After seeing the cool ads in various Mags alerting to Bistrot opening, I was excited to finally get to try it with a group of friends last night. The decor is amazing, the room has a great feel to it, arriving early and leaving relatively late we got to see the space in daylight with not many people and at night time when it was packed, the room holds up very nicely. Service was OK, Stephanie was very friendly, and waitresses were happy and engaged but seemed to lack some basic table service skills (removing plates, filling wine glasses etc.) Major letdown was definitely the food..I had such high hopes and it simply didnt cut it. We ordered a number of different Tapas sharing dishes and i found all of them to be quite bland and uninspiring, even though reading them on the menu, they sounded delicious. The scallop dish was simply a disgrace 4 tiny tiny scallops placed along the edge of the plate with a pile of salad and procuitto in the middle, garlic prawns were overcooked, fois gras was nice but again not much of it (and brioche served was stone cold)
Off site parking is handy but overall there are some things they need to address in order to survive in "Eat Street" in Bali as the competition is tough...I wish them well as Bistrot has the potential of being something really special.
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