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“Pick this menu at the Red Lion Hotel not the standard one”
Review of Cappellos

Cappellos
Ranked #35 of 51 Restaurants in Atherstone
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Market Bosworth, United Kingdom
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225 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 206 helpful votes
“Pick this menu at the Red Lion Hotel not the standard one”
Reviewed 30 June 2013

We ate here recently with a couple of friends and their small child, we chose to sit in the main seating area not in the restaurant itself so we had the choice of this menu and their standard one.

We all had a mix of courses from each menu and the overall opinion was that the Cappellos food was better than the standard one.

One thing to be aware of was that they seemed to substitute/miss ingredients out and not tell you and think it was ok. For example the calamari came with a different dressing from the one advertised (the new one was spicy which suited the recipients but may not have done). A salad main course was tiny and we even questioned that they had brought out the starter size not the main course size. We were assured that it was the main course but they charged us for the starter... It was also missing the orange which should have been included, when questioned they said they had run out, given it was a main ingredient you would have hoped that they would have told us.

My husbands steak he said was average and the portion size (not the steak which looked like the advertised size) was small for the cost, he did not want tomato so all he had on his plate was a steak and a few chips.

However the pizzas were very good and I would certainly go back for them.

The staff were friendly and helpful and brought our drinks quickly the food was slow in coming but it was a Saturday evening.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank Emma_N68
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English first
Atherstone, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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“MEAL OUT WITH FRIENDS & FAMILY”
Reviewed 12 June 2013

Visited this restaurant on Saturday 8th June (6 people). We hadn't booked but had gone out in the early evening to enjoy the weather and decided to get something to eat. The Restaurant looked very nice although there were no customers in there at all, We ordered starters and main meal. After about 25 mins we enquired where our food was and were told it would be "2 mins" and it was probably about 10. Do not ask for garlic mushrooms as you only get 1 !!, and the pate came without the chutney (which we had to ask for) and with 3 miniature pieces of what looked like half eaten bread. We complained and were brought more bread and 1 more mushroom. All the starters are quite pricey and definitely not worth the money. 4 Out of 6 main meals were okay but the service was very slow, Don't know what would have happened if they had any more customers. To be fair the poor waiter did apologise but it would have been nice to have been offered maybe a drink on the house or a deduction from the bill. Needless to say we will not be returniing

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank ChristineSharpe
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Atherstone, England, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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“Second Chance”
Reviewed 24 February 2013

After consultation with the Manager regarding our first visit, we were persuaded to give them a second chance. None of us had high expectations for the evening but were pleasantly surprised at the improvement in the starters and main courses. Although the menu is the same obviously thought has been given into the preparation of the meals, regarding oils and seasoning. All present were very happy with their meals and the waiting on staff could not have been nicer or more attentive. There are still a couple of problems regarding the timing of coffees and the quality of the desserts. However we were all much happier with our meals overall and are glad to see that Cappellos are making efforts to improve. We look forward to seeing their continual improvement and visiting Cappellos again.

  • Visited February 2013
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1 Thank Jayne B
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Warwick, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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“Nice if you like tomatoes!!”
Reviewed 23 January 2013

The food is fine, but not everything needs to be served with tomatoes! Friends who don't like them, found nothing else on the menu. I know it is supposed to be Italian, but they serve other food, not everything covered in tomatoes.

Visited January 2013
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Thank Sunshinegirlmaz
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Atherstone, England, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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“My party”
Reviewed 19 November 2012

After all the planning and eagerly looking forward to a meal with eleven other friends I have to say our meal there was very disappointing. Our meals were all pre ordered so the chef was well aware of what we were expecting and only two other tables were filled for the duration of our time there. Therefore you would have expected adequate food to have been prepared and plenty of time to make sure they were presented properly. One member of our group had the grand total of one piece of chicken in her pasta dish! The waitress did apologise and went to speak to the chef. By the time a dish of chicken was brought out we had all finished our meals. Other members of the group complained that their meals were too greasy and the pasta dishes had no seasoning in whatsoever. I ordered Panacotta for dessert and have never seen anything like it. It was practically solid and had the texture of a thick milk jelly. The portion sizes of all the dishes was small and people who dont normall have desserts, ordered them in order to fill up. I was so embarassed to have brought my friends here. The restaurant and hotel look lovely and the majority of the staff are really nice, but the food is very poor. I wont be going back or encouraging anyone I know to go there. Thank goodness I have brilliant friends and they made the evening a great one to remember, despite the poor start.

  • Visited November 2012
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2 Thank Jayne B
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