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“Seriously wonderful!!!!”
Review of Coast Bistro - CLOSED

Coast Bistro
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Chalkwell
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Seriously wonderful!!!!”
Reviewed 30 May 2014

We hadn't experienced Coast Bistro prior to the fire but so very much wanted to support it upon reopening....... Firstly the owners are totally adorable, talented, friendly and omg they know good food!!!! There is such a gloriously relaxed atmosphere whilst still capturing the feeling that you are having a special ( very indulgent!) night out. Beautiful interior and spotlessly clean ... Lovely loos. As a vegetarian I normally struggle with menu choice.... The variety on offer is nothing I've ever had the pleasure to experience before.... I normally have the identical menu choice repeatedly at other restaurants .... But in 3 trips here I have had 3 different meals!!!! The 3 bean chilli is really special:))))) The lovely owners are so accommodating for instance if you aren't a cream lover in a desert they happily replace with ice cream (yum!) ... Gosh and where do I start to describe the deserts... Sue is quite literally a genius.... The white chocolate with raspberry cheesecake was so beautiful it almost made one of our friends cry..... Sounds crazy but try it and then you will realise its not an exaggeration! Great range of wines. I almost don't want to leave this review in case Coast Bistro gets even busier and we can't get a table!!!! You do need to book if possible as its seen as a local gem and is very popular! Really reasonable pricing:)))) We've never been but it also does breakfasts..... Quite seriously I think it's the best restaurant in the area and we 100% recommend!!!!! Thank you guys so much for everything!!!!!! Love Liz and Carlo xxxx

  • Visited May 2014
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6 Thank Lizncarlo
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leigh on sea
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30 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Glad to have you back”
Reviewed 24 May 2014

We visited the Coast Bistro once before the fire and vowed to return when they were back up and running.
We had a beautiful meal, the quality of the food was superb just as before. Lovely home cooked food. Good vegetarian choices too. The chef is excellent.
The service was impeccable and extremely friendly.
This is just the kind of restaurant Leigh needs. They offer a mid week menu which is far superior to other popular restaurants in the town.
A true gem, lovely to have you back.

  • Visited May 2014
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3 Thank oakley h
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Benfleet, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Friendly good value informal restaurant”
Reviewed 21 May 2014 via mobile

Coast is just what this area needed, a casual friendly relaxed atmosphere restaurant that provides good food at reasonable prices.
The owners, who are very hands on , take great care to provide a welcoming experience . The menu is not huge but varied and I am told it changes regularly . Prices are medium range for dinner with cheaper options for a lighter lunch.
Worth a visit.

Visited May 2014
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5 Thank Ian S
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Essex
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Lovely Food Very Nice Atmosphere”
Reviewed 19 May 2014

Walk in the door and you can tell straight away that COAST want you to enjoy your visit , the layout is designed to make you feel comfortable, not how many people can we cram in to make the most profit.

I Loved the Steak and Kidney Pudding and was so impressed with the way it was packed with layers of steak and kidney, such a nice change from the manufactured mush usually found in puddings. You can tell these were hand made by someone who cares about the food they serve.

The Caramel sauce on the waffle had me stopped in my tracks, it was absolutely gorgeous.

Book in advance, I can see this place getting busy as people find out its reopened.

  • Visited May 2014
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6 Thank Octoberguest
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Buckhurst Hill, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“really impressed”
Reviewed 18 May 2014

Our first time here for a private do, was really impressed. Shame we don't live nearer but will definitely be back anyway. Lovely décor and atmosphere and can highly recommend the sea bass and liver , both dishes were delicious and the chocolate torte was to die for!

  • Visited May 2014
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3 Thank lin g
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