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“Lovely Restaurant, great food” 4 of 5 stars
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black bean
Stockbridge, England
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Ranked #22 of 25 Restaurants in Stockbridge
Cuisines: Chinese, Thai
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
UK
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“Lovely Restaurant, great food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2012

We visited on a Monday evening and the restaurant was empty, but then to be honest Stockbridge itself was pretty quiet, so we did not let this put us off.

The entrance is just off the high street, look out for the brown sign. You enter through a garden area which we would have liked to have a drink in if the weather had been better!

The guy servicing us was very helpful, polite and attentive and when I had a question regarding an item on the menu the chef came out to answer my questions.

The food was great, my husband thought the chicken and sweetcorn soup to start was amazing. Mains were very tasty. I would say the prices fairly reflected the quality of the food and the portion size.

Well worth a vist if you like oriental food.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Really not good”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2012 via mobile

The food was awful. Nice place. Slightly sceptical about the authenticity of the positive reviews for this place.
Avoid.

    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Salisbury, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Amazing food and warm atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2012

I don't know why people complain so much! if you want to go and enjoy dinner in a delightful restaurant I would go to Black bean. lovely dinner, friendly polite staff and relaxing atmosphere. If you are looking to dine in a romantic restaurant nothing can beat black bean. I would highly recommend the place to all. You won't be dissapointed.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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London
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
“Lovely chinese thai fusion restaurant with gorgeous decor...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2012

Was recommended by some friends to drop by this restaurant and I must say I was not disappointed. Once you enter the forecourt you'll be sweep away by the lovely setting but this is just setting you up for the beautifully decorated interior of the restaurant (Must be seen to believe). Had the signature black bean dish and it was understandable why the restaurant was aptly named "Black Bean". I also met the chef and manager of the restaurant, very bubbly chap and had bundles energy and enthusiasm. Will drop by here again if I pop by Stockbridge again...

  • Visited April 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Scotland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Great place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2012

We sat outside next to the little stream enjoying coffee and cake. Friendly service and lovely location, great for enjoying the sunshine and people watching. There is a great choice of cakes, drinks and meals. The seating area indoors is well set out so that you feel secluded in little areas and not packed in and overlooking your neighbours.

Visited March 2012
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