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PRICE RANGE
US$4 - US$42
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
CUISINES
Mediterranean, British, Bar, European
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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All reviews tapas roast potatoes sunday roast paninis salmon steak baguette service was excellent lunch menu great lunch food was amazing great restaurant gluten free cooked to perfection my mum lovely atmosphere lauren
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We had such a delicious tapas meal, all six were so tasty, service was excellent. Perfect spot in the courtyard at the front for sundowners, a suntrap for the evening sun on the seafront. Even the dog was looked after and presented with a bowl...More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 1 March 2021 via mobile

Had a takeaway Sunday lunch from Charlie’s bistro on the Sunday just gone and I can see why it’s so popular! The meat was fresh, the veg and potatoes were hot and the price was a steal. Delicious as always and cannot recommend it enough.

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed 1 March 2021 via mobile

To make our anniversary that little bit more special, me and my husband ordered from Charlie’s Bistro for us to enjoy with a glass of wine at home and wow it did not disappoint! I ordered the Salmon which was cooked to perfection and my...More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed 8 October 2020 via mobile

Went here with my TasteCard offer for lunch. A chicken burger and chips..circa £13.. seems pricey for good cafe food..more like what a decent main might cost. Glad we had a TasteCard offer as deffo not worth full price from the a la carte menu...More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 27 September 2020 via mobile

Always loved Charlie's Sunday roast but Gill and I are not yet ready to eat indoors with others (vulnerable due to medical issues,) so we thought we should try their takeaway . Good move 🙂 . The food was as good as ever ( best...More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 20 September 2020 via mobile

Food was excellent and the staff fantastic. This place is in a great position, perfect for watching the sunset while eating great food. They also accept well behaved dogs. Highly recommended. Try it, you won't be disappointed.

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 8 September 2020

The staff seemed to occupy the best sea view table to wrap knives etc and have their break. Two of the four main courses were overcooked and generally it hadn't improved since our last visit Not terrible --but disappointing

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 31 August 2020 via mobile

Delicious food - great burger and chips, and generously filled grilled halloumi baguette. Staff friendly and helpful. Whn we came in our son, who is autistic, wouldn't move from a table that had a reserved sign on it but they let us sit there anyway....More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 15 August 2020

What a lovely find. Amazing food, the steak I had was delicious and my partners seafood pasta was such a generous size it beat him. The loveliest staff and a great location right by the pier. I will definitely be back.

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 15 August 2020

I visited Charlie's for lunch on Thursday afternoon and was not disappointed! My friend and I both opted for paninis from the lunch menu that were great value for money and really filling. Service was brilliant and the bistro had a lovely atmosphere, with great...More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Response from warehorn | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
Hello . Charlie's have a Christmas menu which is £27.95 for 4 courses and is available up until the 24th of December which you are able to view on the website. The restaurant is closed on Christmas day and boxing day... More
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Frequently Asked Questions about Charlie's Bistro

  • Yes, Charlie's Bistro offers takeaway services.

  • Yes, Charlie's Bistro offers delivery services.

  • Charlie's Bistro is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4.5
    • Atmosphere: 4.5