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“Great food, terrible service.”
Review of Steam Bistro

Steam Bistro
Ranked #1 of 20 Restaurants in Coniston
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: British
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed September 30, 2018

As usual the food was beyond amazing and the best around but unfortunately the poor service put a dampener on our night.
Our waitress was dressed very casual for a bistro and made our experience quite awkward. All went fine for the first hour but once the bistro was full, service slowed to a standstill. The gap between being given our dessert menus and ordering our dessert was about twenty minutes and the gap between finishing our desserts and getting our bill was about half an hour and only not longer as we eventually went to the bar to pay. We saw other people who'd had their menus for over 40 minutes, so it wasn't just; we also saw the waitress manage to put the cork of another customer's wine bottle in their bottle so perhaps she was very inexperienced.
All these could easily be remedied, if it's busy they either need two fast, experienced waitresses/waiters or they need three.

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Thank salisbury30
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Reviewed September 28, 2018

We booked well in advance, as advised, and from our arrival to departure we were very impressed with everything about this place. The food was interesting and of a high quality and the service was first rate. We had European friends with us and their queries were met with cheerful interest and helpfulness. What with BYOB and the set menu package, it came out very reasonably on price, especially in view of the quality received. A real gem to find in a corner of the Lakes; it helped to make our holiday.

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Thank 106nick
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Reviewed September 24, 2018 via mobile

After reading reviews booked this place well in advance. Firstly I must say the food was wonderful and reasonable priced. The triffle was the best I've ever had and the ambience was warm and cosy. The service however was a little off. We didn't byob and weren't offered a drink, had to ask for a drinks menu then had to ask for bread 40 mins after sitting down. Would recommend and go again.

Thank Laura F
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Reviewed September 23, 2018

A menu was especially created for our group of three. Not just fresh fruit for pudding. A delicious raspberry and chocolate pot with sorbet and fruit compote. I had a tofu oriental starter followed by cottage pie - excellent
Looks rather dull from the outside but decor inside is lovely. Old mirrors and an antique feel with warm wooden tables and comfortable chairs. Bring your own wine at a very reasonable price of £2.50 per head. Highly recommend.

Thank Clare T
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Reviewed September 17, 2018

Visited recently on a Saturday night (we booked well in advance), and had an amazing meal. The restaurant is lovely and relaxed, the staff are very friendly but not intrusive, and the food was delicious. It’s not a large menu but everything that we had tasted fantastic. Thoroughly recommend the bistro.

Thank Littlecar1
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