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The Halfway Bistro

Bath Road, Newbury RG20 8NR, England
01488 608115
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Ranked #3 of 134 Restaurants in Newbury
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Gastropub
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Buffet, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Buffet, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Totally lovely food, amazing decor, great service. We shared a starter and dessert which we were glad of when the main course came out. The steaks are to direct for and huge. I love the little touches like the chicken strips being serviced in miniature tin buckets. The decor is cosy and rather grand. We were sat on what felt... More

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Newbury, United Kingdom
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

We went for an evening meal, having been recommended to revisit the pub after another poor meal there a while back, so I suppose we were on the look out for improvements. The decor is lovely and greatly improved on the outside. To start we had scallops and chorizo. This does not go together with the thick slice of chorizo... More

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Skegness, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

We stayed at Warners Littlecoates Monday to Friday and visited Halfway Bistro twice fir lunch - it was excellent. Food, service and the venue was lovely. If we ever visit the area again we'd definitely revisited. We cannot recommend this bistro highly enough!

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Trento
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

I was here a couple of times last May and the experience was amazing. They prepare very good (and huge) hamburgers and steaks! The beer is good as well and the staff is really nice. In addition to this, there is a piano player which is a really good company during the dinner. Finally, after dinner they offer an incredibly... More

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Mixed feelings about this place. Good service and pleasant atmosphere. The menu was not to our liking (but thats subjective anyway). Couldnt really put our finger on why we didnt enjoy it, but we left feeling it was expensive and pretentious.

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Berkshire
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We've been before a couple of times and each time it was fairly good, a little pricey but still enjoyed it. We went on Friday 22nd August for a celebration. The ambience is nice, the piano playing is pleasant, and the service fairly perfunctional. I think the chef must have had a bad night. We were supposed to get home... More

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We enjoyed our visit to the Halfway Bistro. There were 20 of us gathering for a wedding at a local venue the following day. The atmosphere in the pub was lively and friendly and the food was delicious. The table had been pre-booked as it was a Saturday night and the staff did very well to cater for so many... More

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Kintbury, England, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We often go to the halfway as we always know the food will be great and the service is always amazing. Last night we went for my husbands birthday and we had a lovely evening. It's so nice to go somewhere different and love the pianist. Would recommend the Halfway to anyone!

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Poole, United Kingdom
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187 reviews 187 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Short stop, just to have a coffee. Wow pastries included. What an atmosphere, Quite quirky with candles all over the pale. Very pleasant staff. Must go back and try the menu sometime.

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Northampton, England
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

After reading positive reviews on TripAdvisor, we booked a table at the Halfway Bistro when staying near Newbury. We were welcomed by friendly staff (and a pianist!) and shown to our table. Each table sitting is different and the ambience of the restaurant was very welcoming. We opted to go straight for the main courses - Duck Leg and the... More

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