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“Disappointing”

Moran's Eating House
Ranked #84 of 484 Restaurants in Cheltenham
Cuisines: Contemporary
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 2 April 2014

It obviously ticks the box for many people ...
We have not eaten here for a while and won't be in the near future but there were plenty of people there so it just proves that you can't please all the people.
We were asked quite quickly for a drinks order but after that the service was "discreet" - if that means no-one came near us, asked about the food, if we wanted anything etc.
The wine arrived reasonably quickly in a cooler and left on the table. No offer to taste just do it yourself. We are quite capable of pouring a glass ourselves but it is unusual not to have at least the first glass poured for you.
We went straight for mains which were ok but nothing special - lamb rump with colcannon. Fairly simple but the lamb was not particularly tasty and was quite tough. Vegetables are not included and were not inspirational (cabbage, carrots & broccoli) and this obviously bumps up the price (e.g. nearly £19 for Belly Pork).
Desserts were a mixed bag e.g. meringue with clotted cream, whipped cream, ice cream & sauce sounds like a diabetic nightmare. I'm not sure what the definition of a Torte is but the Tiramisu & Amaretto Torte was more like a flat slice of biscuit base with brown blancmange not like any Torte I have ever had. At £6.75 each not at the lower end of the market either.
At the end of the night it was a good evening, due to the Company and wine (!!), but, in our opinion, not somewhere to rush back to.
But it's always busy ...

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Reviewed 29 March 2014

This is the first time that we tried Moran's. When we entered the restaurant, we were approached by a scowling waiter who asked where we would like to sit and pointed to a couple of tables. Before we had time to sit down and remove our coats he barked at us "What do you want to drink" I think this guy needs to watch Michel Roux's program on service. We ordered our drinks and then it got better as a very pleasant waiter took our order. The food is very average and overpriced for the quality. The desserts are a joke! We will not be going there again. There is very little choice of decent food on the Bath Rd. Thank goodness for Montpelier!

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Reviewed 9 March 2014

Went for a light lunch and found this could be served in bar or main restaurant. Latter much more comfortable and food as always excellent.Good service and peaceful atmosphere when the bar was packed. Will go more often now I know that the restaurant is open at lunch times. This really an exellent place and only marginally more expensive than many lesser places in Cheltenham.

Thank Brian29CheltenhamSpa
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Reviewed 9 March 2014

Its been several years since I've eaten at Moran's but last night after trying and failing to get into several other places we tried our luck at Moran's and I'm glad we did. We were offered a table immediately, although, we would have been quite happy waiting in the bar for a table as it has a nice buzzy atmosphere.

The set menu is good and varied but you also get a special's menu to choose from. The food was delicious with generous portions and the service was swift. All in all this is a great place to go and great value for money. I wouldn't hesitate to go back - a friend who I was with visits here regularly and said she has never had a bad meal.

Just a tip if you're drinking red wine - the house red is a lovely cabernet sauvignon and I'd recommend this.

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Thank LauraGloucester
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Reviewed 8 March 2014

Went to Morans on a Friday night, great atmosphere, very busy, but easy to get drinks, menu looked good, but didnt eat. Lots of nice comfy places to drink and eat, and surprisingly very big on the inside. Will definitely go back to try the food. Very friendly staff.

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Thank Linda S
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