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“Breakfast - a mediocre experience”

Hotel du Vin & Bistro
Ranked #309 of 690 Restaurants in Cambridge
Price range: $26 - $32
Cuisines: French, European, British
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Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Brunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: The Hotel Du Vin Bistro sits within a beautiful medieval building on Trumpington Street, and whilst it maintains many of its original features much tasteful transformation has been set in place to bring out the building’s more quirky features. A French style Bistro with a modern edge serving classic dishes from all over Europe, it’s the first restaurant under ownership of the Hotel Du Vin chain to host an open style kitchen, as well as a bar set within the unusual yet cosy surroundings of the Hotel’s vaulted cellar rooms. If an intimate night out is required, why not hire the private dining space, or explore the specialist wine tasting room.
Brighton, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Breakfast - a mediocre experience”
Reviewed November 22, 2013

Came for breakfast as we were staying at the hotel. Really a very underwhelming experience.
Waitress wouldn't take no for an answer re toast, so we took it just to get rid of her. Maybe she's on toast commission?! And she forgot wife's tea - had to chase someone round the restaurant to order & re-order it. Full English was OK, but really nothing to get into a fight about. Underwhelming.

  • Visited November 2013
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Perth, Australia
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44 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Disappointing”
Reviewed November 10, 2013

Booked for a table of 10 to celebrate a very special occasion. Did not like the ambiance... very noisy, felt more like a cafe. Three of our dishes were cold, two desserts very forgotten! I appreciate that it was a busy Saturday evening, however it was a huge disappointment.

  • Visited October 2013
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2 Thank Danusia10
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Sunday Brunch”
Reviewed November 4, 2013 via mobile

Initially highlighted by a marketing email, chose to take my wife for Sunday Lunch. Great menu and atmosphere, but don't know how they manage to charge so little. Good service from a young team.
Down-side is poor parking locally.

Visited October 2013
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Thank Mark3143
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cambridge
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90 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
“Just another poorly run chain restaurant , more expensive and disappointing then others”
Reviewed October 27, 2013

Against my better judgement we have this another go on fliday, huge mistake .
Liver parfIt tasteless , bread heated up as it was stale, steak over cooked and tough,chips cooked in old fat,halibut portion so small it was a joke and the wine list so ridiculously over priced it was just annoying .
We have had a reasonable Sunday lunch here (albeit it poor value),but won't return for dinner again.Unimaginative, over priced,poorly cooked and pretentious .
Amusingly I received a call the following day to apologise and invite us back as part of their services recovery programme(I suspect a well rehearsed one ),an email was due to follow to confirm, no surprise when it failed to arrive, typical-I really suggest you save the extortionate amount of money they charge for such poor food and eat elsewhere.anywhere else !!!!

  • Visited October 2013
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2 Thank Newtontj
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Cambridge
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59 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Very good food, on the expensive side”
Reviewed October 27, 2013

Very pleasant atmosphere, if a little noisy (visited on a weekday evening). Staff helpful, food came within a reasonable time.

Portion sizes were correct (not huge, not tiny), and I certainly felt full after three courses.

Chocolate fondant dessert was excellent: highly recommended.

Bill averaged £50 per person, including drinks and tip, hence definitely on the high side. The food was not quite worth that amount, hence the low score for value, but other than that no complaints.

Will visit again.

  • Visited October 2013
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