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“A very good restaurant with friendly service”

The Suffolk Kitchen
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Ranked #112 of 454 Restaurants in Cheltenham
Cuisines: British
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
67 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
“A very good restaurant with friendly service”
Reviewed August 3, 2013 via mobile

We popped in on a very hot Friday evening and the restaurant was struggling with the heat however this didnt take anything away from the experience. Simon the owner is very knowledgable on his food and we had a nice evening with a good quality meal, definitely worth a visit.

  • Visited July 2013
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2 Thank PauloB66
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English first
Cheltenham,Uk
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“not for a romantic night”
Reviewed July 31, 2013

Tuesday Night booked for our wedding anniversary. The set out of the restaurant is poor, so narrow & if you are two you are stuck on the wall in the corridor to the kitchen .. not very romantic !! You will be served by students who do not bring the wine list till asked for etc etc .The maître di or owner does not bother to even pass the time of day with you .. sad really as this makes a big difference . The food ... limited menu ... but specials on the board, but two not available at 7 o,clock !! Had the Mussels & steak both OK but not difficult to serve. Half way through our meal a party of 14 rocked up & sat opposite us ... suffice to say with the noise generated we called for the bill & left before desserts,coffee .I did force the man in charge to speak when asking him whether they used Pear Cider or apple cider with the Mussels. He responded !! Would not return for a Romantic Dinner !

  • Visited July 2013
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1 Thank firefly30
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England
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Wanted to love this place but left a bit disappointed”
Reviewed July 28, 2013 via mobile

I booked to take my grandparents for Sunday lunch; with the mixed reviews on the food and service I was really hoping the problems of previous reviews had been addressed and rectified. Unfortunately the service was poor, we were not given a wine menu, had to ask what the soup and the catch of the day were and for our order to be taken (I had to ask 3 times for a jug of water). Food was ok; chicken liver pâté apparently tasted good but looked less then fresh to me, salmon was nice and was cooked well, the stuffing was tasty but the roast potatoes were hard, the cauliflower cheese flavourless and mushy, the carrots and parsnips were not hot enough and pretty oily. Dessert was nice, only sorbet and icecream but good portion size and variety the other diners desserts also looked extremely good. All in all I would be interested to try the evening menu as I think there is potential for a good meal, the bad service really does ruin the experience though when the waitresses disappear and you have to shout across the restaurant for them to bring you the bill then wait for them to finish on their phones before they take payment!

  • Visited July 2013
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1 Thank RuthusT
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Level 6 Contributor
124 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“A nice venue”
Reviewed July 28, 2013

This was our first visit and we were not disappointed. Excellent food and service to match. All good sized portions and well presented. Our meal averaged £35 a head with three courses and wine so great value for money. Hard to fault anything. We will definitely be going back. Quality food In a nice, relaxing environment.

Visited July 2013
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Stoud
Level 3 Contributor
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Over Rated”
Reviewed July 26, 2013

Lunch time, hot day .... warm water, warm wine. Roast Mediterranean vegetable tart was only courgettes and onion and the salmon smelled fishy. Panna cotta and cheesecake were both solid.
A large group for lunch must be welcome by any restaurant, but likely to be noisy, so why sit other diners next to them when the restaurant is empty. Few diners wish to overhear other peoples conversation, so why were the next customers offered the table adjacent to ours? Fortunately they declined to sit further away.

  • Visited July 2013
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1 Thank Benaut
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