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£6 - £10
CUISINES
European, British
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fantastic location, great staff, delicious food well priced. Nice atmosphere with free WiFi. Parking easy, Had lunch with wife, food was served quickly and to a high standard

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We were here for a wedding meal taster in the Bistro . Food was fabulous, Staff friendly ,helpful and lovely atmosphere and surroundings.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 10 February 2024

Had a fantastic brunch here with friends last week. The food arrived hot and beautifully presented, tasty sausages and not a spot of grease on the plate. Good value too.....Will definitely be visiting again

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 4 February 2024

Went for afternoon tea. Attentive service good plentiful selection of food. Very enjoyable atmosphere. Would certainly recommend

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 1 February 2024

We had afternoon tea & it was lovely. A good selection of sandwiches & cakes! Endless tea! The staff were excellent. Definitely be back x

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 28 January 2024 via mobile

A beautiful brunch and menu choice is great, catering for all different likes and dietary requirements. Reasonably priced, decent portions and good service. A returning customer whom is happy to recommend and plans to revisit soon. A lovely atmosphere within. Staff are lovely. Venue is...clean and well set out.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 20 January 2024

We came for my cousins girlfriend’s baby shower & it was just a beautiful beautiful afternoon. The venue is stunning, we had afternoon tea too & the food was lush. We are from Coventry so am gutted it is not round the corner but we...will be sure to come back in the future.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 20 December 2023 via mobile

Excellent night for our Christmas party. Tables looked amazing and food was delicious Thankyou. Wine prices way too much however. My friends didn’t mind paying, which didn’t stop them from enjoying the evening. Buck’s Fizz on arrival was a good touch.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 10 December 2023

Works meal and party for Christmas celebrations which were a little underwhelming. The meal here this year, was probably the best one in the last 3 years I've attended. The building is beautifully decorated and looks amazing. The seating is pristine and comfortable and the...drinks are priced as any other venue during this time of year for these types of events. However, the ambience, DJ and staff bring it down like the nightmare before Christmas. To continue to host these celebratory evenings, i suggest a reshuffle is needed. Especially in the DJ department.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Channels Estate, Marketing at Little Channels Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 15 December 2023

Good Evening, Thank for taking the time to provide us with feedback. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed the food as we pride ourselves in providing high quality food and service. We review all of our party nights at the end of the year...More

Reviewed 1 December 2023

A lovely afternoon tea in a delightful setting. Plenty of delicious sandwiches and cakes at a very reasonable price

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 12 November 2023

We had a lovely afternoon tea at Little Channels for a family birthday . It’s a really nice setting and the food was plentiful and delicious . I would thoroughly recommend to anyone looking for a place to visit.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 5 November 2023

Best Afternoon Tea.....so tasty.....Vegan option was brilliant...surroundings lovely...friendly staff and really good value...have rebooked already for family birthday

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 20 August 2023

Not impressed. Booked for a luxury afternoon tea to celebrate a baby shower. Service very slow and waitresses surly and quite rude. Pretty much ignored most of the time. Afternoon tea stands and plates not cleared away despite being only table left there so swamped...by flies and wasps. Food was good but experience ruined by poor service.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Channels Estate, Marketing at Little Channels Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2023

Hi Charlie, We are really sorry that you feel you had a bad experience with us here at little channels. We pride ourselves in providing not only high quality food but service also so i can only apologise for this. We have recently had air...More

Reviewed 3 August 2023 via mobile

Wasn’t great experience to be honest We arrived and found our table was right by h the toilet however there was many tables empty at the back, so we asked to go outside which the weather wasn’t great We asked for the glass of Prosecco...to be served when we had food, this didn’t happen I had to go in and ask for this, only to be served the bottom of one bottle as it was flat and the other one had bubbles. So again I had to get up and take it back and ask for another glass The baguette roll was hard, the coronation chicken sandwich was thin and we didn’t eat it We was served a flat glass of Prosecco which I returned and asked for another. So from the start of our experience, right from the beginning was not great at all and we would not recommend anyone coming to afternoon tea at Chanel’s to be honestMore

Date of visit: August 2023
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Channels Estate, Marketing at Little Channels Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2023

Hi Jill, We are really sorry you feel you didn't have a good experience with us here at little channels. We pride ourselves in not only producing high quality handmade food for our afternoon teas but a good service with it. We do not have...More

Reviewed 31 July 2023

We were very privileged to celebrate a 60th Wedding Anniversary at Little Channels (quite rare these days). The Bistro was a perfect choice for this celebration, partly because the room was an ideal size and beautifully decorated. Also, more importantly, the food and service from...the staff was outstanding! Special thanks to the two chefs, Jack and Yulia, absolutely fantastic food. Now to thank the serving/bar staff and management, Danielle and Morgan, they were amazing hosts (I say hosts, because it felt like they were a part of the family). I would definitely recommend this venue to anyone who has a special occasion to celebrate. Well done to all at Little Channels!More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Little Channels Bistro is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5