checked the opening days/times, so make sure you do. Lunchtime is open most of the week but evenings only on Friday & Saturday. We'd been looking forward to a return visit for sometime (which I think says a lot for how much we enjoyed it).

On our next visit to Minehead we'll be back to have the tapas as it really was good & the home made deserts also. Great service, even when we visited they were a member of waiting staff down but still they couldn't do enough.
We enjoyed all courses and polished it off with some vino all of which was reasonably priced & good portion sizes. The owner has a love for cooking & spanish food which is evident in the taste of the dishes. If your in the area pay them a visit - probably worth booking a table.

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Exmouth, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Back for more”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Having had a lovely nostalgic trip to Minehead on the steam railway my friend and I headed for the best restaurant in the whole of the south west; yes that's Bistro 16. As we entered the restaurant we were warmly greeted and shown to a very nice table whereupon we checked the menu and decided on liver and onions with all the trimmings. The meal was perfectly presented and piping hot. The hand cut vegetables were cooked just right and the liver just the way I like it smothered in a wonderful tasty gravy. From the moment one enters the establishment ones dining experience begins. The restaurant is always immaculate, the staff warm and inviting and the proprietors smiling and welcoming. I cannot speak highly enough of this establishment. Go there and enjoy; I know you will.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Dunster, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Great service - good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Such a friendly place with food personally cooked and very reasonable prices. Nothing is too much trouble for the owners.

Visited December 2013
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Ascot, United Kingdom
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15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“Warm welcome, excellent food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Minehead doesn't have a huge variety of decent restaurants (fine if you want cream tea or pub food) so to find Bistro 16 was a huge bonus. We were there for the last bank holiday and made this our first choice restaurant.
We were greeted warmly by Kim and Robin and munched our way through several tapas dishes and an excellent bottle of wine. The food was delicious and all freshly cooked I would recommend Bistro 16 to anyone wanting good food and a lovely atmosphere.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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