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“Birthday dinner” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Restaurant 23

Restaurant 23
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $56
Cuisines: European, British
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Romantic, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Restaurant 23 has been a fixture in Royal Leamington Spa since opening in 2006, moving to our current Grade II-listed home in 2012. Throughout this time we have forged an impressive culinary reputation, showcasing the finest local and seasonal produce with precise, modern cooking. We hold 2 AA Rosettes and regularly feature in The Good Food Guide. In addition to the main restaurant and its two private rooms which seat up to 60 - Morgan's Bar offers afternoon teas, refined bar food and cocktails with seating for 30.
Warwick, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Birthday dinner”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 6, 2014 via mobile

I cannot fault the staff for helping me arrange a dinner for friends with short notice. The food was delicious and we were looked after but not smothered in the private dining room, a perfect balance. The wine selection suited all of us and the cocktail bar upstairs was enjoyed to finish the evening off.

Visited March 2014
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2 Thank Jane S
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coventry
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“A lovely dining experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 23, 2014

We went for dinner at Restaurant 23 on Saturday night. We were offered the opportunity to have a drink in the bar upstairs first. We sat in big armchairs by the fire. The service was unhurried and attentive.

The food was lovely. I had a rabbit dish to start with then venison as the main course. For dessert, we shared an apple dish, with four exquisite little apple deserts on one plate. We had were given two complementary amuse bouches during our meal. To start it was a beetroot jelly and goats cheese dish, topped with nuts and popcorn and before the desert, we were given a small granata with ginger crumbs and anise star. The hot bread was fantastic. We had little white bread rolls with sesame seeds, treacle bread and foccacia with olives. Honestly, I could have just eaten that bread all night, dripping with melted butter.

There was a very good wine list. There were some expensive wines on the list but reasonable ones as well. We chose a lovely Torrontes/Chenin blend at £25 a bottle and had a helpful conversation with the sommelier about Argentinian wines. Overall, I thought the meal was very good value for money, given the quality of the food and the experience.

The only thing I would change is the fire in the bar. It is a gas fire with synthetic coal. If it had been a real fire, it would have added so much more to the ambiance of the place.

It was our first experience of Restaurant 23 and we will definitely return.

  • Visited February 2014
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3 Thank helencoventry
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Coventry
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Lovely experience for anniversary meal”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 23, 2014 via mobile

We enjoyed a lovely meal here for our wedding anniversary. Food was of high standard and cooked to perfection, the ambience was relaxing, and where we were sat by the window was the best seat in the restaurant.

Service was excellent. However I felt that the head waiter was quite strict with staff and picked up on the smallest discrepancy, I guess though to ensure the customer's experience is the best.

Would definitely return

Visited March 2013
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3 Thank Mamta D
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Coventry, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Above and beyond our expectations”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2014 via mobile

I was completely blown away by every aspect of my experience here. The service as soon as you walk in is faultless. All staff are extremely attentive and take care with every detail. The atmosphere was great and music worked well. The food was amazing and innovative and again, attention to detail was impeccable. The selection of wines went perfectly with each course and arrived promptly with every meal. A definite must if you want food & service that will blow your mind!

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank Honest113
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Solihull, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Best place to dine in leamington”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2014

Have been several times for differing occasions and faultless every time.
Have tried the taster menu (which is a must)and also a la carte. Both are fabulous and every dish was perfect. The wines are extensive and every one that was reccomended to our table was amazing.
Could not reccomend this place more highly

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank 123toria
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