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The Bistro & Cookery School

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7 Little Brittox, Devizes SN10 1AR, England
+44 1380 720043
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 00:00
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Hereford, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The best lunch this year, by far. Lovely, interesting chef who caters for vegetarians with great skill - totally recommended

Thank Molly D
Devizes, United Kingdom
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138 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We eat at the Bistro fairly regularly and it is easy to take for granted what a great restaurant we have in Devizes, and of course forget to review it on TripAdvisor. So, having been in last Friday evening and having had a superb meal it reminded me that I need to review it and sing the praises of this... More 

1 Thank KeithWiltshire_UK
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

I called the bistro in a state of panic during the day, I had friends visiting from Australia and booked this evening in advance and had only just realised I had booked the wrong date! I called and spoke with Rebecca who had informed me at this time that the restaurant had only a table of two available when I... More 

Thank Tim L
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

We have visited The Bistro on numerous occasions and always enjoy the excellent food and service. Peter Vaughan the chef/owner is a very creative and enthusiastic cook and delights in visiting your table to discuss the food and its origins. My starter was a 'Bethlehem Mezze' (Xmas theme!) of felafels, houmous and pomegranate, main was a medley of Newlyn fish... More 

Thank HoboDevizes
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

Called in to one of our favourite haunts for delicious coffee and a quick lunch. Wonderful, as always. Can't be beaten for the warmth of the welcome, the knowledge and passion of the chefs and the delightful food. Food intolerances are always accommodated. Can't recommend the Bistro highly enough.

Thank Trudy M
Calne, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

My wife and I popped in for a mid-day lunch and were knocked over by the warm reception. So many places today just greet you and remain indifferent. We got ourselves comfortable and then were asked if we wanted to eat today, or just have drinks. We chose coffee and after it arrived we were given a comprehensive menu description,... More 

Thank McG157
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46 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

I visited the Bistro with my family and we were not disappointed. The food is simply divine, Peter Vaughan the owner and head chef continues to serve up offerings that are imaginative, full of flavour using local ingredients. I was lucky enough to eat at Claridges in Mayfair a few days before and enjoyed my evening at the Bistro just... More 

Thank Titanic1
Devizes, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

We visited The Bistro on Friday 25th November for my Dads birthday meal. We were seated at a nice table, we ordered food and drink. Menu very limited, drinks were delivered after we have finished our starters, my drink was flat, sent it back, the lemonade was still flat, (however this was taken off the bill.) Starter were ok when... More 

Thank 369talh
London, United Kingdom
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125 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

We had Vaughan's Kitchen cater at the place which we rented for a weekend away in Devizes, and their food was exceptional. Three divine courses with cheese and biscuits to follow for an excellent price per head. Great service too. Highly recommended

Thank jayrowdendotcom

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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, European, British, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 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?