Court Brasserie at Stonehouse Court

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The Court Brasserie at Stonehouse Court Hotel combines the classic charm of the 17th Century Manor with contemporary and informal modern European cuisine, using local ingredients across a seasonal menu, alongside an extensive wine list.
The restaurant takes its name from the properties historical ‘Justices Room’, where local administration of public justice took place during the 19th century, often presided over by a regional magistrate.
Despite this, we can assure you the staff nowadays are considerably less judgmental.
Our lunch menu is available from 12:00 - 14:00, offering a bistro menu and light bites. Dinner is served from 19:00-21:00 and is open 7 days a week. Reservations are recommended. Please call 01453 794 950 for more information."
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RP
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Stonehouse Court made space for us for afternoon tea even though they were not taking bookings. Lovely afternoon tea.

LD
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 2

The food was great. Long wait for our starters when only us there. However we were not rushed. Very dark in the restaurant. Stairs to the restaurant and another flight of stairs to the toilets. Couldn't see any disabled facilities or disabled access to the restaurant.

RR
London
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great surroundings, attentive service and excellent food.

NT
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

My husband said it was the best sausage and mash dish he had ever had and my rare steak was perfect.

JM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The young lady who served our food was superb. The food was generally OK, but the steak and the fish appeared to have a little more salt than was necessary. The main downside was standing in the doorway, waiting to be seated, whilst the lady was involved in a conversation with people already seated. If that made us feel uncomfortable, the same lady talked with the same customers at breakfast, after they had come into the Brasserie after us! We felt a bit like second class citizens.

L
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent. It was a very efficient and friendly service.

j
Hampshire
2 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 1

Food served on cold plates so tepid when served.
Just poor pub grub really.

VM
1 review
Dined on 6 May 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

We felt the menu prices didn’t reflect the quality of the food and felt it was overpriced. I ordered Cajun chicken which said it came with jalapeños when it came it was a chicken burger with bacon and cheese not what I was expecting and very disappointing as I do not like burgers. I didn’t want to spoil my friends meal so I ate some of it. On checking the menu on the website when we got home there was no Cajun chicken only the burger so I think we were given an old menu in the restaurant. I did mention to the waitress that it wasn’t what I was expecting and said she would mention it to the manager but offered no explanation. We were also charged 10% service charge added to the bill, we were only a party of 4 and although it was optional we felt obliged to pay it so as not to cause offence.
The hotel offers itself as up market, I was very disappointed and would not recommend eating there to a friend.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Great ambience food was ok... steak was very chewy

RE
Gloucestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great food excellent service,
But the only thing not so good was due to being seated at a table too close to reception, main doorway into the building

N
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful experience on Mothering Sunday. The staff were very busy but were wonderfully supportive of our family. The meal was superb (fabulous beef), the sweets very tempting and nothing was too much trouble. Thank you so much for making my day. Our family is always a challenge but Stonehouse Court was marvellous

ST
Gloucestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

My wife and I both had steak. The steak was no more than OK. It's a shame because the rest of the food was good as was the wine.

JP
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The service we received was excellent and the food matched.

DH
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brilliant food and brilliant service in wonderful surroundings, what more can you ask for?!

OT
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Booking was confused. They thought it was for 2 not 5. Clearly under staffed. Things asked for were forgotten and had to remind. Food was excellent.

N
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good restaurant with tasty food and a nice atmosphere.

GI
Gloucestershire
3 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our third time of dining at this restaurant and after a few problems last time, it's back up to it's good standard. Unobtrusive music, great food and good service. Definitely a good place for a birthday celebration.

HH
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

The food and the set up was fine, but it took over 2 hours for us to be served a main course and desert in the evening (and we had our 9 year old daughter with us) which was just too long and made the evening a disappointment. There were not enough staff on. It a nice place but this has put us off, and I wouldn't go back at the moment

JK
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb evening.... try the sardines! Log fire especially awesome

AH
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food and service would go again, if in the area

AA
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service perfect for celebrating a birthday lunch.

GI
Gloucestershire
3 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

great food again but this time the service was a little slow and the diners were all in the same area which made conversation awkward; on spread out tables would have been more pleasant

AF
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The Brasserie is a charming room. The menu is good and varied with a range of starters plus the opportunity to choose a selection of small plates. The mains range from a choice of steaks to fish and steak and ale pie. A good - but smaller - selection of deserts.
The wine list is fairly extensive with a good choice of wines by the glass.

JL
Buckinghamshire
2 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Dinner was excellent. Burger one of the best I have had in a long time.
Breakfast was OK. The menu says it is cooked to order, but I would think mine was all taken off a warming plate. Tasty but overcooked including a hard poached egg. Service was excellent with al, staff very helpful.

GI
Gloucestershire
3 reviews
Dined on 13 May 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

lovely, quiet, restaurant in the traditional set up ie not Bistro where you're sat with the next table! Nice music that didn't blast and the food was fantastic. well worth the visit, will definitely be going again

GC
Berkshire
6 reviews
Dined on 5 April 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 1

We went for lunch mid week. The restaurant was empty so very soulless and obviously lacking atmosphere.
The service was very slow, the food nice when it finally arrived.
Probably better for an evening meal or busy weekend.

PL
London
5 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Took a chance on an overnight hotel package and meal in the hotel restaurant. In all honesty we were not expecting a great deal as hotel restaurants have had the habit of not delivering. However, we would have to try hard to fault the Stonehouse hotel brasserie. We only had starters and mains but both used fresh ingredients and had been prepared to a high standard, keeping things elegant but not fussy. Importantly it was all delicious.The wine selection by the waiter was also well informed and it brought together an extremely good value meal. I just hope we weren’t simply lucky as I’d like to imagine this place could continue to deliver. The week before we’d dined at Clos Maggiore in Covent Garden and the Stonehouse put them to shame at 50% less. My advice is take a chance ...

JJ
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 27 March 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Overall the meal was fine but my steak was tough and I was unable to eat it. However my husband's steak which was exactly the same order was delicious. No apology received despite complaining

KS
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 25 March 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Choose this hotel / restaurant to celebrate my Dad's 93rd birthday. Ambiance was good, food good and plentiful. Service was a little slow at times but that didn't matter as we were deep in conversation...

Also the bar is very nice and comfortable and if the weather is good (like on our day) the garden is also worth a visit...

We'll be going back for more meals based on this visit!

N
Gloucestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

Massively disappointing.

The menu is relatively limited but the worst part was that the chef had two attempts at cooking two medium steaks and failed miserably, a total of four steaks were practically incinerated and totally inedible.

I felt sorry for the front of house staff.

Management should sack the chef and employ a COOK!

r
London
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had steak and my wife had Beef & Ale Pie. Both cooked beautifully. Service was excellent too.

AR
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 3 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A fantastic menu and the food was superb along with the service!

TR
Gloucestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An exceptional meal, well presented, and looked after by friendly and very professional staff.

H
Hampshire
2 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were a party of six staying in the hotel, and ate in the Brasserie two evenings running. We particularly liked the "small plates" and the Megrim sole. The food was much much better than we expected from a hotel, and we had two lovely evenings. Well done.

OT
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

we were spending one night out for my birthday , and enjoyed the experience as a whole

OT
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A very pleasant Sunday lunch, friendly helpful staff. Will come again.

OT
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic food and all staff very friendly. Also lovely garden and views . Will return

OT
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2017
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

The service was bad we had ordered a pint of beer but only half came, it was not until we asked for a further half pint that the waitress realised that we did originally ask for a pint, but she did not apologise. it also took ages to ask for the bill.

B
Caribbean
16 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was going to be in Stonehouse overnight so I tried to find a great restaurant with hotel attached (so I could drink wine and not need to drive!). When I travel on my own I have the luxury of really paying attention to the meal and surroundings.
This turned out to be a spectacular combination of dinner and hotel. The hotel is lovely (be sure to book in the main building, the rooms are much nicer) and the restaurant is a real gem.
My server was very knowledgeable about the menu and wine list. I had the local pork terrine which was served with picalilli, slices of a very earthy, nutty bread, and baby apples. The terrine was absolutely divine in its simplicity.
As if I hadn't been impressed enough, the roasted duck breast was cooked to perfection and the accompanying cabbage and potato purée were equally good. They had a very nice Pinot noir on the wine list that went so well with my meal...I almost didn't want to leave!
Luckily the room includes breakfast, so was able to come back for an excellent cooked breakfast a few hours later.
If you are anywhere near Stonehouse, this is definitely worth a visit.

OT
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We got married in Stonehouse 2 years ago and decided it would be nice to be back for a visit. We made a note when booking that some kind of decoration would be nice as it was our anniversary but we were not sure if they received the message as there was no decoration on the table which was a bit disappointing. Apart from that, it was a lovely experience, the food was amazing and the service was good too, considering that they had a wedding that day. Next time we will try their afternoon tea, it looked amazing!

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