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“What a find!” 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: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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.
1 review
“What a find!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2014 via mobile

I'm so glad we happened to walk past this lovely little place earlier on in the day. The menu caught our eye - there were GF (gluten free) symbols next to so many of the choices - a real teat for me!

We called, left a message, received a phonecall later on and managed to get a table. All three of us were very glad we did.

One vegetarian, one coeliac and one who can eat anything! We were ALL very impressed and loved our meals - pork belly x2 and the cheese souffle were delicious and the desserts were worth going back for on their own - chocolate torte x2 and a lemon possit - yum!

The service was excellent and we can't wait to go again! Thank you

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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
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English first
Poole, United Kingdom
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322 reviews
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“Perfect if you want a quiet evening”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2014

As a local I had missed this restaurant which has the number 2 position in Poole so felt impelled to investigate. Booked for a Friday evening, only 2 other diners when we arrived. Extremely attentive & charming owner/manager. Small restaurant with c. 20 covers. Menu long enough & very well prepared food . Pork belly excellent & ample. Wines start at 16.95. Not the place to go if want something to look at but perfect for an intimate romantic tete a tete. Owner attentive but not intrusive. Food come quickly & hot. Dark cosy atmosphere did not seem quiter right for a hot summer evening, splendid for a cosy winter dinner. Very reasonably priced although fillet steak looks expensive when there is aperfectly reasonable rib-eye for 15.00. 6 other diners in when we left. Great for intimate special occasion but parties over 8 people & no children allowed.

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Thank Aldhelm
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Poole, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
“A night at bingley a”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2014

What a fantastic restaurant,small but lovely atmosphere, the belly pork was to die for everything home made, even hand made chocolates, excellent service, very reasonably priced food and a great evening would definately go back

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Thank Maxine K
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London
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 246 helpful votes
“really good food, wine, service - highly recommended”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2014

We went for dinner, the host was very amenable. This is an upmarket location for Poole with nice décor, good background music perfect for a romantic dinner for 2. Food was excellent, go for the fixed price menu as it is terrific value. My partner loved her mushroom starter, the mains of Rib Eye and pork belly were delicious and good size helpings. Including a good bottle of Voignier for 3 courses the cost was £36 per person not including tip. It was the best value for money we found in Poole.

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Poole, United Kingdom
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130 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“First class independent restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2014

Very friendly service coupled with delicious home cooked food makes this small but cosy little restaurant an excellent place to eat in Poole.

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