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“Disappointing”
Review of No 9 Church St

No 9 Church St
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$24 - US$73
Cuisines: British
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Located between the commercial centre and the heart of Stratford upon Avon’s “Old Town”, No9. Church St. is a grade II listed building dating back over 400 years.Renovated and refurbished to make the most of its original features and character the building is now home to Stratford’s latest addition to its vibrant and diverse restaurant scene.No.9 Church St. is the brain child of Wayne Thomson and Dan Robinson, friends and colleagues for the last 10 years and with over 30 years of culinary experience between them. Their aim is to make No.9 Church St. a town centre restaurant with a neighbourhood feel...serving seasonal British food with a contemporary twist in a relaxed environment with informal yet professional staff, the wine list will feature some fantastic Artisan wines at sensible prices.A unique feature of the restaurant will be Upstairs at No9. A private dining room offering bespoke, tailored menus and a dedicated Butler service to parties of up to 10 people, although larger parties can be catered for in the main restaurant by prior booking.
Reviewed 20 August 2014

My husband booked this as a surprise for my birthday as I have always wanted to go there .
The menu looked interesting and it was busy although not full to capacity .
The service was inconsistent and they were very slow in bringing or asking re drinks .
The food was ok but a little over complicated ,some lovely fresh ingredients but then an extra twist too much .
I cannot fault the steak which was absolutely delicious perfectly cooked medium rare with a lovely sauce ; however the thrice cooked chips were very very anaemic looking not beautifully golden as expected.
Desserts were fairly good .
I think they have some good ideas ,but the attention to detail with service ,timings and ambience needs some work .
I will go back as I really want to like it ,maybe next time

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Reviewed 20 August 2014

We visited the restaurant on a Friday night and it was reasonably quiet throughout the meal. We opted for both starters and main courses and the food we had was all of a high quality and well cooked. The only let down we had was that we found 3 bones in the piece of filleted fish on one of the main courses. Whilst it's understandable you do occasionally get the odd bone in fish, three (that were all of a reasonable size) in one piece did give the impression that it had not been checked thoroughly enough. When we drew this to the attention of the waiter his response of 'that's a shame' was a little surprising. With regards to the prices, the food is reasonably good value but the drinks are a bit expensive though, especially the bottled beer. Furthermore, when we received the bill we spotted that the fish dish had been incorrectly overcharged. When we drew this to the attention of the waitress she checked it immediately and apologised when she returned with the corrected bill. Overall we had a good experience, with the service from both waitresses being excellent, and if we were in the same area then we would consider eating here again.

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Thank Julie R
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Reviewed 3 August 2014

My daughter and I had a meal from the pre theatre menu here on a Saturday. I cannot fault the staff, from the gentleman on the phone who originally took the booking, to the serving staff on the night, they were all very welcoming and pleasant. The only issues were the cramped tables, which meant talking was a bit difficult unless you wanted to share your conversation with others and the water which was offered, was luke warm. We asked for ice to make it more palatable, but it should have been iced in the first place. All in all, a nice meal and good customer service, but perhaps remove a table and offer water that is pleasant to drink.

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3  Thank qqqqqq7777
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Reviewed 2 August 2014

We were squshed in like sardines, although the food was average, the seating arrangements were appauling.

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Reviewed 30 July 2014

We stopped in here for lunch after scouting around for somewhere with a suitable menu (we're two vegetarians). I think we caught them at the tail end of their lunchtime service as we had the place to ourselves!

We both had the soup of the day (chilled courgette and rosemary - perfect for the hot weather) followed by the grilled vegetable salad. Both were delicious! And for £13 per person for the two courses a very reasonable price too.

Service was quick and friendly and the restaurant, while small, was very pleasant.

All in all N0. 9 Church St is highly recommended. We wish we'd come back for our evening meal too!

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Thank CoetirGwyn
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