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The Laughing Onion - CLOSED

23 Market Place, Brackley NN13 7AB, England
+44 1280 709961
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good29%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
17 Aug 2014
“Great restaurant, Could have done better”
31 Jul 2014
“Just discovered it but sadly its closing”
Restaurant Hours Closed
British, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
23 Market Place, Brackley NN13 7AB, England
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Reviewed 17 August 2014

I had the pleasure of eating at the laughing onion a few days before it sadly closed. I had looked forward to visiting and enjoying a good quality English restaurant, which Brackley has sadly lacked for many years. My experience of the restaurant was very...More

Thank Adrian W
Reviewed 31 July 2014

We had the most delicious food here last night served beautifully. Although I live locally I had not been before (although I had walked past many times when closed) and now its closing down. What a shame a leaflet/menu/advertisement hadn't dropped through our letterbox to...More

3  Thank amandas34
Reviewed 25 July 2014

The staff is attentive and knowledgeable. The food is excellent and elegantly served. We were sad to learn tonight that the demand is still not sufficient in Brackley for such a restaurant and that it has announced that it will close on August 2.

Thank Francoise-S-11b
Reviewed 19 July 2014

We had a large group evening meal here during the GP, & it was noisy, but serving good food with happy & attentive staff. The pud of baked pear in red wine didn't work for me, way too many flavours going on & overpoweringly sweet,...More

Thank Ducatibabe
Reviewed 13 July 2014

Went for a set menu meal, I was expecting to pay the price on the menu for a 3 course. And when the bill came there was a surcharge for the lamb which was not mentioned by the staff but written under the description on...More

Thank Gillywilly75
Reviewed 1 July 2014

I attended a special "networking lunch" event here today at which our lunch was pre-selected. I was unaware of this place and welcome it warmly as Brackley has few decent eateries. This did not disappoint. From the moment you set foot in the place, you...More

1  Thank Tim W
Judi B, Owner at The Laughing Onion, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2014

Thank you for taking the time to comment. We're really sorry to hear that you were disappointed with the main lamb course, and the kitchen staff will certainly do their best to ensure that this dish is always up to scratch in the future. We're...More

Reviewed 26 June 2014

The food was terrific - great menu that was hard to choose from, for the right reasons. They had neat little touches - you thought Hmm! I'm going to try that combination at home! The presentation was brilliant as well. Service was spot on. Wine...More

Thank Lizzy_W491
Judi B, Owner at The Laughing Onion, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2014

thanks so much for your positive comments, we're really pleased you had such a good experience with us, and we hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 21 June 2014

Our dining experience was good last night, food arrived in good time, it was well presented and tasty. I think however the staff need some training. When passing a plate over some oil was spilled on the table, waitress apologised, she looked at it and...More

Thank JRisRizzo
Judi B, Owner at The Laughing Onion, responded to this reviewResponded 24 June 2014

Many thanks for taking the time to make your comments. We're really glad you liked the food. We'd like to apologise about the incident with the oil - we definitely would expect our staff to clean up any spillages (and avoid flicking these onto the...More

Reviewed 1 June 2014

The restaurant has recently opened and offers good European food which is rare in Brackley. The menu although not large gives you several options and the quality is good, although slightly on the high side. The service is excellent and friendly. The restaurant offers several...More

2  Thank Mark G
Judi B, Owner at The Laughing Onion, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2014

Thanks for such positive comments about our food and service, we hope you will visit again soon!

Reviewed 20 May 2014

This is the fourth time we have eaten at this restaurant. The service is always excellent and food is great. We were the only diners on a Tuesday evening whichever a shame for the restaurant but good for us. The new spring menu was fab,...More

1  Thank Sue B
Judi B, Owner at The Laughing Onion, responded to this reviewResponded 28 May 2014

thanks very much for your comments, we're really glad you liked the new menu. and that you chose to spend your wedding anniversary with us. We can be quiet at the beginning of the week, but that does mean we're a good bet if anyone...More

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Restaurant Details

Open Hours
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 23 Market Place, Brackley NN13 7AB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Northamptonshire  >  Brackley
  • Phone Number: +44 1280 709961
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