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Reviewed 19 January 2022

Great experience, friendly staff that cannot do enough for you. And the food... Is something else, if your only in poole for a holiday try this place always take my family here and they love it.

Date of visit: December 2021
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BingleysB, Owner at Bingley's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 21 January 2022

Hi Phillip We are bowled over by your very kind review. This is just what we strive, at all times, to achieve. Please be assured, we do not rest on our laurels and will always endeavour to deliver the wow factor. The Bingley's Team

Reviewed 22 December 2021 via mobile

Visited to celebrate a birthday having read some great reviews. Scallops and pate to start. Both had pork belly as main course. Food wasn’t terrible but then it wasn’t great either. The same could be said of the service. Wouldn’t rush to return.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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BingleysB, Owner at Bingley's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 7 January 2022

Thank you for your review. We appreciate the opportunity to use your feedback to review and continually improve our service and methods. In these challenging times, it is really important to us that, when guests do venture out and are kind enough to choose Bingley's,...More

Reviewed 24 October 2021 via mobile

Hadn’t been here for a long time and went here to celebrate my daughter’s birthday. My husband enjoyed his sea bass and my daughter her fillet steak. However my ribeye was very tough. The desserts were delicious Service was fine but not the most professional...I have experienced. A pleasant evening but will not be rushing backMore

Date of visit: October 2021
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BingleysB, Owner at Bingley's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2021

Hi Gill, we appreciate your feedback and the team will review our practice. We get our meat from a highly reputed local supplier; unfortunately the nature of ribeye is that they can either melt in the mouth or disappointingly, from time to time, be somewhat...More

Reviewed 23 October 2021 via mobile

Visited here for my husbands birthday after seeing good reviews on trip advisor and Bingley’s did not disappoint. It is cosy restaurant with a nice calm atmosphere. My husband had the rib eye steak and I had the belly of pork and they were both...cooked perfectly. For dessert my husband had the cheesecake and I had the sticky toffee pudding which can sometimes be a bit heavy but this was very light and melted in your mouth. If I had to give a negative it would be that as the menu is kept small and compact, whilst it means you don’t get overwhelmed with choice for the fussier eaters (me) it really limits what you can have. We would definitely recommend and we will certainly be heading back there soon.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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BingleysB, Owner at Bingley's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2021

The Bingley's Team very much appreciate your kind review and look forward to welcoming your return, thank you.

Reviewed 18 October 2021 via mobile

We visited this restaurant during a trip to Poole, not knowing where to eat & we could not have picked a better place. The restaurant is small & intimate & is ideal for people looking for a nice place to enjoy quality food. The menu...has plenty of dishes to choice from & the food is fresh & flavoursome. We ordered the pate & beef croquettes for starters, which we extremely good. We both went for the fillet steak and they were some of the best steaks we have ever had. Baileys Creme Brûlée & Baked Cheesecake topped off a superb meal. The win list has something for everyone & the service was friendly, efficient & attentive without being over bearing. We would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone in Poole & it will definitely be our “go to place” for any future visits!More

Date of visit: October 2021
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BingleysB, Owner at Bingley's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2021

Hi Tim, we are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your meal and evening with us at Bingley's. We look forward to seeing you again on your next visit to Poole. Thank you. The Bingley's Team

Reviewed 7 October 2021 via mobile

Only us in the restaurant but it didn’t matter!! Great service, freshly cooked food which was superb all at a very reasonable price! We haven’t visited Poole for nearly 30 years! This restaurant was well worth the wait!!

Date of visit: October 2021
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BingleysB, Owner at Bingley's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2021

Thank you so much for your lovely review - we sincerely appreciate your kind words. Your enjoyment means everything is worthwhile. The Bingley's Team

Reviewed 4 October 2021

Excellent meal at Bingley’s Bistro. My wife and I both chose the Rib-eye steak, which was tender and cooked perfectly. For desert I chose the sticky toffee pudding and my wife the Coconut and Dark Chocolate Mousse, which were both lovely. Service was discrete but...efficient. Prices reasonable too.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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BingleysB, Owner at Bingley's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2021

Hi JR, the Bingley's Team thank you very much for your lovely review - much appreciated. We enjoyed your company and look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed 3 October 2021

We had a lovely meal in Bingleys Bistro. Baked Camembert flowed by the salmon teriyaki and a fillet steak followed by a sticky toffee pudding. The portions were all generous. As with some of the other reviews, the seasoning/flavours here and there could be improved;...the teriyaki seasoning could have been stronger and the sticky toffee pudding was too sweet and sugary. But on the whole a very enjoyable meal. Good service and nice ambience rounded it off.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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BingleysB, Owner at Bingley's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2021

We sincerely appreciate your feedback and will review our methods to ensure our valued guests enjoy the best all-round dining experience. Many thanks, The Bingley's Team

Reviewed 2 October 2021

Found this restaurant via a google search whilst looking for a venue for my boyfriend’s birthday. The food was absolute perfection and the service was impeccable, the perfect mix of professional and friendly. Not knowing the area you never know if you have picked a...good restaurant or not…….but this is a GREAT restaurant. Would highly recommend and we will definitely be back.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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BingleysB, Owner at Bingley's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2021

We are bowled over by your review, thank you. Lovely guests make our job a joy :-) The Bingley's Team

Reviewed 2 September 2021 via mobile

Food was even better than I’d hoped for, the best tuna steak I’ve ever eaten. All 3 starters mains and desserts were brilliant. Lovely little restaurant, friendly staff can’t give it anything but 5 out 5 !! Thanks again

Date of visit: September 2021
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BingleysB, Owner at Bingley's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2021

Thank you, your review is sincerely appreciated - our reward is your enjoyment.

Reviewed 28 August 2021 via mobile

The restaurant has the perfect bistro atmosphere. They have an excellent menu with plenty of choice. The quality of food and service were faultless. We thoroughly enjoyed the sea bass. As it is quite small, with limited covers, I suggest you make a reservation in...advance to avoid disappointment.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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BingleysB, Owner at Bingley's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2021

Thank you so much for your kind review. Bingley's is a small, family business, and situated in a Grade II* listed building. Our restricted physical space means that our menu is small, but cooked from fresh and hopefully provides options for most paletes.

Reviewed 24 August 2021

We booked Bingley’s for a meal on our family of 4 trip to Poole after reading such good reviews! We was really looking forward to it and thankfully it did not disappoint! We were greeted by such friendly and welcoming staff - Terry and Mani...who ensured everything was in order for our night. We have a young baby so a high chair was ready and waiting. The restaurant itself looks very classy with really nice feature lighting! Food was simple AMAZING! Starters we had the baked camembert and garlic and herb tiger prawns and for mains, the fillet steak (cooked to perfection) and sea bass.. everything was faultless. Kids meals were the perfect size and a nice touch was Mani knocking up a fruity non alcoholic cocktail as a treat for our seven year old.. he loved it! Definitely recommend and will be revisiting for sure on our next trip to Poole.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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BingleysB, Owner at Bingley's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2021

Thank you, The Bingley's Team sincerely appreciate your kind review. We do our best to make every guest's visit enjoyable and memorable. We look forward to welcoming your return.

Reviewed 22 August 2021

We’ve booked a table after reading some people’s reviews. We’ve order as a starter baked Camembert which was beautifully cooked. For main, my fish was cooked beautifully but hardly any flavour,as per my husband’s steak I thought was poor quality cut of steak,not something you...would expect in a restaurant. The wine list was confusing as the prices shown weren’t up to date. Felt at the end that we paid far too much for just bland food. On a good note the service was fast a f the music great apart from that nothing special. Unfortunately we won’t come back here again.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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BingleysB, Owner at Bingley's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2021

Thank you for your feedback. We take your comments on board and continue to review our systems. We have produced a new drinks list in light of changes needed due to many restaurants and suppliers experiencing inconsistent supply from producers. The list has been checked...More

Reviewed 19 August 2021

Cannot fault a single thing from our evening! We booked in just from a google search as we’re not local, when we arrived in Poole another local pub also recommended eating here so we were looking forward to coming. We arrived a little earlier than...our booking and our table was all ready for us. Greeted by a lovely guy called Manny who was extremely attentive all evening. The food was incredible! Soup, prawns, steak and the sea bass was made to perfection and it was the best meal we’ve had all holiday. Everything is freshly made to order. Would definitely recommend anyone booking in and trying this gem!More

Date of visit: August 2021
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BingleysB, Owner at Bingley's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2021

We are thrilled that you enjoyed your evening with us at Bingley's, and very much appreciate the kind recommendation. If you are happy, we are happy 🙂🙂 Have a great time in Poole

Reviewed 19 August 2021 via mobile

Excellent food, excellent service couldn't of asked for more. Will definitely return here if we holiday in Dorset. Best food we have eaten all week!

Date of visit: August 2021
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BingleysB, Owner at Bingley's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2021

Thank you so much. Your enjoyment makes everything worthwhile. We truly appreciate your review. The Bingley's Team

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Hi, thank you for your enquiry. Yes, booking on a Saturday is essential in the high season. It would be a pleasure to have your company. The Bingley's Team
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With our regret and apologies, Bingley's is housed in a Grade II* listed building, with a step up from the pavement and narrow passageways in parts. We will have a disabled access toilet after our refurbishment at the end... More
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Hi, I am a bit new to this Q&A thing. Due to the eating area's proximity to the kitchen we cannot cater for your dog, so very sorry!
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