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Bistro 197

197 Todmorden Road, Burnley BB11 3EA, England
+44 1282 427277
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  • Excellent86%
  • Very good9%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
197 Todmorden Road, Burnley BB11 3EA, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Enjoyed a family birthday meal at Bistro197. The atmosphere and ambience is cosy and welcoming (home from home 🏠) the food is delicious and is cooked in an open kitchen so you can see the chefs at work. Run by a young family who make...More

Thank Etherthorn
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I always love a trip to Bistro 197 the food never disappoints and the service is always friendly. We recently visited for a brothers birthday, the food was delicious and the service was fantastic, even presenting him with a birthday desert, simple things really make...More

Thank ravaddi1987
Reviewed 18 June 2018

This place is a little gem. Great surroundings, knowledgeable staff, and the food is a cut above the rest. I've visited several times, for dinner, lunch, afternoon tea and even breakfast! Every time it has been excellent. Great ingredients & taste combinations, varied menu choices,...More

Thank Sue O
Reviewed 15 June 2018

Have visited several times and always found the staff very friendly, service good and food very tasty.

Thank 568JudithG
Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

Food top class as usual. Love the seating area al fresco. Lots of lunch time choice on the menu served and presented to 5star standard. Thank you Danny Natalie and staff

Thank mslancashire503927
Daniel S, Owner at Bistro 197, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2018

Feedback like this keep the team motivated! Thank you for your kind words 😃

Reviewed 25 May 2018 via mobile

Quite possibly the best eggs benedict I've had, washed down with a nice coffee and great service from the staff. Check it out, will be back very soon.

Thank Gary K
Daniel S, Owner at Bistro 197, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2018

Hi Gary, thank you for your positive feedback, reading reviews like this always motivates us, we look forward to seeing you again! 😃

Reviewed 25 May 2018

Visited yesterday for lunch with friends. Not been before but what a lovely little place. A warm and friendly greeting, great service with wonderful food, beautifully presented and all at a very reasonable price. Will definitely be back again

Thank Roy C
Daniel S, Owner at Bistro 197, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2018

Thank you Roy, we are glad you found us and look forward to you visiting again! 😃

Reviewed 24 May 2018

I normally really love this place , but the tapas night was a little bit of a let down. All the food came at once , so we had to rush it all before it went cold. The last We went to the tapas night...More

1  Thank Julie D
Daniel S, Owner at Bistro 197, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2018

Hi Julie. We do apologise if you didn't enjoy the theme on Wednesday. As Tapas is supposed to come out at the same time in small portions (which we didn't do last time and had complaints because of this) we did make a point to...More

Reviewed 13 May 2018

Had brunch with some friends today - very nice. Food was great, staff were very helpful & friendly. Very reasonably priced food/drink. The only downside for me - they don't have a disabled toilet or any disability aids in the toilets that they have, even...More

Thank Andrea L
Daniel S, Owner at Bistro 197, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2018

Thank you Andrea! We do apologise shout the disabled toilet situation, it is something that we have looked in to but we just do not have the space for another toilet- but will look into getting aids fitted in the existing ones. Thank you for...More

Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

Visited this restaurant loads of times and it is consistently amazing. Love to take new people there and show off how good it is. This time we visited with 12 adults and children and two babies after a walk around Towneley. Everyone was happy with...More

Thank Lizzie6269
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Response from IanandRoseTownsend | Reviewed this property |
TripAdvisor is decidedly unhelpful - doesn't allow me to post website link. I'll cut and paste Opening... More
19 March 2018|
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Response from Daniel S | Property representative |
Susan, we echo your advice! We always seat people where they would prefer if we are told when booking, in future let us know and we will sit you away from the door. We hope to see you soon 😃
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Response from Fred G | Reviewed this property |
Bistro 197 are the best people to ask about their menu.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 197 Todmorden Road, Burnley BB11 3EA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Lancashire  >  Burnley
  • Phone Number: +44 1282 427277
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Bistro 197 is a family run business providing great food in a relaxed atmosphere ensuring the customer has the best experience.
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