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“Great-value meal in elegant Georgian surroundings” 5 of 5 stars
Review of No 5 Restaurant

No 5 Restaurant
5 Grove Street, Retford DN22 6JP, England
01777 711655
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Ranked #3 of 67 Restaurants in Retford
Cuisines: British
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Nottinghamshire, UK
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130 reviews 130 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
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84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
“Great-value meal in elegant Georgian surroundings”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

I took a friend here for a birthday meal on a quiet Tuesday in February (it was a few days before Valentine's, so I think most of the punters were holding back until the 14th). I'd long wanted to try the place because of its elegant Georgian facade and I'm pleased to say that the overall experience matched up to the attractive exterior.

The restaurant has a warm, welcoming feel, with 'Farrow & Ball' style paintwork and quite large tables placed closely (but not too closely) together. I was put right by the fire, which was initially welcome on a chilly evening - and the waitress offered to turn it down as soon as the heat began to feel excessive.

My friend and I both ate from the set-price 'market' menu, which was £19.99 for three courses. The food was excellent. So often, restaurants that offer a set-price menu try to recover their margins by offering 'poor relation' dishes or small servings or by charging extra for vegetables. No. 5 doesn't try any of these tricks and I left the restaurant feeling very full indeed.

I had feta cheese and olives to start, pork belly for the main course and an Eton mess for dessert. The starter was fine but not particularly memorable. However, the pork belly was exceptional, especially the lovely crackling. The Eton mess was served in a glass and didn't look like the usual mess in a bowl but it tasted absolutely divine.

Service was generally very good, although it took a bit of time to get someone's attention to have the bill brought over and to pay it.

Overall, I thought this was an excellent experience and a very welcome addition to Retford's range of dining opportunities.

  • Visited February 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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liz c, Owner at No 5 Restaurant, responded to this review, March 7, 2014
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Thank you for your review of No 5 Restaurant. We are glad that you enjoyed our Market Menu. It has been a great success with many customers selecting it both at a weekend and during the week. We change the menu monthly to include seasonal ingredients and it is all sourced from local suppliers. Thanks again liz
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English first
Doncaster, United Kingdom
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“Lovely place ”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

Went to no5 after reading the reviews on tripadviser, what a lovely meal,The staff were friendly and professional and the food was cooked to a very high standard.will definitely be returning and would advise anybody looking for a top restaurant to try it out,It won't disappoint.

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liz c, Owner at No 5 Restaurant, responded to this review, March 7, 2014
Thank you for your positive review. We are glad you enjoyed your evening at No5 and took the time to tell other people about it.

Hope you will visit again soon
regards
liz
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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“STEAK AT ITS BEST”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

Saturday evenings are so special when you go out with your partner, a romantic dinner for two is on the cards, having been to No 5 before we had nver had steak, however we both ordered fillet and this was superb.

A most enjoyable evening cant wait to go back.

  • 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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liz c, Owner at No 5 Restaurant, responded to this review, March 7, 2014
Thank you for choosing No 5 for your romantic night out. We are glad you enjoyed your steak. Ian always sources the best quality local steak thats available - its good to hear that it makes a difference and is appreciated. Hope to see you at No 5 again soon. Regards Liz
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Retford, United Kingdom
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“Night out.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

Thankyou Ian .& all your staff for a most enjoyable meal as always. Cannot be faltered in any way shape or form. Very pleasant friendly staff & even a visit from the the main man " Ian " himself to see if everything ok. Thoroughly recommended & a massive thank you from us all. Christine, Brian & friends.

  • 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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liz c, Owner at No 5 Restaurant, responded to this review, March 7, 2014
Hi Christine
Thanks for your review of No 5 restaurant. Its always good to see you and Brian dining out. We appreciate you recommending us. Hope to see you again soon regards Ian and Liz
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“no 5”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

excellent! a little 'cosy' but good service and great food! we really enjoyed our evening there maybe a little pricey but worth it for a special occasion

  • Visited June 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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liz c, Owner at No 5 Restaurant, responded to this review, March 7, 2014
Thank you for your review. We are glad that you enjoyed your evening with us at No 5. The a la carte menu may appear to be a little pricey but that is down to the quality ingredients (fillet steak, lobster etc..) however the market menu offers excellent value for money - 3 courses for 19.95 - all freshly cooked to order and locally sourced seasonal produce.
Kind regards Liz
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