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“Food fantastic, tasty and good size portions”

Gusto Restaurant & Bar Cheadle Hulme
Ranked #14 of 91 Restaurants in Cheadle
Price range: US$8 - US$64
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Stafford, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Food fantastic, tasty and good size portions”
Reviewed 10 May 2014

Despite being in the area many many times over the years, sorry to say I have never been here and I have to now question why???
The deco is lovely and seating in the main restaurant not too close together so very comfortable. We were seated quickly and presented with the menu, drinks were ordered and arrived a little slow for my liking as the place was not full or even half full despite being well staffed.
We ordered humus and meatballs for starters and was really surprised at the size of the portions. Great value.
Mains we had pasta, which again were well portioned, hot and contained plenty of seafood and meat.
The atmosphere was relaxed and a good mixture of families, couples and friends. A great place to dine and enjoy lunch or dinner.
The reason why I don't give this top marks is purely down to the length of time it took to obtain the bill. A good 15 mins, despite asking twice. Whilst I don't like to be hurried out, when you have decided to ask for the bill you are ready to leave.

  • Visited April 2014
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Stockport, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
84 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Still very good.”
Reviewed 5 May 2014

Visited the restaurant twice in the past week having been to other restaurants in this excellent chain. The staff are always welcoming, ready to please with a smile. The food is very good and well worth the very reasonable price. You will not be disappointed!

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank Gerald H
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LivingVentures, General Manager at Gusto Restaurant & Bar Cheadle Hulme, responded to this review, 21 May 2014
Dear Guest, Thank you for your kind words. We are pleased that you enjoyed yourself so much and we hope to see you very soon.

Kind Regards,

Mike Bignell
General Manager
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Aldermaston, UK
Level 6 Contributor
139 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Good Early Saturday Evening Meal”
Reviewed 30 April 2014

We booked into Gusto reasonably early on the Saturday night to accomodate Child No. 1's schedule.

The restaurant is bright and clean-styled, with a pleasant bar area. At the time of our visit it was fairly busy, overlapping regular diners just starting to turn up, with families with kids who were just about finishing up.

After a relatively short wait we were shown to our table, which is where things went a little rocky for a while. We were placed close to the kitchen area which, while perhaps being organised to help customers enjoy the feel of a busy Italian restaurant to the full, we found we couldn't hear ourselves think over the order-shouting of the head chef. After a short while, we were moved to a quieter table by the window overlooking the outside seating area. This was much better albeit now the setting sun served to make one side of the table sqint to see for about 10 minutes, plus we only had three menus for a party of four. Both were solved via the British weather coming into play (dark clouds) and another menu appearing once asked for.

After a somewhat dodgy start everything else afterwards was fine. Service was good with reasonably attentive servers, and food turned up without too much of a wait. As for the food itself, it was pretty good. One niggle was a relatively small starter of garlic prawns, where there weren't too many for the £7.25 price tag. Other starters were fine, including the garlic bread and olives we had as initial nibbles. Mains were all pretty good. Nice pizzas, a good spag carbonara, and a great veal osso buco, which was the star of the show. Melt in the mouth meat that fell away from the bone, but it was one of the pricier options on offer at £16.95.

Drinks were good, including a not-bad Aperol spritzer mixed by the barman and a pretty good Italian red wine.

Overall, we ended up having a pretty good time at Gusto and will certainly consider going back again the next time we are in the area.

  • Visited April 2014
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LivingVentures, General Manager at Gusto Restaurant & Bar Cheadle Hulme, responded to this review, 21 May 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant and thank you for your feedback regarding seating and food portions. All feedback is taken on board and used to enhance the overall experience we give to our guests. We look forward to seeing you next time you are in the area.

Kind Regards,

Mike Bignell
General Manager
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Bramhall, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
70 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Great staff and atmosphere”
Reviewed 26 April 2014

We are frequent customers and visit every week. We have always found the quality of the food to be excellent. My favourite is the cod wrapped in ham. My wife also rates the steak which is always cooked to her liking. The mussels are also lovely. We often pop in for a drink and love the cocktails taking advantage of the 2 for 1 offer. What makes this place special and so enjoyable are the great staff. They are always so friendly and provide excellent service. They are a credit to the establishment..

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank michaelcollier
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LivingVentures, General Manager at Gusto Restaurant & Bar Cheadle Hulme, responded to this review, 21 May 2014
Dear Guest,

We are so please you enjoy yourself at GUSTO, we are very proud of our staff and I will make sure your kind words are passes on to the whole team. We hope to welcome you back to the restaurant very soon.

Kind Regards,

Mike Bignell
General Manager
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Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Excellent All-round !”
Reviewed 25 April 2014

Having won Gusto's Easter prize, I visited Gusto at Cheadle Hulme today. I am regular customer to Gusto and always visit here once a week. Even though it was lunchtime and the restaurant was quite quiet for a Thursday, I was astonished to find out how professional the manager was and how polite and helpful the waiting staff was, the food as always was brilliant and tasty and was reasonably priced with fast service, again the general cleanliness and atmosphere of the mederteranian style restaurant was five-star! I would recommend to anyone and say ideal for special occasions.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank Joseph W
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LivingVentures, General Manager at Gusto Restaurant & Bar Cheadle Hulme, responded to this review, 21 May 2014
Dear Guest,

Congratulations on winning the Easter egg! We are pleased that you continue to enjoy coming to our restaurant time and time again. We look forward to seeing you soon.

Kind Regards,

Mike Bignell
General Manager
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