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“a quick getaway” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cafe Bleu - CLOSED

Cafe Bleu
14 Castle Gate, Newark-on-Trent NG24 1BG, England
+44 1636 610141
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Price range: $8 - $36
Cuisines: European
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Restaurant Cafe Bleu, a unique fine dining restaurant situated next to the remains of the castle on the banks of the river Trent in the thriving market town of Newark upon Trent.With hand painted walls & vibrant canvesses by locally artist restaurant Cafe Bleu is Newarks premier fine dining experience.Using only locally sourced, organic ingredients our team of chefs have developed a menu to inspire the taste buds. Their experience gained from working at Maze in London, Northcote manor & Stapleford park ensure each dish creates truly memorable experience for all our guests.
Lincoln, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“a quick getaway”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

We always book to go to Cafe Bleu as the service and food are consistently good and we know we are going to get our money's worth. We sometimes go for a romantic couple of hours away from the children or as a family and are treated well regardless.
Our only constructive comment would be to train younger staff members to remember to return to the table more frequently and you would have made more profit on extra drinks.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 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
Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“WHAT HAS GONE WRONG!!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

We live in Newark and have been to café Bleu many times. My wife and I went over the weekend, the restaurant was not busy at all, sixteen people at the most.
From our starter to our main course we waited 1 hour 35 minutes, we were given free wine as the staff new the wait was ridiculous. When the food came it was very disappointing all we were told is there was problems with staff in the kitchen.
It is such a shame as this was our wedding anniversary, café bleu was our reception venue and we wanted to make it a trip down memory lane every year, perhaps not next year.....

  • Visited April 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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SamA01, Owner at Cafe Bleu, responded to this review, May 6, 2014
I have contacted this guest direct as the information in his review did not match with the infomation that I received on the night in question. This was his response.

Dear Samantha Ascroft

Let me start in saying I thank you for your quick response to our review.

I apologise if you think we have over estimated the timings of our wait in between the courses but we did not have a camera system in place.
With regards to our conversation with Natalie through out the hole evening she did keep us well informed to the situation and we feel there isn't any need to shoot the messenger.

Café Bleu has been THE restaurant in Newark for many years with people very fond of the it and we do understand that criticism will be made if things aren't quite right but let me assure you Samantha we will stand by our word and visit you again in four weeks time and all we ask is for a normal service resumed and we do not wish for any remuneration.
We do hope this helps you in the future.
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Most Enjoyable”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

Our first visit. We had a lovely meal in a relaxed atmosphere. We enjoyed the leisurely pace and good quality food. I particularly enjoyed the Mackerel Nicoise. We are looking forward to a Sunday lunch there and hope the service is as good as we received in the evening.

Visited February 2014

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“pleasant return”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

been before, trying hard to keep reputation. staff very friendly and willing, food was not the best we have had but very good all the same, good choice.we will be back

  • Visited March 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food

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Notts
2 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Decadent dining!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 via mobile

A very pleasant dining experience. Varied selections at reasonable prices on the lunchtime menu, attentive staff, and a warm ambience. Definitely a great restaurant to visit in historic Newark-on-Trent.

  • Visited March 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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