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“Fabulous food”
Review of Bistro21

Bistro21
Ranked #1 of 359 Restaurants in Southport
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$29
Cuisines: European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Description: We are a small, family owned restaurant based in the heart of Southport, just off Lord Street. We offer a contemporary cuisine, using only the finest ingredients, freshly prepared each day by our award-winning chefs.
Southport, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Fabulous food”
Reviewed 26 June 2014

I have wanted to try Bistro 21 for sometime from reading all the excellent reviews on Trip Advisor and had chance to do so last night going for a meal with a friend, I was certainly not disappointed. We were both amazed how nice the food was, from presentation to taste everything was perfect. The staff are very professional and friendly and the food arrived quickly and piping hot. I have already recommended to many friends and family and will no doubt be eating there again soon. The food is simply the best restaurant food I have ever tasted. We ate from the tasting menu and although small portions, as you would expect from a tasting menu, we were both full and could not manage a pudding although I have to say looking at other diners desserts they looked lovely. Bistro deserves the #1 title on Trip Advisor.

  • Visited June 2014
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1 Thank Naomi M
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Peter A, Owner at Bistro21, responded to this review, 10 July 2014
Thank you for your lovely review and recommendation. I hope you manage a pudding next time! I highly recommend Nick's assiette.
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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“Beautiful Food, Wonderful Staff, Perfect Surroundings”
Reviewed 25 June 2014

Visited on Friday 20th June with a group of 9 friends. We all pre ordered the taster menu and no one was disappointed. The portions are more than sufficient, presentation stunning and taste sensational. Can't wait to return!

  • Visited June 2014
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Peter A, Owner at Bistro21, responded to this review, 10 July 2014
We are delighted that your party enjoyed your visit to Bistro 21. Hope to see you again soon.
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Southport, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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“Yet another enjoyable evening.”
Reviewed 24 June 2014

It must be only a matter of time before Bistro 21 is recognised by one of the national food guides.
We were dining here again with my son and his girlfriend and,yet again,what an enjoyable evening. Well-presented, delicious food and excellent service. It was good to see support of the local Southport Brewery, as it was a pleasant change to have a local bottle beer as a pre-dinner drink rather than the regular offerings of bottled lagers.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank Chris D
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Peter A, Owner at Bistro21, responded to this review, 25 June 2014
A pleasure to see you again Chris. I'm pleased you enjoyed our Golden Sands beer brewed in sunny Southport. We do try our best to support local suppliers and it's certainly been a big hit.
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Ticks all the right boxes”
Reviewed 22 June 2014

Were else can you have an amazing dining experience all at a reasonable price for the finest of ingredients. Well we've found it... Don't be fooled by the modest exterior set off from the main road that leads through Southport. This place has a couple chefs that can deliver a collection of memorable dishes, big time. Not cut out for large parties (say ten or more) the interior is small but classy, neatly laid out to give enough room for privacy. The service is laid back but attentive and you get the feeling they have no need to hype up a dish as with an air of modesty their able to let the food do the talking.
If your first timers (like us) we would recommend the 'taster menu' as value that gives you the opportunity to share and try smaller portions. One in particular I will try as a main next time is the 'Fish Gratin' defiantly one of my favourites aided by a very nice glass of Malbec wine. You will leave Bistro21 wanting to come back and with its reputation undoubtably growing, reservations are recommended.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank DanielN1
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Peter A, Manager at Bistro21, responded to this review, 25 June 2014
Many thanks Daniel. Our reputation is indeed growing, helped tremendously by such lovely reviews. Now that you have discovered our little Bistro I hope we will welcome you back again in the near future.
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Preston, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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“Wow!”
Reviewed 21 June 2014

Food amazing, service excellent, value for money unbelievable and place lovely - what more could you need or want. We tried this restaurant tucked away off Lord Street after reading the reviews on Trip Advisor and were so glad we did. The two course lunch menu is incredible value for money at £8.95 but we didn't really expect the quality of food, skill of cooking and presentation standard that we received. We both opted for the soup of the day which was white onion. When it arrived it was a good bowlful served in a piping hot dish (yipee) and was delicious and equally as hot as the dish. It came beautifully presented with tiny croutons and micro herbs. Mains were the open beef and mushroom pie with fat chips and cabbage which may sound like standard pub fayre but believe me not at Bistro 21. Everything about it was delicious, well cooked beef, soft onions, mushrooms and a rich gravy, topped with a light and crisp piece of flaky pastry. Again beautifully presented as they serve the mains, well for our dishes, in small metal pans which is a lovely touch. My main was the Salnon and white fish gratin in a creme fraiche sauce topped with spinach and lemon panko breadcrumbs. It was divine and the tiny, sliced new potatoes and salad accompanying it absolutely right for the rich dish. With a couple of bottles of beer and a large glass of wine each the bill came to £35.80. We could not fault anything including the service from our lovely waitress and the barman who were extremely friendly and helpful. Well done Bistro 21 we will be back and recommend to many others.

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Thank Linda W
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Peter A, Owner at Bistro21, responded to this review, 25 June 2014
Thank you so much Linda. We do pick up a lot of new customers from Trip Advisor so it's great when people take the time to write such a lovely review.
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