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Blue Bistro

$$ - $$$
British, European, Contemporary
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21 Spon Street, Coventry CV1 3BA, England
+44 24 7622 9274
12:00 - 22:30
Closed now
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Sun 14:00 - 23:30
Mon 17:00 - 22:30
Tue - Sat 12:00 - 22:30
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

It's a lovely setting but the food was just terrible. I had sea bass, it was one fillet on a very dry bed of potatoes with no sauce or salad anything to liven it up. It was tiny for the quiet high price. There were complaints on both tables next to us about the bland dry food and both complained... More 

Thank Leah C
Coventry, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

After living in Coventry for 7 years I finally got around to going for dinner at Blue Bistro with my partner! I already liked it before I went in as the restaurant is on Spon Street which is a lovely part of the city. Inside the decor of the restaurant is really nice and we were able to book a... More 

Thank JessRoberts90
Leicester, United Kingdom
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87 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

The staff were very welcoming and our drinks orders were taken quickly and served quickly. The food orders were taken and the gap between order taken and being served was too long. Once served the food was wel presented, hot and delicious. Overall a good night out.

Thank John T
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

We visited last night for a well earned night out to celebrate our anniversary. First up, the menu isn't the menu advertised on line. It's a bit boring, burgers, pasta, steak etc. The service was OK, a bit slow ie 10 mins or more to make cocktails and not very attentive (not taking away empty glasses etc). The food was... More 

Thank CoventrySam
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016

I went here for a family dinner a while back and the food was AMAZING, especially for us veggies. The lasagne was soooo good. The staff are very polite and nice. They really helped looked after my disabled mother too. We spoke to the owner, who is the kindest, loveliest man and asked if we could have our small wedding... More 

Thank Michelle B
London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016

Enjoyed a brief and quiet drink here before an evening meal - great quaint street to find in coventry with nice range of restaurants nearby too. Staff v attentive and helpful and made a great Long Island Ice Tea and beautiful lime and soda. The hummous lovely but the oil and bread heavy on oil and bread like a Dominos... More 

Thank soarpoints72
Coventry, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016

Came here for the first time the other day, the staff were excellent, helpful and friendly. The food was incredible, best steak I've had in a long time, cooked to perfection along with all the trimmings. Lovely cocktails and a great atmosphere. I will definitely be returning with more people next time!

Thank LivMcF
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

Went here on a date with my misses. There are very few places in Coventry left for very good food these days but this is definitely one of the few, I had the ribs and she had the steak. She tells me it's the best cooked and nicest steal she's ever had and I would say the same about my... More 

Thank Shaun H
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

Really get annoyed of their lying waiter. We were 3 people to have dinner there, when ordering food, we ordered 2 pork ribs and 1 lamb shank dishes as main courses, the waiter showed us their special discount menu paper, saying pork ribs + dessert is only 10 pounds (the ribs on the main menu is around 14 pounds), we... More 

Thank Ge J
Coventry, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

Went here for son's birthday on Sunday, food was at best average. I ordered the beef with 'home made yorkshires', no yorkshires came and when I asked 2 soggy frozen ones appeared! The beef was very tough. I ordered 2 large bottles of Estrella beers, then 2 San Miguel, when I got the bill it cost £6.50 a bottle!!! They... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$42
British, European, Contemporary
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
14:00 - 23:30
17:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21 Spon Street, Coventry CV1 3BA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Midlands  >  Coventry
  • Phone Number: +44 24 7622 9274
At the Blue Bistro restaurant we offer a fabulous menu featuring modern British cuisine with a Mediterranean twist, based upon great, preferably local, seasonal ingredients, ethically sourced and cooked with passion. Despite the quality of our food, it is still possible to lunch at Blue for a fiver. Awards include the Warwickshire & Worcestershire Life Food & Drink Newcomer of the Year 2012 and an OpenTable Diners Award as one of the top ten most romantic restaurants in the UK and Ireland. The dining area at Blue covers two floors of a beautiful medieval building dating back to 1450, the exposed beams of which are complemented by striking wooden furniture to create an elegant ambiance and a unique dining experience. The building was formerly a pub called the Green Dragon - reputedly the model for the inn featured in George Eliot's Middlemarch.The restaurant is situated on the historic Spon Street, in Coventry City Centre, an easy walk from the Belgrade Theatre, the Skydome and its Odeon cinema, Ikea and, of course, Coventry Cathedral.We have good disabled facilities, but if you have mobility issues please let us know to ensure that your table is not upstairs!Unlike many restaurants, we are happy to welcome children.

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