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“Amazing evening” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Charlie's Bistro

Charlie's Bistro
Church Street, Baslow, Peak District National Park DE45 1RY, England
01246 582619
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Ranked #3 of 13 restaurants in Baslow
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Amazing evening”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

I cam here with my boyfriend for his birthday dinner as part of a night away to Baslow and Charlie's was definitely the right choice for a celebration.
We were a bit concerned at first as, after booking a week earlier, we saw that they were only open on Thursday evenings 'by arrangement' but we were reassured that they do open on Thursdays in the summer.
We were extremely impressed with the relaxed atmosphere of the place as we had a drink outside in the sunshine beforehand and we were left to go at our own pace as we didn't want to be rushed. The waitress was excellent and really attentive to everything that we asked for.
The food was flawless with portions the right size to be filling but so that we weren't over-faced.
The chef, Charlie, even came to take our starter plates away, which we felt was a really nice touch.
Everything was cooked to perfection and we've both agreed it was our favourite restaurant experience, with my boyfriend putting it above Michael Caines' Abode in Manchester.
I really cannot recommend this place enough.
Thank you Charlie's for an incredible evening.

  • Visited July 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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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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172 reviews 172 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
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127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
“Lunch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

Called for lunch at 1pm . The restaurant was not to busy ,we were seated quickly and the drinks order taken. We ordered the food,it must have been at least 20 min before the starters arrived, ,soup ,and chicken pâté ,so I can't think why the wait so long,the mains arrived ,roast sirloin ,Yorkshire etc, and a Ceazar salad ,and a side order of vegetables ,. I have to say the food was very nice , well cooked and presented .would we eat here again ?? Yes ,,but now we are aware there could be a wait ,we will take this into consideration ,last time we had breakfast ,the service was a little smarter.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Derbyshire
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Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Lunch Date”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

Beautiful sunny day and lunch at Charlie's what more could you ask for. We had the monk fish with salad and home made steak and ale pie. The ambiance in this place is fabulous and the young waiter is a credit to this establishment. They delivered the whole lunch time package for us- great food and good house wine, relaxed atmosphere in a tasteful setting, attentive friendly service and a price that is good value based on whats delivered.

  • 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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derbyshire
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“Sunny afternoon at Charlie's Bistro”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

This was my second trip here but we couldn't possibly sit inside this time on such a beautiful sunny afternoon! My friend and I found plenty of choice on the menu but were both trying to lose a bit of weight so we went for the chicken salad reluctantly.we were both pleased we had chosen it when we tasted it because it wasn't "just another boring salad ",but full of beautiful flavours and not disappointing in any way!WE did seem to be a little forgotten with being outside,however that was our only tiny niggle so we are looking forward to returning and trying something else next time.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Great food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

Excellent night. We pre booked a table due to Bank holiday weekend - glad we did as the bistro was busy. Excellent service, very friendly waitresses. Meal perfect - portion size just right, good selection of courses with a good selection of wines. Thoroughly enjoyed the meal - would definitely return.

  • Visited May 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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