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The Bistro at Cardynham House

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
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Tibbiwell Street, Painswick GL6 6XX, England
+44 1452 810030
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:30
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Tue - Sun 12:00 - 15:00
Tue - Sat 18:00 - 21:30
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London, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Warm & friendly service even though the restaurant was packed and must have been hard to satisfy all customers. Try the Romanian sausages ! The apple crumble with custard was also particularly nice. Even the (plain) bread was very nice & tasted freshly baked.

Thank Aleinad W
Derby, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This bistro had a warm welcoming atmosphere with really nice friendly staff. It was clean warm and relaxed, and we were served promptly and efficiently. We were particularly impressed with their food. For instance I am a fish lover and it was lovely to be offered Halibut instead of the usual sea bass fillets which every restaurant seems to fall... More 

Thank _hgnorth
Eastwood, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

The food is excellent I've no qualms with that whatsoever,the room wasn't has big has I thought it would be but still ok I also only had a shower which was ok but I love my soaking baths lol the stairs was abit steep for me because I'm disabled no very good for disabled people but the area is fantastic... More 

Thank Michelle R
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81 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

Bistro style food, owners keen to make sure guests are pleased with their food. For us lacked a little flair and atmosphere, that said it was out of season

Thank pastytraveller
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Stayed at the guest house so are at the bistro. Good honest food nothing pretentious and reasonably priced. The toffee roulade was to die for.

Thank Alison K
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Beautifully home-cooked food, using very fresh ingredients, with generous portions. Very friendly staff. Reasonably priced. What more do you want?

Thank Trevor Y
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Lovely intimate Bistro, only downside was that there was a limited vegetarian selection. The specials board also was the same for several nights. The food was well cooked and fresh and very tasty. Good selection of wine

Thank MW198
London England
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143 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Beautiful experience in this charming Bistro lovely menu and specials board. Service attentive, the only thing I would change is the lighting maybe dim it a little

Thank Worxelminxy
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

We were stopping at Cardynham House for the weekend and booked into the Bistro on the 1st night there. Although it was a late booking and we were given the time of 7.45 for our table we didn't actually eat the starter until 8.45 and the main until after 9.30. The food was absolutely lovely and well cooked but we... More 

Thank GerrardClan
Durham England
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69 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

To be honest reading these reviews i was shocked at the standard of food I was given. I had the scallops and prawn starter which was cheap queen scallops over cooked until you could rub out pencil from paper with them, the whole lot was overpowered with a sickly sauce, not ideal with mild scallops. The main meal was three... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$24 - US$49
British, European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Tibbiwell Street, Painswick GL6 6XX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cotswolds  >  Painswick
  • Phone Number: +44 1452 810030

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