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Restaurant 23

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34 Hamilton Terrace, Holly Walk, Leamington Spa CV32 4LY, England
+44 (0)1926 422422
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Today
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:15 pm - 9:45 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:15 pm - 9:45 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Restaurant 23 first opened its doors in Royal Leamington Spa in May 2006...
Restaurant 23 first opened its doors in Royal Leamington Spa in May 2006. Over the following years, the restaurant, led by Head Chef Peter Knibb, forged an impressive culinary reputation, showcasing the finest seasonal and local produce with innovative dishes.The care and attention given to cooking the locally sourced ingredients coupled with Peter's flair, led to the restaurant being awarded two AA rosettes, and saw it featured in the National Good Food Guide with an impressive score.February 2012 saw the start of a new era for the restaurant when it moved to a grade II listed Victorian building, merely a few minutes walk from the original Dormer Place location in Royal Leamington Spa.The restaurant's new home features beautiful, luxurious surroundings, seating up to 40 guests in comfort and style. In addition, we have two beautiful private dining rooms, to seat 8 guests and 14, available for hire, as well as the addition of a all-new feature cocktail lounge bar.
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Good for:
Romance
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 210
    Excellent
  • 79
    Very good
  • 35
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Truly Excellent

We went to Restaurant 23 to celebrate a birthday and, from the moment we were shown upstairs to Morgan's Bar for pre dinner drinks to the coffee liqueurs at the end, the whole experience was outstanding. The food was different class, beautifully presented and of a very high standard. The wine... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
St1972
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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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343 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

We went to Restaurant 23 to celebrate a birthday and, from the moment we were shown upstairs to Morgan's Bar for pre dinner drinks to the coffee liqueurs at the end, the whole experience was outstanding. The food was different class, beautifully presented and of a very high standard. The wine recommendations were spot on and fitted the courses we... More 

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Junglinster, Luxembourg
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

We have been to a number of Michelin star (1 thru 3) restaurants across the world and now living part time in Leamington Spa we were interested to discover if Restaurant 23 was on the right tradjectory for the coverted star. This is a great restaurant with a great cocktail bar a perfect setting for a top night out if... More 

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Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Decided on this restaurant as it was mid point for a friends catch up on a Friday lunch time. We ate from the set lunch menu, £20 for 2 courses, £25 for 3 courses. Food was superbly presented and the mix and intensity of flavours was delicious. The service was discreet & very efficient. All in all a definite 10/10... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

I went here for afternoon tea. The staff were friendly and accommodating. However, it was not really my style and the food wasn't too my taste. So, overall, expensive for a tiny sandwich and a couple of tiny cakes. That said, my friends really enjoyed all the food, the selection of teas and the extensive cocktail menu. And, with advance... More 

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Kenilworth, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Visited for evening dining.Absolutely delicious food.Everything was perfectly cooked, presented and flavours well thought out.Service spot on.Great amuse bouche , pre-dessert and bread.Everyone enjoyed their food ,difficult to single out the standout dishes as they were all superb but I loved the cheesecake and the passion fruit cone was fantastic,triumphant.Pomerol wasn't bad either.Best meal we have eaten since Sat Bains.

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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

What a way to spend a rainy day in December! Excellent choice of sandwiches, cakes, scones, macaroons and champagne! Highly recommended as is Dinner at 23 !

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Kenilworth, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I visited with my boyfriend for his birthday and we had a fabulous evening... From the cocktails to start to the sublime food and fantastic service everything about the evening was perfect and Restaurant 23 is now up there as one of my (if not the) most favourite. Thank you.

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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

A great place. Start off upstairs in Morgan's bar for a pre meal cocktail, be careful though as they do pack a punch! The meal, the service, the atmosphere of R.23 is excellent. Can get quite pricey but as a special treat it's worth it. Leamington should be proud to have such a fine place!

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2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Chef was giving away a freebie of a dish of froth with bits in it as a little appetiser which was eaten with a teaspoon and was nice but still not sure what it was as waiting staff accent difficult to penetrate. My starter of Pollock smoked egg yolk & baby leek was excellent, & the various breads that came... More 

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Solihull, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
141 reviews 141 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Located in a beautiful Regency period building not far off The Parade in Leamington spa. There is a good value set lunch menu at two courses for £20. There is also an à la cart menu available. We decided on the lunch menu. This is a fine dining restaurant and the courses for the two course lunch menu are not... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 34 Hamilton Terrace, Holly Walk, Leamington Spa CV32 4LY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Warwickshire  >  Leamington Spa
  • Phone Number: +44 (0)1926 422422

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 80 - 82
  • Cuisine: European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

Restaurant 23 first opened its doors in Royal Leamington Spa in May 2006. Over the following years, the restaurant, led by Head Chef Peter Knibb, forged an impressive culinary reputation, showcasing the finest seasonal and local produce with innovative dishes.The care and attention given to cooking the locally sourced ingredients coupled with Peter's flair, led to the restaurant being awarded two AA rosettes, and saw it featured in the National Good Food Guide with an impressive score.February 2012 saw the start of a new era for the restaurant when it moved to a grade II listed Victorian building, merely a few minutes walk from the original Dormer Place location in Royal Leamington Spa.The restaurant's new home features beautiful, luxurious surroundings, seating up to 40 guests in comfort and style. In addition, we have two beautiful private dining rooms, to seat 8 guests and 14, available for hire, as well as the addition of a all-new feature cocktail lounge bar.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:15 pm - 9:45 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:15 pm - 9:45 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:15 pm - 9:45 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:15 pm - 9:45 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:15 pm - 9:45 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:15 pm - 9:45 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?