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“Good lunch”
Review of Strand

Strand
Ranked #189 of 446 Restaurants in Cheltenham
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
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Good for: Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
pulborough
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Good lunch”
Reviewed 17 May 2014 via mobile

Saturday lunchtime visit. Good balance between pub and bistro. Choice of real ales. Both I had were excellent. Chilli hot dog and sea bass with seafood risotto both good. Service friendly and prompt. Was quite busy with diners in garden on a sunny day. Highly recommend

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English first
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Well not recommended!”
Reviewed 12 May 2014

Went there for lunch with my friends as we was ordering there was group of over 10 people comming in ( looked as preordered booking) server behind the bar not even bothered to mention there might be wait for food. After 40 mins waiting for food we had to go and ask how long it will be for ours meals. Server said chef is only making finishing touches and meals will be out with 2mins it took over 10mins since food arrived. Flat bread pizza was so overcooked that u could not even cut it, halumi salad looked like small 1 beside my friend order the large 1 and my lasagne was size of child meal served with garlic bread which has not tasted of garlic at all.we had mentioned server we re not happy with meals and she said she will get manager to look at the bill. When we ask for a bill full prices was on and what is more my meal was even more than it says on menu. I mentioned server we have been waiting for meals 50mins and I don't think we should be charged full prices. In the end she took my friend pizza off the bill and charged only small salad to my friend. Manager not even bothered to deal with us. Well disappointed with our visit there as it was only 3 tables there and manager didn'tcame to see as at all!!!

  • Visited May 2014
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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
“Faultless service and great food”
Reviewed 24 February 2014

We visited on a Friday afternoon, arriving at around 2.20pm. We asked if we could still have lunch and instead of the expected sucking in of air through gritted teeth, we were greeted with a friendly smile and a "yes of course until 2.30"-very refreshing! The waiter was friendly and polite and the décor and ambience of the place was very appealing and quaint. My crayfish salad was really tasty and my husband's beefburger and chips was outstanding. He said the chips were the best he has tasted for years!

This would be a lovely place to eat at in the summer with plenty of inviting outdoor seating. Reasonably priced food and drinks too. Very happy to have chosen Strand for our lunch!!

  • Visited February 2014
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London
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Terrible customer service”
Reviewed 8 December 2013

We called in here on a busy Saturday lunchtime. We were lucky enough to get a table and we were served promptly....everything looked good. The restaurant has a lovely feel, great decor and a good sounding menu.
After we had ordered and been served our drinks our waitress came back to tell us that there would be a half hour wait for food. We said this wasn't great, but that we would wait. We realised soon afterwards that there was a large Christmas party eating upstairs and that this must be slowing things down.
After 35 minutes we questioned the waitress again about the arrival of our food...slightly worried by the fact that no one in our area of the restaurant seemed to have any food. When she advised us that it would be at least another 15 minutes we asked if we could have some bread and olives on the house to keep the kids going. She was charming about it, but said she would have to check with her manager.
Unfortunately the manager had very little idea of customer service. Instead of apologising for the delay, or agreeing to offer us anything to keep us going, he decided to pick a fight with us about what time we ordered and that we were told the food would be half an hour so what were we complaining about? Consequently he lost our business completely and we walked out.
Shame, would have been so easy to get it right.

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank munchkinsue
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Tetbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Good spot for lunch”
Reviewed 18 November 2013

A very laid back place that's a good spot for lunch. we enjoyed the spiced lamb burger and the beetroot & goat's cheese salad, along with some very good beer.

Service and atmosphere were excellent and it could hardly be better located for visiting Cheltenham.

Downside? It is popular & gets busy, with numerous reserved tables, so a good idea to call & pre-book.

We will definitely return.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank CNHoward
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