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Le Bistro

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2 Traill Street, Thurso KW14 8EJ, Scotland
+44 1847 893737
10:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
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17:00 - 21:00
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Grangemouth, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely atmosphere and food. Everything was freshly cooked from local ingredients. Good service. We were just passing through on the way to Orkney and this was a great find.

Thank Iainmoff
Level Contributor
14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Good central location, very nice welcoming staff. Comfortable, very good food at reasonable prices. The Chef makes regular appearances to make sure customers are happy with his offerings. Would go again without a doubt

Thank John M
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived with a tour group to Thurso and one recommendation was Le Bistro for dinner! We arrived without reservations with a group of 7! They graciously accommodated us!! I had the lamb chops that were fantastic! All the food is fresh, farm to table! The chef said the lamb had just been brought in at 4:30pm! You can't get... More 

Thank Marianne K
Kilmany, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Friendly atmosphere, very good food served with a smile. The chief even comes to check you are satisfied with your meal. We Highly recommend, when we return to Thurso we will definitely come and eat here again.

Thank sandracollins54
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017

Our fourth outing to this wee gem; again, lovely friendly staff, great atmosphere and wonderful food! Cannot fault Le Bistro....Brian came up with a fantastic dairy free alternative for one of our meals, and it was delicious. Again, we will be back!!!

Thank Kayla S
Brian G, Owner at Le Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words. We try our very best to cater for all our customers dietary needs and am delighted you enjoyed your meal. Please remember, if there is any off menu dish you would like me to prepare for you on a future visit, I am more then willing to accommodate this for you -... More 

England, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Looking for a nice place for coffee and found this place. Decided on the Cullen Skink which was excellent and full of smoked haddock (no photo, too busy eating it). It was a friendly place and the food was great. Finished with homemade cheesecake. Great place. Worth a visit before you continue your journey elsewhere.

Thank Glasterfairyan
Brian G, Owner at Le Bistro, responded to this review

Appreciate your recommentation. Our Cullen skink is extremely popular and we pride ourselves on making sure there is plenty of smoked haddock in every bowl. Hope you manage in again. Best Regards Brian More 

Thurso, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Popped in for lunch on a Saturday afternoon. Good service, food was nice and fresh and we never had to wait too long. We will be back :)

Thank Lorross
Brian G, Owner at Le Bistro, responded to this review

Glad we were able to provide a good level of service for you. Many thanks for taking the time to let us know you had a good meal. Hope to see you again. Best Regards Brian More 

Thurso, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

This is a lovely restaurant quite small inside but lovely atmosphere and intimate. The food is lovely and well worth the money. I can recommend the fish cooked to perfection, a must if you visit Thurso

Thank cathyThursoscotland
Brian G, Owner at Le Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you Cathy for your review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed the atmosphere and food during your visit. Best Regards Brian More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

We visited in the evening with friends, 5 in total. We're not local, on a Scotland holiday from Nottinghamshire and came across the Bistro thought we'd give this a try. Poor service, waitress didn't smile, restaurant was cold. The food was average, small portions which are over priced. One of us had a sirloin steak at £21, which was fatty... More 

Thank steph25X
Brian G, Owner at Le Bistro, responded to this review

Yes, you visited our restaurant on wednesday 5th April at 17:30. Three ladies and two gentlemen. Your order was for one 10oz Sirloin steak, 8oz Caithness beef cheek, two battered double fillet haddock and a fresh pan seared salmon fillet - all of which are locally sourced. We pride ourselves in using produce from within the caithness county. The order... More 

Dornoch, United Kingdom
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259 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

A small group of us dropped in recently. I have popped in here 2 or 3 times over the years as it is a nice wee place that does a mean Cullen Skink, which I enjoyed once again on a dreich day. Others either joined me or had wraps and chips etc. All were served by friendly staff.

Thank Mark_Dornoch
Brian G, Owner at Le Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you Mark, Really appreciate your custom and that your group had an enjoyable experience. I will pass on your positive comments to the staff to let them know that their efforts are appreciated. And yes it is a mean Cullen Skink - A real favourite amongst our regulars. Many thanks again and please come back soon. Brian More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$13
British, Scottish, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Traill Street, Thurso KW14 8EJ, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Caithness and Sutherland  >  Thurso
  • Phone Number: +44 1847 893737
A quaint bistro style restaurant located in the heart of Thurso serving locally sourced produce and home baking.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?