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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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87 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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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4 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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121 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
Devizes, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Great place to eat. Menu is a little restrictive if you were a fussy eater so always worth having a look before you book. Menu changes on a regular basis.

Thank Malcolm R
Chatham, United Kingdom
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2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Amazing little place, fantastic host, food is incredible, loved our Modena experience with the fine Italian cooking and wines that were suggested to us Totally recommend you eat here

2 Thank mrsp878
Andover, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

We were invited by friends to join them at this bistro. Not having been there before, it was a pleasant surprise. I was slightly disappointed when we were led downstairs to the cellar room. However, the food more than made up for that. A salad of smoked chicken followed by a confit of duck. Wonderful. Planning to return dispite a... More 

1 Thank neilob47
London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

Peter Vaughan and his team from the Bistro provided the catering with a Moroccan flavour for my birthday party of 70 people this September. I had taken some time to find a caterer capable of delivering the standard of freshly cooked food and service I wanted and I was so lucky to find Peter. From start to finish he and... More 

1 Thank Tordatraveller
Bath, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

We picked this restaurant after checking tripadvisor at the end of our canal boat holiday. We were tired of pub food by then and were looking for something special. The Bistro did not disappoint! The food did wake up our taste buds. The staff were very welcoming, relaxed and friendly and Peter Vaughn was not hidden away in a far... More 

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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
European, International, Spanish, British, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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?