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“Fabulous”
Review of The Cinnamon Stick

The Cinnamon Stick
Description: Our chefs are passionate about food and are dedicated to creating delicious, mouth watering Middle Eastern dishes for you to enjoy. If you have never experienced this type of food before (often referred to as 'Lebanese' food), it is found in the regions of Lebanon, Syria and Jordan but with some Mediterranean influences too. It is a little like the Spanish tapas style of eating where you enjoy several dishes at a time and there is something for everyone; meat eaters, vegetarians and vegans alike.
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Description: Our chefs are passionate about food and are dedicated to creating delicious, mouth watering Middle Eastern dishes for you to enjoy. If you have never experienced this type of food before (often referred to as 'Lebanese' food), it is found in the regions of Lebanon, Syria and Jordan but with some Mediterranean influences too. It is a little like the Spanish tapas style of eating where you enjoy several dishes at a time and there is something for everyone; meat eaters, vegetarians and vegans alike.
Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

Delighted to have this new restaurant in our village. Warm welcome, professional service and, above all, delicious and varied food. Lots to try! Something for fussier children would be welcome, but everything we had was fresh, well-cooked and the whole meal a bit of an adventure.

Date of visit: April 2017
Thank rachelh42
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Khalid M, Owner at The Cinnamon Stick, responded to this reviewResponded 20 May 2017

Hi Rachel, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review and for your support. The village has been very welcoming and we hope to keep your interest over time so that you return again and again :-)
Best wishes, The Cinnamon Stick Team

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Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

Challenging property that has had lots of different owners / tenants, which is not unknown in the area, but I think this could be the start of a promising period. This will only happen if they attract customers and keep them coming back.

The food is essentially what would be known as Lebanese but it's food from the region of Western Asia so is based on Jordanian and Syrian food also. So, what do you get?

Well, the location used to be a village pub so that's the style. We book the day before and had to take an 8:30pm reservation as they were busy so that's a good sign. The welcome was polite and it felt like a very friendly place from the start. Pretty much all the tables were full and the atmosphere was happy and relaxing. We had a mixture of starters; hummus, Feta cheese salad, haloumi cheese in pitta. For the main course we had chicken and lamb.

All in all it was very tasty and the service was prompt to start and then relaxed. It felt pretty good. The next table was about 8 people and they were talking to the owner when we left who was very appreciative of their patronage and listened intently to their comments and questions. They seemed delighted with their evening too.

Definitely a place to revisit. There were dishes on the menu I was not familiar with and would have liked to try. I'm not sure if they offered a tasting menu but that could be an option to help get the taste buds going, help customers understand what's on offer and get feedback on potential menu changes.

Thanks for a lovely evening!!

Date of visit: April 2017
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Khalid M, Owner at The Cinnamon Stick, responded to this reviewResponded 20 May 2017

Many thanks Doug for your thoughtful comments, we really appreciate it.
We are keen to gather feedback and keep people returning to us and your suggestion of the tasting menu is definitely something to consider, thank you.
We hope to see you again soon.
Best wishes, The Cinnamon Stick Team

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Reviewed 16 April 2017

Newly opened in Middle Barton on the site of the old Carpenter's Arms.
Tastefully decorated and comfortable. The food and service is very good as are the menu choices and prices. The portions are generous and flavoursome.
I hope this restaurant does well, as I am a local and appreciate having a restaurant on my doorstep. Last visit we had several small dishes from the hot & cold starter menu rather than 3 set courses. The cuisine is well suited to that style of eating, especially if you are in a group.

Eaten here three times now (if you count the opening night event) and have found it to be consistent in all respects. Caters well for vegan and vegetarian, and reasonably well for gluten free (although there are no gf dessert options).

Date of visit: April 2017
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Thank peterw999
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Khalid M, Owner at The Cinnamon Stick, responded to this reviewResponded 20 May 2017

Thank you Peter for your support so far and we do hope that you continue to visit us.
We have taken onboard your comment regarding no gf dessert and will see what we can do. Many thanks and hope to see you again.
The Cinnamon Stick Team

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