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£2 - £25
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited today for brunch. The service was friendly and welcoming, and the atmosphere was relaxed and appealing. My husband had full English, and My mum and I had the plant-based full English. We also ordered tea, which arrived in a lovely big pot with...plenty of milk. The food was delicious, freshly made and tasty. We will return and also plan to visit on an evening for dinner. Highly recommend.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 10 December 2023

Always great food and service. They looked after us particularly well even during a power cut that paused or food being prepared for about an hour but they kept us fueled with drink and snacks.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 4 November 2023 via mobile

Lamb's liver, bacon strips, mashed potatoes and peas. One of the first meals I had at Roxy's Bistro Bar was with chicken's liver that I've never tried before. It was delicious. I'm a creature of habit and I usually go for cod with hand-cut chips...and peas. It was cold and rainy so I thought to have something wholesome like beef stew with dumplings or a Romanian soup, very heart warming during wintery weather. Lamb's liver, bacon strips, mashed potatoes and peas was on the Specials board. Succulent tender liver with gravy on a bed of mashed potatoes surrounded by peas in a round dish. This was a substantial meal and I had no room for a dessert. This went down with a pot of tea. A Guinness just wasn't the ticket. The lamb's liver is reminiscent of that made by my grandma way back on weekly visits to her home in the Poole. A credit to the chef demonstrating the skills to prepare English food. Highly recommended.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 29 October 2023

A lovely bistro and café. Clean, light and airy with pleasant background music. Excellent quality food, beautifully cooked and excellent service. Coffee is excellent quality to. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 18 July 2023

Went to Roxy's on a recommendation. Ordered the 9 item breakfast. When it came I was a bit surprised that the sausages were barely cooked though edible. The beans were in the smallest container ever. I asked for a slice of bread & butter which...came as pieces of bagette So I asked again & out came a slice of bread. When I asked for some butter it came out frozen so couldn't put it on the bread without trying to thaw it out on the teapot. I was also overcharged for the bread as I assumed it was one of the 9 items. Food was OK but wouldn't rush back.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 27 June 2023

Ordered grilled chicken breast and fries. The chicken was smelling bad and it looked like it was not cooked properly, I was unable to eat it. The fries were not cooked properly either. Service was good, nothing to complain, but food quality still needs adjusting.

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 11 February 2023 via mobile

Roxy's last night - three lifelong friends for a catch-up Supper. Good food at reasonable prices. My chips were only luke-warm, but otherwise all fine. Our waitress was astonishing. Very, very welcoming, and 'efficient' doesn't even come close to describing her. Somehow my body language...signalled I was about to order a second drink - I turned round and she was already there, arm outstretched to take my glass. Brilliant. Bill split & prepared before we'd asked (she had spotted the shifting about, patting pockets for wallets, no doubt). That woman should be training across Dorset how to do it properly! Weirdly, sometimes three, sometimes two tough, vaguely angry looking guys would sit at the bar - turn to glance and they'll scowl at you - like in TV movies. At different times, one or both would walk outside to the pavement, where four of them would stand in a huddle and scowl at the traffic. Then they'd come back, different ones, to the bar. No food. I love Roxys, perhaps not all the visitors.More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 12 March 2022 via mobile

I hadn't visited Roxy's Bistro since the Covid-19 lockdown. I popped in with a lifelong friend on the spur of the moment around noon with the intention of having a drink. We were delighted to see Roxy and she attended our table. Naturally, we were...offered a menu. We ordered drinks. The menu whetted our appetite and we were selecting items for a hearty late English breakfast, which has always been a tasty and filling nourishing no grease meal. The locally made sausages are especially tasty. My friend saw Roxy come from her kitchen with a plate of fish and chips, which tempted him because the price was £8 which is comparable with the breakfast with the number of items he planned ordering. We ordered fish and chips when Roxy returned with our drinks. The fish and chips warrants a separate paragraph. My friend wasn't exaggerating about the size of the fish. This golden battered fish from end to end virtually overlapped the edge of the plate which was thicker than I've had from a fish and chip shop. The fish was on a bed of handmade chips, accompanied by a mini of peas and tartare sauce. It tasted as good as it looks and was very filling. Highly recommended! Roxy has maintained her high standards of high quality meals, competitive prices, impeccable service and with a 5 star hygiene rating you can't go wrong. I'm very tempted if I have sufficient funds to hire Roxy's Bistro for a private birthday party to celebrate my retirement. I'm more inclined to have a buffet than a sit down table meal because many of my friends know each other and can circulate. As a final thought it's great when you are served by the owner.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 18 January 2022

Excellent food. Warm friendly staff. Good atmosphere. Would certainly go back again. Enjoyed eggs Benedict and latte. Good service and we'll presented.

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 18 December 2021

Not visited this restaurant before and decided to book something different for our sons birthday. We were not disappointed. The waitress was lovely and nothing was to much. The food selection was ample and suited everyone. The food was so good and portion sizes were...more than enough. All in all a great place to go for good food. We will definitely be returningMore

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 16 December 2021 via mobile

We had very high expectations heading into roxys. However, it was the worst restaurant I have ever been to. Ever. We were EXTREMELY disappointed by the very poor quality of food, the French toast was literally just a piece of cheap old normal bread that...come from the toaster, powdered with a bit of sugar, no heart, where is the passion?? The scrambled eggs was literally like sickly white diarrhoea (it was that disgusting) and I’m not sure what was worse, the way the scrambled eggs looked or how they smelt which was like the smell of rotten sulfur burps. They put extra salt on our bacon. Why? The coffee was just cheap insta coffee with filthy cups, even the plates was pretty filthy. Tables was dirty, seats was dirty. The staff gave us the evil looks, kept staring at me angrily, as if they thought I was inferior. You know you should never judge a book by its cover. The list is endless here. It was honestly embarrassing. I love to talk about restaurants with my family, friends, work colleagues, it is a passion of mine and they won’t be hearing good things. Sort it out…..More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 17 August 2021 via mobile

I haven't been able to visit lower Charminster for a couple of years or so. I was very hungry early evening on Tuesday 17th August 2021 and I went that way to order a favourite of mine, which is a chicken korma curry at the...Curry Master. I was disappointed to find it closed. This turned into a lucky day! Roxy's Bistro Bar was open. I went in and I was overjoyed to see Roxy herself on duty. Years ago I was a regular at Roxy's and virtually every time I went in Roxy was often working alone. I always enjoyed the food and a few pints of Becks. I mentioned to Roxy that my favourite pint is a Guinness. Much to my delight Roxy took note and announced on my next visit that canned Guinness with a widget inside was now on the drinks menu. It was delicious surprise from a can. Roxy has upstaged this can since then. Now another type of can is available. The Guinness is first poured into a glass and then placed on what appears to be an ultrasonic plate for a period of time. The result is as if it was poured from the traditional nitrogen gas hand pump. It's so close, it's not worth mentioning the subtle difference. I mentioned to Roxy I was starving and I would like to see the menu. Bless Roxy for remembering my preference for meat and fries. I went for Roxy's suggestion of a Today's Special of BBQ ribs with fries. The fries were unlike any I have had before, they were not out of fat frier for sure. They were delicious! The meat on the ribs was succulent and melted in my mouth with a wonderful tasting glazed sauce as a compliment. I enjoyed the fries even more when I dipped them in a pot of sauce which accompanied the me. No surprises for getting a great drink and a meal. What was really great is to find Roxy is back in her Bistro after taking a break from the restaurant to bring two lovely girls into the world. I recommended the Bistro years ago and I endorse the Bistro today. Do pop in and see for yourself. If you have a favourite and it's not on the menu - mention it to Roxy and perhaps you'll find it available next time you visit? WELCOME BACK ROXY!More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 30 July 2021

Good customer service, waiter couldn’t do more for us, we felt welcomed. The food was excellent, great quality. We highly recommend this place!

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 3 July 2021 via mobile

I've been home (Romania) a long time ago, and I really missed a good food's taste witch I've found at Roxy's Bistro. I recommend this place for everybody.

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 3 July 2021 via mobile

Roxy’s Bistro is one of the best places I’ve been in the past few years. Excellent staff, very polite and the food simply surprises you in the best way possible. 5/5 for me, would recommend for everybody who want to enjoy a tasty, delicious meal.

Date of visit: June 2021
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Roxy's Bistro Bar is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5