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US$14 - US$35
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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All reviews steak mille feuille duck risotto potatoes bread chilli jam lovely food last night comfortable surroundings freshly cooked food lemon posset little gem worth the wait compliments to the chef welcoming staff booked a table
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Reviewed 2 March 2020

The food in this place was lovely, I had the burger which i would recommend completely and my friend enjoyed a steak with the red wine sauce which in his words was "one of the best steaks hes ever had". Honestly the food was amazing,...compliments to the chef indeed! On a side note the service was rather slow considering it wasn't very busy when we arrived. We booked a table in advance ( being a Saturday) and was asked to come in for 7pm as they had a large table reservation, not a problem! However they large group arrived at 7:30pm ( Naturally not something the restaurant could predict, understandable) However the whole party received their Starters (after arriving and ordering after us) before we received our mains. The food was worth the wait, that I cannot complain about however what described above put us off ordering deserts in the end. I honestly cannot compliment the food enough, was just a little disappointed with the order of service. With all that said, do drop in to Bistro 34 if you are not in a rush, it really is worth it for the food!More

Date of visit: March 2020
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179gillianb, Owner at Bistro 34, responded to this reviewResponded 4 March 2020

Thank you for your valued review. Unfortunately, the large party arrived half an hour early which threw timings out and it was a bad judgement call on my part to serve their pre order first. I can only apologise for my mistake and hope this...More

Reviewed 1 December 2019

We enjoyed a beautiful cooked meal with friends at Bistro 34 last night. This place is a little gem. The Christmas menu was available, three out of four of us chose from it. Everything we had was excellent including the lovely bottle of NZ wine....This was a great spot for catch up with friends. We would all recommend, we left very happy customersMore

Date of visit: November 2019
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Gillian B, Owner at Bistro 34, responded to this reviewResponded 3 December 2019

Thank you so much for your fantastic review and it was really lovely of you to return. Just don't make it so long next time! There's some great places to stay within walking distance so next time, why not make a night of it. Hope...More

Reviewed 28 October 2019

We came here for dinner with my partner's sister and her fiance- and it was an unexpected treat! We weren't expecting such a good experience in a fairly rural area. The menu was exceptionally priced for the quality of food we had that evening. I...especially loved my beetroot starter, and my fellow diners loved their starters as well- the creamy mushrooms got several impressed comments and noises! I am still craving another bite of the duck I ate for my main- it was perfectly flavoured and delightfully tender. The other mains we had (poulet breton, risotto and sirloin steak) were also perfectly cooked. There was not much talking at this point as everyone was too busy eating! The desserts were also yummy, and I enjoyed the lemon posset. It's a shame they aren't busier, as if I lived nearer i'd be there every fortnight!More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Gillian B, Owner at Bistro 34, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2019

Thank you so much for your valued review! It certainly makes the job worthwhile to know people enjoy and appreciate good food. We will be launching our Christmas Fayre menu at the end of November and the A la Carte menu changes with the seasons...More

Reviewed 13 October 2019

Ate here after walking the wall for the day, food was lovely and the wine is not expensive !! I had the sea bass which was perfectly cooked (although too many potatoes for me, I don't eat loads, so I left a lot of them)

Date of visit: October 2019
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Gillian B, Owner at Bistro 34, responded to this reviewResponded 14 October 2019

Better more than not enough, although saying that, people can ask for more. I'm glad you enjoyed your evening and you hopefully didn't get too wet on your walk. Thanks again.

Reviewed 11 October 2019

We had a just dreadful meal here tonight. I have never felt compelled to write a review before for a restaurant, but everything about tonight’s meal was disappointing. The welcome was poor, the service unattentive - but the main thing was the food which was...inedible. I made a bad choice - duck. It was inedible. Leathery and tasteless. The vegetables were cold. Just dreadful. I can’t remember eating out and having such a poor meal. Don’t risk it! We will certainly not be going back.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Gillian B, Owner at Bistro 34, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2019

Thank you for your valued review. I will certainly look at what happened with your dining experience. I can only apologise again. Had I known we were going to have more tables in than were in the diary, I would have tried to get more...More

Reviewed 5 September 2019 via mobile

My wife and I are walking Hadrian’s Wall and staying in Brampton. Bistro 34 was a wonderful restaurant and we had the best meal so fall in England. Everything was outstanding. The vegetable soup was very tasty and the scallops appetizer was remarkable. Lots of...vegetables with each entry. The duck and pork were very well prepared and presented The brownie dessert was a great ending to our meal. Even though we are hiking to Carlisle tomorrow we would consider returning here to dinner it was that good!More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Gillian B, Owner at Bistro 34, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2019

Thank you so much for your fantastic and valued review! The Pork dish hasn't been on the menu for very long but is proving extremely popular and for the Chocolate Brownie with Butterscotch Sauce, Chocolate Sauce and Ice cream, what can I say!!! You are...More

Reviewed 5 September 2019

Discovering good food is like finding a long lost friend and Gillian provided us with just that opportunity last evening. A pure delight, bringing back memories of my own mothers incredible cooking. All our meals were skilfully planned, beautifully cooked and presented. Highly recommend Bistro...34 in Brampton Thank you Gillian.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Gillian B, Owner at Bistro 34, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2019

Heel erg bedankt!!! This must be why Bistro 34 was voted in the Top 15 Restaurants in the Carlisle area just a month ago. It really is a pleasure to serve lovely people like yourselves who appreciate good food. I hope we see you again...More

Reviewed 18 August 2019

We were travelling from Northumbria back to the South Lakes and looked for a place for dinner in Brampton, read the reviews and went to Bistro 34. Friendly service and excellent, tasty food. Just surprised it wasn't full. Thanks Gillian

Date of visit: August 2019
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Gillian B, Owner at Bistro 34, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2019

Thank you for your valued review. It's lovely to hear our diners have enjoyed their evening with us. I'm glad you arrived home safe and look forward to your next visit. Gillian

Reviewed 14 August 2019

Gillian's restaurant deserves more customers! We had a good meal here last year and returned when we were in the area. As last year, there were not many customers on a Monday night - but that's not Gillian's fault! Good Menu, freshly-cooked food (worth the...wait - if you want fast-food, get a big-Mac). Interesting Service. Had the best steak I'd eaten in the previous two weeks in the Eden Valley/Moray Firth. I believe some regulars come for the steak - I can see why. The Mille-Feuille was REALLY outstanding, pastry by Gillian - best I've ever had. I can't say this is one of the "best meals ever eaten" because we have the misfortune to live in London with access to some outstanding places, all of which would be more expensive. We'll certainly return for another helping when in the area.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Gillian B, Owner at Bistro 34, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2019

Wow! You can certainly come back if you're going to leave another fantastic review! We actually have a couple who come from the Manchester area whenever they fancy a good steak. Praise indeed so thank you! Here's to welcoming you back on your return visit.

Reviewed 8 August 2019

cannot recommend this Bistro enough. We came on Wednesday and loved the food and atmosphere so much we went back the following night. The food is lovingly and skilfully prepared and cooked. Wide choice of food too. It really is top quality dining at such...a good price. It’s lovely to dine at a place where you leave with a smile of true appreciation and culinary satisfaction. Well done Bistro 34.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Gillian B, Owner at Bistro 34, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2019

Thank you so much for your lovely review. It's always fantastic to have people return, especially the next night! Hope you have a safe trip home and here's to the next time you visit. Gillian

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Sarahd2207
3 August 2020|
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Response from Gillian B | Property representative |
Hi. Unfortunately, due to Covid-19, I had to close the bistro. However, I am doing a takeaway service and you will find the current menu on my website, Bistro34.
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Chris s
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Response from Gillian B | Property representative |
We open Wednesday through to Saturday lunch 12.00 noon to 3.00pm then from 6.00pm for dinner. We also open from 3.00pm until 7.00pm on Sunday for lunch. Closed all day Monday and Tuesday. Hope this helps.
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