I am coming back for a weekend in Gloucester and staying in an apartment at Gloucester Docks. I have stayed here before the apartment and the docks area are both fab. The thing I am struggling with is somewhere to eat. I am not really keen on Asian food and there does seem to be more restaurants of this style than anything else in the area. I don't really like chain restaurants where the food quality can be very poor either. Other than that, I'm open to Italian, English, pub food, anything really. The problem I've got is that the restaurant reviews are dire.
What I would really like is to find somewhere with a smart interior that does nice food. Nothing more complicated than that. Ignoring the reviews (because people can come out with some total and utter nonsense at times) does anyone have any recommendations of somewhere to eat in the city centre please. Both evening and lunchtime ideas would be really welcomed. I definitely do not want to drive out of the city centre so I don't need any suggestions for anywhere other than the city centre.
Last time we were there, we went to The Barge Restaurant and Dr Fosters and, to be honest, I was pretty underwhelmed with both of them.
Thanks in anticipation.