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The Bistro

Lympne Castle The Street | The Street, Lympne CT21 4LQ, England
+44 1303 267644
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good24%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“cakes” (35 reviews)
“sandwich” (14 reviews)
“tapas” (7 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Lympne Castle The Street | The Street, Lympne CT21 4LQ, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We called at The Bistro,at Lympne castle,what a hidden jem this is,the food and location were excellent,the staff work hard to give great service,would certainly recommend.

Thank mrbeezel1
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

Having just recently moved to Lympne a few weeks ago, it was time for R&R so we booked a table at the Bistro. The food was excellent, and the service perfect and will be a regular visitor in the weeks and months to come😀 The...More

Thank Leocraig2169
Reviewed 19 August 2018

Great location. Food & service good. Seemed quite pricey though. Would have liked to return for dinner deal but chef unable to advise what would be on the menu.

Thank Meryl R
Reviewed 10 August 2018

It's hard to find the bistro, tucked behind a high stone wall in this ancient little village-in-a-village. But the search is worth it. (And it's a cookery school too!) The service is friendly, very competent and designed to put you at ease. The meals are...More

Thank 878consultant
Reviewed 4 June 2018

Amazing food, lovely restaurant part of the wonderful location and castle of Lympne. The have music nights as well with tapas, great for a Saturday night out as well and a Sunday roast, The castle also as lots on to offer with a food and...More

Thank 841johnjohn
Ruth D, Manager at The Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2018

Thank you for your great review, we are so glad you liked us and look forward to seeing you again ☺️

Reviewed 3 June 2018

After a big party the evening before we called in here for a light breakfast. Could not have chosen a better place.

Thank Ron G
Reviewed 12 May 2018

A dozen of us went on a group booking together. We were given plenty of choice and everyone was served a good two course meal. The Bistro also gave us a few extra taster morsels, which were well received. I personally had an excellent meal:...More

1  Thank Francis P
Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

We had a really good evening here. Good service and food, nice ambience, small friendly place with an anti-room for a group of people. Ian

Thank Ian N
Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

What a great place! We were made so welcome and service was flexible and friendly. The chef popped out to say hello. Great menu - lots of options and a lovely courtyard in the summer sun. If you're near - do go in!

Thank AllyJPally
Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

Chanced upon this bistro when doing a circular walk around Lympne and totally hits the spot for a well earned bite to eat. Slightly tucked away but well worth seeking out. Splendid setting, well presented, wholesome food served by most obliging staff.

Thank KipKNoh
Ruth D, Manager at The Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2018

Thank you, so glad you enjoyed it!

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Questions & Answers
29 September 2017|
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Response from Ruth D | Property representative |
Hello, yes, it's advisable to book on weekends and Friday and Saturday evenings. Weekdays vary so probably best to ensure a table
4 July 2017|
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Response from Ruth D | Property representative |
Yes, no problem at all
Janet D
3 May 2015|
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Response from Ssusielaker | Reviewed this property |
I live right by it and I'd pop along its sunny and lovely here right now, I've been hearing positive reports on it lately so pop up.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lympne Castle The Street | The Street, Lympne CT21 4LQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Lympne
  • Phone Number: +44 1303 267644
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The Bistro (Ruth Denzey)has moved from Burmarsh and is now located in the grounds of Beautiful Lympne Castle overlooking the Romney Marsh and Hythe Bay. Opening in September 2014 we will be cooking delicious meals in our open plan kitchen, using local produce where possible. Vintage afternoon teas, home made cakes and tarts, Modern English and Mediterranean cuisine,lunches and dinner.
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