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“Faultless, the best.”
Review of Back Street Bistro

Back Street Bistro
Ranked #10 of 143 Restaurants in St Ives
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $34
Cuisines: European, British, International, Contemporary
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Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: French inspired menu, where fine dining has never been so casual! Finest locally sourced ingredients.
cornwall
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49 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Faultless, the best.”
Reviewed June 10, 2013

We called in on saturday at about 8pm, we were greeted with a warm welcome. My wife and i opted for the mussels and have to say tthat they were fantastic. For our mains we both had the sirlion , cooked to perfection [medium rare]. We are local to st ives and realise we are spoilt for choice with so many great restaurants but are happy to state that the bistro is definitely one of the best.

  • Visited June 2013
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English first
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“Great place to eat in st ives”
Reviewed June 7, 2013

We had a superb dinner here, which came recommended to us by b&b owner (little leaf guest house, also superb !) and we had fantastic food, great atmosphere and wonderful service. Would definitely go again.

  • Visited June 2013
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cornwall
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Great value and relaxed setting!”
Reviewed June 6, 2013

A group if 6 of us dined here and were really happy with the service, food and atmosphere! We all had the set menu of 3 courses for £20 and all the dishes were really nice.
It has a really nice relaxed atmosphere and would definitely come again!

  • Visited June 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Gourmet food with a casual setting and price!”
Reviewed May 31, 2013

We were recommended to try St. Andrew's St. Bistro, and so glad we did. The restaurant has this Bohemian feel with lots of vibrant art pieces and an airy, casual atmosphere. The staff were extremely attentive and kind, probably the most friendly in St Ives! The food is 'gourmet' at casual prices; it is local, seasonal, well portioned and beautifully cooked. I had the vegetarian option, which was highly inventive--a herb crusted baked goats cheese dish. We finished with fresh strawberries and strawberry sorbet, delightful. This was foodie heaven on a budget!

Visited May 2013
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Rochester, United Kingdom
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181 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
“Brilliant again!!!!”
Reviewed May 30, 2013

We have now been coming since it opened more than two years ago and we still love it!!!!! On our yearly visit to St Ives 'St Andrew's Bistro' is always on our list. The food is of very high quality and also in good quantity... It tastes fantastic! The atmosphere is very pleasant with spacious seating arrangements. The service is very attentive and individual. We can't praise it enough and we will be back!

Visited May 2013
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