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Carriages Restaurant

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Davids Lane | at the Alveston House Hotel, Alveston BS35 2LA, England
+44 1454 415050
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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277 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 208 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

By British standards in this area, Carriages is nice, but as a fine dining restaurant, it is just average. The food was good, not great. Service was good and our waitress, Katrina, was lovely. The wine list is pretty much non-existent and the 'bar' doesn't have a bar tender so cocktails are a risky option. It's not bad, but we'll... More 

Thank RSTravel
Uffculme, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2016

My Wife and I ate here whilst staying at the Alveston Hotel. The food was excellent! I had a beautiful tender steak and my wife opted for the vegetarian option. Both extremely happy and will return.

Thank MMeikle
Bristol, United Kingdom
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158 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2016

We had a delicious meal here, lovely canapés, tasty mushroom starter and cracking surf and turf - tender fillet steak cooked rare as requested with lovely crunchy chipped potatoes. We took advantage of a promotional deal, it would have been expensive otherwise. The restaurant was busy but the wine waiter and waitresses were all friendly and helpful. A memorable evening,... More 

Thank weekender79584
Stratford-upon-Avon, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

I have reviewed this restaurant as part of the hotel review. The food is excellent. Their AA rosette awards since 2009 are very well deserved. The waiting staff friendly and knowledgeable. I would return here in a heartbeat.

Thank Ross_Nicholls
Bristol, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016

Only one word to describe Sunday Lunch with my family today - perfection in every way. Roast beef lunch surpassed expectations and hurray a truly different vegetarian choice for my husband, the Brie and Vegetable Wellington was wonderful and he felt he had had a Sunday lunch as opposed to the normal bowl of pasta offered at other venues. Just... More 

Thank karenmccarter17
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

A small but thoughtful menu is accompanied by a great wine list and served to you by attentive and knowledgable staff. The quality was super and not a morsel was left over. I cannot recommend it highly enough. If in the area and you want a good quality meal and a fair price go here.

Thank A1836WKanthonym
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016 via mobile

I ate here when I stayed at the hotel. The staff were friendly, well trained and professional. The conservatory was a nice place to sit and peruse the menu. The 2 canapes were delicious. The food was delicious and well presented. Service was excellent.

Thank Caroline J
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

Excellent choice on the menu in all respects. Not too fussy or overcomplicated. Classy decor and good service. The food is very well presented and expertly cooked, but I still feel that it is a little overpriced. It is one step away from being top class, but seems to be held back by its association as the Alveston House hotel's... More 

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Napier, New Zealand
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7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2016

Very tidy venue with friendly staff, who were happy to serve us lunch at 1.45pm. Food was good but the overall price for two meals (two courses), three sparkling waters and two coffees was GBP 47.50, which seemed a little steep.

Thank BPGY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 3, 2016 via mobile

Absolutely fantastic food was served during both the day and the evening for our Wedding. Would very highly recommend.

Thank Claire N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $29
British, European
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Private Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Davids Lane | at the Alveston House Hotel, Alveston BS35 2LA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Gloucestershire  >  Alveston
  • Phone Number: +44 1454 415050
Join us for breakfast, a light lunch or delicious dinner. Our welcoming staff will ensure your time at Carriages is both relaxing and enjoyable. As part of Alveston House Hotel, the restaurant prides itself on providing beautifully designed food, full of flavour, which helps make us a great place to dine with friends, family and business colleagues.
Carriages is delighted to have been awarded an AA Rosette for five years running.
Our tasty, high quality menus provide both choice and value for money. Head Chef, Ben Halliday, uses only the best local produce sourced from trusted suppliers, and is happy to accommodate special requests and dietary requirements.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?