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Restaurants are awarded from 1 to 5 Rosettes for culinary excellence. One Rosette restaurants are highly recommended in a local area and five Rosettes have reached the pinnacle of culinary excellence at a world class level.

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Traditional French cooking in Birkdale village

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Wheelchair access
Credit cards accepted

Marc and Michaela Vérité's place is the essence of a neighbourhood bistro. The tables are closely packed, the staff are clued-up, and the place generates a contented buzz. Start perhaps with a daily special such as baked crab thermidor jazzed up with some crispy samphire and croûtes. Next up, roast haunch of red deer is a modern number with a tasting of pear and fois gras cromesquis, finished with a deeply flavoursome red wine jus, or go for Scottish mussels in marinière mode. 'Le steaks' include rib-eye, fillet and Chateaubriand for two (served with frites, salad and choice of classic sauce). Finish with tarte Tatin or rhubarb and custard millefeuille.

Opening hours

  • Closed: 1 week February and 1 week August
  • Days closed: Sunday to Monday
  • Closed for lunch: Tuesday
  • Lunch served from: 12
  • Lunch served until: 1.30
  • Dinner served from: 5.30
  • Dinner served until: late


  • Chef(s): Marc Vérité

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: French, International
  • Vegetarian dishes available
  • Wines under £30: 29
  • Wines over £30: 12

Price guide

  • Starter from: £6
  • Main course from £14
  • Dessert from: £7
  • 2-course lunch from: £20
  • Credit cards accepted


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Steps for wheelchair: 1
  • Assist dogs welcome

Additional information

  • Seats: 45
  • Off-site parking available: Birkdale station

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