Blu Bistro & Coffee House has an exceptional menu and if you’re around Chesterfield's Brampton you need to go and try it now. There, those are the facts, but because we love this cafe so much we’re going to tell you more. For afternoon tea, a daytime bite, some evening bistro or an adventure around the chef’s table, at Blue Bistro & Coffee House you’ll find fresh, local produce prepared by a team of chefs who take great pride in what they do. A few dishes it’s worth drawing your attention to include the pheasant starter with bacon crumb and autumn roots, as well as the cod loin main with mussels and baby potatoes – this is seriously good stuff. A very popular cafe on Chatsworth Road, it’s worth booking your table in advance.
Our 6 course New Years Eve meal was outstanding. A delight on the taste buds. Much thought had been given to the menu which was varied and so very tasty. I would highly recommend a visit.
I took my parents for brunch on Christmas Eve. The menu selection was great, the food was lovely and the service was good too even though the bistro was really busy. We sat upstairs, it would've been good to know that beforehand as my mum isn't great with stairs..but they are shallow steps with a rail so it was ok.
The staff we all very helpful and courteous, the food was excellent, would definitely recommend it. The afternoon tea is also great, one of the nicest I have had, well done to all Blu staff.
Lovely food. Prompt and pleasant service. Beautifully cosy on a cold night. Thoroughly recommend, and in fact we have booked for Christmas night out with friends.
Had a lovely meal, the food was absolutely delicious and just the right sized portions when having 3 courses. My husband had the specials, Ham hock terrine starter and Lamb main course followed by Stilton and biscuits. his only comment was that the Stilton could do with being a slightly larger piece. I had the Mushroom and Chestnut granola starter which was very filling and the Venison main course both of which very very tasty. For desert I had the arancini which were like little fried rice balls; I probably wouldn't have picked these had I known what they were but enjoyed them nonetheless, although they were a bit heavy going as a desert. The waitress service was generally good but let down by the drinks service. We waited a long time for service for pre-dinner drinks and were not asked if we wanted wine with out meal. When we asked for wine, were were initially brought the wrong bottle and when the right one was brought out, it was simply plonked on the table with the cap left on. We were left to open and pour our own wine which is not what we expect of a good restaurant. We were served with some delightful little shortbread biscuits with the bill - these were so melting in the mouth that we asked to buy some more to take home as we've never had such beautiful shortbread. All in all a good meal with some room for improvement in the service standards.
The pork belly/rhubarb/pomegranate starter and the chicken breast/gnocchi/roast squash main course were both delicious, having a very nice blend of flavours and textures. The chocolate , parfait was also very tasty, though a bit less memorable. Also the wine was very good, better than the average primitivo. It was a Saturday evening and very full, and the staff were struggling a bit to cope, which meant that when we had an aperitif at the bar they forgot to send the menu down, and the (new) waitress was still learning how to pull a cork (so can't really give it a 6), BUT the waitress apologised at the end for any problems, and we thought there really hadn't been any serious ones, and anyway they all made up for it by their very friendly and otherwise efficient service, with all the courses being served promptly. It was always good, but under the new management it really is excellent.
Disappointing I also rang ahead as this was for parents 80th and one is gluten intolerant. Very accommodating put up a balloon on table and sparkle sprinkles. However initially took us down steep steps to cellar then up again and up to the 1st floor ... All 3sets of stairs caused a problem for my elderly mother. We were sat in a dark drab room at the back of the building next to the toilets... Down another 3steps. The food was mixed standards with mine the sea trout being the best option and delicious. However mothers halibut and fathers pork were over cooked dry and disappointing. I was a little up set that inspire of this disappointment which we voiced to 2 different waitresses when asked ... They didn't even offer us a complimentary coffee 👎
Very good. Food presentation could have been better instead of just piled on two large plates. Maybe if tiered stand was used it would be much better. My son had black coffee and he had to use a China tea cup for it. No alternative offered. Choice of sandwiches was lovely and sweets, especially the warm scones, were delicious. Attentiveness of staff slightly lacking. Never asked us if everything was ok, or if we needed anything else. A nice afternoon though.
Best meal out in ages.Allowed to take our time before course and in between. Presentation of food was lovely and enhanced the taste! We had the steak- very juicy and the grilled sea bass. The cardomon soaked pear was delicate and perfectly matched to the honeycomb icecream. The cheese board was generous. Staff were very helpful and attentive. Thank you.
Visited on Sunday morning for breakfasts - one each of traditional and vegetarian, Both were very good and filling though a slight quibble - I would have preferred a toast option instead of oatcake... The sour dough toast dishes (scrambled egg or avocado mix) served at the other tables looked great. We will definitely be returning to try the evening menu.