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“To be recommended” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cock O Barton

Cock O Barton
Barton Road (A534), Broxton SY14 7HU, England
+44 1829 782277
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Ranked #1 of 4 Restaurants in Broxton
Price range: $11 - $55
Cuisines: English
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Chester
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“To be recommended”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2011

My family (five adults and two toddlers) dined at the COB for Sunday lunch. It having been recommended to us, our expectations were met and indeed surpassed. The ambient, beautifully finished interior provided a great setting for a fabulous meal. The food was excellent and the childrens' meals were of exceptional quality (so often over looked on many menus elsewhere). Great choice of wine. We were thoroughly impressed by the discreet yet efficient service and have no hesitation in recommending this place. We look forward to a return visit.

  • Visited May 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
crewe
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
“Great food if you don't mind a long wait....”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2011

Just got back from COB after promising to visit for ages. Great food let down by excessive wait times... 50 minutes for starters- soup and mushrooms so nothing overly elaborate followed by another 40 minute wait for roast beef dinners... Disappointing- the food, decor and drinks menu all ticked the right boxes but the waiting time was just too much. To be asked to leave our table as it had been booked (while we were waiting for the bill!) soured our visit. A real shame- I wasn't expecting 'fast food' but come off it guys!!!

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Ellesmere Port, United Kingdom
1 review
“Wonderful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2010

I read several sites where we are allowed to voice our opinions on restaurants and am often left with the opinion that many people do not realise what they are reviewing.

Having read some of the opinions posted here, I felt obliged to add my two pence worth. The Cock O Barton is the best restaurant in the area. By a country mile.
The food has always been good when we have visited and often great. The service puts most places to shame. My wife and I too have been impressed by the general level of hospitality and professionalism and too have been wonderfully looked after by James.

To say that the menu is over priced and small is an incredibly bizarre comment.
There were 10 choices of starter, 10 mains and 6 puddings on the evening menu and a further 20 dishes on the day menu that stopped at 7pm! How much do people want?

For a local person to slag off a local business is another strange comment. What do they want? They should go out more often and see the dire levels some of us have to put up with. I would love the COB on my doorstep, but sadly travel from The Wirral.

The prices are reasonable and reflect the products and environment. Much cheaper than some of its poorer competition.

Quality food, magnificent service and proactive events creating an oasis of food, drink and fun in rural Cheshire.

Keep it up Guys!

Dont worry about the guests who would prefer to buy their wine in Tescos..!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Chester, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Would go back for a drink but will leave the food next time”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2010

Lovely decor and feel about the place but the staff were very miserable and the menu leaves a lot to be desired (very expensive and limited choice)

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North West England
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
“Fabulous place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2010

Dined here twice and both times been bowled over with quality of food, value and fantastic customer service. The staff are genuine, polished and really customer focused and the choice of food is varied and the quality is also excellent. Definitely do go here - ask for a table in the restaurant when you book otherwise you might end up in the bar area which is fine but not as cosy and pleasant as the restaurant. Love this gastro pub.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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