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Blue Bistro
Blue Bistro

Blue Bistro Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.blue-bistro.com
  • Email: enquiries@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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "This was a lovely evening it was a set menu with options but good variety. The starters were outstanding. My main of chicken with onion could have done with potatoes. Dessert was brilliant. staff were attentive and even put the heater on as a listed building which stays cold. We usually abstain from going out on occasions like this as the service is normally not brilliant but we could not fault it."
    dined on 14/02/2014
  • "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
  • "Visited Blue Bistro on Valentines day, special menu. Had a cocktail at the bar when we arrived which was very good, we were then taken to our table downstairs. Two guys were playing an acoustic set which was a nice touch, food was excellent as was the service. Had a bottle of Pinotage with the meal, definitely recommend this restaurant, can't think of a better one in Coventry."
    dined on 14/02/2014
  • "Food quality very good, menu a bit restricted, service very friendly but too long winded between courses."
    dined on 15/02/2014
  • "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
  • "We had a wonderful evening with excellent quality food and good service. To make the night special, there was live music that added to the atmosphere. We were given money off voucher by the manager and I am looking forward to my next visit with the family."
    dined on 14/02/2014
  • "It took a little longer than expected. We got there at the booking time of 6.00 pm It was not very warm. We left in a rush for 7.30 performance at 7.20 having to skip desserts. Service was nice. Ambience good but there had been a problem with heating so we felt cold. meal was good when it came"
    dined on 11/02/2014
  • "The Blue Bistro hosted a splendid lunch for my family. Only a small gathering but the food was excellent making it a really good occasion. I would recommend it highly. Others at the same time came in and had a light snack lunch and that looked good too."
    dined on 01/02/2014
  • "Non existent service. Never been handed a bottle of wine before and been expected to open the white and the red bottles myself and then pour?! Need to employ a Maitre'd and some staff training!"
    dined on 01/02/2014
  • "A lovely place to dine, the few staff there were all very polite and helpful. Food was very good but service was terrible, the main course took ages to come, waiter forgot the asked for water and was slow bringing more wine. However I would use the restaurant again, hoping next time more staff would be on duty."
    dined on 01/02/2014
  • "An hour to get our starter and hour later for our mains, spicy yet bland carrot and tomato soup, ordinary pate rather than fancy parfait offered on the menu both served with stale bread. For mains 'Fancy fish and chips' Pangasium fish in batter with a baked potato, sliced skin still on fried until it was brown, it was meant to be potato fondant, the caper pea puree was anything but a puree, it was dry and gravelly??? King prawn and mussel pasta was just inedible the pasta had turned to mush, the king prawns were like rubber bullets and the mussels were shrivelled up and dry. We refused to pay for the pasta and left. The couple on the next table ordered a bottle of Pinot Grigio with their meal, to which the waiter said would like wine too!"
    dined on 01/02/2014
  • "Was pretty looking forward when I found out theres such a decent restaurant in Coventry when I passes by. There was obviously not enough staff on that day. Not a lot of choice to choose from on the menu. Waited for 45mins for the dishes to come. The food was.... "bad". Dont know how could bacon and chicken salad go wrong, but it just did. The mussel and king prawn penne smelled a little bit weird, maybe the seafoods went bad. Not going to go there again and will not recommend anyone to go. Sorry about that."
    dined on 01/02/2014
  • "Following the relaunch of Blue under new management I tried the Winter menu and found that it was fair overall. Whereas previously the restaurant had offered a lot of choice but poor service, the new menu is limited but the service is much, much better. I was a little disappointed with the quality of the food unfortunately, as it sounded a lot better than it tasted. On the whole I would judge it as fair as it is not too expensive but could, I feel, be better."
    dined on 25/01/2014
  • "The food was good, the value was pretty good but what was truly fantastic and the reason I decided to book it in the first place was the atmosphere. Dimmed lighting, exposed wooden struts and beautiful wooden tables and chairs. All topped off with the food and the very helpful and friendly staff. The place to go in Coventry if you want a nice candle lit dinner for two."
    dined on 24/01/2014
  • "The Blue Bistro is a lovely little place but was really let down by very slow service and the food is not great! The waiter didn't know what the soup of the day was and the beef pie was very very salty. It's a shame as the location is fab and the place itself is done out really nice but I'm not sure I would go again even if it is quite cheap!"
    dined on 18/01/2014
  • "We had a lovely evening. The food was Amazing, the staff are very helpful. The restaurant it's self looks lovely! Definitely one to visit again!"
    dined on 16/01/2014
  • "Took family out for Sunday lunch as a birthday treat for sister. Don't know Coventry at all, and had low expectations of this place. We had two vegetarians in the group and the choice and standard of the menu was exceptional. My husband is very fussy about the standard of any meat and even he was pleased (he had beef and Yorkshire puddings - he is from Yorkshire). Food was hot, tasty and beautifully presented. Clean plates all round. Lovely artsy furniture and proper linen. Lovely. The Medieval area of Coventry is unexpected and really rather beautiful and very atmospheric. I bet this place is beautifully romantic at night - will book again soon and find out."
    dined on 12/01/2014
  • "New years eve. After a slight problem to begin with, the whole evening was fantastic. The staff are very helpful & the owner was very attentive. tok time to speak to his guests. Great atmosphere. The building is beauitfully restored & filled with character. As a set menu there was plenty of choice. Superb quality, portions & price."
    dined on 31/12/2013
  • "Went for a Thurs evening meal. Xmas menu looks good. Main course of beef was v nice and gravy excellent. Pudding was eggnog brûlée and sadly that was awful - the top had turned into toffee and was inedible. Staff didn't know what the soup of the day was nor whether they had decaf tea- probably expect them to know both of those answers. They were very polite and are an overall credit to the restaurant. Overall it was average - not sure why it has been hyped so much."
    dined on 19/12/2013
  • "I've eaten here regularly under different guises. Food always excellent, service has sometimes been a bit "hit and miss" although always a four star experience. Tonight everything came together, wonderful food and attentive and helpful service and a first five stars from me. Keep it up Blue!"
    dined on 16/12/2013
  • "We had a great experience here for our Christmas work do!"
    dined on 13/12/2013
  • "Lovely environment and fantastic food! Ideal for work do's, birthdays, anniversaries or any occasion really. Just what we wanted, and not as expensive as we thought :)"
    dined on 13/12/2013
  • "We encountered a sparse cut-down "Christmas" menu. I had clued myself up on trip advisor which seemed to point toward sporadic poor service but good food, so we prepared ourselves for such an occasion. The ambience and the old furniture was fantastic and the lighting was set to "romance" which was a bit odd given that it was December and most of the diners were loud party-goer types that evening. We were greeted with a smile from a waiter who looked like he needed to be taught how to wash, quickly shown to our table and then it felt like we were abondoned and fed under-par food straight from a packet with little manipulation or organisation from a trained cook. We waited over half an hour for the main course after our starter too!"
    dined on 11/12/2013
  • "Blue Bistro was amazing, christmas menu is very good. It is a bit more expansive than students usually depend on eating but I came with a friend and we were happy to pay the price because it worth it. people are kind, the place is cool and the meals are very good. Definitely love it!"
    dined on 11/12/2013
  • "Great food in a warm inviting environment. Has the Christmas menu which was very reasonably priced. Friendly waiting staff and because they were busy and service was a little slow we were given a free round of drinks! Will definitely be going again!!"
    dined on 07/12/2013
  • "We booked to go here on the strength of the menu on the website, however when we sat down and were given the menus it was a Christmas menu, which we were all disappointed with. We had not been told previous that the menu would be switching and the quality and the amount of food we were served was very poor."
    dined on 06/12/2013
  • "Booked a table for 8, when we arrived there was one other party in, yet we were put on a cramped table, then waited 20mins for the starters, followed by an 1hr 20mins for our main course no apology until I called the manager over, food eventually arrived and was defiantly not worth the wait! Desserts took a further 30mins to arrive, manager than proceeded to discipline the staff in front of customers, despite the fact he had thought it appropriate go outside for a cigarette and ignore the disaster that was our meal! The architecture of the building is lovely it's such a shame that everything else is a let down!"
    dined on 29/11/2013