Recently we visited the COB for lunch and a few drinks. We have been to the COB a few times in the past and always thoroughly enjoyed the service, quality of food and excellent ambience that this recently renovated establishment has to offer. We were not disappointed. Once again, the food was excellent and, for such quality, was very reasonably priced. The staff are expertly trained and genuinely make it both a friendly but classy experience. We even had the good fortune of meeting the owner Mr Murphy, a thoroughly charming and amusing man, who shared a particularly funny anecdote about his use of some bespoke towels at a friend's wedding. I can't quite remember the details but it was really quite hilarious.
In short, we can heartily recommend the COB for any occasion - it has the upmarket decor, intimacy and ambience for the most special of occasions, whilst also being informal enough for a family lunch or a passing beer.
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