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“very exquisite experience” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Maison Bleue Restaurant

Maison Bleue Restaurant
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$33 - US$57
Cuisines: French, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: ‘There will come a day when our championing of this brilliant French restaurant means we will not be able to book a seat there due to it being so busy! Until that time we will simply state our great admiration for the cuisine, wine and new décor.’ East Anglia Daily Times
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“very exquisite experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2011

I was truly impressed by Maison Bleu restaurant, particularly by 3 things - very friendly, smiling and helpful staff despite busy lunchtime, delicious genuine French cuisine, and also I marked the look of the meals served:) I can't wait to eat there again once I am in Bury. The best place so far I have eaten in, since I arrived to the UK several months ago. Carry on!!:)
Olga

  • Visited July 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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England
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
“Thrown out for complaining”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2011

A unique expeience - I have never been thrown out of a restaurant before for POLITELY sending food back TWICE.

Having asked for a 7:30 table we were pushed to 7:00 which was a mistake. They wanted to turn the table and it showed.

We had an indifferent starter while the waiter hovered. We ordered duck as a main course which arrived cold, presumably because it had been sitting around. We sent it back. It was replated on a hot plate but was, of course, still cold.

When we sent it back again the maitre d' arrived - a french lady - who gave us a lecture on how duck should be served. She said that when you order duck pink "it gets less 'eat so of course it is not as 'ot" As my wife quite rightly pointed out, how did that effect the potatoes and vegetables?

We were then told that if we did not like their food, perhaps we should leave. We did and have never been back. We have told all our friends about it too. Also, after I originally posted this review on here, it seems to have mysteriously disappeared.

  • Visited August 2010
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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21 Thank Charles2108
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Brandon, United Kingdom
1 review
“After the LONG wait, it really was worth waiting for!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2011

When we first arrived, you are immediatly attended and directed to your seat, the waiter will pull your seat back for you, everything was going as expected at a restaurant of this quality....however, after being seated, my husband and i had literally been waiting for 25min (yes we counted) to have our orders taken! The impression i had at this point was the older and more wealthy appeared people got the ultimate attention.
This being said, once we had our orders written down, the 3 course meal was presented at the perfect time, there was like 5 minutes inbetween each course.
The food was AMAZING! So much flavour and very well presented, the service (after the wait) was exeptional, So i would recommend this place...our waitress even took a picture for us!
TIP- They really appreciate respecting their culture, a simple 'merci' at the end of the meal went a long way

  • Visited May 2011
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank DestinationFUN2011
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“The Best Restaurant in East Anglia”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2011

My wife and I are regular diners at Maison Bleue. Although we live in Cambridge, and have sampled many of the local restaurants, we prefer to travel to Bury and dine at Maison Bleue. The food, service, and surroundings are of rare and exceptional quality and in the 10 years that we have been regularly visiting, we have never had any thing but the most enjoyable experience. I would not hesitate to recommend this restaurant to anyone.

  • Visited April 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Holmes007
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Excellent value for table d'hote luncheon menu”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2011

Fine food & impeccable service from well trained young French staff. We enjoyed our Wedding Anniversary lunch enormously.

  • Visited April 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Malcolm97
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