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“Nothing special considering the price.” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of cafe gnosh - CLOSED

cafe gnosh
Price range: US$8 - US$56
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Description: a moden funky fresh restaurant cafe and bar serving from 8:30am till late six days a week and 8:30am till 4:00pm on a sundays. cafe gnosh is the home of some very british classics with a moden europen twist and a fantastic wine menu offering over 40 wines. a new gem in the heart of rugby.
Rugby, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Nothing special considering the price.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2013

Nice decor, seated quickly. 7 people went. I had fish goujons to start - batter was very impressive but sadly fish inside was tasteless.
Ribs for main course - found it odd you could pick from three types, should have asked how they were cooked but as waitress didn't even know what the soup of the day was I didn't bother and went for the BBQ. They were well cooked in that they fell off the bone, however the BBQ sauce seemed to have be added at the last moment and grilled on top like a glaze, rather than them being cooked in sauce for hours - thus the meat underneath did not have any flavour apart from salt and was dry . Didn't finish them and will stick to Casa Loco's when in Rugby.

Dessert was a nice shop bought american cheesecake from brakes or similar supplier so couldn't really go wrong with that.

Staff were very polite but didn't have a clue what was on their menu, we actually had to spell things out for them. They took plates away before we had all finished and hounded us 4 times in 5 minutes to order desserts even after we said give us a few minutes, to the point I got annoyed.

Overall was nothing more than OK - other half said his burger was very tasty - if a little too pink. Friend was appalled that he paid over a fiver for three small prawns as a starter. Brushetta starter also very overpriced. Dressing on the Tuna was OTT on the chilli in the dressing, yet the Chicken with brie and cranberry was apparently lovely. Overall I don't think the food warranted the prices - just too hit and miss. The staff could really do with taking a menu home and learning it. .

  • Visited November 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank a-winters-tail
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English first
Rugby, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Having to book a specific time for Sunday lunch,”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2013

we arrive at the time they said was avallable, only to find restaurant almost empty, all the time we were their the restaurant was almost empty. We had roast pork unfortunatly some of the cuts was all fat. We will not be going again

  • Visited November 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Graham W
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Rugby, United Kingdom
1 review
“21st birthday meal”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2013

The meal was great, the staff were very attentive and polite and the food was lovely and great value for your money. I felt Sharan the manager made a great effort to ensure the night ran smoothly and that the table looked nice. I will definatly come back next week I think.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank shannon c
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Rugby, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“What has happened???”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2013

Cafe gnosh was one of our absolutely favourities in Rugby, cocktail menu, fantastic choice of food which was very well presented and tasted great had some lovely evenings with friends. Then, it changes to a grill house, everything n chips, why? why? why?, now like a Little Chef. We went and will not be back unless they bring back the old menu, so very veru disapointing and boring menu!!!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Elspeth D
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yantai
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Over rated cafe!! Don't bother.Nothing here that we enjoyed, £80 spent ( picked up a pizza on the way home yummy!!)”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2013 via mobile

Plenty other places to eat in rugby , don't waste your time or money on this one. Quality and portions of food were not except able to us, walk on bye.

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4 Thank stewart t
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