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“Good food, beer and service”
Review of Star & Garter

Star & Garter
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Ranked #20 of 258 Restaurants in Leamington Spa
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$8 - US$36
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene
Dining options: Brunch, After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: The Star & Garter is just a few moments away from the shopping heart of Leamington Spa, and only a short distance from the beautiful town of Warwick. Our fantastic pub is a relaxed environment where you can eat, drink and relax wherever you want. Our kitchen creates top quality fresh food all day from Brunch to Dinner, with locally sourced ingredients. We can also help you host your party in our Private Dining room with French windows leading onto a private terrace.
Honiton, United Kingdom
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352 reviews
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“Good food, beer and service”
Reviewed 1 January 2014

There is pub grub and restaurant combined here and it is quite good for a city based pub.

I've now visited half a dozen times and keep going back

  • Visited December 2013
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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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“Great service, lovely food”
Reviewed 28 December 2013

Excellent service Nd food. The vegan amongst us was not only catered for but had a choice. Very friendly and attentive staff. Restaurant has great atmosphere but a bit noisy.

  • Visited December 2013
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Peach_Pubs, on behalf of the manger at Star & Garter, responded to this review, 17 January 2014
Hi,
Thanks for taking the time to leave a review, feedback is greatly appreciated by myself & the team. We take pride in able to cater for all dietary requirements, the chef’s here love a challenge.
Looking forward to seeing you in the pub soon,
Regards

Mark & the team
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Over priced and poor food”
Reviewed 27 December 2013 via mobile

Expensive for what it is. The place is also cold and the food was poor. Would not return.
It is trying to he something it is but. Pub food should be reasonable and decent portion size. Our meal was neither of these

  • Visited December 2013
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7 reviews
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“Insipid main course”
Reviewed 19 December 2013

I went to the Star and Garter as part of a large party of around 50 adults. The environment was very noisy but not unpleasant. The starter of guinea fowl was tasty. Most of the people on my table seemed to have opted for the traditional Christmas Turkey main course which I had chosen and found quite disappointing. This took the shape of a thick piece of Turkey rolled around something of the same colour which I presumed to be stuffing. Served with it were three large chunks of roast potato, two small sausages and some crunchy bacon. As a side vegetable there was a small amount of roast vegetables, carrots and parsnips. We waited for some boiled vegetables and then asked but there was none and when we enquired about sprouts, an essential element of a turkey roast were told there were none and that there were no peas as they were not in season. Thus the meal, as you can imagine, was quite colourless and uninspiring.
This is really hard to say, but the main course was not as good as the school lunch Christmas dinner I had eaten the day before.
Fortunately the pecan pudding was tasty and moist.
Disappointingly there was no coffee. On the plus side the company was good!

  • Visited December 2013
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Leamington Spa
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“Throughly enjoyable evening”
Reviewed 18 December 2013

We'd booked a table and when we arrived were offered the choice of sitting in the restaurant with a couple of noisy Christmas parties or in the bar. We chose the latter. Service was prompt, courteous and efficient throughout the evening. My rabbit terrine could have done with more seasoning but was attractively presented with an excellent fig chutney. Venison casserole to follow was tasty and the accompanying red cabbage very good. Sticky toffee pudding was well up to standard. My companion ate from the Christmas menu and enjoyed all of his. The atmosphere in the bar was busy but convivial. At just over £70 for three courses each and drinks (lager and cider), it's moderately expensive for what is essentially good pub food, but we'd enjoyed ourselves very much and didn't come away feeling anything other than satisfied. But why bring a basket with only three slices of bread to a table for two? That felt slightly cheese-paring.

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank Stephen S
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