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“Great stop on the canal”
Review of The Stables Cafe

The Stables Cafe
Ranked #91 of 329 Restaurants in Gloucester
Dining options: Breakfast
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Dining options: Breakfast
Reviewed 15 April 2014

Good food cafe along the canal path. Busy and vibrant, it seemed a popular place with locals and visitors alike.

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Reviewed 4 April 2014

My husband and I were on holiday in the area and came across the Stables Cafe quite by accident. We decided to have lunch here, there is a good choice on the menu and the prices are reasonable. We had a wait before our order was taken as the lady was busy making coffees, how ever we went upstairs and sat outside on the balcony, the weather was sunny but quite breezy, it was lovely just to sit and watch the world go by. There was a long wait before our food appeared which was worth the wait but it was not busy that day so waiting time may be quite long on a busy day, We would come back here if we are in the area again.

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1  Thank ladybanker55
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Reviewed 21 March 2014

We arrived at about 2:25. Picked up a menu and browsed while the people in front were served. Their order was taken to the kitchen. After a few minutes hanging around the lady returned and told us the kitchen was closed. Probably about 2:35 by now.
Evidently the kitchen wasn't closed as they had just taken an order....
Having been regular customers for many years the decline in food and service (relaxed some might say...) had been noticed. It wasn't sufficient to put us off until now. We won't be returning.

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Thank Cyclers2014
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thestablescafe, Owner at The Stables Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 24 March 2014

I'm sorry to hear you had a bad experience when you visited our cafe. We always take any complaints on board and discuss them with the manager and staff involved to avoid the situation happening again.
I am disappointed to hear that you were unable to get food just after 2.30, especially if the customers in front of you at the till were served. All of our staff are trained to take orders just after 2.30 pm, especially if there are already orders in the kitchen. Recently we have been cooking until 3 pm as we will serve food to anyone who walked through the door before 2.30pm, the staff are all trained to note if anyone has picked up a menu and are likely to want to order food after the kitchen closes.
Therefore our manager and myself would really like to hear from you to discuss when you visited and who served you so we can carry out further training with that member of staff and avoid this situation happening again.

Please always feel free to ask for the manager when in the cafe if you are unhappy with any aspect of our service or food, we don't wish any of our customers to leave feeling disappointed with their experience at the cafe.

Please drop me an email with details of your visit to carla@thestablescafe.co.uk or call our manager Naomi on 01452 741965, your help with avoiding this situation happening again will be much appreciated.

I hope you will give us another chance in the future.

Kind regards


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Reviewed 23 February 2014

We love stopping off at the Stable Cafe on our walks along the Sharpness Canal. Lovely for breakfasts, cakes and hot chocolate in warm comfortable surroundings. On a sunny day eating out on the deck and watching the boats go by is a real tret.

Thank 177margaretj
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Reviewed 17 November 2013 via mobile

Have been here now at least 20 times mainly for breakfast but also for lunch. Every time the food has been excellent whether hot breakfast or lunch or just tea and cakes. In the nicer weather the balcony offers a great view down the canal and the enclosed garden is a great place for kids to run around. Would highly recommend to anyone visiting the area.

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Thank Stuart M
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