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“Great to ndulge” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Armagnac Restaurant - CLOSED

Armagnac Restaurant
15 Rotunda Terrace, Montpelier Street, Cheltenham GL50 1SW, England
+44 (0)1242 525230
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Price range: $33 - $41
Cuisines: French
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Gloucester, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Great to ndulge”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012 via mobile

Beautifully presented and cooked food wonderfully attentive service without being intrusive. I really like the selection of wine although some of it is a bit overpriced. The armangnac list seems to have shrunk a little but the best is really nice

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Not the standard it used to be.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012 via mobile

Having eaten here before we looked forward to our visit, however on this occasion our experience was average at best....

First of all we simply ordered water for the table, this took too long-we had to enquire a second time and eventually received it 10-15 mins later.

Next was the starters, two of our orders were from the 'blackboard' specials and one of which a chef special salad this arrived in a chipped bowl and basically consisted of mixed salad leaves with nothing much else....very dry, lacking dressing and the ingredients stated on the menu barely existed.

Another was a duck terrine-although the terrine itself was very nice, it was again very dry served on its own with grated celeriac.......where was the chutney?? Or the toast??-it wasn't good enough to be served alone. DRY DRY DRY!!

The final starter was the salmon mousse, three servings of the mousse with just one tiny bit of crusty bread (smaller than each of the mousse portions) this again was nice in itself but AGAIN lacked the finishing touches and quite frankly became sickly without the necessary extras.

As for the main course, we were firstly disappointed to learn that one of only five dishes on offer had run out....at 8pm??!! This should NEVER happen so early in the evening on a Saturday night....

We all had the lamb shoulder and I must say we all enjoyed it very much and back to the standard we expected, however the jus that accompanied this was minimal and after the dry starters we requested extra source to save the meal...it came after a lengthy wait and rescued the course.

Staff were friendly yet not extremely helpful and offered no apologies when pointing out the chipped dish.....overall experience was DISAPOINTING......

As a side note the toilets had ran out of hand towel.

    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Stroud, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Disappointed”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

Having eaten at this restarant before we were very much looking forward to our dinner on Saturday evening but unfortunately we were not impressed and very disappointred. We arrived just before 8pm after being asked if we would iike a drink wed were left for 15 minutes before anything arrived, we were given the menu's but told that one dish out of a selection of 5 main courses was already no longer available (not impressed with that).

Our starters came and again we we disappointed my husband had ordered a chef's 'Special' salad off the blackboard menu which consisted of a handful salad leaves two halves of cherry tomatoes, 2 small cubes of blue cheese and very little dressing and to finish it off was served in a white bowl with a large chip on the rim. We brought this to the waitresses attention but she did not seem to take much notice. One of our party ordered the Salmon Mousse which came with just the minutest round of hard toasted bread, mousse is rich so you need bread to accompany it but we had to puchased a basket of bread to go with it, the duck terrine was acceptable but again very dry no chutney or bread to go with that either.

Main courses main were acceptable but again on the dry side. Unfrotunately this experience has put us off and we will not be frequenting this restaurant again, we have eate at other nice restaurants in cheltenham with better quality food and value for money

  • Visited December 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Oxford, Mississippi
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3 reviews 3 reviews
“It gets better and better”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

We have been before and it only gets better . We had the mussels which were great and the French onion soup very traditional . We than had the cassoulet which was just amazing very very good . This place just gets better and better . Lol

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Tewkesbury
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Fantastic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

Lovely restaurant,great service,amazing food.I dined here with hubby on a sat night,I'm glad we booked as it got very busy but didn't feel over crowded

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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