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“Expensive but best place to eat in Marlborough” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Coles Bar & Restaurant

Coles Bar & Restaurant
27 Kingsbury Street, Marlborough SN8 1JA, England
+44 (0)1672 515004
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Ranked #17 of 55 Restaurants in Marlborough
Price range: $78 - $78
Cuisines: Mediterranean, British
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Marlborough, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Expensive but best place to eat in Marlborough”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

The atmosphere is warm, relaxed and welcoming and it's an easy place to dine out either as a couple or with friends and family. The food is also reliably good - at the level of a good pub - with something to please everybody. The wine list and featured wines are also perfectly palatable, again with a decent range. Why am I not more 5 star enthusiastic? It's the hefty price. If they were in the much more competitive arena of London, they wouldn't be able to get away with it. But in Marlborough, Coles is still by far the best place to eat out.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Marlborough, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Best meal in Marlborough”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2012 via mobile

Yet again Coles showed that there service,food and restaurant are head and shoulders above the competition in Marlborough, yet another first class night was had on Saturday night.
You must go you will not regret it.

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Harlow, United Kingdom
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143 reviews 143 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 85 cities Reviews in 85 cities
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
“Excellent evening”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2012

We enjoyed a relaxing meal at Coles on a Saturday evening. The premises were full, the staff very busy but managing to get round all the tables reasonably well.

The food was well presented, and tasted delicious. We would certainly recommend Coles and would din there again. The price which might appear on the high side, was reasonable for the good quality food.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Hungerford, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Always a joy to eat their delicious food in such a welcoming genuine venue”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012 via mobile

Coles is one of my favorite places to eat.The food is always good,and is appropriate for informal as well as special occasions.
The atmosphere is great,relaxed with personal touches.Stylish and creative ,timeless decor.
Log fire to warm in winter and a delightful garden to enjoy in summer if the weather is kind.
They really understand what there customers want,and make sure you come away with a feeling of welbeing.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Cold”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

Very disappointing.
There was no welcome; staff were indifferent; service was functional and the place was decidedly cold. The starter menue was interesting, but the main courses were not inspiring and the choice of desserts was very limited. The carpets were grubby and worn and toilets were dirty and freezing cold. The dining area was charming but this alone is not enough to justify the high prices.
We prefer restaurants who actually care whether we are having a good evening; the staff here could not have cared less.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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