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Travellers' Choice2023
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Food
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Food and ambience

British, Healthy, International, Dining bars, Vegetarian Friendly
About
Bistro Live is a live music restaurant in the heart of Nottingham. A perfect venue if you're having a hen night, birthday party, leaving do, Christmas Party - or anything really! The Food - We have a full time team of chefs that have been with us from the start of Bistro Live! Coming up with vibrant new menu ideas and cooking from fresh to order on the night of your visit. The Entertainment - With access to the very best live bands and party DJ's on the circuit, we make sure that the acts we choose will get event the most reluctant up and dancing!The Atmosphere - Is the best in town! You don't have to work for it, our fun loving staff will make sure you have an unforgettable night out!
PRICE RANGE
US$25 - US$51
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
CUISINES
British, Healthy, International, Dining bars
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Wine and Beer, Live Music
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Fantastic venue for a Christmas party. We were a large group and the we all had an amazing time. Food was very tasty and drinks were served promptly. Band was brilliant and loved dancing on the tables. We will definitely come back

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed yesterday

What an amazing venue for our Xmas Party. The staff were simply lovely/amazing they tended to our needs/requests very promptly and efficiently. We were a group of 26 people and everyone said the staff and venue were amazing such that they all want to come...back again. The food was simply delicious, cooked to perfection, tasted amazing and was presented so well. The live band … my party loved the music they played and them I would definitely go and see them again. The DJ’s music was spot on too. Now dancing on tables and chairs was a new experience for some all I can say is everyone single one of us had a blast and are still laughing and talking about what a cracking night we all had….. we will be back time and time again as it was one of the best venues I have been too in such a long time. Thank you too the venue host and to all the staff team you made our evening simply perfect.More

Date of visit: November 2023
Helpful?5  
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

3rd visit of the year - this time a small works Xmas party. Food was good - great value for money! 3 courses for £10 (one of our party got the offer via a competition) The team really make the night at Bistro Live -...always excellent service, efficient and really friendly and happy! On every visit this year Jack has been our tables supervisor- always excellent and attentive, so happy and helpful. Well done Jack! And thank you for a great evening!More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing night out with friends, food was absolutely lovely can't fault it and the staff were just brilliant and very tentative and helpful throughout the night. Would definitely recommend for a fun filled party night out. Amazing

Date of visit: November 2023
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Bistro Live, General Manager at Bistro Live Nottingham, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for lovely review so glad you had a great night! We hope to see you again soon :) Lee, Becky and the team x

Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited for my daughters 18th Birthday and in our group there was a mix of ages from 18 up to 56. The venue caters for all ages and we had great fun. The food was of an excellent quality and standard. The staff were...very attentive and helpful and we had a great night. The venue is very well located as well in the Centre of Nottingham. Would definitely recommend this venue, for a brilliant night out. Thanks Bistro Live NottinghamMore

Date of visit: November 2023
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Bistro Live, General Manager at Bistro Live Nottingham, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I'm so glad you had a great night out for your daughters 18th birthday! We hope to see you again soon :) Lee, Becky and the team x

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fabulous night out!! Great food, great service, good times!! The staff can’t do enough for you. Highly recommend 🥳

Date of visit: October 2023
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Bistro Live, General Manager at Bistro Live Nottingham, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for this lovely review, I'm so glad your mum had a great birthday! We hope to see you again soon :) Lee, Becky and the team x

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great night!l from start to finish! The best customer service I’ve had in years - all the team so friendly and helpful. Great food and then fab entertainment! It was my first visit and planning another as soon as I can!

Date of visit: November 2023
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Bistro Live, General Manager at Bistro Live Nottingham, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

I'm so glad you had a great night :) looking forward to seeing you on your next visit! Lee, Becky and the team x

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were here for a 50th birthday and I can honestly say from booking to the end it was fantastic. The staff were amazing, joining in. We never had to wait for drinks. The food was beautiful and hot. It was reasonably priced and we...will definitely return. ThankyouMore

Date of visit: October 2023
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Bistro Live, General Manager at Bistro Live Nottingham, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

So glad you had a great birthday! We hope to see you again soon :) Lee, Becky and the team x

Reviewed 23 October 2023

This is the best venue for a fantastic party night out. Friendly and helpful staff. Very efficient service. Excellent hot food . Would definitely recommend a try.

Date of visit: October 2023
Helpful?5  
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Bistro Live, General Manager at Bistro Live Nottingham, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for this lovely review! so glad you had a great night we hope to see you again soon :) Lee, Becky and the team x

Reviewed 23 October 2023

What a fantastic venue.. wasn’t sure what to expect and Bistro Live exceeded my expectations by far!!! So organised and the staff were fantastic and such fun, we were looked after all evening by Jack and Olivia and they are a credit to the venue....Food was delicious and a good choice available..drinks were plentiful and we waved our flag a few times and drinks arrived promptly. Would recommend this venue for any celebration with family or friends. I was celebrating my 60th birthday and didn’t feel old one bit!!! Thanks for a memorable night and we will be backMore

Date of visit: October 2023
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Bistro Live, General Manager at Bistro Live Nottingham, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2023

So glad you had a great Birthday! Looking forward to seeing you on your next visit :) Lee, Becky and the team x

Reviewed 23 October 2023

Wonderful place in a wonderful location. Highly recommend anyone to go especially if you’re looking for a place to host large groups.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Bistro Live, General Manager at Bistro Live Nottingham, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2023

Glad you had a great night! We hope to see you again soon :) Lee, Becky and the team x

Reviewed 23 October 2023 via mobile

Had a good night out with the family last Friday. Good fun, tasty food, nice drinks and friendly service from all the positive members of staff. Free WiFi was also provided and the overall establishment was a nice lil vibe.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Bistro Live, General Manager at Bistro Live Nottingham, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2023

Thank you for this lovely review! we hope to see you again soon :) Lee, Becky and the team x

Reviewed 19 October 2023

Brilliant night out at bistro live for my hen do. Amazing staff always on hand to serve the table. Everything under one roof. Lovely food and really good selection. The biggest Thankyou to all the staff that was there on my night xx

Date of visit: September 2023
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Bistro Live, General Manager at Bistro Live Nottingham, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2023

I'm glad you had a great Hen night! We hope to see you again soon :) Lee, Becky and the team x

Reviewed 16 October 2023

We attended the Nottingham venue for my MILs birthday, there was 20 of us in attendance and we all had a fantastic night! We were greeted at the bottom of the stairs, the staff were very welcoming and friendly. We were shown to our table,...and the drink’s order system explained (wave the flag) we didn’t order groups drinks, everyone just ordered individually or in their couple groups. Our first drink order took quite a while to arrive and it was only a jug of Amstel and a jug of gin and lemonade so should have been quicker, but I’d assumed they were incredibly busy right at the time so it wasn’t an issue at all. Our subsequent orders were much quicker. The menu choice was great, and the food was amazing! Our whole group were all served at the same time with no issues. The meal was extremely well presented and tasted fantastic. The starter (sticky chicken) tasted great and looked and smelt lovely. My main was chicken and gammon pie, with roast potatoes and vegetables was delicious, the roast potatoes were heavenly! The dessert cakes were beautifully presented and tasted wonderful. The DJ played a great selection of music, a lot of 80s pop, which suited the people in attendance, and we all had a great time dancing on stage. (And a few in the group on the tables) the staff were friendly helpful and attentive the whole night. We really look forward to attending again soon!More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Bistro Live, General Manager at Bistro Live Nottingham, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2023

Thank you for this lovely review I'm so glad you loved the food and had a great night :) We hope to see you again soon! Lee, Becky and the team x

Reviewed 15 October 2023 via mobile

Myself and my friends all thought that this was going to be an amazing night but it just didn’t end up that way. On arrival we were shown to our table. The staff all seemed pretty friendly and told us what we needed to do...to get our drinks etc during the night (wave a flag) We had to pre order our drinks online if we wanted to take advantage of the drinks deals but everyone in the group had to be involved with that in order for us to have the deal. If anyone in the group didn’t want the deal then the rest of the group couldn’t have the deal unless one person compensated the missing person. Very confusing….. The menu and prices were extremely hard to grasp. Everyone in my group were all confused by the deals as it just wasn’t clear enough. Myself and my friend ordered a bucket of hooch which consisted of 4 bottles of the pink hooch not even the original one which is what we thought we were getting as it did not specify on the menu that it was the pink raspberry flavoured one. Regardless to that the bottles came to us still sealed, they weee not even opened for us! Thankfully my friend had a bottle opener so we were able to rectify that problem ourselves. The food was ok but a member of our party had the wrong food come to him and he then had to wait for the correct food to be cooked whilst we all had ours. Nothing worse in my opinion than 7 other people all eating their meal whilst someone is left waiting and then the only one eating at the end because everybody else has finished. My chicken was a bit dry and another person in my group said the same thing. Presentation was very good though and looked really nice. Next complaint is that the drinks were charged at higher prices than what was advertised in the drinks menu. This is wrong in so many ways as this is almost like stealing! Now the entertainment was ok, good DJ, but to be honest, it was so incredibly hot and noisy down there that everyone in my group were complaining of headaches. The sound system needs to be looked at and a person with a sound meter needs to go in there from time to time to check the decibels of the sound volume because it really is too loud in my opinion. They need to also get some kind of air con unit down there too. Now on my direct review to Bistro live I told them that I would never return so there was an attempt by them, via email to offer me a voucher for £100 for a return visit but 10 people had to go in order to use the voucher. I explained in a reply email that this was not a good offer as we all paid £10 before through a competition that I’d won. In mine and the rest of my groups opinion, after us all talking about our experience, 7 out of 8 of us did not find Bistro live a good night out. In the email that I received in response to mine I was told that the drinks menu had been changed that day so the staff were not used to it…. Sorry but that is no excuse and no reason for overcharging customers. The run up to the night was very stressful for me too as communication was not brilliant and things were very confusing and this was actually for my birthday so this made the situation even worse. Now the reason that I have given two stars rather than only one is because I did get a birthday shot which was a nice little bonus and it made me smile, musical bingo was funny and one person in the group really enjoyed the night. I always try to do my reviews as fairly as possible. My advice though to anyone thinking about going to Bistro live in Nottingham, even at £10 P/P is not to waste your money. Other Bistro live establishments might be better but the Nottingham venue is one I’ll never return too or recommend.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Bistro Live, General Manager at Bistro Live Nottingham, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2023

Thank you for your review I would love to discuss this further if you could get in contact with us on 01159473666.

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On the road that the venue is on it is paid street parking but there are taxi ranks if it’s a taxi style mini bus, if it’s one your hiring with designated driver there is a secure parking on either fletcher gate or around... More
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The venue is about 5 minutes walk from the Hockley area which has a good selection of nice bars and cheesy bars, a further 2-3 minute walk and you reach Market Square which has got lots of mainly cheesy bars. Nightclubs are... More
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Bistro Live Nottingham is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5