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“Great Expectations”
Review of Bakers Yard Wine Bar - CLOSED

Bakers Yard Wine Bar
Price range: $5 - $32
Cuisines: British
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Breakfast, lunch and dinner served daily offering relaxed friendly atmosphere,attentive and friendly staff.Serving freshly prepared home made starters, main courses and desserts. Daily specials menu offers a set price menu which offers two courses for £12.95 And three courses for £14.95 (Tuesday to Friday) Monday evening offers our popular two courses for £10 menu served from 6 pm - 8.30Pm. A la carte menu and sandwich menu also available daily. Sunday lunch is served from 12-3pm and offers a mouth watering selection of freshly roast meats plus a fish and vegetarian option, two course for £12.95 And three course for £14.95. We use local ingredients and suppliers and all our dishes are home made on the premises and freshly prepared to order. We also serve wines, spirits, lagers and real ales alongside freshly made coffee /tea and cakes all day from 8am. Our Tapas Bar offers a selection of premium wines, beers and spirits and serves freshly prepared hot and cold Tapas from Tuesday to Sunday, offering all day dining Friday and Saturday from 12 noon until late. Our outdoor courtyard is very busy in the good weather and offer a lovely al fresco dining option for both the Wine Bar and the Tapas Bar.
Oakham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great Expectations”
Reviewed June 25, 2012

Reading the other reviews I feel my experience of the Bakers Yard is at odds with everyone else. I live in Oakham and have on previous occaisions had very pleasant visits to the bar, at lunch with family and also for coffee. (which is about the best you'll get in Oakham!)
So, I chose to dine there with my partner on a Friday evening and wish I'd not bothered.
The staff were all very friendly and reasonably attentive, I think there were about four other tables seated throughout our time there, so they werent exactly run off their feet.

Mediocre is about the best i can come up with to describe the first and main courses. The menu looked impressive, but the chef was obviously bored with it. The prices promised something spectacular, but the delivery fell far short of anything other than standard. For the money, I should have been blown away but instead just felt rather disappointed.

The superb creme brulee and the astonishingly good bottle of NZ Sauvignon Blanc were the only redeeming features of the meal, but I still left feeling like I'd been conned. When I left I looked in the kitchen, supposing I'd either see the chef rubbing his hands together over my bill or just asleep on top of it.

I can't say that I wouldn't ever visit again on an evening, but I certainly would think twice about it. There are plenty of good restaurants locally, so why they would just seem so indifferent in the kitchen I don't understand, maybe the chef just couldn't be bothered that night...

  • Visited June 2012
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Thank lobolyons
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English first
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Fabulous Sunday Menu”
Reviewed June 6, 2012

We were looking for somewhere to eat and were only actually after a snack but sat down with the three course fixed price - what a treat and an absolute bargain. Lovely food, wonderful staff and great atmosphere. Loved it so much that we have decided to stay for two nights when we go up for a wedding in December.

  • Visited May 2012
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Thank Tbird_28
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London
1 review
“Great food and accommodation”
Reviewed April 25, 2012

We enjoyed an overnight stay in a lovely clean, well-appointed and comfortable en-suite room. All our meals - lunch, breakfast and Sunday lunch - were delicious and excellent value. The food menu offered a wide range of choice and a good wine list. Staff were friendly and attentive. Would definitely recommend Baker's Yard.

Visited April 2012
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Thank Mary S
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oakham
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Just Lovely.”
Reviewed April 20, 2012

What can I say. Attentive staff, lovely food, nice wine, fabulous value.

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Thank stephen44krissy
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oakham
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“The gem of oakham”
Reviewed April 13, 2012

Good wine, Great coffee, Great food, Lovely effecient staff, what more could you ask for. I've been here for breakfast, lunch and an evening with friends and family and we all love the relaxed nice atmosphere. Truly fantastic. Jazzer27 is completely wrong and ignore his comments. Try it and love it like us.

  • Visited April 2012
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Thank stephen44krissy
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