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The Bistro at Cardynham House

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Tibbiwell Street, Painswick GL6 6XX, England
+44 1452 810030
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:30
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Tue - Sun 12:00 - 15:00
Tue - Sat 18:00 - 21:30
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248 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016

Enjoyed my time in this restaurant. The owner is a Romanian lady who is warm and bubbly. We ordered 2 starters, Pan fried chicken with prunes (which we had to return as the chicken wasn't fresh) and a smoked salmon and avocado one, which was delicious. The first starter was replaced by a smoked salmon and avocado as well. The... More 

Thank Omar H
Bedworth, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016

Really lovely, hot, food. Service with a smile. Reasonable prices and central location. Had a lovely evening in this quaint bistro

Thank Sue N
London, United Kingdom
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114 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016

We had dinner at the Bistro which is decorated in a traditional bistro style, the owners clearly not having much interest in recent restaurant decorating trends. The food feels home-cooked: large portions, served without care for presentation - this is about substance, not style. There is no sparkling water, just small bottles of Perrier (the green ones, not the blue... More 

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Hertford, United Kingdom
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87 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

We popped in for dinner during our stay. The staff were welcoming and the restaurant bright but still cosy. Plenty of options and plenty of specials. We found the food a little pricy for the size however thoroughly enjoyed our meal and the food seemed fresh and of good quality.

Thank lorean811
Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2016 via mobile

Busy week locally, tried to get a meal at a local pub and no tables available, Stumbled across The Bistro ! From outside we wondered if it was worth going in. Well, glad we did, great service, fabulous food...we asked for a pepper sauce with steak (not on menu) chef made one fresh which was amazing. Would go back like... More 

Thank geldard29
Essex, UK
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2016 via mobile

Great food, lovely people. I recommend the beef stroganoff as it was delicious. Very pretty, warming open fire and lovely atmosphere. Highly recommend a visit and it is a hidden gem.

Thank GlenR10
Kenmare, Ireland
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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2016

We had a meal here last week when staying in Painswick. It was a gloomy and rainy night, yet the atmosphere here was warm and cosy. Food is good bistro-style food, with a good range of dishes. One of us had fabulous halibut with capers and lemon butter which stood out as excellent, and the toffee and pecan roulade was... More 

Thank Ruthe A
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2016

Ate twice whilst staying at carydnham house the meals both nights were excellent plenty to chose from good portions and excellent value for money

Thank jason1ml
Shropshire, England
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69 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2016

We came across Cardynham on a busy Valentines Sunday lunchtime, and were soon welcomed in and ushered to a table. For a quick bite we opted for Mushroom Soup which was delicious. Very speedy service too and prices reasonable. Credit to the solitary hostess who maintained super efficient service with a smile during what was obviously a very busy period!... More 

Thank pleasedtotravel
St Albans, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2016

We were staying elsewhere in lovely Painswick, but booked dinner at this bistro to celebrate our wedding anniversary, knowing that it was only a short walk away. After a rainy day, it was good to enter the cosy (but not cramped!) dining area and to receive a warm welcome. For me, the ceiling lights were a bit bright, but the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$50
British, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Tibbiwell Street, Painswick GL6 6XX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cotswolds  >  Painswick
  • Phone Number: +44 1452 810030

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?