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Blue Bistro
Blue Bistro

Blue Bistro Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.blue-bistro.com
  • Phone: 0247 622 9274
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday & Tuesday: 4.30pm - 9.45pm
    Wednesday & Thursday: Lunch 12pm-3pm and Evening 5pm-9.45pm
    Friday& Saturday: 12pm - 9:45pm
    Sunday: 12pm - 6pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: British, Mediterranean, Fusion / Eclectic
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet, Beer, Full Bar, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: The beautiful Upstairs at Blue is the perfect location for any private function, whether that be a family meal, a wedding reception or a corporate event.
  • Private Party Contact: Amy Jones 0247 622 9274

Getting there

  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: It is usually possible to park in Spon Street. There are several car parks in easy walking distance, the Belgrade Plaza offers 24 hour parking.
A word from Blue Bistro
At the Blue Restaurant & Bistro we offer delectable modern British cuisine, with a Mediterranean twist. We are situated on the historic Spon Street, in Coventry City Centre.

Our ethos is simple: a creative menu based upon great, preferably local, seasonal ingredients, ethically sourced and cooked with passion.

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.

Upstairs at Blue provides a fabulous setting for functions, from weddings to business meetings and seminars. It also offers two of the most perfect tables in what we believe must be the most perfect romantic location in Coventry.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambience
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Diner Reviews
  • "The best meal i've had for a long while, we eat out a lot and haven't tried this since new ownership but it was fantastic. I had the risotto, I asked if the chef could add a bit of chicken,which he did and it was delicious. We will definitely be going back xx"
    dined on 23/08/2014
  • "A superb venue with a lovely atmosphere, welcoming staff and excellent food. a must for all you foodies out there."
    dined on 15/08/2014
  • "Excellent service food extremely tasty and the atmosphere. Spot on"
    dined on 14/08/2014
  • "Food was lovely. Menu isnt very big but choices to suit many. The atmosphere was lovely, calm and relaxed. Service was good. Definitely recommend"
    dined on 31/07/2014
  • "Wasn't that impressed. Expected better for cost. Steak came with what looked like pasta sauce but steak was cooked well. Chocolate cheesecake was dry and cheese board was basic with no butter for bread and crackers. For nearly £8 you would expect a selection of crackers, not three squarer Mcvities with the smallest thimble of port I've seen."
    dined on 12/07/2014
  • "I have dined here lots over the last year and have never been disappointed however the restaurant continues to grow in menu without overpricing. The service is exceptional and professional without being stuffy - all of the staff are real and attentive. I would recommend Blue to anyone"
    dined on 11/07/2014
  • "What a great experience! The food was superb. For starters I had the fried halloumi that was gorgeous. I had the chicken with mash for mains and the sauce was delicious. Dessert was dark choc cheesecake with cherry. Not the best but I think I'm only saying that because I was too full to enjoy it properly. Cocktails were reasonably priced and tasteful. Atmosphere was calm and mellow. Staff were very friendly. Overall it was enjoyable and would recommend it for families, work do's or romantic diners."
    dined on 11/07/2014
  • "A wonderful place with a wonderful atmosphere and staff"
    dined on 04/07/2014
  • "I came to the restaurant with reasonably high expectations after reading the reviews for this restaurant. Firstly, I was put off by the ridiculously huge chairs. They weren't only hideous and impractical, but uncomfortable too! I ordered a stew for main which was terribly salty and disappointing. It came with mashed potatoes which had obviously been sitting under a hot lamp for some time as it had acquired a kind of dried crusty film over the top. Despite this, I still ordered a tart tatin for dessert. It looked old and like I had been microwaved, was completely soggy and to be honest a bit sad looking. I really shouldn't have bothered. The only saving grace was the reasonable service"
    dined on 02/07/2014
  • "Took a date to Blue Bistro for the first time, food, service, ambience and wine all excellent, made for a great evening."
    dined on 26/06/2014
  • "I've never before seen a menu that actually had the right balance of meat, Vegetarian and fish. The chef also took an interest in my group to make sure we enjoyed our food. The resturant is beautiful too, located on medieval Spon end. Good selection of alcohol. All round wonderful experience. I shall be going back and have already recommended it to my friends."
    dined on 14/06/2014
  • "A very pleasant bistro with charming ambience and live musicians, serving expensive but astoundingly well-made dishes. Sadly let down by disinterested, charmless staff who struggled with understanding orders, ignored our table repeatedly, and somehow took half an hour to produce a bill. A real shame not to be able to recommend this right now - our honest compliments to the chef, though..."
    dined on 14/06/2014
  • "I decided to visit Blue Bistro as having walked past the restaurant on a number of occasions, I thought it looked very appealing. I also viewed the menu online and decided to book a table for me and my girlfriend. The service was a little slow but that could be forgiven as there seemed to be only two front of house staff looking after about 10 tables. The food arrived quickly and was of a very good standard. The real surprise came when the bill arrived. I had no idea that meals from the main menu were half price on a Friday. I'll definitely visit again."
    dined on 11/06/2014
  • "The portion size is good and full of flavour and The staff where friendly."
    dined on 10/06/2014
  • "We had a lovely friendly welcome. Had booked for son's birthday for Sunday Lunch with traditional lunch and other fare to cover all tastes. Bistro is comfortable and relaxing and we did not feel we were being rushed out after we had eaten. "
    dined on 08/06/2014
  • "ordered food about 8.30pm. finally got starters 9.45pm . soup supposed to of been vegetable had no taste at all just watery consistency.sent them back.main courses finally arrived near to 11pm.last time we came ( our 1st visit) we were so impressed everything about the entire evening was superb. however what a huge dissappointment it was this time. the only excuse the waiter gave was they had a big party in which i presummed they would of known about anyway. there were even children running around bursting balloons nothing said to discourage them. what should of been a happy birthday meal wasnt at all what we were expecting.blue bistro coventry."
    dined on 31/05/2014
  • "We went here as a thank you meal from my mother, first impressions are of the stunning building, a real gem steeped with history, after sitting down the first thing to note was the horrendously uncomfortable chairs (however beautiful they were). Food wise, the starters were very different, my mums prawn cocktail was a prawn cocktail, nothing extraordinary, very nice but nothing special, the black pudding, chorizo and egg was very different and a fantastic combination. Mains, the pie was incredible, the steak was cooked to perfection and served with a lovely ragout however the chips had a slightly sweet flavour, not to my taste and the leek and cheese pastry was very nice overall a fantastic meal and highly recommended "
    dined on 26/05/2014
  • "We really enjoyed our evening in this lovely restaurant in medieval Spon Street. The food and service were excellent. We would definitely go there again and recommend it to friends."
    dined on 24/05/2014
  • "I found this restaurant off the net as a last minute booking.The food and service were good but the menu was a bit limited and the wine prices were expensive for the quality offered.I would go again particularly if having a night out in Coventry"
    dined on 24/05/2014
  • "Restaurant was cold. Service was slow even with their being only one other table to serve. Food was average. We wouldnt recommend this restaurant which is a shame as it is located in a beautiful building"
    dined on 24/05/2014
  • "Meal was very nice however the service was not very good at all."
    dined on 17/05/2014
  • "Family lunch for 6 at Blue. Good starters and main courses (5 of us had the beef). My dessert was excellent but others found the sticky toffee pudding or chocolate dessert a bit dry. Powerful coffees. Friendly service, just the right amount of attention. Slow delivery of food considering the restaurant was not at all busy. Starting at 1.30 and finishing at 4 is quite unusual for lunch although as this was a gathering from across the country with lots of conversation we did not mind too much. I would go again if in Coventry as the food was of a pretty high standard, although I would allocate a lot of time."
    dined on 11/05/2014
  • "This place goes from strength to strength whilst maintaining quality "
    dined on 25/04/2014
  • "First time to the Blue Bistro and will definitely be going again. Starters were under £4 and great quality. I had black pudding, chorizo with poached egg, a delight! Steak n ale pie with mash and veg for main. Veg was a tad undercooked for my liking but a small point as the pie reminded me of my childhood. Meat was so tender and tasty! The restaurant layout and furnishing are so lovely too. "
    dined on 22/04/2014
  • "The food was great, slight hiccup in the menu/ordering rectified within literaly 2 mins. The cooking has always been great at Blue the service hasn't always been top notch. Serving staff this time were mortified they couldn't get to us quick enough!! Relax and keep it up! "
    dined on 20/04/2014
  • "Excellent service, attentive but not pushy. Lovely food, beautifully presented and excellent value for money."
    dined on 18/04/2014
  • "Food was very very nice, wholesome, good quality and plenty of it, homemade chips a real bonus. Our waitress was very good polite and efficient, interior is lovely, overall we had a very pleasant evening."
    dined on 16/04/2014
  • "Really enjoyed the Sunday lunch! The starters were very good and the beef was superb. Excellent roasties, a spot on Yorkshire and the gravy was delicious. Didn't get as far as the dessert, I'm afraid. We will be back."
    dined on 13/04/2014
  • "Great food & service - definitely recommend this to friends / family"
    dined on 05/04/2014
  • "It's obvious that attention to detail and training has been given without making this a stuffy restaurant The service isn't fast but the food is great and the service is friendly and professional. I use this restaurant for all manner of occasions. There is nowhere else like it and I commend it to all potential diners"
    dined on 30/03/2014
  • "Food was good, fruit crumble lovely. Venue was cold-wear a jumper!"
    dined on 22/03/2014
  • "Having previously visited this restaurant I recommended it for the annual dinner of the trustees of a charity I am involved with. I was a bit nervous in case they didn't like it but they all thought it was very good. For myself, I like it because it has very good veggie choices. It is one of those rare places where the vegetarian option doesn't seem to be an afterthought or a token gesture. Great atmosphere too in a lovely building."
    dined on 17/03/2014
  • "2nd time isited the Blue Bistro Each time the cood has been great. This last there wS live music which made it a bit harder to hear conversation. However we really like the restaurant. Went down well with our teenagers too"
    dined on 15/03/2014
  • "The sevice was good friendly staff, food fair portions very small , went away feeling hungry the place had a nice ambience , nice touch with singer playing guitar"
    dined on 15/03/2014
  • "My dad & I decided to go there for the first time last Saturday to have a meal a week before my birthday. The food was lovely, especially for how much you pay and the service was fantastic. Restaurant was very clean, staff were friendly & very enjoyable experience."
    dined on 08/03/2014
  • "No need to wax lyrical about this place... Try it yourself and write an honest review Yes it's changed hands and yes there's a correlation between staff walking out and bogus reviews on tripadvisior which is disappointing and only restricts others ability to make a judgement and enjoy a great place Well priced, very friendly, awesome building and fresh food"
    dined on 07/03/2014
  • "Starters were hit and miss but everyone was very impressed with their mains which were excellent. Menu limited but this wasn't a problem as the chefs were obviously able to focus on quality. Service slow which was disappointing. Lovely historic venue"
    dined on 07/03/2014
  • "I have eaten out many times and this is my third time here. I dined with a friend, my wife and my 14 year only son. We had pate and prawns to start. Beef Bourgignon and chicken for mains and a selection of deserts. The service was lovely and attentive... Not over the top but at the right level. The red wine that we had (a Cianti) was one of the best I've had I'd recommend this to anyone for any occasion and I also commend people to duplicate their review on Tripadvisor to give eveyone a chance to see what real customers think of Blue-Bistro"
    dined on 01/03/2014
  • "I wish there were more restaurants like this in Coventry. The food is lovely, feels like a treat to go there, but it isn't too expensive. Staff are lovely."
    dined on 21/02/2014
  • "I'm now on my third visit of The New Year and hence working my way down the menu. So third choices were still absolutely superlative! Service was prompt and courteous depsite being full downstairs. Five stars again!!"
    dined on 18/02/2014