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The Bistro

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26A High Street, Saxmundham IP17 1AJ, England
+44 1728 605607
08:30 - 16:30
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Sat 08:30 - 13:30
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

Awesome place with great fresh food, good service and well priced. Amazing open fire place if you're luck enough to get the seat in front of it.

Thank seanryan4253
London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

We called in for a coffee and were surprised at how big the bistro is. Didn't eat anything but was impressed by the look of the menu. The coffee was good and strong - good jazz background music and nice décor - would definitely call in for some food next time I'm passing.

Thank Jelly4fish
Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
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264 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

Visited this coffee shop while shopping in Saxmundham. We both had an Americano and a Toasted Fruit Teacake. The coffee was weak and poor quality and the teacake was only average. I would not visit again.

Thank cumbrianworker
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

Regulars at the Bistro. Great surroundings, great food and great company. Particularly recommend the cakes and scones

Thank Matthew D
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

The food is nice and the setting lovely, but my god - the owner is so rude and grumpy I'd never go back!

3 Thank EveEdgeworth
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52 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

I often go into the Bistro for morning coffee with my daughter and a friend and can honestly say they serve the best homemade scones ever, and the sausage rolls are to die for, all at reasonable prices. I have also been to their Friday evening meals, and once again can only say they serve really delicious homemade food. Definitely... More 

Thank MistyMax
Altrincham, United Kingdom
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109 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

When we are In the area we try to call here. The portions are generous, food arrives job, the choice us very varied, staff friendly and there us free wifi! We chose the vegetable soup. If was piping hot and I loved the humour sandwich on a white barm. This is a super place for lunch or a light bite... More 

Thank timperley-trotters
Saxmundham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016

The most amazing prawn sandwich ! Totally delicious also fabulous coffee ! Very friendly definitely worth a visit

Thank cath s
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

I visited with children and a friend I have honestly never been treated so rudely in a place where I am paying to be the drinks were good but the owner is awful I would never set foot in the place again.

4 Thank amandajking
London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2016

fab staff ..fab coffee ...fab food ..homemade cakes that are sooo scrummy well worth a visit or 2 :)

Thank Q6772JOcarolineb

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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 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$25
Cafe, British
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
08:30 - 16:30
08:30 - 16:30
08:30 - 16:30
08:30 - 16:30
08:30 - 16:30
08:30 - 13:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 26A High Street, Saxmundham IP17 1AJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Saxmundham
  • Phone Number: +44 1728 605607

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