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“Fantastic food.”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Bistrot Verite

Bistrot Verite
Ranked #2 of 356 Restaurants in Southport
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French, European
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Michaela and I opened Bistrot Verite in 2009, after working and travelling around France we loved the Ambiance of the Small, Cosy, Rustic Bistrots that you find tucked away in Provincial towns. With this in mind we have tried to create this in our home town of Southport in Birkdale Village. We serve Rustic French food but with a few dishes thrown in from around the world when I get bit Cheffy!!! Our Restaurant may not be to everybody's taste as it is small and can get noisy but to us this is what the hustle and bustle of what a Bistrot should be. We have a Great team of Professionals who look forward to Welcoming and Serving you. Bon Vivant xxxx Marc & Michaela Verite xx
Cala D`Or
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“Fantastic food.”
Reviewed June 30, 2013

After reviewing lot's of restaurants me and my girlfriend chose this lovely little place.
And thank goodness we did best meal n service we have both had in a very long time. Hat's off to everyone who works there.

  • Visited June 2013
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New York City, New York
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“Pleasant surprise”
Reviewed June 25, 2013

4 tired golfers walked into a very stuffy bistro. Thankfully, we saw there were tables outside on a nice evening. For a small place in a tiny village, the menu was extensive and the food was cooked beautifully. Very good value!

  • Visited June 2013
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Southport, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Atmosphere and Service”
Reviewed June 24, 2013

I made my first visit this month and were greeted like old friends but politely. The place was busy but we were given first class service at relaxed pace. The ambience was typical of being on the Mediterranean. The food was served together so nobody waited and it was superbly cookrd and presented. We will br back if we can get a booking.

  • Visited June 2013
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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“Great buzz”
Reviewed June 24, 2013

We first visited October 2012 and were glad of an excuse to visit again (as we do not live nearby). It lived up to expectations.

The food is excellent - one of those places where it is genuinely hard to choose the dishes as they all look appealing. The service is efficient and friendly, and there is just a great buzz about the place. On both occasions we have visited, everyone seemed to be having a good time. Just how eating out should be.

  • Visited June 2013
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United Kingdom
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“Never fails to disappoint”
Reviewed June 22, 2013

The food and service never fails to disappoint here.

To quote Marcus Wareing from The Independent on 13 November 2010 (see http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/food-and-drink/features/foodies-favourites-britains-top-chefs-and-restaurateurs-reveal-where-they-dine-out-2130483.html) "This is a fabulous little bistro, in Southport – which is where I’m from – with classic French dishes chalked up on the blackboard, very rustic. It’s got a great chef, Marc Verite; I went to college with him but when I went to London he stayed in Southport. It’s just great, simple French food – lots of fabulous soups, garlic bread, and very good coq au vin."

Coq au vin did not feature on the menu on our last visit but there were plenty of traditional French dishes on the menu some with Marc's modern twist. Everything is cooked to perfection using ingredients locally sourced as far as possible. Helpings are hearty and it can be a bit of a struggle to get as far as dessert! Service is impeccably professional and friendly.

It is good to see Jacques following in his father Marc's footsteps in the kitchen and Charlie helping his mother Michaela and her staff front of house. A real family concern.

The restaurant is always buzzing and if I did have one criticism it is that the tables are very close together and (certainly the ones for two people) are a bit small to accommodate plates, side plates, vegetable dishes, glasses and wine bottles but I suppose it all adds to the wonderful ambience of the restaurant.

  • Visited June 2013
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