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The Bistro & Cookery School

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7 Little Brittox, Devizes SN10 1AR, England
+44 1380 720043
Tue - Sat 10:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 00:00
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We came for lunch on a wet day and wanted to see if we could have something reasonably priced but more interesting than the chains of restaurants on the main high street. Just a few minutes walk away and we each had a two course delight. All of our dishes were gluten free including a homemade gluten free bread with... More 

Thank LPandA
Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My friend (who is vegetarian) and I had a sharing platter which was delicious. All elements of the platter were fairly typical (hummus, salad, falafel, etc.) but all were incredibly tasty and beautifully fresh. The bread, made in the restaurant was a star for me - gorgeous. I had the day's special - Seabass with bacon & artichoke - also... More 

Thank christinerogers2017
Calne, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Rebecca was extremely helpful from booking a table, through to choice of our meals, which included an off-menu choice to suit the 10 year old in our party. All the dishes we were chose were delicious. Will definitely go again!

Thank foodfan2017
Marlborough, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went with friends to The Bistro last night and couldn't have wished for better, great food, wine and atmosphere. Rebecca, Tom & Liam made the whole evening relaxing and enjoyable. We will be back.

Thank adsmth
Winterbourne Bassett, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have only just discovered this little gem of a bistro. We have been there for dinner twice now and look forward to eating there many more times. Ambience, service, food and wine are first class and the price is very reasonable for such quality food. We were so well looked after on both occasions - thank you!

Thank Stephanie W
Enford, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped for lunch today, we were originally planning to just have a light bite but ended up having three courses (sharing a starter and sweet). All courses were exceptionally tasty. Service was also really friendly and efficient. We will definitely be visiting again! Just need to re-furbish the loo, and it will be perfect.

Thank taylortribe666
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are in Devises eat at this hidden gem in the centre of town, friend and I had lunch there today wonderful food cooked by the owner/ talented chef Peter and served by his charming assistant Rebecca. We live locally and this is our go to place . Dianne & Maggie

Thank Margaret W
Exmouth, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Reading other reviews, I am suprised. My partner and I were on a weekend break and this restaurant looked ideal and the menu looked intresting. I started with the falafels. They were hard and dry, not soft and fluffy as I have had many times in the past. Partner had pheasant pate (by a fancy name). She thought this was... More 

1 Thank Paul S
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

Eat here regularly and Peter's food is always excellent. I usually have something I've not had before and have never been disappointed. Highly recommended.

Thank Roger B
Hereford, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

We were looking for some where warm to thaw that would accept 2 people plus small Terrier. Very friendly staff so what was meant to be a coffee and bun became several coffees , rarebit and a wrap. The rarebit was the first time I have had a proper cheesy reduced sauce rather than industrial cheddar welded to toast in... More 

Thank Ian B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
International, British, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 Little Brittox, Devizes SN10 1AR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Wiltshire  >  Devizes
  • Phone Number: +44 1380 720043
As the original Bistro in Devizes (established 2003) we pride ourselves on being true to the original concept - that is a small, family run establishment (usually with a chef owner) providing a menu that often features slow cooked, seasonal dishes. The setting is traditional in that it is informal, relaxed and cosy. However, we are known for food that 'tickles the tastebuds', is influenced by a range of cuisines and always has The Bistro 'twist" to it. Open both at lunch time and in the evening, we have the distinction of also running a cookery school, now known as Vaughan's Kitchen and operating from another location in the town. Committed to sharing a passion for good food, Chef Peter Vaughan is a member of the Academy of Culinary Arts and of the Slow Food Movement.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?