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“What a pleasant surprise!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Couples Cafe and Bistro

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Couples Cafe and Bistro
2 New Street | East Retford, Retford, England
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Ranked #24 of 71 Restaurants in Retford
Cuisines: Coffee Shop
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Peterborough
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“What a pleasant surprise!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

Looking for breakfast we saw the sandwich board pointing to a cafe in a side street. The premises are quite small and unpretentious - but the food, service and attention to detail - wow! Excellent value for money can't recommend too highly

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
worksop
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Good Food At It's Very Best”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

We found this jewel in Retford that serves food at it's very bests.The atmosphere is very friendly and welcoming. The Bistro is very clean and the crockery is beautiful white. Chis does all the cooking himself and nothing is too much trouble for him to make sure that your meal is perfect and to your taste. Julie his wife takes your orders and always has a friendly word and so does Laura who also takes your orders. We eat at this Bistro every Saturday and because it is so popular we reserve a table from one week to the next. On our first visit to this jewel in Retford we were hand a little card. This card has eight segments and on each visit it is stamped, when the card is full we receive a free drink . We drink tea so we get a free big teapot full of great tea. I love the chicken in white sauce and I really like the jacket slices. The lamb shank is to dellcious. The steak is to die for. These are just a few of the dishes that are available and there is alot more that we have tried. If you dont give this brilliant place a visit then you are missing the best eating place for miles around.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Well worth a try”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012 via mobile

We always visit Couples when in Retford. Tucked away down a side street the food is freshly prepared and the staff friendly and helpful. The owner always takes time to chat to customers and is most pleasant. Not the sassiest place in town but we like it!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Best lunch in Retford”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2012 via mobile

Best lunch in Retford, by a mile.

The cafe deserves to do well, and I look forward to returning.

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Retford, United Kingdom
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“snug”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2012

really go od food very friendly but does get hot and steamed up only a small place

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