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“Best in the area”
Review of Bistrot Verite

Bistrot Verite
Ranked #2 of 357 Restaurants in Southport
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Michaela and I opened Bistrot Verite in 2009, after working and travelling around France we loved the Ambiance of the Small, Cosy, Rustic Bistrots that you find tucked away in Provincial towns. With this in mind we have tried to create this in our home town of Southport in Birkdale Village. We serve Rustic French food but with a few dishes thrown in from around the world when I get bit Cheffy!!! Our Restaurant may not be to everybody's taste as it is small and can get noisy but to us this is what the hustle and bustle of what a Bistrot should be. We have a Great team of Professionals who look forward to Welcoming and Serving you. Bon Vivant xxxx Marc & Michaela Verite xx
Southport, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Best in the area”
Reviewed 1 June 2014

Six of us ate there to celebrate my wife's birthday. As usual the restaurant was very busy but there were no delays in getting seated or ordering. The food was superb with ample vegetarian choices. The place is always busy and the tables are close together but this doesn't detract from the overall experience. The only problem is the need to book well in advance to get a table at peak time. Highly recommended! While it's not the cheapest restaurant in the area it offers great value for money

  • Visited May 2014
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Southport, United Kingdom
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“Adult family meal at Easter”
Reviewed 31 May 2014

Have been to Bistro Verite several times and there is only one things wrong with it - you can't just decide you want to go on the spur of the moment or even a week or so beforehand if you want a booking for Saturday night so, with that in mind I booked a table for 6 a couple of weeks in advance - and was,not disappointed. Our party had a variety of tastes and all were excellently catered for. Definitely the best restaurant in the area!

  • Visited March 2014
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Brunswick, Maine
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Best Restaurant in Town and Good value”
Reviewed 31 May 2014

My husband and I spent 6 nights in Southport. We liked Bistrot Verite so much we ate there a second night and wished we had eaten there a third night. The first night we had Cesar Salad with avocado and prawns for an appetizer. We are Cesar salad snobs and were impressed. For an entree I had duck breast with cherries and pistachios. The flavors were magnificent. My husband had hake and raved about it. The second night I had fish casserole which was fabulous. My husband had a cassoulet with chicken. The wait staff was friendly and attentive. The ambiance is gay and celebratory. Folks were having a birthday parties and just having a good time. My husband had duck at another restaurant altered in the week and ain't was another as good and more expensive than at the Bistrot Verite.

  • Visited May 2014
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Southport, England, United Kingdom
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“Great food”
Reviewed 29 May 2014 via mobile

I live in southport and am aware of bistro verite, the food was outstanding and the service was prompt and polite. The only minor moan and it is minor, is the proximity to the diner next to you. Which i found a little uncomfortable.

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Thank Warren S
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Southport, England, United Kingdom
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“Far Far and Away the Best In Town !”
Reviewed 29 May 2014

On this visit we where seated on the table next to a famous sporting celebrity and to our delight we where not treated as inferior or any different for that matter. Only the well travelled may fully comprehend the specific elegant, cosy French Bistro style that has been beautifully replicated here.
The calm attentive service remains composed as multiple guests arrive and the menu & wine descriptions are tailored to individual customers knowledge without being pretentious.
Immaculate courses arrived framed and punctuated with polite but witty pleasantries.
If you aspire to dine and be treated by career professionals then I can highly recommend this restaurant. The success lies in great food and the character of its staff. An advanced booking is strongly advised. The only thing missing I feel is the customary spiteful but obvious review from jealous rivals posted on this site, but no doubt when one pops up people will recognise it for what it is. Final thanks to Darren, Chef Marc & staff.

  • Visited May 2014
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