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Our fantastic value Early Bird menu is perfect for a pre-theatre dinner, come along and have one, two or three courses Tuesday – Thursday 4pm – 7pm, Friday & Saturday 4pm – 6pm and then head off to your evening show at one of our local theatres, such as The Forum Theatre, Billingham or The Sunderland Empire Theatre.

About us

We are a family run Bistro with over 50 years combined experience, our aim is to create a relaxed & friendly atmosphere where you will always feel welcome. The kitchen is ran by chefs John Scott & Ian Atkin, the bistro is ran by Lisa Atkin & Angela Scott, along with their team of Sarah, Conor, Georgia & Matthew.
All of our food is locally sourced & of the highest quality, our ambition is to provide you with good, honest food that you will want to come back & try over & over again.



John & his wife Angela have both grown up in Billingham. John trained at Darlington Catering College before working in various different hotels, restaurants & pubs, including 20 years, most of these as Head Chef, at the well established Norton Hall. More recently he worked at The Bridge Inn Grinton in The Yorkshire Dales.



Angela also worked for many years at Norton Hall, helping run the popular members bar. More recently she worked as a housekeeper at Milbeck Care Home. You will now find her chatting to everyone that comes by the bistro!!



Lisa is John & Angela’s daughter & is married to Ian. She went to York University before travelling with Ian. She has worked for many years in various hotels as a receptionist & more recently as a wedding co-ordinator, she also worked alongside John & Ian as a waitress at The Bridge Inn.



Ian grew up in Hartburn & went to Leeds University before travelling the world for 6 months, it was during this time he picked up his passion for food. For the past 10 years Ian has worked at his family run pub – The Bridge Inn Grinton in the Yorkshire Dales, alongside John.

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