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Bistro 23


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 Winner


European, British
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
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Booking is essential as they are not open every night. The decor is absolutely charming. Dined on seafood starter, lobster thermidore and cheeseboard - all excellently presented and delicious. Service was friendly and welcoming. Would definately return.

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank Bob N
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We had a warm, very friendly welcome when we ate here on Saturday night. Lighting and atmosphere was perfect. Service was friendly and attentive without being intrusive. We had the fish of the day dishes, cod and mackerel, and they were both delicious. I would...More

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank scottmM2455AN
Reviewed 6 days ago

Popped in for a bite and were very surprised. The food was superb and service first class.Home made soup with thick breaded crab sandwiches, not a snack more like a main course meal!

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank tonymccully
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the best meal, atmosphere and attention was brilliant, thank you so much, great value, really good wine list, would definitely recommend Bistro 23.

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank MagsHitchin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just returned from eating at Bistro 23 on their regular Thursday seafood night. Well presented, and good portions, and lobster at reasonable price. What's not to love? Friendly service. Loved it.

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank tonydusautoy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A friendly , restaurant with lovely staff. Nice for breakfast, afternoon snacks and a delicious seafood evening meal

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank GoPlaces738264
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a lovely evening out at this intimate and classy restaurant. Food was gorgeous and the staff attentive and helpful. The relaxed atmosphere made a meal out for two much more of a memorable occasion for us - thank you. We were here last...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank andy C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A deservedly popular bistro where booking is essential, at least in the holiday period. Only opens in the evening two nights a week, and operates more as an upmarket cafe during the day. By concentrating on a select range of menu options, they maintain a...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank GoodOleTaid
Reviewed August 8, 2019

This is the second time I have called here for brunch with my elderly parents. Anyone will tell you that the ambience is great and the food superb, but what makes it 5 star for me was the friendly, relaxed way Lily dealt with my...More

Date of visit: August 2019
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AGR1967, Owner at Bistro 23, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2019

We were so pleased to read your review- and to hear that our staff (Lily!) are not only great at their job but also kind & empathetic. We are very lucky to have a great team! We really hope to see you & your parents...More

Reviewed August 6, 2019

We three girls had an excellent meal last Thursday, seafood night. The food was delicious . Beautiful lobster bisque. The restaurant was full of people who had made the effort to come out for a lovely evening. Both the host and hostess chatted to all...More

Date of visit: August 2019
1  Thank Anne D
AGR1967, Owner at Bistro 23, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2019

We are so pleased to read your 5 🌟 review & hear how much you enjoyed our Seafood Evening. Thank you!

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June 28, 2018|
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Response from anna r | Property representative |
As much as we are dog lovers we don’t allow dogs into the Tearoom or Bistro. Sorry
Kimberly T
April 27, 2018|
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Response from anna r | Property representative |
Thank you for your enquiry. The Tearoom is open every day except Tuesdays (every day in school holidays) 10.30-4.30 weekends & 11-4.30 weekdays. The Bistro is open Wednesday, Thursday & Saturday 7-10pm. Hope to see you... More
April 19, 2016|
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Response from AGR1967 | Property representative |
I am sorry that we were closed when you called . As a tearoom we open every day except Tuesday's ( every day during school holidays) weekdays 11-4.30 & weekends 10.30-4. We are open in the Bistro Wednesday's & Saturday's 7pm... More
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