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“A Halloween Night that was not a fright!”

The Bistro Restaurant and Bar
Ranked #14 of 82 Restaurants in Tiverton
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Bickleigh Mill Bistro, Bar & Gift Shop is set in an 18th Century Mill, with working water wheel. Situated on the Exe Valley. Enjoy your visit in our beautiful river side surroundings, where you can shop, dine and relax. Open seven days a week, serving lunch everyday and evening meals Fri and Sat.
Exeter, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“A Halloween Night that was not a fright!”
Reviewed November 1, 2012

We were so intrigued when we saw the fascinating menu for the Halloween Night at Bickleigh Mill and we thought it was ideal as something different to take visiting relatives too. We were not disappointed it was a great night from start to finish. Despite it being a horrible damp night we received a very warm welcome and were shown promptly to our table by a very pleasant waitress all dressed up in keeping wih the theme of the evening. Her high level of customer service continued all night alongside her waiter colleague again who was dressed in a brilliant fancy dress costume. They were both exceptional and served us well, going over and above the call of duty to find out some information when we asked about one of the dishes. The food was fantastic from the lovely homemade bread to start through to the awesome desserts. The food was faultless and truly delicious, the service brilliant, the atmosphere great and the price reasonable. We will definetely be looking out for other special nights they are doing and fully recommend the venue on all counts.

  • Visited October 2012
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Drewsteignton, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
“A nice surprise”
Reviewed October 24, 2012 via mobile

We popped here for a change last Friday night. We had not booked but would recommend doing so if you intend to go on a Friday or Saturday night! They had a Thai themed taster menu for a special evening (other food was available) and it was a real treat! Great value and great tastes will have us going back again! The staff were both very good and we thought it was good value to boot!

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Expensive”
Reviewed October 3, 2012

Nice atmosphere. Good location. Rushed staff. Very small meals for the cost. Would think twice if I were to return.

Visited September 2012
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Redhill, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Excellent Food Service and Value”
Reviewed September 22, 2012

This Bistro is located only a stones throw from a very scenic bridge over the river Exe at Bickleigh Milll.We visited in the evening and as it is open for evening trade only the latter part of the week and the weekend I would strongly recommend booking to avoid disappointment. What a delight, after a not so good dining experience nearby this was totally the opposite . Simple but very good food, well presented with a smile in a clean and pleasant environment and very fair value for money.
I will most definately visit again when next in the area.

  • Visited September 2012
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Great Food!”
Reviewed September 13, 2012

Excellent Menu, prompt service, brilliant food and a fantastic gift shop with so much choice. Good tourist attraction

Visited August 2012
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