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“Always great but on this occasion superb!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Pinto Lounge

Pinto Lounge
21 High Street, Banbury, England
+44 1295 275467
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Ranked #12 of 154 Restaurants in Banbury
Price range: $9 - $19
Cuisines: Tapas, Vegan, Vegetarian, Contemporary, British
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Pinto Lounge is an informal, neighbourhood food led cafe lounge that's open 9am till 11pm everyday. Where families, friends, and locals can enjoy coffee, cocktails and loads in between! A nice big breakfast, something light to eat at lunch time and some tasty tapas in the evening. All in the relaxed comfortable environment of a lounge. We have a heated courtyard and well behaved children and dogs are welcome too!
Banbury, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Always great but on this occasion superb!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

I eat and have drinks at the pinto on a regular basis and always love the friendly upbeat service and great food and drink. Last Friday the 31st of jan we booked a table for my nieces birthday. The staff were great, especially izzy who was a absolute star, the food was great for all 11 of us. They really made my nieces 25th birthday! Thank you as always one of the best places to celebrate in Banbury!

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Rebecca S, Manager at Pinto Lounge, responded to this review, February 7, 2014
Thanks for such a great review! We're really glad that you had such a good time with us and enjoyed your celebration. You're quite right, Izzy is a star and she genuinely had a great time looking after you!

We hope to see you soon for another excellent lounging experience!
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English first
Byfield, United Kingdom
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91 reviews 91 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 45 cities Reviews in 45 cities
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
“Just Ok”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

We've been here a few times. Atmosphere is always great but there has always been something a little disappointing with the food. The first time we went I ordered the pulled pork hotdog which was delicious, my humps and wanted the salmon and crayfish burger which was not in stock even though it was only 12pm. Instead he had the vegetable curry which was ok if a little bland.
We went again for breakfast, my husband had a full English which he enjoyed but I had eggs Benedict which was terrible, eggs were solid and the water that they had been cooked in had soaked into the muffin.
We went again for our friends birthday, their choice, again they loved the hotdogs. My husband had the kedgeree which wasn't really kedgeree, it was like sloppy, saucy rice with a couple of bits of fish. I went for one of the specials which was pork. For £10 it was disappointing, one slice of stuffed pork, some potatoes and a bit of veg, I wish I'd had the hot dog to be honest! Not much choice for dessert, all a bit heavy and not very fruity. I ended up with a piece of cake as the dessert I wanted was sold out!
Drinks are good, staff always friendly so that's a saving grace!

Visited January 2014
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Rebecca S, Manager at Pinto Lounge, responded to this review, February 6, 2014
Thank you for your honest review of the pinto lounge. We value all feedback we receive so that we can keep our standards to the highest level. It would be really appreciated of you could email us at pinto@thelounges.co.uk with some more details so that we can right these wrongs and improve for future visits.

thank you again for your feedback.
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Banbury, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Nice atmosphere and great coffee!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

I haven't eaten here - bit have visited a couple of times for drinks. The last time was for coffee just over a week ago.
The staff are very nice and the coffee is excellent.
There is an area with lounge type seating, as well as tables and chairs for those wanting to eat. All in all, a pleasant place to relax. Perfect location in the middle of the town centre.
The food I saw coming out of the kitchen for other customers looked very nice.
Would recommend.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rebecca S, Manager at Pinto Lounge, responded to this review, February 6, 2014
Hi Mark! Thank you for such a great review of the pinto lounge. We pride ourselves on having the best coffee in town and love to hear that you enjoy what we do! Hopefully you'll stay for a spot of lunch next time!

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Many thanks
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Banbury, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Relax with the Pinto”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

Started my Christmas with a meal in the Pinto on the 23rd....& what a great choice. We have eaten here on several occasions now and have yet to come away unsatisfied. Perfect venue to relax and chill out, especially when you want to go out but not "out out"..if you know what I mean!
The staff have always been very professional and know their stuff when you ask them.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Rebecca S, Manager at Pinto Lounge, responded to this review, January 16, 2014
Hi Francesca, and thanks for such a lovely review of the pinto lounge! We absolutely loved christmas and couldn't be happier to hear that you enjoyed your lounging experience with us. We hope you decide to visit us again in the future!
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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“OK but can be noisy...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

Busy and friendly on a weekday lunchtime, the typical customer seems to be one of a gaggle of young mothers with pushchairs (and babies). The babies being at the front of the restaurant, we moved to the less busy back, but that soon filled up with parked prams too. There is music too, so quiet it isn't.

That said it is obviously a successful town centre gathering place. Food is simple and fairly quick to arrive, a burger and fries is about £8-£9.

All those babies can't be wrong, but it probably isn't the ideal spot for a business meeting!

  • Visited December 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Rebecca S, Manager at Pinto Lounge, responded to this review, December 19, 2013
Thanks for your review of the Pinto Lounge! We do try to cater to all our customers needs and some of the time we can get rather busy and noisy with children! We hope this wont deter you too much from visiting us in future!
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