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“Good honest food and value for money” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Couples Cafe and Bistro - CLOSED

Couples Cafe and Bistro
Cuisines: Cafe, British
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Exeter, United Kingdom
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143 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Good honest food and value for money”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2014

We had Lunch here today!! What a find !! We were visiting friends in the area and just wanted a quick snack. I could not believe the prices so cheap compared to Devon where we live. Most things were under £5 my meal was actually £3.75 really good value freshly cooked and delicious. I had a three egg cheese omelette with a good salad , coleslaw and pasta salad. Would definitely come back again. Excellent choice on the menu. Beautiful clean surroundings and although there are not many tables you can book ahead. Well done Chris and Julie we will be back !!

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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  • English first
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English first
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Tasty food! Delicious!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2014 via mobile

Lovely little bistro; has only five tables but readily accommodates by taking your name so you can pop back (10 minutes for us!)to be seated!!

Good selection of food; lots of specials on the board too!! Being on a gluten free diet there was something to suit even my taste buds!! Enjoyed gammon with lovely jacket slices! Yummy! My friend enjoyed their cottage pie; said it was the best meal she had had in a long time! The chocolate fudge cake is going down well too!

The owner did say he had gluten free bread/gravy and would normally have a cake option. Not advertised so do ask!!

Polite attentive staff, lovely atmosphere. Perfect lunch today!!

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1 Thank Janet A
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Retford, United Kingdom
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104 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Friday quick lunch”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2014

Our routine always entails a quick lunch out on a Friday. Being new to Retford we have been trying various places. Today was our first visit to Couples and we were well impressed, not only with the quality of the food but also the quantity and value for money. We went for paninis and both had oriental chicken. The panini was filled with loads of chicken and hoisin sauce accompanied by a mixed salad, pasta salad, coleslaw and corn chips - wow! All that for only £4.50 a go!

Service was friendly and welcoming. Ambience was pleasant. The place is very small so it's worth booking at busy times.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank port-nou
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Level Contributor
23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Saturday lunch”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2014 via mobile

Popped in for a late Saturday lunch, large choice on menu for a small cafe we both picked off the specials board which was quite extensive. The good was good for the price & the friendly waitress recommended leaving room for some of the coffee cake which Nichola enjoyed

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Thank Graham M
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Nottingham
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Good food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2014

One of the best places to eat - good food choice - very well priced - pleasant staff - cant beat the liver and onions yum !

Visited December 2013
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Thank HamiltonNottingham
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