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21 Stanley Street, Southport PR9 0BS, England
+44 1704 501414
Tue - Sat 12:00 - 13:30
17:30 - 21:30
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Puglia, Italy
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170 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

An excellent restaurant is usually judged by the quality of the food, how it is cooked and presented, by the ambiance, service and the menu, not forgetting the intimacy. Bistro 21 strikes gold on each of these attributes. On my lunchtime visit the place was full, service was friendly, courteous and excellent in all respects. The tasting menu is well... More 

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Cancun, Mexico
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So glad we did. Could not fault service food or wine. Could have stayed there all day. In fact, debating lunch again tomorrow! Fab food.

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Blackburn, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There are many, cafes/restaurants in Southport but we thought maybe a little upmarket retaurant would be ok after The Warehouse had closed, no we are not snobs or food experts. So the Bistro21 was our choice. Its down a backstreet at the back of Debenhams and not massive in size, well laid out and a very nice greeting came from... More 

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Blackburn, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided, on the spur of the moment, to visit Southport and checked with the tripadvisor web site for ideas where to lunch. Our choice Bistro 21 was at the top of the list however, we were only familiar with the main shopping area, but we found the restaurant on a small side street behind Debenhams. Whilst the bistro is... More 

Thank JeanB702015
Southport, England, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a fabulous meal here the other night. 3 courses off the a la carte menu and loved each one. My wife had the mussels for starter and said they were the best she'd had. I had the belly pork with prawn & black pudding which worked very well together. I had the lamb for main course which was... More 

Thank Henry's D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After visiting Bistro 21 a number of times I am still continually overwhelmed at the excellent quality of both the service and the food. Do not confuse this with your regular dining experience, a comfortable yet classy environment is what you will find. Please don't change. From the friendly welcome as you enter the door, through the entire meal of... More 

Thank G11YYA
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting Taster Menu as well as classic French dishes. Good quality and atmosphere Very Bistro type feel but be careful when parking the car as its very restricted

Thank Jamescutts
Penistone, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Paid our second visit to Bistro 21, no great surprise that they have maintained their very high standards. Our waitress was genuinely pleasant and attentive, great banter and made the evening even more pleasant. Food again was perfectly cooked and presented, outstanding.

Thank Steve S
Southport, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have known for sometime about this restaurant's high reputation, but like with so many where prepared to be disappointed.What took us by surprise is the imaginative and polished way the chef prepared old favourite's in an entirely different,but natural manner designed to marry appealing flavours.The soup was pleasant ,moules where light and flavoursome , then the following hotpot was... More 

Thank Lorraine T
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Booked a table for my friends birthday, we had the lunch menu. The food was excellent. The staff were lovely, nothing too much trouble. Really enjoyed ourselves, we will definitely be returning very soon. Highly recommend this restaurant!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$28
European, British, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 13:30
17:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 13:30
17:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 13:30
17:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 13:30
17:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 13:30
17:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21 Stanley Street, Southport PR9 0BS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Merseyside  >  Southport
  • Phone Number: +44 1704 501414
We are a small, family owned restaurant based in the heart of Southport, just off Lord Street. We offer a contemporary cuisine, using only the finest ingredients, freshly prepared each day by our award-winning chefs.

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?