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“Very enjoyable evening!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Barn

The Barn
Ranked #2 of 74 Restaurants in Oakham
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$12 - US$37
Cuisines: European, British
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Restaurant details
Good for: Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Delicious and creative cuisine with friendly service in a unique character building
Bakewell, United Kingdom
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146 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Very enjoyable evening!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2014

There are not many really good places to eat out in Oakham. This is traditional English food with has been lovingly prepared, good size portions and politely served. We enjoyed the selection which was sufficient for everyone in the group but not too much variety. The smoke salmon and prawns were delicious, we also had seafood chowder and pate. We could not fault the main courses too. The only negatives were the crudités had gone soft by the time we were served them at approx 8.40pm so must have been done well in advance, there were no cold bitters kept in the fridge and the upstairs lacked some atmosphere. All in all, good value and certainly worth a visit.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Giles P
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karen and neil h, Owner at The Barn, responded to this review, 25 July 2014
Thank very much. We hope to see you again
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English first
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Lovely food and excellent service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2014 via mobile

Came here for lunch and the food was good - creme brûlée particularly excellent! What was even better was the lovely staff - had a minor complaint and they were so nice about it and sorted everything immediately. Would definitely recommend!

  • Visited May 2014
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1 Thank Caro-ds
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karen and neil h, Owner at The Barn, responded to this review, 2 June 2014
Many thanks for taking the time to review our restaurant. Hope to see you again
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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“afternoon lunch”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2014

An excellent cafe staff very friendly excellent service. We called mid afternoon on a very damp day and was served with a very tasty cup of soup and sandwich, just what was needed on a damp afternoon.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank PatP42
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karen and neil h, Owner at The Barn, responded to this review, 2 June 2014
So pleased you enjoyed your afternoon tea. Why not try us one evening soon!
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Oakham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Looking forward to partners birthday lunch”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2014

Having had two delicious lunches at The Barn am looking forward to taking my partner there for his birthday lunch. During a recent lunch my partner asked for a fresh fish dish and as the fishmonger had not delivered that day a member of the team went out and bought fresh fish especially so Lewis would not be disappointed. The fish was cooked in a lovely prawn sauce to perfection.
The side salad is given a delicious twist with sundried tomatoes and artichokes.
Looking forward to next visit, may try sunday lunch

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank lesley k
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karen and neil h, Owner at The Barn, responded to this review, 2 June 2014
Happy to oblige with the fish. See you again soon
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Market Harborough, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Outstanding !! Great Meal, Great service & Great Staff . AAAA++++”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2014

An excellent night was enjoyed by the four of us. We were trying the 8 course foods of the world evening.
All of the food was exceptional and the presentation was second to none. I shall withount any doubt be recommending this Restaurant o many of my friends who will I know , enjoy it as much as we did.
The service was Excellent and the ambience matched this without fail !

Keep it up guys. Look forward to seeing you again soon.

Ian , May, Mark & Jane.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Ian C
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karen and neil h, Owner at The Barn, responded to this review, 17 May 2014
Pleased you enjoyed it all. We are very pleased with the success of the themed dining events
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