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“Brilliant Valentine's Day meal”

The Gatehouse Banwell Castle
Ranked #3 of 6 Restaurants in Banwell
Price range: US$22 - US$29
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: Set in grounds of banwell castle
Reviewed 17 February 2014

Wendy and I returned to The Gatehouse Restaurant at Banwell Castle for a Valentine's Day meal. There was a special Valentine menu with three courses and an extremely good choice of options for each course. The restaurant was fairly busy and very romantic...plenty of staff and the service was excellent.
We both started with the duck pate with melba toast and then chose different main courses and sweets. It was all perfect, nicely timed and not hurried. Everything just right....this restaurant always serves up a lovely bowl of fresh vegetable cooked perfectly for the main course. Two meals and two bottles of red wine, all for less than £65.
Carimino is a great chef and this restaurant is an absolute gem.

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Reviewed 5 January 2014

Eleven of us dined here on New Years Eve & stopped at the Castle. It is our seventh or eighth New Years Eve here.
In our opinion it was one of the best yet.The food was excellent as was the service. Carmino & the gang really pulled out the stops.
A five course meal plus coffee & fireworks at midnight for approx £36 on New Years Eve is fabulous value
We have already booked up for next year!

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Reviewed 8 December 2013

We had our wedding ceremony and reception here and we are glad we chose it. The food and drink was very good and enjoyed by all. We appreciated the flexibility in being able to decorate the restaurant in advance too as this was one fewer thing to do on the day. There are range of spaces, the courtyard and bar were very spacious so it meant many of guests had a range of spaces to retreat to. It was all reasonably priced and we appreciated all the special touches. We would recommend it for a meal and indeed a wedding.

There were a few niggles such as there was no host for the band so my bridesmaids ended up greeting them whilst we were having our meal. We also felt the waiting staff were a little over attentive which meant some of our favours and place names (for those that were absent) were unnecessarily cleared away which disrupted the table games we had constructed. The scones and cream were not as fresh as we had tried before either. None of these aspects ruined our day but are maybe what held t back from being completely perfect.

The location is great all in all and very well priced makes it a very good venue. Carmino was very flexible in constructing a menu for our day.

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Reviewed 24 June 2013

Although we had a wonderful day, Wonderful food in a lovely location we found some members of staff very rude also bar is very over priced soft drinks (£4 for a pint of lemonade which is poured from a bottle) and the castle host was very difficult to find we feel we couldn't recommend Banwell castle to hold your function.

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Reviewed 4 June 2013

Absolutely fabulous wedding venue. The location, the staff and the food were very special. A special place for a special day.

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