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“Posher pub grub”
Review of Halfway Cafe

Halfway Cafe
Ranked #46 of 149 Restaurants in Stroud
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$0 - US$65
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Reviewed 27 April 2012

Good food and large portions. The selection of beer was limited (to one). The food is above your average pub grub in provision and quality of preperation and taste. I'll return here.

2  Thank Goodfoodandwine
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Reviewed 12 December 2011

Not tried the food, but have drank here many times and every time I feel it's lacking in any kind of decent atmosphere.

Also the ale choice can be a little lacklustre.

Thank Shireboy69
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Reviewed 2 March 2011

Pre-booked Sunday lunch. Nice place - layout mix of dedicated restaurant space and 'by the bar' tables. Bar set up for live music. Menus provided and specials mentioned, although to see these involved a walk back into the main restaurant area.

Drinks order taken (after being advised that various wines on the list were out of stock). Food order taken. Half an hour later, we were still waiting for drinks to arrive. We called the floor manager over who, without apology. pointed out that the bar was busy (only person serving). Bit surly.

Drinks finally arrived. Wines good but the pint of lime and soda ordered arrived as a half pint. First courses arrives. One dish is fine, the others unpleasant - smoked salmon and prawns on brioche with horseradish, soggy and mushy. Another 30 minute wait for main course. Traditional Sunday roasts all around - vegetables very good but sat on the table for too long before the 'cavery trolley' arrived. Great portions of meat but served on very small plates, so little room for veggies. Food excellent.

Once we were ready we requsted the bill. Bill arrives. We put payment card on plate with bill and wait. And wait. Eventually e wave at a passing waiter and try and give hime the bill and payment card. He takes it, puts it down and clears all out glasses. Time passes. A second waiter comes with the bill. We explain we have the bill but want to pay. Finally, a third waiter attends and takes payment from the card.

Having eaten at the excellent The Bell at Sapperton nr. Cirencester the previous weekend, the difference in service standards at the Halfway was stark. For Sunday lunch the Halfway Inn offers pleasant but inexperienced waiters, under-staffed bar, slight surliness from floor manager, a mix of poor and excellent food and long waits between ordering and receiving drinks and food courses.

Won't be rushing back...

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3  Thank lightspout
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