1725
1725

1725

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.bar1725.co.uk/
  • Phone: 44152466898
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11.30am- 5:00pm;
    Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Wheelchair Access
  • Catering: Our team can organise a bar license and catering for your off-site event. Just contact us to discuss your requirements.
  • Private Party Facilities: On some selected dates and most day-times we have the facility to hire out the upstairs dining area for parties up to 100 people

    We now have an exclusive terraced function room with totally private facilities for parties up to 50 persons.

    Please enquire for more details.
  • Private Party Contact: Grant Stringer 07747037551
  • Entertainment: Daily 11.30am till 5.30pm 3 tapas for £9.99
    Monday is 2 for 1 on all tapas, Thurdays buy five tapas and receive a free litre of Sangria. Friday and Saturday nights after 10pm Live Music and drinks offers.
  • Special Events: Check out our website or call 01524 66898 for information on our traditional four course Christmas Menu or party tapas menus for this December.

Getting there

  • Parking: No
A word from 1725
The newly refurbished 1725 brings alive the charm of this 17th century building with 21st century decor.

Traditional Spanish tapas dishes are freshly made in our kitchens and the full menu is available daily from 11.30am until 10pm, with additional specials nightly and live music on Friday and Saturday evenings after 10pm.

Whether you like to eat informally, as part of a group or as a formal sit-down meal then 1725 caters to your needs with different seating areas and dining rooms.

Alternatively, our extensive wine menu, with almost 30 wines available by the glass and our rotation of cask ales and continental beers make 1725 an ideal place to visit for a drink and a lighter bite from the tapas counters.
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1725 reviews from OpenTable diners
42 reviews since 3 June 2014
Average Rating3.9
  • Food4.1
    Service3.7
  • Ambience4.2
    Value3.6
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasions (25)romance (21)group bookings (20)good vegetarian options (18)pre/post theatre (17)fit for foodies (16)business meals (9)brunch (6)child friendly (5)disabled access (4)afternoon tea (3)sunday lunch (3)outstanding value (3)outdoor eating (2)Show More
  • An enjoyable Saturday afternoon ..
    Rosie69
    Dined on 19/7/2014
    Had a delicious tapas here located in the centre of Lancaster near shops is good for a meal or just a drink and a couple of tapas good value and service -will return
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    good vegetarian options, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mostly good
    Onewheeler
    Dined on 28/6/2014
    The oil provided with the expensive bread tastes like left-overs from a chip shop. If it's ever been near an olive, it was a long time ago. The bread is a rip-off and should be complimentary. Otherwise, the food is mostly good, and the staff very pleasant and helpful. Reasonable value, especially if you ask for one of their discounts (the four for the price of three is advertised outside but not discounted automatically). Nice to find a restaurant with a decent real ale and cider, and the wine is quite good.
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    business meals, good vegetarian options
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  • Tapas and sangria
    Tapasandsangria
    Dined on 28/6/2014
    Good food good service, great atmosphere, good value for money!
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    brunch, business meals, disabled access, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, group bookings, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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  • A saturday night meal for 2
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 21/6/2014
    The restaurant is lovely however the staff neglected us. We had to ask to pay twice and we had to ask for more drinks. We were just forgotten about. The food was nice though. We tried the meat platter and got a couple of extra dishes. We should of got some pitta bread with it as there was not enough bread with the platter (our lack of knowledge with tapas). I would go again but the service needs to improve as has such a lovely atmosphere.
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    group bookings, outdoor eating
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  • Dsappointing again...
    Jack
    Dined on 2/6/2014
    Food cold, service poor, sorry its not good enough will be a while before I visit again.....
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    special occasions
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  • Dinegirl
    Dined on 28/5/2014
    Lovely tasty fun pick and mix food, great atmosphere and very good gluten free/dairy free options.
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    fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bit of everything
    FiAbs1
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Good choice of food, relaxed environment and good service. Live music Friday was a bonus
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    pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful!
    Livie
    Dined on 25/3/2014
    We took a large group of 10 and they accommodated to every single request we gave them! Even splitting the bill into different parts to make it easier for us! It was good value for money, and delicious food! Only down point is that they had run out of chocolate fudge cake but we can't complain to much! Excellent! Highly recommended! Staff were friendly and service was very fast!
    Special Features:
    disabled access, good vegetarian options, group bookings, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pre-birthday dinner
    YummyMummy
    Dined on 20/3/2014
    I booked 1725 for dinner with my son, to celebrate his birthday. The service was extremely attentive - in fact, we had two waitresses trying to help! Food choices were good, and five dishes plus hummus and pitta bread starter proved too much for us. Sadly the extra chorizo dish that we didn't order but they brought by mistake was extremely unpleasant - fatty and with a strange texture and taste - so we didn't actually benefit from their mistake as we couldn't eat it! Overall, good food and a relaxed atmosphere in which to chat. Will still go again.
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    good vegetarian options, group bookings, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience
    Dragonborn
    Dined on 15/2/2014
    The atmosphere was great, the food was consistently amazing throughout the courses and I'm already awaiting another chance to book a table here! This was my second visit and both times the experience was exactly what I wanted, warm, friendly and a little bit different. I would happily recommend to anybody, especially as a special occasion/evening meal venue.
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    romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent but pricey
    Max1980
    Dined on 14/2/2014
    Cannot fault our favourite place to eat!!! The price lets it down though, more of a treat night than a regular outing.
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    business meals, disabled access, romance, fit for foodies, special occasions, good vegetarian options, child friendly, group bookings, afternoon tea
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Girls night out
    wineanddine
    Dined on 14/2/2014
    I dined at 1725 with two girlfriends, and we all thought the food was incredible. One member of our party was a vegetarian and she found plenty to eat, and was satisfied with everything. We were placed in somewhat of a corner so our table didn't get visited very often, even though it was slow, however when the waitress did come by she was very sweet. Would definitely come back!
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    romance, fit for foodies, special occasions, good vegetarian options, pre/post theatre
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  • Great food and setting. We
    Chris
    Dined on 1/2/2014
    Great food and setting. We were there on a busy night and there was a couple of tapas options not available which was disappointing, but still good overall.
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    business meals, romance, special occasions, group bookings
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I used to love going to 1725
    Joyce
    Dined on 29/1/2014
    I used to love going to 1725 and thats why I booked this restaurant when my family came to the UK and lancaster to visit me from Hong Kong. However, it was really disappointing from the quality of food, we ordered 2 paellas, the traditional and thought the other one was black squid which is meant to be in black sauce. However we turn out with 2 really similar paella with one a bit more seafood in it. Both paella were rather salty and my sister could even taste there is salt from the food(literally taste like sand). Also they are rather oily. Overall most of the platters were fine, just that all of them were served with heavy cheese and salty bacon which turns out the meal was not pleasant at all and we end up with no choice food wasted.
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    romance, child friendly, outdoor eating
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  • Cold food - staff not that bothered
    Patsy
    Dined on 25/1/2014
    Although the food was tasty it arrived cold. We had to send it back and they return our food but it wasn't what we initially ordered. We had it anyway as we were getting hungry by that stage. I had to ask for new cutlery as they took the first ones away, never got serving spoons. The second lot of food wasn't that hot either. Once finished we were left with our empty plates for quite some time. We asked to see the desert menu which never came. Although friendly the staff didn't seem to be really bothered. I wouldn't go back - it was a disappointing birthday meal.
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  • Excellent
    rebeccajane
    Dined on 25/1/2014
    Wonderful atmosphere, excellent food, really lovely evening here. Great offers to depending on time and day, definitely making this restaurant great value.
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    romance, fit for foodies, special occasions, group bookings, good vegetarian options
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  • Great restaurant
    Solavirtus
    Dined on 18/1/2014
    Went to 1725 on Saturday evening and had a great meal. My wife and I don't eat onion or garlic but my step daughter does and is a vegetarian while we eat some fish, so it is not easy to cater for us... We were served amazingly well, with our waitress going out of her way to make us comfortable and serve us incredible food to our tight specifications. All this with a great guitarist/singer who played along in the background! I will definitely go again and would most definitely recommend 1725 in Lancaster to anybody wanting to have a great experience out.
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    business meals, special occasions, good vegetarian options, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dreadful!!!!
    dissapointedlancaster
    Dined on 18/1/2014
    This was by far the worst meal I have had in a restaurant. The service was incredibly awful, almost laughably so. I took my partner out for a birthday meal and we were greeted with 'two yeah?' given our menus and told to go and choose our own seats. The waitresses ignored us in favour of a party they clearly knew personally and then when taking our orders said 'what do you want?'. The cutlery was dirty and the food was dreadful. It was covered in grease and tasted old, the meat did not taste right at all. For 5 dishes and 2 cokes it was £35. I would have been happy to pay this for good food or at least okay service but all round it was a shockingly bad experience. Don't go here!!!
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  • Great food, great place but...
    Twibz
    Dined on 4/1/2014
    The only thing that stops me from giving this a 5/5 is the fact that four diners should not run up a bill of £130
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    fit for foodies, special occasions, group bookings, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New Year's Eve
    Shamin67
    Dined on 31/12/2013
    Excellent all round on food and service. Went out of their way to help provide little extras to make it special. Very busy but not overcrowded and staff not stretched which is often the case on these nights. Would and have recommended 1725 to friends and colleagues.
    Special Features:
    business meals, fit for foodies, group bookings, outstanding value, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Xmas meal
    JJandSW
    Dined on 21/12/2013
    We had a fabulous pre Xmas meal here to de stress and would like to thank all at 1725 for making it a great experience. Fabulous food, lovely fizz and lovely ambience made our night.
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    romance, fit for foodies, special occasions, group bookings
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tasty tapas!
    Tibby
    Dined on 9/12/2013
    Great food selection and tasty dishes. Good portion sizes too - will definitely be back. Sangria was good too but perhaps a few more sangria options would be even better!
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    romance, fit for foodies, special occasions, good vegetarian options, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brilliant
    Rebscar
    Dined on 4/12/2013
    I booked 1725 for myself and 5 friends for a birthday meal. Went on a Wednesday and as it was quiet we had a few options of where we would like to sit. The staff were very welcoming and attentive. The food was absolutely lovely and brought to us in good time. We all thoroughly enjoyed the restaurant, the food and the atmosphere and will definitely be returning!
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    fit for foodies, special occasions, group bookings, outstanding value, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never disappints
    punky
    Dined on 24/11/2013
    Great food & great atmosphere. The restaurant itself is in a prime location and the decor is lovely
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    business meals, romance, special occasions, brunch, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Evening Meeting
    Dare2Bare
    Dined on 14/11/2013
    I had a meeting with a colleague and needed a little privacy, I requested a specific table and this was honoured, even with one a few hours notice. The staff were very friendly and polite and the service was good, although only one of us ate, the food was lovely. Would definitely come back to try the different foods as the ambience was great for a romantic meal or with friends.
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    business meals, romance, fit for foodies, special occasions, child friendly, Sunday lunch, afternoon tea, pre/post theatre
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  • Clear Menu
    BMcT
    Dined on 9/11/2013
    I am lactose intolerant. Have some of the items labeled DF dairy free made it much easier for me to choose what i could eat without having to ask the waiter/waitress if certain item were dairy free or not. this is the case if we eat some where else so we like to coming to Bar 1725 for that reason. The cinema is v-close so we go there before watching a film rather than theatre as indicated above. The service was a bit slow so we had to go before having a dessert but we will go back in the future.
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    romance, good vegetarian options, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Looks nice but that's it
    Jacob
    Dined on 9/11/2013
    The food was over-priced and uninspired, some of it looked and tasted like it had been made by Heinz. The wait staff were polite but not very well trained, never once checking our drinks the whole time we were seated. We had to ask for our bill after waiting for half an hour. And to top it all of I booked the table in advance and they seat us in what is clearly the worst table.
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  • Very good food and excellent
    Hevskii
    Dined on 20/10/2013
    Very good food and excellent choices, had a lovely lunch with a friend. Wasn't rushed but service was good and food arrived quickly
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    disabled access, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, group bookings, brunch, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Formerly a pub, now a Spanish tapas
    chiakipenguin
    Dined on 13/10/2013
    Probably I expected too much on this restaurant because of many positive reviews. However, it is in Lancaster, an ex-pub Spanish tapas, I should have anticipated the reality. The atmosphere is great, service staff is really there for help, but food is not for foodies. If real spanish tapas, gambas (prawns) should be served very hot in boiling oil with chili spicy taste - the oil should be actually jumping, but it was silent and not so hot, and it lacks something in the taste. We ordered fried squid as well, but it was too salty - you must avoid it if your blood pressure is high. So if you are familiar with tapas served in Barcelona, London, New York or Tokyo, do not expect similar plates here.
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    good vegetarian options, brunch
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  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 13 ratings-only reviews submitted since 3 June 2014
    • Average Rating4.4
    • Food4.6
    • Ambience4.5
    • Service4
    • Value4.2
  • The following 205 reviews are from the 1725 reviews archive.
  • I've been here several times
    TeresaW7
    Dined on 21/9/2013
    I've been here several times and never been disappointed. The friend I went with had never been before and he loved it too.
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    business meals, romance, special occasions, good vegetarian options, group bookings, brunch, pre/post theatre
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  • 1st Time
    PBS1
    Dined on 6/9/2013
    We visited 1725 for the first time after finding it on toptable as we did not know the area and where to eat. The Tapas was outstanding and washed down with a nice bottle of red! Its a lovelly restaurant in the middle of Lancaster. If I am in the area again I would definatelly return, well done 1725.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A real birthday treat!
    Foodie1991
    Dined on 20/7/2013
    I booked this resturant for my friends and I for my birthday meal. I booked online and in the extra information box I aske for any form of table decoration, when I arrived at my table there was table confetti. Nice touch I thought. Everyone was lovely and the ambience was perfect for a good nite out with friends. One of the waiters helped to pick a beautiful rose wine, certainly didn't steer us wrong. We each orders 2 dishes each and then proceeded to dig into each others. That's what makes tapas so great you can try a bit of everything. The food was fabulous, very fresh ingredients and the food arrived at the table in perfect timing in between starters and the main tapas meal. I would definatley go back again, can't recommend it enough.
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    business meals, romance, fit for foodies, special occasions, good vegetarian options, group bookings, brunch, outdoor eating
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great evening
    bc88
    Dined on 28/6/2013
    Great evening at 1725 with work colleagues, fantastic service and food, couldn't fault it.
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    business meals, disabled access, romance, special occasions, group bookings, good vegetarian options, outstanding value, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great night
    MandsP
    Dined on 15/6/2013
    we have a great night and meal at Bar 1725 on Sat, just a shame we had to rush at the end to make a theatre show... and missed a dessert!
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    romance, special occasions, outstanding value, pre/post theatre
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  • Excellent choice of tapas
    lturns
    Dined on 24/5/2013
    Excellent choice of tapas meat, veg and fish options. Good portion size for tapas to share
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    disabled access, romance, fit for foodies, special occasions, good vegetarian options, pre/post theatre
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  • First time
    HannahFredaS
    Dined on 22/4/2013
    Went on a Monday for the 2 for 1 offer, food was delicious and staff were extremely friendly. Was very quiet but still a nice atmosphere with the music being played. Decoration and architecture make the place a pleasure to dine in. Will definitely be coming again. Would come more often it was a little cheap, say £4 per dish. Or student discount? You would get the whole university coming! Us students have very little money...
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    romance, special occasions, group bookings, brunch, Sunday lunch, afternoon tea, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Goor Value
    Capella
    Dined on 13/4/2013
    A saturday afternoon and fairly quiet.Good Tapas selection complimented by a good wine list. Service was good and not in your face. Food quality was of a high standard and not over priced making it good value for money. I'd definitely return.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, outstanding value
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overall, we enjoyed our meal.......
    Gabby
    Dined on 26/3/2013
    Overall, we enjoyed our meal.......but the drinks service was a bit slow....we also asked if we could order bread with our meal and were told it would be 5 minutes because it was in the oven . The waitress then came back and told us they had no bread, so what happened to the bread in the oven ...?????
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  • Is' alright
    TheWarden
    Dined on 16/3/2013
    No major gripes, but no major wins either. Welcome was friendly and service was prompt. Food was perfectly acceptable but by no means amazing. I'd say a little over priced for the quality. The entertainment (our sole reason for choosing this venue) was cancelled and we weren't until after we'd settled our food bill. With the exception of the staff who were very good everything just needs a bit of polishing.
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  • Valentines Day - was a success!
    AlexTheBosss
    Dined on 14/2/2013
    I love the theme and atmosphere portrayed by this restaurant. Great Quality and great value for money, you don't get much better than this! Only critique I could come up with is that the waitress never asked if we wanted anything to drink, however service was fast and efficient...i'd thoroughly recommend 1725 to all.
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    business meals, romance, special occasions, group bookings, outstanding value
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    I would recommend this to a friend.