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“Excellent friendly place to go”
Review of Back Street Bistro

Back Street Bistro
Ranked #9 of 152 Restaurants in St Ives
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $34
Cuisines: European, Contemporary, International
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Description: French inspired menu, where fine dining has never been so casual! Finest locally sourced ingredients.
Reviewed June 26, 2013

We visited in May whit week and pre booked and preordered food as there was a large party of us - 22 in total.

We had a fabulous evening with excellent food and good service.

We sat upstairs in the mezzanine floor which was ideal for our party.

A friend of ours was 50 and Martin made It a lovely night for us all.

Would definitely recommend.

Thank Allison R
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Reviewed June 24, 2013

We decided to book a table here after it was recommended by No1 B&B during our stay.
The restaurant is very nicely decorated with local artists work and has beautiful stain glass windows which give a beautiful glow with the natural light.
The meal itself was excellent, we tried the scallops starter, well cooked with a sweet chillie sauce. We both decided on sirloin steak for our mains, again, both cooked to our requests. The waitress service and the proprietor were both very attentive without being overly so .
All in all a great experience which I am happy to recommend to fellow TA,s

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Thank IHATERASELIK
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Reviewed June 24, 2013

I would recommend this restaurant without hesitation - friendly, efficient staff, and a meal which was perfect in every one of our three courses. The menu was quite small, but as each meal is obviously freshly cooked that was a good thing. My slight concern at first (as a fish lover) was only 2 fish dishes on the menu, but the seafood pasta was wonderful, stuffed with scallops, mussels and spiced up with chili. My husbands fillet steak was cooked exactly to his liking - not an easy man to cook for, and the white chocolate & orange pannacotta was a perfect end to the meal.
This was our last night in Cornwall after a ten day holiday, and this meal was head and shoulders above all the others we'd eaten - ususally one course may be good, but another disappoints. This bistro was spot on.

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Thank Fiona D
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Reviewed June 20, 2013

Simple, local food beautifully cooked. Every course was perfectly cooked, seasoned and presented. The strawberry desert was incredible. Well worth a visit.

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Thank Stuinmanc
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Reviewed June 15, 2013

We arrived around 8pm without a reservation. The staff were really busy, but seated us on a sofa near the bar, and brought us a bottle of wine. We moved to our table after about 20 minutes and the food came soon after. The food was really good, and very good value. Both of us asked for variations to the fixed-price menu, and these were no problem, and fairly priced. Overall, great food and an enjoyable visit. We'd certainly go again.

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Thank NickSidmouth
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