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Cafe, British
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 28 December 2023

Lovely to find the Brasserie open on Christmas Eve, my wife's birthday. Was able to get a nice four-person window table without booking - thank you. Once again we had a nice very reasonably priced meal in a nonstuffy, laid-back atmosphere. the manager/owner said hello...which was since. Will be going again in 2024 for sure.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 20 December 2023

We all noticed how the quality has gone done here. Service very good but prices are now high and going up. Beans (not warmed) on untoasted bread £6.50. They did reheat promptly. Bacon tasty but scrambled egg dry ++. Such a shame because we’re not...coming back.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 26 November 2023 via mobile

Very mediocre food… and the coffee was lukewarm warm. One of the eggs was almost raw. Won’t be returning or recommending I’m afraid!

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 30 October 2023 via mobile

Large 'conservatory' style restaurant with an extensive outdoor seating area. Ideal breakfast venue but a bit on the pricey side compared to others in town. Not over the top but noticeable when the bill is received. Biggest negative is noise! Chairs & tables being moved...creates a racket which, when busy, grates in your head, hence the reason I would only eat here when it is quiet.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 24 August 2023

Had an ok lunch here. Lots of girls serving, yet service wasn't great. Food was fine - nothing wrong with it, but all fairly underwhelming. Everything was about 25% more expensive than it should have been in terms of quality. I had a very cheap...sausage in a baguette. I asked for ketchup and was given some sachets (grrrrrr!!!). For such basic fare, I've paid about £4.50-£6.50 all around the country. This was £7.50. It's a pity, there seem to be a lot of better options within just a short stroll, so won't be rushing back.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 22 August 2023 via mobile

A nice relaxed atmosphere, with pleasant staff. We had lunch, and the menu had enough choices for four. Would be nicer if we'd been given cutlery per place setting, rather than all dumped on the table. The food served was good and had generous portions....The website link on Trip Adviser seems wrong. The actual link is courtyardbrasserie.comMore

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 22 August 2023 via mobile

The food wasn’t the best with over cooked bacon. I’ve had much better full English from little village cafe. When one waitress came in all the talk you could here was about the gym sessions they all complete with foul language being used on a...number of occasions. I’m always in the area every 4 months and have always seen it but never tried it. Now I’ve been to try it but won’t be going back.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 29 July 2023

Have never found the service great here but have always liked the food. This time was particularly bad though. Took a while but the waitress eventually came over. Ordered drinks and food. Drinks came out. An hour later no sign of any food. When I...enquired the waitress went off to the kitchen to ask. Apparently ours was next. We had watched them bring out everyone else's food- not quickly though I have to say. The people on the table next to us who came in after us also waited an age but at least got theirs before us! We decided to give up and were told sorry about that- your drinks are £9.00. What bad customer service. I would have apologised profusely and said the least we can do is give you the drinks for free. That would have at least persuaded me to go back there but we've decided never again!More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 19 June 2023 via mobile

Popped over for tea and cream scones. Never a lover of spray cream would much prefer clotted cream. The outside patio needs a clean and weeds removing

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 2 May 2023

Lovely venue and amazing food, everything is freshly made and served by friendly staff the venue is clean and well cared for

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 27 November 2022 via mobile

Two of us stopped for coffee yesterday. My friend was visiting from the Midlands. She asked if her coffee could be served in a straighter mug rather than a large rounded cup, as she has arthritic hands and finds the rounded cups and handles unbalanced...and difficult to hold. With a sour face, we were told that all the cups were the same, all rounded and they had no others available. When we pointed out a straight sided mug in use across the cafe we were told that was actually rounded and there was only one type of mug. This exchange was completely unnecessary and unfriendly. There were other mugs-in fact the coffees came in the type we had suggested, delivered by a different waitress. We left feeling that customers at this cafe are regarded as an inconvenience if we make a special request. Won't be back, wish we had gone somewhere else.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 19 October 2022 via mobile

Haven't been here for some time so for a change we decided to drop in for lunch. Place was busy with diners both inside and out but we headed indoors, once the bottleneck at the counter cleared. (Despite plenty of signs asking you to pay...at the table, some folks simply don't comply). Eventually we were shown to a table and being rather hungry, were delighted to experience quick service. My wife ordered a Grilled Chicken Baguette (breast of chicken with salad and mayonnaise) and I had the Stallone (chicken, bacon, avocado, lettuce, mayonnaise drizzled with pesto and served as an open ciabatta) with a tea and latte. Looking at the menu, we felt that the food was a tad pricey in our opinion but given the current energy crisis and recovery from Covid, I guess that was to be expected. When it arrived, however, as we ate it, the quality and quantity certainly justified the price. Both dishes were well prepared, extremely tasty and looking at the menus, other dishes being consumed, I could not understand why this place doesn't open in the evening. The location, setting and layout would make this a perfect sunny evening venue. A thoroughly enjoyable meal which will see us returning to sample some of their other offerings. Only hitch was a problem with their card reader at the end which took a number of failed attempts and a change of machine before we successfully achieved payment. All in all, a lovely experience.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 18 October 2022 via mobile

A group of us dropped in over the weekend for a coffee and cake. I decided to try the ‘famous Onley pancakes and a cappuccino. Unfortunately the coffee was average and the pancakes where very disappointing. Admittedly I was expecting American style pancakes when told...they come with maple syrup. These came out and where more of a crepe which would be fine, however, they where cold, chewy and small for the price, disappointing to say the least. Especially when paying nearly £8 for them with a coffee. I will say the service was great and I can’t fault that or the venue, pretty location and very clean and well presented just the food / coffee and high price that lets it down. Maybe it was a bad day but unfortunately with so many others around I won’t be trying again.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 17 September 2022 via mobile

This our first time in this cafe. It looked nice from the outside. 1. Customer service was OK but not attentive and welcoming. We were offered the kids menu which they never came and I was difficult to get their attention even though the place...was not busy 2. The prices were too high considering the quality. 3. Drinks. The hot chocolate and the babycino were OK. I don’t believe how someone decided to present this double espresso. It was lukewarm and served in a big cup with coffee splashes all around. The person who made it had a fight with the machine but still decided to present it. 4. Pancake. In the town of pancakes with so much competition, I just couldn’t believe that we were served this terrible pancake. It was the chewiest pancake swimming in a pool of maple “flavoured” syrup (not maple syrup). We ordered this for the children to share but they didn’t touch after the first bite. 5. No ambience so we couldn’t stay longer than 40 minutes. We did not complain as our morning was already spoiled and were not in a mood. We won’t be going again.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 7 August 2022 via mobile

Went to this cafe today for brunch after my brother got married yesterday and we had to pre-order all our food a few weeks ago. There was 30 of us but they knew we were coming and it was an awful experience. The drink orders...were taken and then some didn’t turn up so we asked again and after half an hour of waiting they turned up. The food all came out at extremely different times and my food (literally two croissants and a two jams) came an hour and a half late! The service was poor and when my food finally arrived (after chasing it up several times) they weren’t even fresh, they looked as though they’d been bought from a supermarket and heated in a microwave. After the meal it took ages for them to work out how they wanted us to pay and when they came up with a solution we worked out what we owed but said to the waitress at the bar we weren’t happy paying for the croissant as it was so late and she said that was reasonable and said they’d remove it but the owner needed to come and sort everything as he’d agreed how we’d pay. The owner then had an argument with me over £2.95 for my croissants!! I was mortified and he was so rude, talk about the ‘customer is always right’ he was convinced the service he had provided was good and that I had to pay for the croissants that were below average and that arrived after everyone in our party had finished their food! ABSOLUTELY DISGUSTING!!!! Cannot believe how we were treated and would NEVER go back!More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Hi, there were lots of families there on our visits so i guess there must be, my advice just give them a call to check. Enjoy.
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Not sure when you went or what the poor reviews pertained to but we have dined here on many occasions always with good food and service. It is not fine dining but very tasty wholesome food and the private party we held there... More
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  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4