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“Lovely cafe with great gluten-free food”
Review of Bensons

Bensons
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$3 - US$16
Cuisines: British, Cafe
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Bensons is an independent, locally owned eatery that has been trading in the town for 25 years. It serves a £5 breakfast (including bottomless tea or coffee), home made lunches, afternoon tea and cakes. Locally made patisseries are served all day with loose leaf teas and freshly ground coffees. Bensons also offers a dedicated Gluten Free and Vegetarian Menu. The Independent newspaper rated Bensons as one of the Top 50 places in the UK to take Afternoon Tea,
Reviewed 13 March 2014

I ate here March 2014 with my partner (a coeliac) as we had decided to visit SoA for the weekend. Our search for some gluten-free food highlighted this small cafe within Bards Walk (nicely tucked away from the main street). While the cafe is small in size, it makes up for it in the quality/taste of the food. Our food was delicious, and we even finished it off with a glass of champagne. They had a good selection of gluten-free food on the menu, and even had the GF menu's outside for visitors to take should they wish.

Overall we had a great experience at this little cafe and I would recommend popping in for a quick bite or afternoon tea should you be in the area, especially if you are a coeliac. As it is a small cafe you can expect service to be a little slower should it be very busy, but that is no different than most places.

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Thank LifeInAHotel
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Reviewed 7 March 2014

We had a super breakfast here this morning . My fiancé had full English and I had 3 pieces of bacon & 2 eggs . There were other options to choose from ,they were all priced at £5 with bottomless pots of coffee or tea.
Cooked fresh and hot , tasted so nice and home cooked.
The cafe is compact but not claustrophobic with great decor and ambience .
If we were to return to Stratford upon Avon we would certainly be having a meal here again .

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Thank Angela H
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Reviewed 1 March 2014

Bensons have been in SUA for years and although the name has remained, the restaurant has changed hands quite a few times. The one redeeming feature is the food has always been good and still is today. They do simple meals well and they are not expensive, but because they are popular they do get busy especially in the Summer when locals are vying with visitors who have found a good thing. The food is always good and the service even when busy is friendly, but not always quick. You wil never go wrong getting a meal here and it will not break the bank with an average cost for two including a glass of wine around £24 in total. You wont be hungry for hours so great if on holiday. They also do specials such as Champagne Teas and other specials depending on the time of the year.
Go and give them a try and you will not be disappointed I promise.

Thank The Ferengi
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Reviewed 23 February 2014

We had a breakfast here which came with unlimited tea/coffee refills for £5. My partner asked for a hot chocolate instead and we were told that was fine but wouldn't be a refill. Lovely helpful staff and a really good breakfast that appeared to be very fresh. Clean café, on the small side but adds to the atmosphere!

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Thank letsgoo123
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Reviewed 23 February 2014

We were staying in a very busy budget hotel and wanted to avoid the rush for breakfast. Found this place by chance. They do a £5 breakfast with plenty of choice, unlimited coffee and you can add extras. Good orange juice by the glass. It was well patronised - obviously used by locals as well as tourists. Good food and good value. Will happily eat here next time we are in town.

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