We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Quality food but service was painstakingly slow”

Bistronomie Desobeissance
Ranked #24 of 142 Restaurants in Neuchatel
Cuisines: European, French
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Neuchatel
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Quality food but service was painstakingly slow”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2013

Having tried this restaurant for lunch, I recommended it to a group of friends for dinner. While the food was very good, the wait between courses was unacceptable especially as it was midweek. We arrived at 7.30 and the salad starters arrived at 8.50 without bread. The bread never arrived! The main course followed at 9.45. Dessert was quicker at 10.30 as the restaurant was emptying . While the bread for the cheese plate did arrive, half the cheese had already been eaten. It was a hot evening and the jug of water was not refilled. We were never asked if we wanted any more wine etc. Overall, the food was of a really good standard but for a restaurant that is trying to create a gastronomical experience, the service has to improve. The waitresses were friendly and courteous but clearly overworked. An extra waitress would not have dented the profit margin by very much! Disappointing.

  • Visited August 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
1 Thank Mas42
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

119 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    44
    45
    13
    13
    4
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Jersey, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
349 reviews
202 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 220 helpful votes
“Great Sunday brunch”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2013

Enjoyed an excellent brunch buffet for Mother's Day with family. Generous selection of cereals, fruit juices, yoghurts, bread, cakes, cold meats and cheese. We ordered omlettes as an extra which was very good and also had champagne. A little pricey; Chf182 for four of us.

  • Visited May 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
1 Thank GCR484
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Singapore, Singapore
Level Contributor
12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“disappointing”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2013

The place is overrated. The decor is different but nothing exceptional. Food is average but service is friendly.

Visited February 2012
Helpful?
1 Thank TravelAround1809
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Colombier, Switzerland
Level Contributor
83 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Very good cuisine/presentation but a bit pricy, especially the wines”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2012

There were six of us and everyone found the food and its presentation very good except for two persons who chose "la crème brûlée au foie gras" for a starter and were very disappointed as they could not find a hint of the taste of "foie gras". Apart from this hiccup, everything was perfect and we really liked the very original style of the décor. Some dishes were a bit pricy and the wine (mainly Swiss) was also on the expensive side compared to other local resaurants, but overall a good experience.

  • Visited November 2012
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank Robert S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Nether Alderley, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
236 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
“Great food and great service.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2012

This restaurant is excellent and is delightfully decorated - very interesting.

Visited January 2012
Helpful?
2 Thank Lynnie97
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Bistronomie Desobeissance also viewed

Neuchatel, Canton of Neuchatel
 
Neuchatel, Canton of Neuchatel
Neuchatel, Canton of Neuchatel
 
Neuchatel, Canton of Neuchatel
Neuchatel, Canton of Neuchatel
 

Been to Bistronomie Desobeissance? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing