Bread Street Brasserie
Bread Street Brasserie

Bread Street Brasserie

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.pointhoteledinburgh.co.uk/point-hotel-edinburgh/restaurant.html
  • Phone: 01312215558x
  • Hours of Operation:


    Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 6.30am - 10.30am; Saturday and Sunday: 7am - 11am
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 12pm - 2pm; Sunday: 12:30pm - 2:30pm
    Dinner: 5pm - 10pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Scottish, British, Steak
  • Executive Chef: Kenny Leary
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Public Transit: The hotel is located just off Lothian Road where there are many different buses which pass by.
  • Parking: Public Car Park
  • Parking Details: There is on-street parking available after 7pm without charge. However both Riego Street and Castle Terrace Parking are within a 3 minute walk from the hotel.
A word from Bread Street Brasserie
The Bread Street Brasserie offers the perfect location and relaxed atmosphere for diners to enjoy a range of dishes with a real emphasis on freshness and flavour using only the finest quality ingredients.

Bread Street Brasserie offers style and comfort with a variety of local produce and daily specials. The Grill menu offers local beef and Scottish seafood. Serving international cuisine with a Scottish focus, the restaurant is the perfect setting in which to relax and enjoy your surroundings.
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Bread Street Brasserie reviews from OpenTable diners
53 reviews since 23 October 2013
Average Rating3.7
  • Food3.7
    Service3.8
  • Ambience3.5
    Value3.9
75% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
pre/post theatre (39)business meals (19)outstanding value (18)special occasions (14)good vegetarian options (9)disabled access (8)sunday lunch (8)afternoon tea (8)fit for foodies (8)group bookings (8)romance (7)brunch (6)child friendly (1)outdoor eating (1)Show More
  • Very good for a hotel restaurant
    Frequenttraveller
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Met a colleague here for lunch. Both impressed at the choice on the menu. The food was very tasty, light but plentiful . Service was good, staff attentive and timing what was necessary to get us back to work on time
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    business meals, good vegetarian options
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  • Lovely Staff & food
    Marion
    Dined on 14/8/2014
    Staff were helpful, friendly and efficient. Food was excellent particularly the steak - cooked to perfection. Sticky toffee pudding - yummy!
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    pre/post theatre
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  • Good value pre-theatre meal, but...
    ExcitableVIP
    Dined on 12/8/2014
    Great value and good service. Asked what the soup was, we were told, simply "carrot". Sadly, that's what it tasted like. It was well-carroted, but needed a lift with seasoning. herbs, spices - or something! Otherwise, the food was good, though presentation/ mix of colours was surprisingly lacking for a hotel restaurant. There were only 3 white wines on the menu. Incredibly. they were out of the one we selected; so there was a choice of two!
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  • Great value
    Gordon
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    We had the pre theatre dinner of 2 courses for £9.95 each. The food was of very good quality, it was well presented and portion sizeswere just right. We had a glass of sauvignon each, it was a lovely wine, and one pot of tea for my partner, all for under £30. The staff were very pleasant and attentive when time allowed but they were a bit short staffed so my only complaint was the speed of the service and bread wasn't served when we were told it was on it's way. All in all a great dinner for the price.
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  • Needs to try harder.
    Jond
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    This just felt like a restaurant that couldn't really be bothered. I was there on a Friday night in the festival when Edinburgh is bursting; and with this place being in the city centre and attached to a large hotel, you would expect it to be heaving. It wasn't. A 7pm Friday night table and the restaurant was pretty empty. The reasons soon became clear. Shown to a table we were left for 45 minutes without a drink or a menu... and our waitress didn't even crack a smile the whole time. The food when it arrived was average at best. Certainly my risotto was like like warm pudding rice and seemed to be missing both the blue cheese and rocket it had promised. Add to this tinny irritating music and the dull atmosphere was complete.
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  • Steak House - NOT
    Shamus
    Dined on 4/8/2014
    We booked the restaurant having searched for best steak restaurant in Edinburgh... this came highly recommended... Please note this is not a steak house! It was a Monday so I assume quiet night however it was dead. They have standard european/scottish menu and steaks are fair/poor for Scotland or anywhere... didnt have the rib-eye and made some excuse that the waiter made a mistake in the order... dont think so!! Not a bad place just wrong choice for us.. Food generally OK.
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    business meals
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  • Curates Egg
    Scotus
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    The people were great, very helpfully indeed and the ambience was very good We were looked after very we'll indeed. The only problem was a very limited menu indeed, but having said that the home made picallily was the best Ihave tasted in 86 years. I would also commend the thick cut chips, again the best I have ever tasted. We will certainly go back to try again. Jim and Catherine Gellan-Adams
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  • Great place to eat
    Weluvtoeatout
    Dined on 20/7/2014
    Would definitely come back here. Our waiter was great, very friendly and on the ball. Food was fantastic too, the tomato and red lentil soup was to die for. This place is a must to try!
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    afternoon tea, brunch, business meals, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not much to write home about
    Davers
    Dined on 19/7/2014
    I booked this restaurant on the basis of the menu found online. However, once I arrived it had changed to such an extent nothing appealed at all. The place was empty apart from two couples elsewhere in a huge dining area, which mean there was little or no atmosphere. We decided to leave without eating; though the staff were very courteous it was a bad experience and one I can't recommend.
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  • Stylish setting
    goodtoknow
    Dined on 20/6/2014
    I and a friend had lunch for the second time here- it was equally enjoyable both times- We had the £9.95 two course lunch- excellent value and not just comprised for a lower priced lunch- it was chef prepared in same way as would be a dinner menu- could easily go in on ones own if need be- I or we will be returning plus service attentive but not every five minutes asking if OK-
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    afternoon tea, brunch, business meals, disabled access, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, group bookings, outdoor eating, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • shocking!!!!
    arundhiti
    Dined on 31/5/2014
    So we make an online dinner booking for 9:15 and we got there early around 8:50.they told us it will take 25 mins to get a table and tell us to wait at the bar.half an hr later they tell us that they cant give us a table and we can only get food at the bar.they said that since we made a booking online they cant say no which is why they cant give us a table because its too busy. Inspite of making a booking we werent getting a table.however we told them that they had to make an adjustment post which they added an extra chair to a table of 4 to seat the 5 of us.it was very disappointing they way they dealt with it and spoiled my mums bday celebration dinner.
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  • Outstanding customer service
    AmberJB
    Dined on 25/5/2014
    We visited this restaurant as a vegan and a carnivore because of the options for both. Our waitress was very helpful in pointing out vegan options and alternatives. When my main arrived unfortunately the chef had made a mistake and put creme fraiche on top. The staff were all very apologetic and went out of their way to compensate for this error. The restaurant is very attractive looking, with a comfortable atmosphere and the food was delicious, for vegan and meat eater alike. It was a lovely evening and we would definitely recommend.
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    business meals, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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  • Very good value
    Jotilly
    Dined on 17/5/2014
    Looked at the a la carte, but all 4 of us went for the special menu. We had all 4 side dishes which were also amazing! Wine reasonable price too.
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    outstanding value, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent value, food & service
    GraemeAllan
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    Excellent value, food & service. Will definitely come again.
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    brunch, business meals, group bookings, outstanding value, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very enjoyable
    mexicanacheese
    Dined on 24/4/2014
    Tasty food, plush interior, very friendly waitress and the offer menu was superb value :)
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    business meals, fit for foodies, group bookings, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very relaxing with amazing
    Woodsy78
    Dined on 29/3/2014
    Very relaxing with amazing and tasty food. Each dish was better than the last! Just the right place for a girlie catch up. The staff are excellent, friendly and very unintrusive. Can't wait to go back.
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    business meals, disabled access, romance, fit for foodies, special occasions, Sunday lunch, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • WELL WORTH A VISIT
    katewill21
    Dined on 22/3/2014
    My Partner & I decided to try this Restaurant and would highly recommend as the food was delicious hot fresh excellent choice of Menu & Service was outstanding as was the price we paid we went for Pre Theatre but will try the al'a carte next time we visit.The place itself is very tastefully decorated with lovely seating all in all an excellent choice:))
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    special occasions, good vegetarian options, Sunday lunch, afternoon tea, pre/post theatre
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  • Average at best
    MrsG
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    I get the feeling this place is trying to be something it's not... And not quite succeeding. Service was friendly but sporadic and disorganised. Food sounded promising on the menu but didn't live up to expectation. Was average, edible but nothing special. Wine had crystallised at the bottom of the bottle (?! This was the explanation we got anyway) and had to be sent back. Saw several people leaving as they'd had to wait so long for food or seemed to have just been forgotten about by the staff even though it wasn't busy at all for a Saturday night. Nice modern decor etc but lacking atmosphere. I don't think we will be going back....
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  • Great pre-theatre menu
    StephH
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    Been to Point Hotel twice now and the pre-theatre menu is outstanding value for fresh, elegantly presented food.
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    outstanding value, pre/post theatre
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  • Bread St Brasserie a solid choice
    AliGC
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Large open space near Lothian Road is friendly, easy-going and good value.
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    outstanding value, pre/post theatre
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  • Booked a table for 4 for 6.00
    Theatregoers
    Dined on 3/3/2014
    Booked a table for 4 for 6.00 p.m. for the pre-theatre menu. Although the service was very good we had to leave before the dessert arrived due to lack of time before the start of the show. We perhaps didn't make it clear to the lovely waitress that we had to leave by 7.15 p.m. but we did feel that the service could have been a bit quicker as we had booked the pre-theatre menu. That said the food was excellent and good value for money and we would certainly go back to the Bread Street Brasserie. Our waitress was very apologetic and gave us a discount to compensate for our inconvenience.
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    business meals, outstanding value, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Forgotten Bread Street Brrasserie
    Marion
    Dined on 15/2/2014
    Once we were sat down we remembered we'd been before and the reason we didn't rate it before was that it was just a cold restaurant. The bread we were given was awful; stodgy and very pale - expected home cooked selection! Main course Fish & Chips - very fishy at the thick end of the cod so wasn't eaten Duck with.... not sure but it tasted the same as the plum sauce. There won't be a third time lucky for us I'm afraid. Disappointed
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  • Service was very good and
    CMcT
    Dined on 15/2/2014
    Service was very good and prompt. Food was excellent and proportionate.
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    romance, special occasions, pre/post theatre
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  • LArche6
    LArche6
    Dined on 14/2/2014
    Most enjoyable pre-concert meal with excellent service. Second visit in a fortnight!
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    disabled access, romance, good vegetarian options, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Late lunch
    Kate
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We wanted to gnome where I town for a late lunch which was not going to be Indian, Chinese or Burgers. This was perfect for us. I had the sole which was taken off the bone and was beautiful. My husband had a steak which he really enjoyed. Service was good although we were the only 2 in the restaurant at that time, but it didn't lack ambience, it was just the time we had chosen to suit us. We will be back.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, special occasions, group bookings, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Slow kitchen
    Iain
    Dined on 24/1/2014
    Waiting staff very good but the kitchen service was very slow being a pre theatre meal we only had a limited time and it was touch and go if we would finish in time. The place was not busy but it took a long time for the kitchen to dippy the food. When it eventually did arrive it was very good.
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    outstanding value, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Comfort Food
    dougall71
    Dined on 18/1/2014
    Eight of us had lunch on a cold and wet Saturday afternoon and the menu couldn't have suited the day better. The restaurant itself is lovely and waitress was really friendly. The menu consisted of pure comfort food. The soup (tomato and vegetable) was one of the best I've had in a long time. I'm not a fish lover but my friends assured me the fishcakes were delicious and looked lovely. The main of pork belly and bubble and squeak was just perfect. We did make the mistake of ordering too many sides, as to be honest we really didn't need them. What we did manage to get through was delicious though. Can't comment on dessert as nobody could manage one. Excellent value for money. Just a shame there were only two other people in the restaurant!
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    fit for foodies, special occasions, good vegetarian options, group bookings, outstanding value, Sunday lunch, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • empty on a Saturday night
    jajamg
    Dined on 4/1/2014
    Lovely staff but poor food; grey fish and frozen chips. We were the only people in on a Saturday night.
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  • Pre-theatre
    Clydesider
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    Early dinner for four. Limited selection on the fixed-price pre-theatre menu but food was very fresh and tasty and wine reasonably-priced. The restaurant is rather soulless (as is often the case with hotel dining) but the service was excellent and the whole meal good value overall.
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    outstanding value, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • top marks all round
    waft
    Dined on 1/1/2014
    Lovely relaxed atmosphere. Pre theatre deal was excellent value as was the food. The waiter was exceptionally helpful, without being intrusive, and nothing was a problem. Couldn't believe the bill being so reasonable and being given a Loyalty Card for discount off future visit, with a £10 on it to start ! unbelieveable........there's more.....also received a flyer for next visit, bring a friend and one eats FREE, I mean, what more could you ask for ! Top marks all round
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    disabled access, outstanding value, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good service, poor standard of food
    Ryan
    Dined on 7/12/2013
    Bread wasn't warm to start with and was hard, I assume this was not the freshest bread in the house and certainly wasn't ready to be served to paying customers. Vegetables where under cooked. My girlfriend and I ordered the pan fried sea bass. Carrots and potatoes where solid and hard to bite into. Seabass was quite chewy and wasn't the best I've had. Really disappointing actually, we were going to say something about the quality of food as soon as it arrived but we'd rather not be fussy and figured that if the carrots and potatoes can't even be given attention the what chance have we got at ordering something else. Great service, girl very attentive, nice ambiance,
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    special occasions, group bookings, brunch, afternoon tea, pre/post theatre
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  • Could do Better
    Alid
    Dined on 6/12/2013
    Booked a meal for 4 on Friday night. Couldn't fault the staff for friendliness and the food was very nice. However there were a couple of areas where the staff could have done better - 1. No ice bucket for the bottle of white wine 2. Additional veg that we ordered when we saw the small size of the vegetable for the 4 of us, didn't appear until after our main course was finished. The staff left us to eat the vegetables but didn't charge us for it due to the delay.
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  • Really Enjoyable
    jimglas
    Dined on 3/12/2013
    Lovely restaurant within hotel that is not immediately obvious from outside on Bread Street. It is a lovely setting and the service is good and friendly. Food was was very nice - we both had the tart to to begin followed by turkey with all the trimmings and the pork chop. Just lovely and service was unrushed. We would go back and good value on the top table deal.
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  • Thursday night dinner for two
    JohnJ
    Dined on 28/11/2013
    The restaurant was very quiet--only a few people in a large room. The furnishings were modern and the colours-grey and turquoise gave a rather stark and cold feel. The food was good but nothing to write home about if you are a foodie. The service was good and was reasonably priced. The wine list wasn't very exciting with a limited choice. As always, in restaurants, it was overpriced. I would recommend it to others as ok but not more than that. I preferred the old restaurant room which had lots of traditional white linen table line and an old-world continental feel.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, pre/post theatre
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  • ALAN'S REVIEW
    ALAN
    Dined on 16/11/2013
    The Restaurant was not very busy and so the ambience was perhps a little subdued. However the surroundings are good, the service was excellent and the food tasted lovely Would definately go there again !!!
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    business meals, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding food, value and
    Lindy
    Dined on 15/11/2013
    Outstanding food, value and service. I have been to Bread Street Brasserie many times and have always enjoyed the food and service. An excellent venue for pre theatre and concert. Also much warmer and more comfortable since the refurbishment. Excellent as always!
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    business meals, disabled access, special occasions, good vegetarian options, brunch, outstanding value, Sunday lunch, afternoon tea, pre/post theatre
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  • Edinburgh star
    Marmalade115
    Dined on 13/11/2013
    The restaurant was difficult to find and not well sign posted. No-one at the service desk when we each arrived separately. Once shown to our table, things very much started to look up. Great pre-theatre menu with unusual choices and good choice of wines by the glass or bottle. Our sea bream fillet and sauce was very tasty and well presented. The leek mash was good too. We were glad to have ordered a side dish of parsnips. Brownie dessert was to die for. Good coffee and very efficient and friendly service. The restaurant is quite big but nicely sub divided so it is not intimidating.
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    business meals, good vegetarian options, child friendly, outstanding value, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pre-theatre
    swan
    Dined on 31/10/2013
    Service was pretty slow for a pre-theatre meal. Food was fine, not exciting, but pretty good value for money. Wouldn't rush back but wouldn't avoid.
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  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 15 ratings-only reviews submitted since 23 October 2013
    • Average Rating4
    • Food3.9
    • Ambience3.7
    • Service3.9
    • Value4.2
  • The following 75 reviews are from the Bread Street Brasserie reviews archive.
  • This place just gets better!
    Phil
    Dined on 17/10/2013
    my 3rd vegan evening at the point hotel. All I can say is that it gets better every time! The menu was a great range of fresh and high quality gourmet food. This place each surpasses all of the vegetarian/vegan restaurants in Edinburgh or glasgow for that matter (including Banns and for a fraction of the cost) The staff at the point hotel are so efficient. Its like go in get your drinks, take your order, get your food and get your bill when your ready. this means none of this waiting half an hour when your ready to leave. The star of the night was the vegan tiramisu. This is the best tiramisu I have ever tasted and this feeling was shared among the non-vegan I was with. (please keep on the menu)
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    business meals, disabled access, romance, fit for foodies, special occasions, good vegetarian options, child friendly, group bookings, brunch, outstanding value, outdoor eating, Sunday lunch, afternoon tea, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still work to do
    AlEdVIP
    Dined on 11/10/2013
    Though recently refurbished, there are still some snagging issues (toilet signs printed on a sheet of paper, large industrial heaters, poor quality paper towels, etc.). All minor things but things that really should have been finalised before reopening. Staff were friendly and efficient, and the food was fine if nothing special.
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