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Food was so nice ... service was perfect ... all staff friendly and welcoming
Friday evening in Cheltenham, we booked for 19:30 , restaurant was quite which surprised us as the food was excellent, Steak cooked to perfection , Sauces delicious, Sides sumptuous , we will be back
Excellent steak for the second time! Decent value for money.
The food was fabulous and the service impeccable, I had a lovely time. Will be going again soon!
First things first BEST STEAK EVER! Having never eaten out in Cheltenham before I chose this restaurant as a surprise for my wife, neither of us were disappointed. The restaurant is quite small but we weren't squeezed onto a miniscule table that you had trouble fitting anything on but a plate. The service was excellent; friendly and attentive whilst not being cloying. The food itself was fantastic! Both my wife and I had the fillet steak and I can honestly say I'm having difficulty thinking of when I have had better. It was cooked to perfection (medium) and just melted in the mouth. It was very reasonably priced as well at under £20 It was served with vine tomatoes, peppers, what seemed like a whole courgette which was a bit excessive and chips or mash. Both my wife and I loved this place everything about it was right for us, not overly pretentious, excellent service and, most importantly, wonderful food. Next time we visit Cheltenham we will definitely return.
This place has the potential to be a great restaurant but sadly we were rather disappointed and felt that it does not live up to the glowing reviews. There were a number of issues. They had run out of T Bone steaks which seeing as we were there at 7:30pm seemed a little bit poor. We were encouraged to have the special 40 oz tomahawk steak which we were told we should share between the 2 of us. This looked impressive when it came but half of it was fat so in terms of the actual amount of meat it was only enough for one and overpriced at £40. Next issue was that having got my fingers greasy trying to hack through the steak I discovered there was no running water in the toilets to wash my hands. I am not sure it is even legal for them to be open without this, and "please use hand sanitizer instead" really did not help. Finally the desserts were all straight out of Tescos chilled section via the microwave. The so called sticky toffee pudding was not sticky toffee pudding at all, it was a microwave steamed syrup pudding. The chef apparently agreed that the tomahawk steak was fatty but they only knocked 20% off the price of it which in my view was not enough, 50% would have been more appropriate. All in all a real shame because I so wanted this place to be good.
Firstly may I say that most things about this establishment are fine. However on this last visit there were a couple of real no no's. One being we were sat down with menus and it was 25 minutes before our order was taken and that was with at least two visits by a waiter to the next table who I would hope could clearly see we were sat with menus in front of us. The second point was that I ordered calamari rings for a starter and what appeared was indeed that but the product was very hard, almost like cube sugar! I managed to cut or break the first couple of rings before giving up. When discussing this problem with what I believed to be a "manager" I said it looked as if the rings had been taken from the freezer and dropped in hot oil for too long a time and presented,to which he made no comment. I did not pay for the item and I have to say that everything else was just fine. We will most likely visit again in due course but will steer clear of calamari rings.....
So much right and so much a little...odd! We were met not with a warm welcome but with somebody checking the clock to see if we were on time (we were). On finding I could only have a sweeter rose wine by the glass, I was told it was no problem for a bottle of dry Rose to be opened, even though only offered by the bottle, which was lovely hospitality and the wine was delicious. The food was...interesting. Starters were nice although I'm not sure a cheese tuille goes particularly with prawns. But the main issue was that EVERYTHING comes with roasted Mediterranean vegetable. Everything. My starter of prawns came with them. My friend calamari had a little garnish of them. My fillet steak (beautifully cooked and very tasty) came with mountains of them. My friend had the steak and blue cheese hot salad and that came with them. The only difference between the steak dish and the hot salad being that the steak was served ON TOP of the Mediterranean Vegetables in the salad... What made it a "salad" we still have no idea. I was honestly expecting the coffee at the end to come served with a slice of courgette instead of a petit four. It didn't... We won't be returning but I would note that the staff were very clearly desperate to make a good impression and to please their guests.
This was an unexpected find and we had a fantastic evening here. The food was good quality and well cooked. It isn’t “fancy dining” as such but everyone in our party fancied multiple dishes and when they came there was a degree of “food envy” on display. The steaks in particular were lovely. As for the restaurant itself it is a bit quirky and quite dark in terms of subdued lighting but we didn’t mind this. The staff were super friendly and helpful, the wine was great value and really high quality. All in all a great evening out.
The ambience of this restaurant was delightful (on a Wednesday evening!) and the staff were extremely pleasant and attentive without being obtrusive during our meal. We had filet steaks which were perfectly cooked and seasoned. An excellent bottle of Cote du Rhone was served but it would have been preferable to have one with a traditional cork rather than a screw top! A big well done to Grill49 for providing us with a superb eating experience on this special occasion. Already looking forward to our next visit. Keith and Jan, Gloucester.