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“Bistro 8”
Review of Bistro 8

Bistro 8
Ranked #2 of 54 Restaurants in Blackwood
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$14 - US$35
Cuisines: Spanish, Welsh
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Description: Bistro 8 is an award winning restaurant & cocktail bar, Located in Blackwood, South Wales. We offer unique dishes from around world, traditional British cuisine, daily tapas selections and mouth watering specials. We also have an extensive gin collection, real ales, wines and much more.
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Called in without booking at about 6pm. It was quiet at this time but within a hour quite a few tables were filled. Low music played in the background.

I ate from the 2 courses for £12.50 menu and hubby ate from the main menu .

STARTERS
2 carrot and coriander soups.
Well presented with unusual shape bowl on a wooden server with 2 slices of crusty baguette. We asked for butter & a glass jar with ample REAL butter was quickly brought. Very nice indeed- no seasoning required, fresh parsley on the top.

MAINS
I had lasagne & chips- again very nice. The chips looked different to what I've had before and I'm not sure if they were hand cut or not- whatever - they were lovely!
Husband had pork in a sauce with battered Aubergine & leeks in a light crispy batter and creamed potatoes came as an accompaniment .
3 chunks of tender pork in what he says was an "outstanding" sauce. There was a good serving of sauce too- no skimping!!

DESSERT
We didn't really want dessert as we were both very full but couldn't resist a peep at the "menu"
The young waitress brought an array of desserts with flags in telling us what they were! What a lovely "menu"!!
Well what they eyes saw the belly wanted so we shared one.
Salted caramel donut cheesecake, again beautifully presented with drizzles of caramel, chocolate shapes, a raspberry ruffle chocolate and 2 fresh raspberries. It was delicious.

With a large glass of Pinot Grigio and a pint of lager the bill was just under £50.

A lovely midweek treat!

The waitresses and bar staff were very polite and checked each course was ok & that we had sufficient drinks- nothing was too much trouble.

I won't leave it so long before I go again!

Oh and we just booked our Christmas 2016 party there too!!

Date of visit: August 2016
Thank Debmickadoo
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Reviewed 11 August 2016

Was it the restaurant for the 3rd time lovely food and but can be little expensive for Blackwood area. Staff always helpful

Date of visit: June 2016
Thank Jamie D
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Reviewed 1 August 2016

Visited as a large group and had the special deal before 6pm. Drinks, found prosecco at £22 + a bit steep for a basic bottle. Most of the meals were very good with only one one main meal returned as the pastry clearly not cooked- very dough like! Desserts were taken by some and most declared to be really tasty but many refused to pay the prices as they are very expensive. Cheeses board for 2 was in the region of £17 which is fine for nice, unusual cheeses but these were one or two big standard asda type cheeses which was a shame. Would visit again before 6pm as the food is good value - except for the desserts!

Date of visit: July 2016
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Thank NINJA01
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Reviewed 26 July 2016

Food was poor and overpriced. Drinks were expensive. Battered fish had bones in It??? Would not go here again.

Date of visit: July 2016
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Thank Julie T
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Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Beautiful food and staff very attentive .we visit regular on horses and hitch up in the carpark and they are always welcoming and very tolerant of us :)

Date of visit: June 2016
Thank Hayley R
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