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“How lucky for Hay-on-Wye.....”
Review of St John's Place

St John's Place
Ranked #2 of 33 Restaurants in Hay-on-Wye
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed July 8, 2014

Yes how fortunate that this tiny restaurant has opened in Hay and is serving absolutely superb food. Last Saturday evening, we enjoyed a meal of exceptional quality and imagination with clever combinations of ingredients. Lovely, friendly staff and a warm, relaxed atmosphere in this simply furnished restaurant. They deserve to go from strength to strength!

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1  Thank bellabonnie8
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Reviewed July 4, 2014

Best in town... fresh ingredients, well cooked and presented.... high competencies in the kitchen ... well thought out menu that constantly changes.... good wine and all this at an affordable price...
simple decor & furnished with just a few tables,,
Dont be in a rush .. just sit back and enjoy the best meal you will have in Hay-on-Wye

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4  Thank John T
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Reviewed July 3, 2014

The food is fantastic at this cosy restaurant. Visited with friends who live in Hay and had recommended it. Our table had most of the dishes on the menu and we couldn't find fault with anything - food was idelicious, flavour combinations were inventive and service was friendly and efficient. It's a must if you visit Hay!

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2  Thank Clare B
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Reviewed June 27, 2014

As previous reviews, it is clearly a must in wales. The young chef is amazingly talented. The flavours association are incredibely original and sucessfull. Only opened thursday, friday and saturday, you definitively have to book beforehand. The menu changes every week, but we had the chance to taste a duck egg, lamb tongue with minty peas, fish monk red peper & salicorn, pork belly with red ognion/nectarine/cauliflower/almond,choco/cardamom cake,raspberries sesame crust tart.
The alcool free cocktail is excellent, and they suggest specific craft beers from the kernel brewery in london. It definitely worths brewdog beers for those who know. We did not taste any wines.
The price is surprisingly affordable: starters around 7£max, main under 15£ and dessert around 6£. We spent more money the day before in a pub(good though) for the main course which were bolognese and chicken pie. So you have to hurry to this saint john's restaurant!
It is a little bit noisy, but there were groups and we are french.

Unfortunately we are frenchies and won't be able to come back soon... and that is really sad...

Again, congratulation to the chef, even if there is a bit of waiting ( success!?), it is really really worths it!

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3  Thank thetravellingpilous
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Reviewed June 5, 2014

Not easy to find the dinning room and once found not the most welcoming of rooms, a little bland and charmless with no fills furniture but.... What is lost on decor is more than made up for by the delightful waitress and delicious, imaginative food.

We decided to have appetisers, me pickles and quails eggs, my partner salt pollock croquettes, which was a shame.... They were really tasty but quite large so left little room for 3 full courses. Reluctantly, we missed the starters all of which sounded yummy, this was later confirmed by patrons at the table next to us, and went straight for mains. I had a dish of hake, squid and polenta and a stir fry of vegetables, my partner had lamb chop with couscous and a kinda hot green bean salad. We were both very enthusiastic about our choice.

Pudding for both was chocolate mousse with raspberries and cream and a crunchy topping. Very nice.

The wine list was quite short but the bottle of French Sauvignon Blanc was nice enough.

This was definitely the best meal we have had ever in Hay and I hope the restaurant thrives.

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5  Thank jabjaw
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