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“falling standards” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Cafe Ascari

Cafe Ascari
13 West Street, Hereford HR4 0BX, England
01432 265147
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Ranked #77 of 216 Restaurants in Hereford
Cuisines: English, Tea Room
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Hereford, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“falling standards”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

we used to be regulars here but have now stopped going. The food portions are now so small i thought there had been a mistake and childrens meals had been served. The prices are high for what you get and the place is now very tired and drab looking, some of the seating should have been replaced years ago. On the plus side the staff are friendly but there are better places nearby.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Hereford, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“So rude!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

Amongst other things I ordered a Cappuccino without chocolate. "A Latte?" "No, a Cappuccino without chocolate, please" "That is a latte then, as the only difference is the chocolate on top."
I have never heard this anywhere else, and the tone in which it was said has meant that that was the last time we ever went to Ascari's.

I would also add that other people's comments make me think they are relying on their name, but established would no longer seem to equate with good, What a pity they haven't good competition to alleviate their rudeness and complacency.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Hereford, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Old and Tired”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013 via mobile

Where to start...
Overpriced incredible basic and poorly served.
The menu hasn't changed for 15 years yet the prices have steadily risen.
The coffee is appalling.
The biggest problem is that it hasn't adapted or changed, there are far better places in Hereford. All with more reasonable prices, far better staff and coffee that is very well made.
Until changes are made, I won't be returning.

    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Hereford, England, United Kingdom
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Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
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“OK for a quick bite while shopping”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

Used to go for lunch every week, but have cut it down a bit now, the seats are uncomfortable and its not very relaxing although very handy for the city centre. But not the nicest place to go. Self service at the counter, then the food is brought to you. The young members of staff are very nice, and helpful. Once I asked about the spread on the toast for my vegan friend whom I was lunching with, one member of staff a middle aged lady was extremely rude, but fortunately she is not there very often.
Sometimes the food is usually very nice and they have a lovely selection of cakes on display. Soya milk is always available, although there is a surcharge which is a shame. Cheaper and nicer in costa.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Very Expensive”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

I used to eat and drink at Ascari's almost on a weekly basis, but it has got very expensive and the service isn't as good as it used to be. The price of the food and drink is so expensive it isn't for anyone with children, can get food and drink cheaper elsewhere. Will not be visiting anytime soon.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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