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The Bistro

$$ - $$$
French, International, Grill, Pub
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Crown Passages | Hogans of Hale, Hale WA15 9SP, England
+44 161 929 9524
Sun 12:00 - 19:00
Thu 12:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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Altrincham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

I went to hogans last night with a couple of friends, we started of by getting the chicken liver pate which was lovely but there wasn't enough of it and it only came with 4 small pieces of bread, then I had the chicken supreme which wasn't very supreme at all it came on a bone and still had the... More 

Thank georgeseeby
Knutsford, United Kingdom
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436 reviews
331 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 435 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2015

This is the best food in Hale but it ain't that difficult given how poor the competition is, however that should take nothing away from the Bistro. Since they got away from the old Francs menu it's really improved both in terms of choice and quality. The service is always top class and the prices are really reasonable. It would... More 

1 Thank Cookiemonster171
Birmingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 September 2015 via mobile

The Bistro at Hogans of Hale is first rate. Offering fresh, tasty and classic dishes, this restaurant is well worth a visit. We take my elderly parents-in-law with our children (8 and 13) for Sunday lunch and everyone walks away happy. The quality of the food, friendly service is top notch. £14.95 for 2 courses - you can't go wrong!

Thank LimeyJo
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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138 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2015

Had a good night at Hogan's - everyone enjoyed their meals and some of the girls enjoyed the chance to boogie the night away downstairs. Management and staff all did us proud and the manager advised us to get our orders in early as there was a hen party due in shortly after us - he did the right thing... More 

Thank Topcat95918012
Manchester, United Kingdom
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94 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2015 via mobile

A disappointing service. One minute the plate is whisked away from my husband when he's barely finished his starter then we end up waiting ages for our mains. We also waited ages for the wine list and then the wine. There seems to be no organisation in the service nor assigned waiter. Food was nothing special, nice but garnishes on... More 

7 Thank Dantol13
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2015 via mobile

First visit to Hogan's and a memorable one it was. We attended my best friends and her husbands wedding reception at the establishment. Being part of the wedding party we were all placed on the top floor but that overlooked the ground floor, which was great view to watch the fab band from. The party food was great, friendly and... More 

4 Thank Lucy J M
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292 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 225 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2015

Hogan's Bistro (upstairs at Hogan's of Hale) used to be an outpost of Francs Bistro in Altrincham. It was recently taken over, and has a new menu. We ate on a Friday night, sitting at a table by the window. We were offered warm crusty bread and herb butter while we chose from the menu. Our starters were a crab... More 

3 Thank Family152
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100 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2015

... but we don't eat there very often because we went on a Sunday and it was full of kids running up and down and screaming and that now is my enduring memeory of the place. I think they do cheap food for kids ... so take them there (please) Also, the portions are too large! If you like a... More 

1 Thank Bob C
Altrincham, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2015

Very spacious, really chilled. Staff manager 20 years in post. Food is very high standard. You can take you time, watch the music and Dennis downstairs top banana

2 Thank GillyAlty
Cheshire, United Kingdom
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390 reviews
262 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 239 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2015 via mobile

Ive been to Francs in Altrincham many times and mostly it's been extremely good, so whilst looking for a new venue I thought I'd give the Hale Francs a try. Upon entry its a little confusing in that it appears to be part of the Hogans bar but non the less easily found atop a flight of stairs. I was... More 

3 Thank davidmlowe

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 36
French, International, Grill, Pub
Restaurant features
Seating, Full Bar, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 19:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Crown Passages | Hogans of Hale, Hale WA15 9SP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Hale
  • Phone Number: +44 161 929 9524

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?