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“THE dining experience in Poole” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Bingley's Bistro

Bingley's Bistro
Ranked #4 of 360 Restaurants in Poole
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $24 - $44
Cuisines: French, European, British
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Description: Bingley's Bistro in Old Town Poole is a French inspired small restaurant serving fabulous homemade food, freshly prepared and cooked to order.
Wellingborough, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
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“THE dining experience in Poole”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2013

We visited Bingley's Bistro on a very wet night in September. The Host could not have been more welcoming, and, although we hadn't booked, he re-arranged his reserved tables to accommodate us. We ordered from the "prix fixe" menu at £13 for two courses and chose cauliflower and stilton soup and cheese soufflé to start. The soup was delicious and the soufflé light and full of flavour. I had mussels for my main course, and just managed to finish them as there were so many. My wife chose the beef and mushroom pie which again was presented perfectly on a light butternut squash puree with pureed parsnip on the side. We washed the whole lot down with a bottle of Penny Lane Sauvignon Blanc. Brilliant food, brilliant value and wonderful service - if you miss this you will regret it.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank John B
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South West
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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“THE only place to eat in Poole”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2013 via mobile

Why didn't we find Bingleys early in our stay?

The service, the food, the atmosphere are all just superb.

We would eat there every night if we lived here and we would implore you to do the same.

We had the prix fixe menu and whereas you'd normally get fobbed off with a cheap version of the a la carte, this was just the same and more than enough to satisfy.

£36 for 2 of us with 2.5 courses each and drinks. Brilliant value and totally recommended.

Lovely staff too.

  • Visited September 2013
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
“Excellent food & fantastic service!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2013

Having searched on tripadvisor for a restaurant in the Poole area we found 'Bingley's Bistro'. The food was outstanding, our waiter was so friendly and the atmosphere was warm and easy going. I would highly recommend this restaurant!

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank LauraListon
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London
2 reviews
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“A gem of a place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2013

Really lovely. The food was delicious, the atmosphere cosy and intimate, and the service came with a great big smile. They really care about what they are doing. One of the nicest restaurant experiences I have ever had.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank AsiaLoverLondon
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Claydon, null, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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“A must if visting Poole”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2013

I can only endorse all the good comments that other people have made, its so nice these days to have a meal without being rushed, my wife and I will certainly be going back on our next visit.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Richard M
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