Cafe Bar Concerto

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£25 and under
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Modern European
The stylishly art deco Cafe Bar Concerto is situated within the grand surroundings of The Earl of Doncaster Hotel. With its glass paneled Cocktail Bar and sunburst glass chandeliers, the restaurant offers a truly unique dining experience.


Specialising in modern cuisine, the Cafe Bar Concerto offers Lunch, Dinner and Afternoon Tea alongside as well as an excellent drinks range including Lagers, Beers, Spirits, Wines, Champagne and Prosecco.
What 45 People Are Saying
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4.4
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4.6
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4.4
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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TC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I were staying at the hotel and it was our wedding anniversary meal on 14th Feb. Meal was lovely and all the staff were friendly and attentive.

JG
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Lovely decor, good food, very good value. A little too quiet for a Sunday lunch and service a little slow to say it was do quiet. However we will definitely return.

AG
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A really lovely afternoon, the staff were very attentive and helpful. Would definitely recommend, and we will be returning!

RK
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Firstly the setting and Decor of the restaurant is excellent and beautiful Art Deco fixtures & fittings. There is plenty of room to enjoy and move around the restaurant. Excellent wine and drinks choices. Service was attentive and looked after every need. The quality of the food was excellent apart from the 2 lamb shank dishes where a little tough and not cooked for long enough. However the actual quality of the shanks was good. The restaurant staff apologised and gave us free deserts what was excellent. Would this stop me from booking again NO.. reason I feel that this was a one-off incident.. we booked for Christmas dinner 2019 and the food was excellent.. also booked for the Valentines taster menu so we are hoping that the food and ambiance is wonderful.. Also I’ve booked my parents into the hotel for the third year in a row so hopefully all goes well.. These surveys never seem to be acted on but really think if customers are using the hotel on a regular basis there should be an additional opportunity for a loyalty program etc..

DP
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

The restaurant was very clean with great atmosphere. But let down by the fact that no one was around in the restaurant for almost 10 minutes to seat us and there was only one table occupied in the restaurant. Once seated we were quickly asked for our order and requested the waiter return after a couple of minutes once we had decided on our food choice. We then waited 15 minutes before we had to get up and track down our waiter who by now was taking orders from new arrivals.
The food was ok though the garlic mushroom starter was only faintly flavoured of garlic and the boiled parsnip (only one) presented was hard in the
middle. (would have been better roasted.
Customers who arrived at the next table ordered the afternoon and it looked to die for so will consider returning just for afternoon tea.

DT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely decor, felt like stepping back in time. Loved it and the food was delicious. The staff were very attentive and friendly.

SP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely hotel and restaurant setting. The food & service was excellent and everything was good value for money. This was our first visit but we will definitely be going back. Thanks to everyone.

VS
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for afternoon tea which was excellent. Service was great and food amazing.

EE
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Lovely atmosphere and decor fantastic food nice but not exceptional, good value for service and selections Pud brilliant.

JT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was a really pleasant experience, the venue was excellent and had great art deco features, the staff were really polite and friendly.
I particularly enjoy steak which was cooked to perfection but the chips needed to be in a bit longer, everything else was perfect.

LT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful time at The Earl of Doncaster for Afternoon Tea which I organised as a surprise for my sister’s birthday.

Service was polite and quick, atmosphere was lovely and the decor is great. Great afternoon out and value for money!

AW
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely decor and ambience, superb food and service, easy parking outside. What more could anyone want? My first visit to this beautiful stylish hotel and it won't be the last! We had a wonderful meal and the staff were perfect, especially Raven. Many thanks to everyone for a memorable occasion.

CM
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food. Beautiful settings. Waitress was fantastic.

AC
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience2

Well laid out, spacious and interestingly decorated restaurant. The staff were very attentive and the food arrived on time and well spaced out between courses. The menu isn't large but there is plenty of variety on offer and all is well priced. The only downside is the noise and chatter that comes through from the bar and function areas. Apart from that it was very enjoyable.

JF
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The meal was very average,the restaurant is situated next to the bar so is very noisy,the restaurant should be sectioned off away from the bar area. Staff were lovely and very attentive

LG
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fab service and great food! Loved our meal and our stay at the earl of doncaster! Thank you for making our anniversary special

g
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant from start to finish,made to feel special and staff and food superb..thank you for making our anniversary special...will be back x

OT
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff are excellent (we’re still here).
The food was very flavoursome and fresh.

BH
Lincolnshire
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were very impressed with the décor, the food and the service.

JW
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always organize our girly get together and love the ambiance of Bar Cover to we can sit and chat without shouting at each other. Food gorgeous had afternoon tea and lunch, staff efficient and friendly. Will always go back

a
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience1

This is a difficult one as we booked a night at the hotel with a view to having quiet drinks and a romantic meal however there was a wedding party on and it was way too loud at the bar and as a result the dining area was overwhelmed by the noise spoiling our plans causing us to retire early. Also we had starters mine was calamari consisting of 4 squid rings followed by the lamb shank which was average my wife had seabass but the portion was small also the Moretti lager was overpriced at £5 a pint. The following morning we had breakfast which could have been really nice but was only luke warm on arrival and the poor waitress dropped my egg on the table which was an accident and she made every effort to apologise. I also had a filthy teaspoon which I didn't know until I took a mouthful of yoghurt only to find old congealed food on the underside after it had been in my mouth. The place itself is really nice and could be a really nice place to eat on an evening also the service was really good. I just wish we had been warned of the wedding party on booking then we could have gone elsewhere or re jugged our plans this was our first time in Doncaster and the reviews we read suggested good things I think it may have just been an unfortunate weekend for us to try for a quiet romantic evening.

DD
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had a very nice Sunday Lunch with friends and family. The service was very good and the staff attentive. T

Cafe Bar Concerto
Responded on 11 July 2019

Hi Diane, Thank you for leaving a review of our restaurant. We are pleased you enjoyed your Sunday Lunch with us. I will certainly pass your comments onto our team. We hope to see you again soon! Jess

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JM
Yorkshire
6 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent place - highly recommend. Wonderful food and great service.

NF
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

It is usually easy to find a table on a Sunday without much notice; we find this convenient. The standard of the food on the roast dinner menu is always high with quality meat, proper gravy and fresh vegetables . We do find the service is lacking a bit and can be very inconsistent although the staff are always polite and helpful. I think more staff training is a must for this 4 star establishment.

PS
Worcestershire
3 reviews
Dined on 23 April 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent meal accomodating all our various requirements served very pleasantly in lovely surroundings.

JG
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was our anniversary and we choose here because staff there did a wonderful job at our daughters wedding last year. The food was good overall although if you had s large appetite you may find the portions on the smaller side that said the food was very tasty. The staff were very attentive, they wished us a happy anniversary on sitting us down then wrote it on a plate and presented it us with goodies on it at the end of the meal. Beautiful surroundings, a truly lovely experience.

MM
London
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

distinctive art deco restaurant offering great service, good food and value for money

AK
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service waitress full of smiles and very helpful food look lovely on the plate very tasty this is are second time with you can’t wait to go again we will be trying your afternoon tea

JH
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant. Very luxurious and comfortable. Food and service great. Nice veggie option for dinner. Cranberry and Hazelnut Wellington. Makes a change from goats cheese tart or mushrooms. Lovely root veg to go with it

LW
London
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2018
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Service excellent afternoon tea not amazing, dried up sandwiches and and poor choice of fillings although we were allowed to request extra vegetarian ones. At £17.95 per head it should have been amazing.

OA
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2018
Overall3food2service1ambience4

We booked a table for lunch. When we arrived we were immediately shown to our table by a lovely waitress. Unfortunately it went slightly down hill from there. We were the only guests in the restaurant and yet it still took 50 minutes for our first meal to arrive. The staff were apologetic but then when the meals arrived we found a hair in the food. Slightly disappointed as we had this arranged for a while and was looking forward to it. Due to this experience, we unfortunately would not visit again.

D
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Met here for afternoon tea with friends. Excellent choice of afternoon tea available and when it came it didn't disappoint. The food was amazing and the service was outstanding. We were asked several times if we were ok and were made to feel like royalty. A most enjoyable experience in beautiful surroundings with the art Deco furnishings. Will definitely be returning in the future!

JS
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I would highly recommend you avoid the earl if you're looking to enjoy your evening.
We booked a table for 6 people to celebrate a 60th birthday. We arrived at 20 minutes early, made them aware we'd arrived & had a drink in the bar, we were slightly unnerved by the lack of people dining on a Saturday evening.... & now we know why!
We were asked at 7.45 if we were ready as the kitchen was closing at 8! So we were shown to a table in the near empty dining room, we ordered & this is where the whole evening took a nose dive.... 4 of our party ordered & after a rather long 40 minute wait were delivered a plate of food that was cooked & reasonably edible, the other 2 of us had ordered fillet steak (rare) & this is where the evening unraveled a lot faster than the food was being cooked.
Now I like my steak rare but not raw & chilled in the middle so we asked for it to be re cooked, they sent out two more again after a wait longer than the cooking of a rare steak in an empty restaurant & somehow had managed to show the steak to the cooker for even less time than the previous ones! Again we complained to the waitress who told us that is definitely what a rare steak is like (I've had steak tartare that's seen the heat longer than that steak had!!) so in comes the manager who tried to convince us it was definitely rare & rare steak will be cold! We gave up returned our full plates & he ever so kindly removed them from the bill!! My advice stay home & order a pizza, saves having to order one on your way home!

LS
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely afternoon tea in great surroundings. Price ok although have had better value in other tea rooms.
Would return for the nostalgic decor which is probably reason for price.
Only fault although very funny.......the mini trifle in shot glass......you cannot fit in a teaspoon to eat it, even tried the smaller sugar spoon 😕
Thanks, will see you again.

OT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 20 January 2018
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Service was slow but friendly. Food average but wide range of meat if you like that kind of thing - kangaroo! Bar closed before 11pm in a Saturday night?!

OT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2017
Overall2food5service3ambience1

We were really sorry that we had to leave. We didn't realise that is was St Leger Racing week. The restaurant bar was full of rowdy people who had clearly had a lot to drink. It made the ambience unrelaxing/uncomfirtable. We purposely asked to be seated the furthest away from the bar but still couldn't hear each other talking, so we decided not to dine there.

I think it would be a good move for the cafe concerto bar to be for diners only when events like the races are on

We will definitely be re-booking for another time. We were really looking forward to dining at the earl of Doncaster. The food looks amazing & the prices are really good

OT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for tipsy afternoon tea on saturday as a treat for my mums birthday.
Food was delicious. Plenty of different treats.
We also had a childs afternoon tea for my son who had a brilliant time
We had several refills of prosecco and my son was very pleased with his hot chocolate.
Very friendly staff.
Would 100% reccomend and cant wait to come back.

CR
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2017
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The art deco theme was adorable. The old movies on the tv a wonderful touch. My 74 year old mother started telling me about my grandmother who was very much a 1920s 1930s kinda girl and stayed that way until her sixties. It was a lovely afternoon.
Unfortunately I knocked one star off because the atmosphere was ruined by modern music being played constantly throughout our two hours there. I'm sure Kylie and Madonna weren't around in the roaring twenties.
Food is excellent and lots of it. They gave me an excellent vegetarian alternative when I asked at short notice.
Service is second to none.

Just a real shame about the music.

OT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A superb venue with a great Wow factor great food and superb service it's a great pity that this restaurant is not better patronised as when we visited it was virtually empty it deserves much better.Its worth a visit just to see its outstanding Art Deco features

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2017
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Will never use your service again - why did it allow me to book and get a confirmed reservation for a restaurant that was closed when I got there. Terrible. Not Cafe Bar fault, but Open Table - bloody rubbish