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Jesse's Bistro

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The Stableyard, Black Jack Street, Cirencester GL7 2AA, England
+44 1285 641497
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Cirencester, Gloucestershire
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70 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We needed to give this review as we have noticed some issues. This is a pricy restaurant but the food is normally very good. Recently the portions have been reduced, with no reduction in price. Also we have been given expensive but poor quality red wine! Not as friendly as previous visits.

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Thank ThomasNo1
New York City, New York
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have visited this Bistro a few times in the last Year and have always had great food and impeccable service. Locally sourced ingredients and the legendary quality of the Smith & Castle butchers from across The Cotswolds, guarantee a great culinary experience. Our family dinner on Xmas Eve was superb. Would strongly recommend.

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Thank MC_SB46
Cirencester, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We used to go regularly to Jesse's Bistro on Saturdays for a fish and chip lunch. This was the first time since it changed hands. We used to think it was the best place for fish and chips. This time it was good but not the best we've had there hence the four stars rather than five.

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A warm welcome on a cold winter evening. Just had mains. A lovely piece of cod with saffron mash and a brown butter and shrimp sauce and local venison cooked nicely with beets and potatoes with a rich sauce. A great experience.

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Thank Martin W
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were a party of 8 on Christmas Eve - had such a lovely night. Great food, great service and the restaurant was full so also a fun atmosphere. Highly recommend. Significantly better food here than anywhere else in Cirencester. Sometimes Jesse's isn't full so the atmosphere can be lacking.

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Thank AnnaSunshine333
Chippenham
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218 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came here for lunch with a friend and had high expectations having heard good things about the place. The service we received was good, but the food was a disappointment. I ordered fish and chips without the mushy peas. The fish was good if a little greasy but the portion of chips was tiny and there were nasty brown chips... More 

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Thank SnowWhite78
Swindon, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

Having had lunch here twice and enjoyed the food and ambiance, it seemed like a good choice for a group of 15 for a pre-Christmas dinner. Communication prior was stilted and the restaurant was not happy for people to choose between two different menus , so we opted for the Xmas menu even though choice was limited to four per... More 

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Thank C K
Stevenage, United Kingdom
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

A lovely menu with good quality locally sourced ingredients, not too many choices because what they do they do well however, there are dishes that suit all tastes. Service is attentive even when there were two large parties in. One minor criticism - please remove the sinuous layer from the slices of smoked pigeon breast. This would make a lovely... More 

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Thank cla1re9
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

As with previous reviewer, our party was met with a similar feeling that we were more of an inconvenience to the staff, rather than paying customer. We took our selections from the vastly over priced Christmas party menu, which had limited selection considering the establishment is owned by a renowned local butcher. To offer just 2 meat dishes for main... More 

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Thank Doug S
Coleford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

We ate around 9 on a Saturday evening - booked but probably not the best time. Service was variable - not enough menus to go round, three staff who varied greatly in their warmth and willingness and a very slow process even in bringing water to the table. It seemed as if we were something of a nuisance, to be... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
British, European, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Stableyard, Black Jack Street, Cirencester GL7 2AA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cotswolds  >  Cirencester
  • Phone Number: +44 1285 641497

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?