Le Bistro is a very pleasant English restaurant in a traditionally quaint English village, so why it gives itself a French name I’ve no idea. There is no hint of French on the menu and has more references to curry than frogs legs. Anyway, that is my only real gripe.
If you like substantial English grub at reasonable prices, £19.95 for four courses, well cooked, and well presented in a nice atmosphere, for a mid-week night it was great. The total cost for four with a drink of wine was £100 with tip. My starter was home-made fishcake in a rather too sweet sauce for me, followed by a Barnsley chop and a side plate of veg. The chop was large, not as succulent as a lamb shank, but good for a confirmed carnivore like me. Pudding was fresh fruit, ice cream and a brandy snap type confection (together with a sorbet after the first course of soup). My three chums chose, curry, salmon and a pie for their mains and they were very pleased.
The place is a comfortable size but maintains a cosy atmosphere and it was busy; when tables emptied they were refilled which is always a good sign. A great place for a mid-week outing or to celebrate your Grandmas birthday, but nothing wrong with that, and well worth a visit.
All in all, a good meal, in a nice restaurant in a lovely South Yorkshire village.
Article by Martin Gillett.
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