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Le Bistro

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2 Traill Street, Thurso KW14 8EJ, Scotland
+44 1847 893737
Tue - Sat 10:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
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Wick, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Place was busy, thought that would be a good sign as hadn't been since it was taken over by new owners, but no, had a vegetarian breakfast, potato scone was burnt and soaked in oil, mushrooms were dripping oil, sausage was over cooked on the outside, tomato wasn't cooked, thankfully the beans and egg were ok, left the place with... More 

Thank 928kathrineg
Brian G, Owner at Le Bistro, responded to this review

Im sorry you did not enjoy your breakfast. You said it has went downhill, please be aware that I took over the business in July of 2016 and retained all the existing staff as they have a wealth of experience gained in their 17 years of service in Le Bistro. So the same experienced staff from prior to my takeover,... More 

Thurso, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

I phoned on Friday early afternoon to book a table for lunch on Saturday. There was no one there so I left a message with my name and phone number so they could phone me back when they returned to work that evening. I received no call back so phoned the next day and booked a table for lunch and... More 

Thank susie11111
Thurso, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

Booked for Staff Meal and pre-ordered 1 month in advance. Got to restaraunt 10 minutes early and settled ready to eat for 8pm. Still no starter's served at 8.50pm. To say the service was slow was an understatement. Had only heard good reports about Le Bistro but having first hand experience of poor service here, I won't be going back.... More 

1 Thank smurf0820
Brian G, Owner at Le Bistro, responded to this review

I am sorry you did not feel the service was good enough. I do remember your group and we had the starters prepared to go up to the table but these were being held back as a member of your group, I believe it was a gentleman, was running late and had not yet arrived. We did ask but were... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Way over priced. Good cooking but the portions were very very small. Staff dropped a round of drinks on the floor and then the dirty dishes were dropped. Slow service. Poorly organised. No discount offered. On the plus side the family have a sense of humour and we had a hell of a laugh at the way things went. 12... More 

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

I am sorry that you were not happy with your evening, that is not the impression that your group left us with on Saturday evening. Our staff do regular check backs and were repeatedly asking if everything was okay and if anyone needed anything else. The answers given was "Lovely" and "very good". I personally came to the table at... More 

Thurso, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Spent a lovely hour here relaxing with my sandwich and Americano while both girls Kerry & Michelle made me feel very welcome with a warm greeting & a great cheery service which was both efficient & sincere. Thank you!

Thank juliefilloway
Phuket, Thailand
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

I was in Thurso for a couple of days during my trip around England/Scotland. In this little town, it was a surprise for me, to find such a good restaurant. I was there twice ! The first time I got mussels, and the second time salmon, followed by a delicious panna cotta and accompanied by a good glass of wine... More 

Thank Fernando H
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

This is a nice wee place. Had a nice meal but was lured in by the fresh lobster advertised on the outside board. It was only offered chilled but as it was cold and wet outside I declined. May I suggest Lobster Thermidor? Most love it and those who haven't had it want to try it.

Thank collieowner
Thurso, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

What a great wee place! We arrived late when they really would have loved to have been closing but we were made to feel very welcome. The food was delicious and the owner was very friendly and happy to chat to us! Thank you for a lovely wee night. :)

Thank heilandeni
Dayton, Ohio
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109 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed the prawn salad in this wee bistro on the main business street. It was lovely! My companions also enjoyed their fish and chips and soup. The staff was friendly and prompt, especially with refilling the water jug. The decor is cheery, with fresh flowers on each table. Don't let the front of the restaurant which is quite small, deter... More 

Thank mji2003
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51 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

This is a sweet restaurant, easy to find, in Thurso. The service is wonderful and the food was fine. The meals are perhaps best compared to good home cooking. I enjoyed my salmon and my friend enjoyed her chicken salad. It was a busy Saturday night and the staff were busy. My friend had the citrus cheesecake and, let me... More 

Thank Therese N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$12
British, Scottish, Gluten Free Options
Drinks, Breakfast
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
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
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?