Ceres Cafe

4.4
65 reviews
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£25 and under
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French
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  • Good for a Date
  • Neighbourhood Gem
Independent café and restaurant serving authentic French bistro cuisine. Friendly and welcoming atmosphere, with BYO on Wednesday and Thursday evenings. Group and party bookings available with special seasonal menus on request.
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SM
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We took NZ cousins to Cafe Ceres and they were impressed with food and casual ambience and wine range.
The menu is small but all good -the staff friendly and nothing gets in the way of folk talking and enjoying food together. Definitely recommend it.

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NW
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 1

Food was as excellent and great value as it always has been BUT on a Friday evening there were very few people there, and by we left we were the only customers. This is very worrying indeed for a much loved place which we have been visiting since it first opened in a small terraced house nearly 20 years ago. What has gone wrong?

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EL
London
5 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Very friendly staff, accommodated our need to sit downstairs. Delicious steak. Simple French food well done, and great value.

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SG
London
3 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely evening meal with authentic French food. Nice house wine too, all at reasonable prices. Nice ambiance but music might have been pleasant too. In France you usually get bread and butter or olives as a pre starter, that would be nice to nibble on while choosing. Lovely tarteflette and tarte tatin!

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MR
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely simple but tasty French mountain food. Friendly informal service. Really good house wine and very good vfm.

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KM
London
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Limited menu well done. Excellent overall value. Sensible balance.

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PK
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Was disappointed, had to wait quite some time for our meal, and not happy with the stairs to the seating. The meal was good and very tasty though small portions. The staff were pleasant and helpful and patient, happy to accommodate our alterations to the desert. Felt the price reflected the meal, could do with more choices. Shame there is no parking, made us late for our booking.

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MJ
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

The service was extremely slow. I have been before and the service seems to be always slow. Perhaps they need more staff. Our waiter forgot to bring us a round of drinks we ordered and also forgot to convey to the chef that one of us did not want one of the vegetables described on the menu. I have been about 4 times now but not sure I will go again. Shame because its location suits us so well.

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AP
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food and good atmosphere with very good service

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LW
Bristol
2 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2018
Overall 4food 2service 3ambience 3

The ambience was fine, the normal french mix of classy permanent decor and trashy table cloths and trimmings.
We had the flat iron steak, I ordered it rare and there was not even the hint of pink inside.
The olives and bread could have come from the basics section in the supermarket.
The food was a bit disappointing. It was pleasant enough, not too expensive, easy to get a table last minute on a saturday night, which might be because there is a lot of seating.

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TC
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The menu is not extensive but the food is done very well. Everything we had from bread and dips to starters and mains were very tasty and good value.

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R
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Pleasant welcome. Simple menu but cooked to perfection, chef sticks to what he knows and does it well.

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JP
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Lovely atmosphere, small enough for it to be cosy but not so small that you're bumping elbows with the table next to you, great restaurant for a date. The food was also great, the pan-fried duck was delicious even though it wasn't as rare as i'd usually have it. But the dauphinoise potatoes and veg were excellent. Would very much recommend

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V
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We always enjoy eating here. Unpretentious décor with a French style ambience. Good value and quality. We took advantage of the £25 for 2 main courses including a carafe of wine. The gratin dauphinois is always something to enjoy. Of course, the location at Hunters Bar brings added ambience.

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R
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Very reasonable prices. My fourth visit and many more to come I hope.

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AB
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I love this restaurant the food is always extremely good

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S
London
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a wonderful little cafe/restaurant that really surpassed our expectations, and at such good prices! We came on a Saturday evening for a 30th birthday and loved the quietly buzzing ambience of the upstairs dining area. The food is delicious, authentic and comes in hearty portions, while a gluten intolerant member of our party had a much bigger range to choose from than usual. The service came with a smile; our waitress was friendly and attentive, without being overbearing. Special requests were seen to easily and with no fuss. I really can't speak highly enough of this place. We will be back!

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k
Warwickshire
2 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great meal and great value as usual. The menu may seem limited but everything is consistently good quality. We really love it. 🙂

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OT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

I am a reasonably regular Ceres user and I’m never disappointed.
For the price, the food is great.
Chef sticks to what he knows, which suits me fine.
This visit was for my birthday and it rounded off a good day very nicely.
Thanks.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as always never disappoints good relaxing meal

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Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great cooking. Tasty. Not pretentious. Authentic French food and ambience.

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Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 2 December 2017
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

The food was lovely and it was a perfect setting for a casual date.

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OT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

No complaints. Food delicious and wine very good . Suitable menu for children. Staff pleasant and helpful.

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Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely food except for the dessert. I ordered creme brûlée but found the sugar on top very hard. Also we ordered a bottle of wine, was not asked to taste first and found it not to be to our liking. We were not able to change. Otherwise quite nice food .

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good choice of food, well cooked and well presented. Had eaten here previously but only for breakfast, we were pleasantly impressed with the evening menu as well as the wine list. Good value for both food and drinks.

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Hertfordshire
3 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my partner here to propose, the staff were amazing, the food was exceptional. We'll definitely be back again and again.

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Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

A really good experience. all four meals were well-cooked and presented, in moderate portions and without undue delay. Service was cheerful and friendly, and the bill reasonable (£100 for 4 including some wine). As is often the case, the noise level was high, even though it wasn't full.

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London
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2017
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Delicious food as always. Felt the waitress rushed us to pay. We hadn't asked for the bill but she asked us if we wanted it. Felt under pressure to leave even though it wasn't especially busy .

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Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious, authentic French food with friendly service for a relaxing meal with friends

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WT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Real French cooking, brings back memories like good food does. An unpretentious gem that any village in the Alps would be proud of, right there in Sheffield. Go for duck and a rosé, you will leave smiling.

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KL
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 17 June 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always one of my favourite places to visit for delicious, fresh food, excellent service, and lovely atmosphere.

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Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I visited with a friend who is gluten and dairy intolerant and they went out of their way to provide options for her, even making a special fruit salad for a dessert. Cannot praise them highly enough. Well worth a visit.

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Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent food as always, french style, cosy relaxed setting

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Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Always excellent authentic French cuisine. Delicious. The specials are up there too. Won't disappoint.

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Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 13 May 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent meal and staff were very attentive.....great coffee!

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AB
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 13 May 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food is beautiful and the service is great suitable for any occasion

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 May 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

As usual, the quality we've come to expect from Ceres.

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Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good, real food with enough of it at a reasonable price, not chain pub food. I like being able to take your own wine at times, although a carafe of the house wine was perfectly acceptable. Nice ambience with fairy lights and the music not too loud. Would have preferred a round table for 6 people for easier chat but that's just my preference.

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B
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 24 March 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was delicious. Good choice on the share starter, the homemade houmous was very tasty. Excellent mushroom risotto and I loved the side salad

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Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

On Valentine's night, we were amongst the first to arrive, so the ambience built slowly as more couples came, to a very pleasant buzz. The special menu was restricted for the occasion, but the choices were varied and the quality of the food was excellent. Special mention of the scallops starter - having had scallops elsewhere and been disappointed, they were a risky choice for me, but they were absolutely superb. Worth going back for these alone. Thank you Ceres, you are doing great!

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