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Restaurant 23

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34 Hamilton Terrace, Holly Walk, Leamington Spa CV32 4LY, England
+44 1926 422422
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:15 pm - 9:45 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
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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    Very good
  • 39
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  • 16
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
The best non Michelin Restaurant in the heart of England!

What superb food and outstanding service. By far outshines the local Michelin starred establishments. The menu is extensive and creative. My partner is vegetarian and they can always accommodate her with something superb. If you haven't been you're seriously missing out!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
Martin G
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

What superb food and outstanding service. By far outshines the local Michelin starred establishments. The menu is extensive and creative. My partner is vegetarian and they can always accommodate her with something superb. If you haven't been you're seriously missing out!

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Burgess Hill, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We were a table of five for a graduation meal. The level of service,attention to detail and the welcome of the staff was excellent. We had drinks upstairs in the bar to start and were seated in some very comfortable chairs. The wine was excellent. The food was superb, we opted for the A la Carte menu. Each dish was... More 

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Jorge P, Front of House Manager at Restaurant 23, responded to this review

Dear Sam E Thank you so much for this lovely review. I am sure that the entire team will be thrilled once I share this review with them. Looking forward to welcome you again anytime soon. King Regards More 

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68 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Daughter graduated with a first from Warwick - suggested this to mark the day - no Michelin star but good food Well - who needs a star when this is the SUN! limited but fabulous menu - matched by wine list Charming cocktails Served well with relaxed charm - didn't miss the synchronised posh dining of Michelin star..it was more... More 

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Jorge P, Front of House Manager at Restaurant 23, responded to this review

Dear thesensuk Thank you so much for this lovely review. It warms my heart when we get it right for our guests and everyone enjoys the whole experience. Looking forward for welcoming you again soon. Kind Regards More 

Warwickshire, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We were recommended this restaurant by our daughter, who said it was just 'Our sort of place' she was not wrong. A real treat, truly fine dining. Ambiance, staff, service excellent. One tiny gripe, the panna cotta did not have a wobble, but after such beautiful food, small point.

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Jorge P, Front of House Manager at Restaurant 23, responded to this review

Dear Margaret H Thank you so much for this lovely review, I will pass on the feedback to the kitchen so on your next visit we make it up for you. Looking forward to see you again soon. Kind Regards More 

Coventry, United Kingdom
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153 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Heard a lot of talk about Restaurant 23 and on the occasion of our wedding anniversary finally got round to trying it out. First impressions were excellent, the restaurant is on the ground floor of a fine Georgian building and there is a really stylish bar on the first floor where we had a few drinks and looked at the... More 

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Jorge P, Front of House Manager at Restaurant 23, responded to this review

Dear Michael G Thank you so much for taking some of your time to write this review of Restaurant 23. It is with reviews like the one you have written that we can improve and move forward, I believe that there is no bad feed back from our guests, just constructive feedback, however I am a bit confused with some... More 

Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Lovely new terrace area coupled with usual high standard of drinks and service. Definitely plan to spend some summer evenings here.

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Jorge P, Front of House Manager at Restaurant 23, responded to this review

Dear joanne I Thank you so much for taking some of your time to share your experience with us. I am very happy that you enjoyed our terrace, next time you must try our lovely snack’s, they are the perfect match for our cocktails. Looking forward to welcoming you again soon. Kind Regards More 

Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

A public thank you to the team at Restaurant 23 for the wonderful evening of our wedding dinner on 23 May. We had set out to take our friends out for dinner as opposed to doing a traditional wedding set up and we achieved that without doubt. It couldn’t have happened without your fine food, wine and service was exceptional.... More 

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Jorge P, Front of House Manager at Restaurant 23, responded to this review

Dear Louise J Thank you very much for this lovely review, it makes me very happy that you and your guests had a great time with us. I will ensure that your kind words will be shared with the entire team and I sincerely hope to see you and your guests again any time soon at Restaurant 23. Kind Regards More 

Brighton, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We had a fabulous birthday celebration for 15 of us on Saturday. The food was excellent but the service did not meet expectations. We were denied access to the bar for a pre meal drink, after being told that we could use it when booking, the staff acted like they were doing us a favour. Not good, but we had... More 

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Jorge P, Front of House Manager at Restaurant 23, responded to this review

Dear Susan W Thank you very much for writing this review. I would like to apologize for letting you down on the service side of the experience at Restaurant 23. I am terribly sorry that it came across that you were not allowed in the Bar, I remember when my colleague called you earlier that day that she mentioned that... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

We had a really excellent lunch at restaurant 23 all our food was the best and the service was excellent

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Jorge P, Front of House Manager at Restaurant 23, responded to this review

Dear Susan W Thank you very much for taking some of your time to write this lovely review. Looking forward for seeing you again soon at Restaurant 23 and Morgan’s Bar. Kind Regards More 

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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

My family & I have been regulars here for a couple of years. We have eaten here for lunch, dinner, afternoon tea & a special champagne evening, and every meal has been perfect. The menu, while small, is stunning. Everything works perfectly together. The crab salad starter is incredible; please don't ever stop serving this! The staff are wonderful; attentive... More 

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Jorge P, Front of House Manager at Restaurant 23, responded to this review

Dear ToriaSScott It is always a pleasure looking after yourself and your family on any occasion you visit us, so thank you so much for this lovely review. We are planing even more exciting events for the near future so be aware of our newsletter. Looking forward for your next visit. Kind Regards More 

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Additional Information about Restaurant 23

Address: 34 Hamilton Terrace, Holly Walk, Leamington Spa CV32 4LY, England
Phone Number: +44 1926 422422
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Warwickshire  >  Leamington Spa
Open Hours:
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
Average Prices: USD 31 - 70
Cuisine: European

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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 1926 422422

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 70
  • Cuisine: European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic

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
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?