Stanleys Bistro

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Cuisine: French
Price Point: Mains from £10-£20

Experience superb French food and wine at Stanleys Bistro!

Founded by renowned restaurateur Stanislas Becherie, who ran Le Gallois, Pier64 and Chez Francis restaurants, Stanleys is a new French bistro of outstanding quality.

Serving quintessential French cuisine and wine, think classics like molten camembert, succulent steak and crisp crème brûlée. From traditional cassoulet and navarin of lamb, to seasonal vegetarian tartiflette and the must-have dauphinoise potatoes, their menu offers something for everyone to enjoy.

Stanleys supports local and independent suppliers, selecting only the best artisan produce and ingredients for their dishes. Located on Cowbridge Road, head to this bistro for fine French food in a sumptuous setting..

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Stanleys Bistro
185 Cowbridge Road East
Cardiff CF11 9AJ

Open Hours:
Monday Closed
Tuesday 6pm - 9pm
Wednesday 12pm - 2pm and 6pm - 9pm
Thursday 12pm - 2pm and 6pm - 9pm
Friday 12pm - 2pm and 6pm - 10pm
Saturday 12pm - 2pm and 6pm - 10pm
Sunday 12pm - 4pm

Phone: 02920224959

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Stanleys Bistro

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Gillian Callaghan

Felt like a king and a queen.
Had the restaurant to ourselves, so no noise or fuss and the total attention of the owner, who is WONDERFUL!
The food was so good that I told my husband that I wanted to cry tears of joy.
We had langoustine linguine and moule's to start then fillet steak medallions and cassoulet, with an excellent wine..
Can't wait to return!!
LOVED it and the FirstTable discount made it perfect!

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Meriel Jones

Ooh la la, c'est tres, tres bon! What a great find this is. A bijou of a bistro and a haven of gastronomic delight. After a warm and genuine welcome, we were soon enjoying a couple of expertly shaken French 75s - coupe glasses made it feel even more French (we have a lot to thank Marie Antoinette for - if only she'd done more of those exercises - "I must, I must, I must increase my...). We then enjoyed an array of beautiful French food - fresh-as-a-daisy mussels, gloriously gooey camembert, stunning bouillabaisse, poulet of good provenance and a couple of spot-on tarte tatins. The service was slick with the right measure of table-side conversation. Unreservedly recommended.

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Alvin Jones

This is a great little place. A warm greeting from the owner (and front of house maestro) when we arrived. It was cold outside but toasty within. Langoustines, beef, crumble and tarte tartin followed. All excellent, crumble seriously best ever - crumble baked separately so crunchy, buttery heaven. Love that the walls of the 'facilities' are wallpapered with maps of France - chance to pick out your next holiday destination whilst multi-tasking. Guess it could result in husbands and wives on singles holidays in different destinations but hey ho. Go support these people and bon appetit.

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Lovely little restaurant. Very tasty food that is a bit different. They had good eye for detail; the bowl for the seafood shells and one with water for your fingers- so many places forget this!
We had a really lovely time and left very satisfied.

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Sarah Starbuck

What a great find this restaurant is - thanks to First Table for that. The place was busy from the minute it opened and half the people there were regulars; not bad for a restaurant that has only been open five months and testament to the quality of food and attentive staff. Our meals were absolutely delicious, as was the wine. The service was also excellent and we will definitely be returning.

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Alvin Jones

We've visited several times and it's always a great experience. All dishes were excellent, the tarte tatin particularly so.

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Had a fantastic meal! Food was delicious, staff very friendly and attentive, would definitely recommend.

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Wonderful food and experience. Would highly recommend

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Richard Evans

Scallops starter was excellent. As was the Hake fish special. Cassoulet wasn’t quite what I was expecting from trips to SW France but very tasty in its own right. The Tarte Tartin and Creme Brûlée trio were delicious (almond one especially). Wine menu simple and good value. Hard to fault the service, food and very reasonably priced menu. Really lovely French Bistro.

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Gillian Callaghan

Felt like a king and a queen.
Had the restaurant to ourselves, so no noise or fuss and the total attention of the owner, who is WONDERFUL!
The food was so good that I told my husband that I wanted to cry tears of joy.
We had langoustine linguine and moule's to start then fillet steak medallions and cassoulet, with an excellent wine..
Can't wait to return!!
LOVED it and the FirstTable discount made it perfect!

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Bianca Barbu

The food was incredible and a fantastic French atmosfere, will definitely go back again!

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Enjoyable, as ever!

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Maureen Morgan

We have visited a number of times as we always enjoy the atmosphere and food and service excellent. Well worth a visit.

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We had a lovely evening at Stanley’s Bistro. The food and service were both fantastic. Stanley was very attentive without imposing on our meal. The restaurant has a great ambience and we felt like we were on holiday with the combination of music and decor. We would highly recommend and will definitely be returning.

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Our second visit and every bit as good as our first!

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Liz Smith

Food first rate!

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Visited on a quiet Tuesday evening .Large carpark nearby free after 6.Warm welcome from Stanley and there were no issues with First Table.Food was excellent with French elements prominent particularly the sauces.Music was great and at right volume.The noises of a working kitchen added to the very pleasant ambience.Recommended!

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Thouroughly enjoyable experience with excellent food and service. Nice ambience, very relaxing. Will definitely use again.

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Gillian Harris

Another lovely meal, very relaxed surroundings - we will be back

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10/10. I would definitely recommend eating here, the service was perfect, food was delicious and the atmosphere was cosy. We will definitely come back!

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Everything was delicious and the service was professional and friendly

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Julie Hughes

This is a lovely French Bistro. Nice cosy atmosphere and welcoming. The medallions of beef were delicious and the puddings were all excellent. Great wines too. Recommended

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Meriel Jones

Ooh la la, c'est tres, tres bon! What a great find this is. A bijou of a bistro and a haven of gastronomic delight. After a warm and genuine welcome, we were soon enjoying a couple of expertly shaken French 75s - coupe glasses made it feel even more French (we have a lot to thank Marie Antoinette for - if only she'd done more of those exercises - "I must, I must, I must increase my...). We then enjoyed an array of beautiful French food - fresh-as-a-daisy mussels, gloriously gooey camembert, stunning bouillabaisse, poulet of good provenance and a couple of spot-on tarte tatins. The service was slick with the right measure of table-side conversation. Unreservedly recommended.

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Maureen Morgan

Dined here on a few occasions and found the standard of food and service of a very high quality, highly recommend a visit.

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Alvin Jones

This is a great little place. A warm greeting from the owner (and front of house maestro) when we arrived. It was cold outside but toasty within. Langoustines, beef, crumble and tarte tartin followed. All excellent, crumble seriously best ever - crumble baked separately so crunchy, buttery heaven. Love that the walls of the 'facilities' are wallpapered with maps of France - chance to pick out your next holiday destination whilst multi-tasking. Guess it could result in husbands and wives on singles holidays in different destinations but hey ho. Go support these people and bon appetit.

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Emma Piotrowski

Outstanding food.
Service was impeccable.
Will definitely be returning.

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Maureen Morgan

Warm, cozy and very welcoming on arrival for early dining was a perfect start to a lovely evening.

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Cadi Howells

Great night at Stanley’s! We both had the scallop starter which was lovely, then the beef medallions - cooked to perfection and everything on thr plate was so tasty. The pea side dish was a highlight also! My boyfriend had the cheese dessert which he loved and I had the crumble. Both very yummy. Service was great - very attentive without being over the top. Great wine list. Will definetly return. The voucher worked smoothly - perfect, reasonable treat just before christmas!

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Alana Douglas-Jones

Amazing, unique food and really friendly staff. It’s my 5th visit, never gets old

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Great little restaurant with friendly staff and good food. Definitely worth a visit.

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Everything excellent

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Had a great meal at Stanley’s last night! Everything was presented well and we were made very comfortable. The menu gave us plenty to choose from.....We will certainly return and let our friends and family know about it .

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Really great food, everything we had was beautifully done. Service was great also, would deffo go back to eat later in the evening. Thanks!

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Lovely little restaurant. Very tasty food that is a bit different. They had good eye for detail; the bowl for the seafood shells and one with water for your fingers- so many places forget this!
We had a really lovely time and left very satisfied.

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Sarah Starbuck

What a great find this restaurant is - thanks to First Table for that. The place was busy from the minute it opened and half the people there were regulars; not bad for a restaurant that has only been open five months and testament to the quality of food and attentive staff. Our meals were absolutely delicious, as was the wine. The service was also excellent and we will definitely be returning.

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Lovely meal and excellent service

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Rachel Schmidt

Lovely quality food and service

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Alana Douglas-Jones

Couldn’t fault it! Gorgeous food and really special

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Stevie-Anne Harman

First time at Stanley’s bistro food was really nice and the staff were very attentive would definitely go back... best dish was the scallops and chorizo

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