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“A memorable family occasion” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Chanterelle Bistro

Chanterelle Bistro
33 Division St., Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada
905-623-8772
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Ranked #1 of 95 Restaurants in Bowmanville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Canadian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
London, United Kingdom
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145 reviews 145 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 45 cities Reviews in 45 cities
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
“A memorable family occasion”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

A double birthday was marked with a visit to this excellent restaurant. Some of us had chosen items from the online menu before coming. Let me emphasise that the food really is of the highest quality and the choices offered on the menu are to the same high standard. The waitress was attentive and cheerful, polite and efficient. The decor was perhaps a little formal, but this is in keeping with the standard of food on offer. The food was priced reasonably, considering the quality. A family party of six, we all were highly satisfied with our dining experience. The mussels were comparable with the best on offer anywhere. I have dined several times on Moules in London and these were just as good as those served in the best restaurants there. The Sea Bass was certainly the best we have tasted anywhere. The four star rating could certainly be improved if the management could offer all items shown on the menu, instead of cherry picking what most of us considered to be the three most desirable items off the starters and deserts. A French restaurant without Escargot to offer is a little wanting. The message is basically you provide fine food, please give us more of what we like the most! We will be back.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Newcastle, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Excellent! Fine Dining at it's Best!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

It was a wonderful experience. I went with a small group and there was not one person who was disappointed with our meal or the service! We ordered salads and soup to start and they were both good, I had the teriyaki salmon with a raspberry compote ( I admit i was a little unsure about a berry compote on my salmon but I am so glad I tried it because it was impeccable! So different and soo delicious!). and the belgium chocolate mousse cake for dessert, mmmm definitely the best mousse cake I've had in a LONG time! Others at my table had the penne pasta and the braised chicken. Everyone was more than satisfied. Everything was presented beautifully on the plates, service was wonderful and we weren't waiting for hours to get our food. It was quiet and had a great atmosphere. The best fine dining experience anyone of us has had before. I got lots of compliments for choosing this treasure in Bowmanville

Visited July 2013
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London, Canada
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63 reviews 63 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
“Back and better than ever”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

This restaurant has recently re-opened after a lengthy closure due to a fire. I am happy to report that it hits the mark on food, décor, service and atmosphere, and fair pricing. Listening to other patrons speaking with the staff, it is obvious that the locals are happy to have this quality establishment back.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Cobourg, Ontario
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Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
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“over rated food was OK”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

The menu was small and the food was nothing fancy. We had a aprty of five and the bill was high considering the food we had. There are not too many fancy restaurants in Bowmanville so this one feels it does not have to try hard.

Visited June 2012
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London, Canada
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34 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
“Consistently great!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

We have eaten here several times on weekend evenings with large groups. We have tried several menu items and the food is always delicious and the service is prompt and accurate. Highly recommended!

  • Visited June 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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