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Review of Pinto Lounge

Pinto Lounge
Ranked #28 of 193 Restaurants in Banbury
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$8 - US$19
Cuisines: Bar, Cafe, Contemporary
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Breakfast, Brunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Pinto Lounge is an informal, neighbourhood food led cafe lounge that's open 9am till 11pm everyday. Where families, friends, and locals can enjoy coffee, cocktails and loads in between! A nice big breakfast, something light to eat at lunch time and some tasty tapas in the evening. All in the relaxed comfortable environment of a lounge. We have a heated courtyard and well behaved children and dogs are welcome too!
kings sutton
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“surpise surprise”
Reviewed 28 May 2014

Lived in village close to Banbury for years and never found anywhere to go for a reasonably priced and fun meal out with a group of friends other that Voujon the lovely Indian restaurant in town.

Often had a coffee and snack in Pinto during day and always found the food service and really friendly staff a bonus so took the plunge and booked a table for 14 for supper.

Not disappointed as quality of food was excellent, surroundings had a bit of buzz, and the staff just could not have been more delightful, helpful and friendly

Happy to recommend Pinto Lounge as a reliable and excellent place to have a fun night out

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank travelbags2
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PintoLounge, Manager at Pinto Lounge, responded to this review, 18 July 2014
Thank you so much for such a nice review of the Pinto Lounge. We just love hearing that people have enjoyed their time with us and it means even more that you took the time to put it on the web for everyone to see!!

Apologies for the delayed response, computers are tricky things sometimes!

We hope to see you again soon!!
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English first
Banbury, United Kingdom
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“Lovely atmosphere, nice food”
Reviewed 25 May 2014

Great service here and extensive menu really enjoyable food. And great gluten free menu!! Nice atmosphere Will definitely visit again

  • Visited April 2014
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Rebecca S, Manager at Pinto Lounge, responded to this review, 28 May 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review of the Pinto Lounge!

We love our new menu, and from the feedback we've had from you brilliant people it sounds like you do too!! And we have a large amount of people coming in for our vegan and gluten free menu these days!

We hope we can continue to make you lounging experiences good ones!

Thanks again!
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Banbury, United Kingdom
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“Love this place!”
Reviewed 27 April 2014

Unique spot in Banbury, chilled out, great food, great atmosphere, nobody rushes you - feel comfortable spending a whole afternoon lounging on the battered leather couch (my favourite) or with my laptop at one of the tables. I go regularly =o)

Visited September 2013
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Rebecca S, Manager at Pinto Lounge, responded to this review, 29 April 2014
Thank you so much for taking the time to review the Pinto Lounge. We really value such lovely comments for our customers.

We love that people feel they can stay with us for a whole afternoon, unlike other places around town that expect you pay, drink and leave.. It's great that people are comfortable enough to spend their time with us.

We hope to see you again soon on our sofas!
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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“Tasty, unusual lunch spot”
Reviewed 26 April 2014

Popped here for lunch on a rainy afternoon because we fancied everything on the menu! We were greeted as soon as we walked through the door by a member of staff who advised us to find our own table and order at the bar. There were lots of seats with nice cushions and fun retro photos on the wall.
My bf had a steak sandwich which he thoroughly enjoyed. I had three tapas dishes with some bread which he had a little bit of and this was a great size for lunch. The tapas menu is a mix of traditional dishes and some more unusual inventions. Well I struggled to only pick three! In the end I had prawns, butternut squash and halloumi. The prawns were in a beautiful sundried tomato sauce though I do prefer king prawns to the little ones. Personal taste! The butternut squash was roasted with sweet potato and goats cheese. It was simple but delicious. Finally, the halloumi. Oh my goodness, I have never had anything like it! The cheese was melted and served with courgette in a rose harrissa sauce.
I was only in Barbury a couple of nights otherwise I would have returned. Seems like a great place to share lots of tapas and drink all the delicious sounding cocktails. A great place.

  • Visited April 2014
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Rebecca S, Manager at Pinto Lounge, responded to this review, 27 April 2014
Thank you so such a great review of the Pinto Lounge!

We frequently get positive comments on our extensive menu and how difficult it is to choose just a few items! But it sounds like you made some very wise choices... especially the halloumi which is excellent.

We pride ourselves on standing apart from any other venue in Banbury, not that there aren't some great places to eat and drink, but nothing quite like us!

We hope that youcome and visit us again to try some more tapas (and maybe a cocktail next time!?)

Many thanks
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Banbury, United Kingdom
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“Our favourite place in Banbury”
Reviewed 26 April 2014

We love the Pinto in Banbury, we go there every week for our date night to relax, unwind and catch up. All of the staff are really lovely and we find we always have great service and great food. The atmosphere is relaxed and comfortable and we always have fun

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank KatieAllen123
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Rebecca S, Manager at Pinto Lounge, responded to this review, 27 April 2014
Thanks for such a lovely review of the Pinto Lounge.

We love all our customers, (but maybe our regulars like you just a tiny bit more!)

Seeing you return time after time means so much to us and really helps us to keep our standards high. Knowing you have certain expectations that have to be met, we go that extra mile to make sure your Lounging experience is perfect every time!

Many thanks again and we'll see you soon!

diolch i chi!!
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