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Bingley's Bistro

14 High Street, Poole BH15 1BP, England
+44 1202 679946
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  • Excellent84%
  • Very good12%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“pork belly” (28 reviews)
“whitebait” (24 reviews)
12:00 - 16:30 Hours
French, British, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
14 High Street, Poole BH15 1BP, England
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Reviewed 27 May 2016

Alan the new proprietor was most welcoming when we arrived. The menu has been changed slightly but you will not be disappointed. the pork is even better than before,the potato mash was just the best ever. The Dorset apple cake was lovely. The set menu...More

1  Thank jane p
Reviewed 26 May 2016

What was a good independent restaurant has just got better! New innovative menus, excellent service and good wine list made this a most enjoyable evening.

1  Thank drummondone
Allan W, Owner at Bingley's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 27 May 2016

So pleased you enjoyed your time here, hope to see you back. And, Thank you!

Reviewed 16 May 2016

We came to Bingleys early on a Friday evening and at first were the only diners, so we had the personal attention of the proprietor who drew our attention to the fascinating Georgian period painted ceiling. The menu was short and extremely interesting. I had...More

Thank marroy2016
Allan W, Owner at Bingley's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2016

So pleased you enjoyed your time at our little bistro. Looking forward to seeing you back at some point.

Reviewed 11 May 2016

Heard about this brilliant little Bistro through relatives and decided to go there for a meal on the occasion of our Golden Wedding Anniversary. We were greeted by Alan, the proprietor on entering and immediately made to feel welcome. We were a party of six...More

Thank Bob C
Allan W, Owner at Bingley's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2016

What a wonderful table you all were, family get-togethers are always special and I am so pleased we were able to host this wonderful (dual) occasion; once again, best wishes on your 50th wedding anniversary, and to the birthday boy too………..Chef asked that you order...More

Reviewed 2 May 2016

This is my second visit to this great, busy little bistro-the service and food was great throughout both visits -from start to finish and all dishes well presented- and very tasty - so compliments to both the chef and all staff involved. Will definitely visit...More

1  Thank jeannehathaway
Allan W, Owner at Bingley's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2016

What can one say, but a heartfelt ‘thank you’; and so glad you enjoyed the experience.

Reviewed 2 May 2016

The onion soup to die for ... we have been twice and tried different foods.. everything we had was out of this world. The chef needs to be complimented.

1  Thank blossomcashin
Allan W, Owner at Bingley's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2016

Again, a heartfelt ‘thank you’; and so glad you enjoyed the experience. Chef is also pleased you enjoyed his food!

Reviewed 1 May 2016 via mobile

We were charmed by the ambiance the wine the service and jolly good food. I would recommend a visit to see and taste for yourselves.

1  Thank ColeenThinks
Reviewed 1 May 2016 via mobile

The food was amazing the atmosphere was superb might when visiting Poole or near. Set in an historical building with a beautiful 200 year ceiling.

Thank Gary F
Reviewed 1 May 2016 via mobile

We visited Bingleys With a group of friends, and were greeted with a warm welcome from our host Alan. Alongside the main menu we were given the option of a good selection of specials. I had squash soup to start which was to die for....More

Thank denise f
Reviewed 1 May 2016

This fabulous bistro is a real gem in the heart of Poole Quay Wonderfully cosy atmosphere enabled by the delightful hosts Louise and Alan The food was simply delicious and served by friendly staff Between our group, we ordered quite a variety of the menu...More

2  Thank PJA80
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29 September 2016|
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Response from Allan W | Property representative |
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!
12 March 2015|
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Response from Sharon684 | Property representative |
No, I'm afraid not.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$28 - US$70
Restaurant features
Reservations, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 16:30
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
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
  • E-mail
We serve fabulous homemade food, locally sourced where we can. Our menu will change with the seasons and we offer a small select wine list and bar. We are set in an historic Grade II listed Tudor building which was once owned by a wealthy merchant, Thomas Byngley, who became Mayor of Poole in 1555, hence our name. The painted ceiling in our dining room is noteworthy and believed to have been painted c.1830.
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