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“Boring uninspirational food”

Bistro On The Square
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Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $49
Cuisines: European, British
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Located in the luxurious Cotswold House in the centre of Campden, Bistro-on-the-Square is the hub of the hotel, serving drinks snacks and meals throughout the day, including morning coffee, brunch and sandwiches. The Bistro has its own street entrance, an open fire and bar, as well as al-Fresco dining in the summer, on our huge garden terrace with its own garden bar. Our specialty is a relaxed and informal dining experience with sharing platters, tapas, grills, and salads. We have a wide menu to suit all tastes, including children's menu and dietary requirements. We pride ourselves on the extensive range of Gins with various tonics and interesting garnishes. Our extensive wines by the glass range means you can enjoy a glass of superior wine without investing in a bottle. Our cocktails are shaken to order and we will happily take requests. One of the few eateries in Chipping Campden to be serving a full menu all day 7 days a week. Full afternoon Tea is available in Fig 7 days
Reviewed April 30, 2012

Tired menu: lacking any finesse. Food choices were poor for vegetarians.

Thank Priya318795
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Emma D, Deputy General Manager at Bistro On The Square, responded to this reviewResponded October 18, 2012

Thank you for your comments, obviously we are extremely disappointed that you did not enjoy your visit, fortunately our feedback is almost always positive regarding the dining room, we have taken your comments extremely seriously.

Kind Regards
Paul Dixon
General Manager
(The Cotswold House and Noel Arms Hotels)

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Reviewed April 23, 2012

This restaurant is situated in the heart of Chipping Campden and has a lovely relaxed ambience in the restaurant. The food was very good, well priced for the location. Service was friendly and relaxed, we have used this restaurant for a number of years and it has always been good, shall return again soon.

Thank smith025
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Reviewed April 1, 2012

Very average. I took a group here for my birthday and was very disappointed. We were put in a back room, which was totally without atmosphere. The waitress did not smile once throughout the entire service....and we were there hours as the service was desperately slow and when the main course finally arrived the food was tepid rather than hot.

They ran out of rose wine, after two bottles....because there had been no delivery that week....Just not good enough when there are so many other good places to choose from.

We made it known to both the waitress and the duty manager that we were not happy but nothing was done to make amends or to show any interest in our complaint. That's ok we will go elsewhere next time and I am sure their business will survive without us!

Not only list to recommend to friends.

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3  Thank wvdh
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Craig W, General Manager at Bistro On The Square, responded to this reviewResponded May 30, 2017

Dear wvdh

May 2017
Whilst I must apologise for any poor experience you received in 2012, the review is no longer relevant to the restaurant that now occupies the site. The business has changed, been re branded and is a different look, identity, staff, and menu.

We do hope you drop by some time and try again, and hopefully we will have the opportunity to show you how much it has changed and that what may have happened all that time ago (whilst still affecting our ranking) is no longer relevant to this restaurant.

I would happy to show you around, and personally oversee your visit.

Kind Regards
Craig Webb
@HotelGMTweets

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Reviewed March 13, 2012

We selected this restaurant after looking at the menu the previous day. The staff were very accommodating and helpful. The food standard was exceptional - well deserving of the Michelin Good Food award.

Thank petejones
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Reviewed January 16, 2012

Really lovely dinners while in Chipping Campden. Relaxed atmosphere made for a good special occasion weekend!

1  Thank aphome
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