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“An independent local gem”
Review of The Fig Bistro

The Fig Bistro
Ranked #29 of 387 Restaurants in Southport
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 13 - US$ 20
Cuisines: Lebanese
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Description: Welcome to The Fig Bistro, we are a very small family run business. We aim to offer authentic home cooked recipes , with the addition of new tastes from Egypt, North Africa and the middle east. Come and sample the new and exciting dishes especially Egyptian street food .Please check our website for menus and updates. The last table booking we take is 8pm, always book ahead to avoid disappointment. Once we serve our last table, we go home.
Reviewed 6 April 2018

The genuine home cooking courtesy of the very talented Janine surpasses many of the more ‘up market’ restaurants in town. It is also the perfect place for a mixed group of meat eaters, vegetarians or vegans. Decor and ambience is contemporary and welcoming. Prices are very good value for money. You would be mad not to try The Fig.

Thank Becky W
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Sandsea63, Owner at The Fig Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2018

I am always humbled by genuine and honest reviews like yours. I am very delighted with your testimony, it keeps me going. Thank you.
Janine (owner/chef)

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Reviewed 20 March 2018

This is a small place with a great feel. I think its a mother/daughter operation and they work hard to welcome the guests and make them welcome. The service isn't particularly quick, for the reasons already mentioned, but when it does arrive there's plenty and its all very flavorful. Only negative, they could do with more variety of whisky than Jack Daniels.
We'll be back!

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Thank David B
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Sandsea63, Owner at The Fig Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2018

Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your experience. I hope you appreciate that Friday and Saturday are our busiest days and as we cook meals to order, sometimes there is a wait. We will take your whiskey recommendation on board and hope to see you soon.

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Reviewed 11 March 2018

We had a very friendly welcome at The Fig Bistro, and enjoyed a delicious meal: hummous, falafel, a mixed kebab and a vegetable tagine, accompanied by a nice red wine from one of the oldest vineyards in Lebanon (Domaine des Tourelles). Portions seemed about the right size for us; in any case you can put together a mezze from their excellent selection. Service efficient and helpful. It is not a huge restaurant, and although it was strangely quiet for a Friday night, they assured us that they were already fully booked for the following evening, so booking ahead seems advisable. A very pleasant meal!

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Janinemadi, Owner at The Fig Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2018

We get very excited when our diners remember exactly what they had. We are even more delighted to note your interest in our wine choice!
Thank you for choosing our bistro from the publication you looked at in your hotel, namely “Dining out guide for Southport”....and most of all thank you for your positive review. Hope you come back to Southport soon.

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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Visited the Fig bistro with friends during a weekend stay in Southport.
The meal was excellent, well presented and the staff couldn't do enough for us. A very pleasant night and will certainly be back.

Thank Casie_51
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Janinemadi, Owner at The Fig Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2018

We are always delighted to get positive feedbacks and we thank you. Please come back soon.

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Reviewed 1 March 2018

I really like the atmosphere in this small resturant. The music, lighting and general ambiance make it, a very pleasant experience. Food is authentic, and tasty.

However, the portions are really small and leave you feeling hungry for more.
It's not just my me that thinks so, a friend said he went to 'the chippy' after eating there.
Another said the kebabs were good, but the dish was mostly rice.

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Figbistro, Owner at The Fig Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2018

I am so glad you gave us a try. We do appreciate all reviews and always strive to improve. Hope to see you soon.

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