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“Over priced and underwhelming”

Bistro On The Square
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Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$15 - US$48
Cuisines: European, British
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Located in the luxurious Cotswold House in the centre of Campden, Bistro-on-the-Square is the hub of the hotel, serving drinks snacks and meals throughout the day, including morning coffee, brunch and sandwiches. The Bistro has its own street entrance, an open fire and bar, as well as al-Fresco dining in the summer, on our huge garden terrace with its own garden bar. Our specialty is a relaxed and informal dining experience with sharing platters, tapas, grills, and salads. We have a wide menu to suit all tastes, including children's menu and dietary requirements. We pride ourselves on the extensive range of Gins with various tonics and interesting garnishes. Our extensive wines by the glass range means you can enjoy a glass of superior wine without investing in a bottle. Our cocktails are shaken to order and we will happily take requests. One of the few eateries in Chipping Campden to be serving a full menu all day 7 days a week. Full afternoon Tea is available in Fig 7 days
Reviewed 21 August 2010

Service was poor. Beer was off. Portions were small and lacked flavour.Starter, 3 distinctly undernourished prawns masquerading as 'King' for £7.95.

Steak, not cooked to specifications -good vet could have worked some magic.

All in all, the party (of 4) felt ripped off - at least Dick Turpin wore a mask!

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Craig W, General Manager at Bistro On The Square, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2017

Dear Theodore11

Whilst I must apologise for any poor experience you received in 2010, the review is no longer relevant to the restaurant that now occupies the site. The business has changed, been re branded and is a different look, identity, staff, and menu.

We do hope you drop by some time and try again, and hopefully we will have the opportunity to show you how much it has changed and that what may have happened all that time ago (whilst still affecting our ranking) is no longer relevant to this restaurant.

I would happy to show you around, and personally oversee your visit.

Kind Regards
Craig Webb
General Manager

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Reviewed 8 July 2010

After good experiences for the last 15 years Monday night will be our last. We had noticed previously that all of the starters offered were cold but the main lamb dish was dreadful. Fortunately there are many other good restaurants in the Cotswold

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Thank slimlymer
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Craig W, General Manager at Bistro On The Square, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2017

Dear slimlymer

Whilst I must apologise for any poor experience you received in 2010, the review is no longer relevant to the restaurant that now occupies the site. The business has changed, been re branded and is a different look, identity, staff, and menu.

We do hope you drop by some time and try again, and hopefully we will have the opportunity to show you how much it has changed and that what may have happened all that time ago (whilst still affecting our ranking) is no longer relevant to this restaurant.

I would happy to show you around, and personally oversee your visit.

Kind Regards
Craig Webb
General Manager

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Reviewed 18 May 2010

Good brasserie , a little lacking in atmosphere but definitely worth eating in.Service a little erratic , some staff are great some lack any personality at all. You can eat better for less , in a nicer enviroment in the village

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Thank oakman1
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Reviewed 10 May 2010

Lovely food and a very exclusive restaurant. I would recommend this to anyone, whilst be a little more pricey the food and service quality was second to none.
would definately eat there again.

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Thank ReadingPaula123
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Reviewed 8 April 2010

Very average menu. I had the duck with chickpeas.........not sure why now it was average. My partner had the chicken with foie gras. It was OK but not £90 worth! That was three courses each, four pints and two glasses of wine. I would have been happy to pay £60 for that quality.

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Thank Eldridge495
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