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“At Last!”
Review of Bistro 62 - CLOSED

Bistro 62
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Cramlington, United Kingdom
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91 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“At Last!”
Reviewed 17 February 2013

After reading on this site of this until-then unknown (to me) bistro within 5 miles of home, and given the very positive comments, I was very keen to go. It took several attempts to succeed in securing a table; you need to book a fortnight in advance for a Saturday, it appears. So at 9pm 16/2, we entered what was small and very busy single room, with two large parties, and a capacity of probably about 35 full bar 4 places, 2 of which we willingly occupied. They are really trying to be as successful as they can be; it shows throughout. The staff are well-mannered and attentive. The premises are clean and tidy and well decorated. I guess it would look better and have more of an atmosphere if there was less ambient light and more candle light, but that's being excessively picky, so I shall stop that now.

The food? Well, er, it was................absolutely superb.

From the now concluded Valentine's menu, my good lady's scallops with black pudding in a nut crumb with cauliflower korma was the best I have ever tasted (we like to share what we order!), whilst my game terrine with chutney, walnuts and pickled carrot was faultless.

The mains were even better, the goats cheese tart tatin with tomatoes, new potatoes and micro-salad was the best we have had anywhere, and my pork loin, in a smoked cheese and mustard crumb, red cabbage, red wine jus and mash could not be criticised in any way at all; other than the substantial portion was not on my plate long enough!

And my dessert? Chocolate and chilli cheesecake with pineapple salsa. Good God, it was good with just enough chilli to leave a wee drop of heat after the last mouthful was gone.

Go again? Without doubt (it would easily meet Packer’s standards (my friend whose positive comment about eateries is harder to get than Michelin stars and his spelling and grammar likewise)).

Recommend you go and try it? Don’t think twice, just do it!

  • Visited February 2013
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2 Thank gordon m
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candice b, Owner at Bistro 62, responded to this review, 19 February 2013
Thank you so much for your fantastic review! You dined with us on quite a hectic Saturday evening therefore we are so happy that your experience was such a positive one! Our capacity is only 30 and on this particular evening we had also put up a spare table. You were our last booking of the evening and such a pleasure to serve and talk to. We really do appreciate all your great thoughts and comments, it shows our efforts and passion for what we do seems to be working and hopefully will continue to do so! Looking forward to seeing you again. Kindest regards Candice
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English first
NORTHUMBERLAND
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“very good”
Reviewed 3 February 2013

not enough choice on the lunch menu but very good quality and service. will go back. i think te evening menu looks very good. nice atmosphere

Visited October 2012
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Thank PULSE2L4
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candice b, Owner at Bistro 62, responded to this review, 8 February 2013
Thank you very much for your nice comments, I am pleased you enjoyed your time with us and plan to return......Unfortunately our restaurant, especially the kitchen, is so small that it does not allow for large menu's but this is why we try and vary things often to keep the menu's fresh. We look forward to seeing you again

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Candice
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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“A Little Gem.”
Reviewed 28 January 2013

We visited Bistro 62 on Saturday night, with a party of 9. It is small so we took up almost a third of Bistro 62. It was a cold evening, but our meal certainly made up for it. The service was 1st class, the waiters being very attentive & friendly, but not rushed. The meal was excellent ,4 of us had steak .Cooked just right, home-made chips, onion rings with veg . The desserts are something else, heaven. Will definitely return. Bedlington is a very small town, so this place is a little gem. You would expect a place like this in Newcastle, not Bedlington. Lovely.

  • Visited January 2013
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1 Thank John & Marg... G
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candice b, Owner at Bistro 62, responded to this review, 8 February 2013
Thank you so much for your fantastic review! I remember your partcularly party and we are thoroughly pleased you enjoyed your time with us so much. Hope to see you again in the near future

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Candice
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Northumberland
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Quality”
Reviewed 24 January 2013

Excellent food and service. Bit experience when you compare the prices with local restaurants however you will not get anything near to the quality of good food Bistro 62 serves.

Visited August 2012
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Thank SCook28
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Bedlington
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Two very different visits - both excellent”
Reviewed 12 January 2013

I visited here twice last week. One was for 4 of us in the evening, the other for 15 of us (reading group) at lunchtime. The menus vary according to lunch or dinner and the prices reflect this but on both occasions service was exemplary, atmosphere great and the food terrific. It is hard to please a large group and, on past occasions at other venues, one or two people have been unhappy but this time everyone was delighted and we plan an extra visit in the summer. For Saturday evening it is essential to book - we had to settle for 6.30pm but there were already other diners and we were not hurried if the table was needed for later. Bedlington is tiny so it is great that somewhere as good as this exists and is doing well. We recently took family who eat out in London a lot at high quality restaurant and they could not believe how good it was - or the low price and have asked to return when they next visit us.

  • Visited January 2013
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1 Thank Sandra H
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candice b, Owner at Bistro 62, responded to this review, 13 January 2013
Thank you very much for your lovely review. On both occasions, yourself and your company were an absolute pleasure to serve. I am very pleased the lunch for the reading group was a success as it is sometimes a worry with large parties with our restaurant and kitchen being so small! We just have to work with what we've got and do our best :) Hope to see you again soon
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Candice
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