Le Bistroquet, Niort.

4 Rue du Rabot, 79000, Niort, France .Niort12

A busy little bistro and wine bar in the pedestrianized centre of Niort with a good lively atmosphere.  The menu was simple – three choices each for first and second courses and four for dessert – with some choices carrying supplements and the option of having one two or three courses.

We both opted for a prawn starter which was elegantly presented and tasty.  I had the cheeks of pork to follow which were excellent – melt-in-the-mouth tender and full of flavour.  Alan had the roast guinea fowl which lacked excitement – but was what it said it was!  We both finished with the café gourmand where opinion was divided – I thought it was very good – Alan thought the variety of dishes too sweet – but I thought that was the idea!

They take their wine selection seriously and the bottle of Chinon which we shared was excellent.

Service was friendly but a bit hit and miss – we waited for a long time for food to be served and then our main courses arrived before our starters!  They were suitably apologetic and the situation was remedied pretty quickly thereafter.

The total bill with coffee and wine totalled 78 euros.

Overall – I say ‘ a good place to eat without being exceptional.’ Anita says ‘I thought it was pretty good’

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