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“One of the best restaurants” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Il Giardino

Il Giardino
12 The Beach, Clevedon BS21 7QU, England
+44 1275 878832 ‎
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Ranked #1 of 47 Restaurants in Clevedon
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Bristol, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“One of the best restaurants”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2012 via mobile

They tend not to advertise. Dont go without a booking though, you will be hard pushed to get a table. The service is first class and the food is incredible.

My family have been going here for years although pricy it is well worth it.

If your not familiar with " the don" the resturant is next to a cafe on the sea front slightly set back. Great place good views and an amazing wine list too ...

    • 5 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
  • Italian first
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English first
Truro, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“5star Food and Service with a smile”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2012

On my 8week pilgrimage to visit my family in the Cotswold’s, I took time out to visit a dear girlfriend in North Somerset. I had found this restaurant on the Internet so I made a booking for lunch on the off chance that it would be good.
On the day at Clevedon beach the sea mist was very heavy and none of the locals seem to know where the restaurant was. Eventually we found it and a parking space close by so we walked to the restaurant.
On arrival we were greeted with a smile and ask if we would like a drink while choosing from an Italian style menu. We sipped our excellent white wine and enjoyed some olives in the comfort of the sun lounge whilst waiting to be seated in the dinning room.
The service can only be said as very professional and the main course as 5star, we both ordered halibut but prepared in different ways. We both thought the meal was delicious, but be sure you can afford it. (smile)

  • Visited March 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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“Everyone should eat here at least once”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2012

The food was absolutely incredible - it looked too good to eat and once you started you never wanted to stop. The staff were lovely, very helpful and willing to adjust the menu for your requirements.

Our first visit and I have a feeling this is going to be our special occassion restaraunt from now on despite the fact it is a 45 minute drive from home.

  • Visited March 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Love It”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2012

We always visit on our special occasions, birthdays, anniversary and Valentines Day. We also visit with family. The menu is varied and good, and they are very helpful in helping you choose. The family are really lovely and the rest of the staff have been there a long time. We absolutely love it, the location is also lovely right on the water front.

  • Visited July 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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