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“Lovely dinner and great service!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cranes Wine Cafe - CLOSED

Cranes Wine Cafe
Cuisines: Mediterranean, British
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Salisbury, United Kingdom
1 review
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“Lovely dinner and great service!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2013

Came in the other night with some friends for a meal and we all found it absolutely fantastic. The service was equally as good as the food, with very friendly staff! Will definitely be coming back again and I will also recommend to my friends and family!

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Derrek M
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963JoannaW, Manager at Cranes Wine Cafe, responded to this review, November 27, 2013
Thank you very much for your very kind words - it is encouraging and motivating to the whole team to receive such glowing feedback. We will be delighted to welcome you back soon!
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English first
Salisbury, United Kingdom
1 review
“Cranes of Crane Street - Bridging a gap . . .”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2013

Salisbury is a small medieval city that is inundated with pizza parlours, chicken shacks and burger bars so it is exceptionally pleasant to find a cosy place that caters for those of a more discerning palate. Cranes is just such a venue. Tucked away in its distinctive part of town it reflects the slightly quirky nature of Salisbury City. Those who care for you and your guests in this heady atmosphere have both the sense of fun and professionalism that such an eatery demands. Whether it is glass or two of decent wine, the odd beer or the full menu that you require, or whether you are a stuffy old fogy or a bright young thing it will make no difference, the attention you receive will be of the proper quality to get you doing what comes naturally to those who go out to enjoy themselves. (Those who find such enjoyment difficult might be better off staying at home!). The food is good, the greeting warm and friendly. . . and they even hang your coat up in that good old Jeeves fashion! The world needs places like Cranes so make sure you keep it up. Well done!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Eric H
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963JoannaW, Manager at Cranes Wine Cafe, responded to this review, December 3, 2013
Thank you very much for taking the time to write about us on this website. As an independant operation we do try to make ourselves quirky and unique - as you say we are vastly outnumbered by chain restaurants in Salisbury! We try hard to offer friendly and eficient service and good quality, reasonablly priced food and I thank you for pointing all this out and for recommending us!
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Amesbury, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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“Birthday at Cranes”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2013

We went to Cranes for my Brother's birthday party, along with 20 others in our group. The service was beyond reproach. The food was excellent, I had Scallops, Duck and Pudding taster's. I could not fault this lovely restaurant.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Munchkins2013
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963JoannaW, Manager at Cranes Wine Cafe, responded to this review, November 27, 2013
Thank you very much for your concise review! I am so pleased that you enjoyed your brothers party we were delighted to host you all. I do hope you come back soon!
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Reigate, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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“Great food and lovely wines”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2013

Eaten here a few times now, and love the food and wines; service is trying, but could be a little more professional from time to time. Will be back for more though..

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Hugo_Vtripad
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963JoannaW, Manager at Cranes Wine Cafe, responded to this review, November 27, 2013
Thank you very much for your comments, and for visiting us several times. Chef Liam is very pleased to hear how much you enjoyed his food! Hopefully the service you have received has been efficient and relaxed - we don't encourage too much formality in keeping with our café style!
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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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“Sophistication comes to Salisbury”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2013

Just had a lovely lunch at Cranes. Food was superb and there was a variety of choice. Lovely Beaujolais Noveau at a very reasonable price. Chef Liam cooks some wonderful food. As this wine cafe is so popular there is always a great 'buzz'. Well worth a visit!!

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank FionaCramer
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963JoannaW, Manager at Cranes Wine Cafe, responded to this review, November 27, 2013
Its sounds from your comments as though you visited us during our Beaujolais Day celebrations and sampled some of this years wine! I'm delighted to hear that you enjoyed the lunch - as you say Liam was cooking up lots of French classics in addition to our usual offering! Do come back again soon!
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