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AJ's Bistro

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65 Topping Street, Blackpool FY1 3AF, England
01253 626111
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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Fri 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 511
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  • 86
    Very good
  • 17
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  • 11
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  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
sign of the times

this place was a fab place to eat but now sadly closed as I said a sign of the times was a little pricy but well worth it

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 16, 2015
margaret s
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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

this place was a fab place to eat but now sadly closed as I said a sign of the times was a little pricy but well worth it

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Thank margaret s
Blackpool, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

Shame it has closed but some of the best food in blackpool! Would love to see this reopened! Good luck in future ventures x

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Thank 2299267
Cardiff
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

Myself and my partner had our wedding meal here following our marriage on 5th September, We were a party of 16 and our guests have not stopped raving about how fabulous the food was. The bistro had been decorated beautifully by Amanda and absolutely nothing was too much trouble. The evening ran smoothly without even a glitch. The chef Mike... More 

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Thank Simonsdr21
buckinghamshire, england
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60 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

On a recent visit to Blackpool went along to eat at our favourite restaurant in Blackpool, WOW when we got there the cupboard was literally bare. AJs is shut and looking in the window and front doors the place has been stripped bare of fixtures and fittings . Whatever reasons it has shut it is sad for Blackpool as it... More 

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1 Thank easyrider39
blackpool
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175 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015 via mobile

went there last night for a meal but found the place closed. It's all cleared out do not re opening. It's a shame beacsuse the restaurant had a good name for quality food

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2 Thank BlackpoolStevieb
Loughborough, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

What a find. Being coeliac isn't easy when eating out but what a find! Everything on their menu gluten free unless stated, however service was a bit on the slow side but all the dishes were freshly prepared so a bit of a delay when the end result is so good is acceptable.

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1 Thank Carole D
Blackpool, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

I booked a table for 4 on the phone and the Internet which I was replied to as booked went I arrived on Sat I found bit of paper stuck to the door saying closed due to illness.I am sure that being a family run business surly someone could let people know. I think not letting people know is very... More 

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2 Thank George P
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015 via mobile

A small, British, family run restaurant that proves: the British can cook, they have food worth eating and they can do it beautifully. Wonderful. Nice people, good service, great food. Blackpool is not just kebabs and chips, this place proves it. Well done :-)

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1 Thank eatsmakelijk
Woking
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44 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 via mobile

All 3 of us being coeliac we are used to having to make do from a limited menu. That is until we found A Js! Firstly though the telephone number is still not working and we turned up not knowing if we could get a table and knowing that the reviews were good! We were met by the very gf... More 

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2 Thank WokingMary
Blackpool, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

I visited AJ's with a group of friends and we all have a variety of dietary requirements. I am gluten intolerant and a vegetarian and 2 of my friends are vegans. The staff at AJ's are very helpful and understood what we could and could not eat and adapted the menu accordingly. My food was very nice, I had the... More 

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2 Thank Kerrie W

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 65 Topping Street, Blackpool FY1 3AF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Lancashire  >  Blackpool
  • Phone Number: 01253 626111

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 16 - 80
  • Cuisine: British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Large groups, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?