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Bingley's Bistro

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14 High Street, Poole BH15 1BP, England (Formerly Bingley's Cafe Bistro)
+44 1202 679946
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Wed - Sat 18:00 - 21:00
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We have been to Bingley's 3 times now and each time the food and services has been excellent. The food is well cooked and presented and great value. The owner takes the time to welcome each of his customers so you feel that you are special. The restaurant is in a listed building so it gives the evening a special... More 

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Thank Graham B
Bracknell, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sorry, stole the title from one of our fave food tv shows. We went with friends who had been before and they were right - it was excellent. Totally unpretentious, relaxed, intimate space, provides the perfect backdrop for conversation and the gentle, friendly attention of Allan, a really nice host. Then comes the food and wine - wow ! I... More 

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Thank Simon B
Allan W, Owner at Bingley's Bistro, responded to this review

Hello Simon B So very pleased you enjoyed your time at our little Bistro and thank you for your kind words. Chef does do some magic which is very much appreciated by Louise and I. More 

St Albans, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were in the area and decided to try this place out. Food and service were good for the prices paid. Decor needs an update.

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Thank haroldseamans
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited for first time tonight, definitely will be going again. Made to feel very welcome on arrival, the food was tasty and nice portions. I had the beef carbonnade this was a wonderful rich sauce full of melt in the mouth beef, my husband had the poussin which he described as moist and flavourful,the others in our group had seabass... More 

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3 Thank Donna R
Allan W, Owner at Bingley's Bistro, responded to this review

Hello Donna R So very pleased everyone enjoyed their meals and time here at Bingley's. Louise, Chef Andras and I all work hard and strive to make everyone's time here a 'pleasant experience'; and it appears we managed this for you. Many thanks for your kind word.....Till next time Allan More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We chose Bingley's after a family recommendation - we certainly weren't disappointed! Firstly Allan is a fantastic host, very friendly and made us feel welcome. We had steak and pork belly, and shared sticky toffee pudding for dessert, all of which were delicious. We'll be returning next time we are in Poole and would recommend everyone to do the same.... More 

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1 Thank Callum W
Allan W, Owner at Bingley's Bistro, responded to this review

Hello Callum So very pleased you enjoyed your time here at Bingley's - very grateful for your kind words. Louise and I are very proud of what we have achieved with Andras (our chef) and seeing reviews like this make things all the better............... Thanks Allan More 

Bahrain
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50 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From the outside a small and unassuming bistro but the welcome inside and the quality of the food and wine belies the exterior. We had a very good meal (I chose two starters rather than a starter and main course and this was no problem at all). The food was definitely home made and the pumpkin soup the best I... More 

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1 Thank TripTrundlers
Allan W, Owner at Bingley's Bistro, responded to this review

Hello TripTrundlers (great name BTW) Many thanks for taking the time to review us and more importantly for your kind words. Till next time....... Allan More 

Fleet, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Quiet intimate atmosphere, good service. Menu slightly restricted. 2 & 3 course set menus good value. 2 visits for dinner

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Thank _jharris352
Allan W, Owner at Bingley's Bistro, responded to this review

Hello and thanks for your review Menu needs to be small as we are small and aim for high standards for what we do serve; that said the menu is set to change as we move into the warner times. Hoping we can see you again. Allan Allan More 

Wellington, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great place to whet your appetite, the set menu offers generous portions at excellent value, all freshly cooked. A lovely little bistro worthy of a visit.

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Thank stevie r
Allan W, Owner at Bingley's Bistro, responded to this review

Hello Stevie R So pleased you enjoyed our Bistro. Kind words - thank you. Till next time Allan and Louise More 

London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We recently had dinner at this little bistro at the lower end of the High Street. A very helpful man who I presume is the owner greeted us both warmly. He explained the menu and gave us an idea of how long our order would take - we had mentioned that we were going to the theatre and were a... More 

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Thank ratclin
Allan W, Owner at Bingley's Bistro, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for you king words Chef and I are delighted you enjoyed your fish pie and your short time here at Bingley's. Must admit I didn't sprint back, although I surprised myself a little as exercise like that for me is very rare! Hoping you enjoyed your time in Poole, and the theatre! Allan More 

Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We had a lovely set menu dinner here on Valentine's Day that was very well prepared and presented. The owner and staff were also very friendly and welcoming.

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Thank squidgyocean
Allan W, Owner at Bingley's Bistro, responded to this review

Hi Many thanks for your review. We only decided at the last moment to open for Valentine's and we are so glad we did as Louise, Chef Andras and I all very much enjoyed being part of this special day for our guests. Everyone seemed pleased with the menu Chef and Louise put together and I think the 'bubbles' was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$24 - US$45
Cuisine
French, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Wednesday
18:00 - 21:00
Thursday
18:00 - 21:00
Friday
18:00 - 21:00
Saturday
18:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14 High Street, Poole BH15 1BP, England (Formerly Bingley's Cafe Bistro)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Poole
  • Phone Number: +44 1202 679946
Description
Bingley's Bistro in Old Town Poole is a French inspired small restaurant serving fabulous homemade food, freshly prepared and cooked to order.

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