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“Quite nice food but somehow offputting”
Review of Number 1's Bistro - CLOSED

Number 1's Bistro
Price range: $39 - $157
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Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol
London
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29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Quite nice food but somehow offputting”
Reviewed August 12, 2011

We quite enjoyed the food at Number One Bistro, but the atmosphere was a tiny bit chilling. It's a while since we ate in a restaurant where people were conversing in such hushed tones about the excellence of the peas or otherwise. I think the problem was the personality of the owner. I'm sure he's perfectly nice really, but he just doesn't have the knack of creating a relaxed welcoming atmosphere around himself for some reason. Also, it was totally weird that the restaurant ran out of bottled water after two tiny bottles - I mean, jeez, you can imagine running out of some things, but surely you restock when you're down to your last thirty bottles of water, don't you?

Visited July 2011
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English first
London
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31 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Great Find”
Reviewed July 26, 2011

This place is definitely worth seeking out. My husband and I had the best meal of our stay in Llandudno here - all freshly cooked, good size portions and pleasant place. The waiter was a bit frosty to start, but soon warmed up. A hidden gem.

  • Visited June 2011
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Capelle aan den IJssel, The Netherlands
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95 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Hidden gem”
Reviewed July 21, 2011

Excellent food, great winelist, nice atmosphere en very reasonable prices. If this place was around our corner (we live in the Netherlands), we certainly would be regular customers.

  • Visited June 2011
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Relaxing enjoyable meal”
Reviewed June 25, 2011

Excellent range on menu very friendly owner, may not be modern decor but makes you feel relaxed, food good quality as well as quantity would definitely recommend .

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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Beautiful food! as always!!!!!”
Reviewed June 4, 2011

Me and my partner are regular visitors to this lovely establishment. We always choose a 3 course from the set menu. And at £22 each, is very reasonable. But therse also the a la carte menu which has Guinea fowl,duck etc... End of tge day the food is top notch. The best we've had around north Wales by far! Especially the Brie,fig pomegranate risotto. Yummy! The deco isn't to everyone's taste, but who cares. I'm here for the food not to stare at the walls!!!

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