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The Courtyard Cafe Bar, Hereford, Herefordshire

The Courtyard Cafe Bar

4.0
4
346 Reviews
£25 and under
British
With its vibrant atmosphere, especially pre-show, the Café Bar at the city’s arts centre is a popular destination both for those enjoying what’s on stage or screen, but also with those in search of delicious, locally sourced food.

With an extensive menu The Courtyard Café Bar is an ideal location to visit for a hearty breakfast, lazy lunch, decadent afternoon tea or delicious dinner.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 5 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    British

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Mon–Sat 12:00–14:00 Dinner Mon–Sat 17:00–19:00

  • Phone number

    01432 346525

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party facilities

    CHILDREN'S PARTIES Host your child’s party at The Courtyard and enjoy activities, live shows and films along with a tasty buffet including pizza, curly fries, chicken goujons & veggie sticks!

  • Area

    Hereford

  • Cross Street

    The Courtyard

  • Parking Details

    There is an onsite public car park at The Courtyard. Car parking enforcement is in operation. Charges apply 24hours a day, 7 days a week (including Sundays and Bank Holidays). Please ensure you park within a designated bay and display a valid ticket. Both daytime and evening charges apply.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 346 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.0
4 based on recent ratings
  • 3.8Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 3.9Ambience
  • 3.8Value

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  1. JH

    JillH

    Herefordshire

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent fish and chips and a lovely atmosphere very relaxing
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Herefordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food2service5ambience5
    Everything was good, service etc, for the first time ever l was very disappointed with my meal, the main course was tepid and overcooked, saving grace was the dessert, it tasted delicious but the sponge and custard were only luke warm
  3. KH

    KevinH

    Cheshire

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Very busy due to dance shows so performers were having food as well. Staff were coping well however the background noise was very high, mainly excitement from the show. Minted peas were basically cooked peas with mint sauce from a jar which was what I suspect happened. Too sharp and vinegary. Comment made to serving staff.
  4. LH

    LauraH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We were served quickly when ordering and had a short wait for food. Staff were friendly and helpful even though it was very busy. We all enjoyed our meals and the portion sizes were perfect for children and adults. It would be great if there was more choice on the children's menu and it offered smaller portions of the 'adult' meals.
  5. AR

    AnnetteR

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 June 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience3
    The lasagne was stone cold and dry, we returned the meals and were given complimentary drinks The second lasagne arrived hot but so dry and tasteless. The staff were very polite and apologetic.
  6. J

    Joybelle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    There was a good variety on the menu, and all was good quality . Service was good and we were not rushed. There waxx so a lovely buzz in the Cafe and it was good to see it busy, we Will certainly visit and eat again.
  7. KS

    KirstyS

    Herefordshire

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall4food1service4ambience4
    Used to eat here a lot but last two times quiche and salads have been very poor, tasteless salads, quiche that was once extremely flat and pastry like rock and yesterday quiche very salty , couldn’t eat much of the salads - very sad as used to love their quiche and salads
  8. P

    Pippaw

    South Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Was too cold with the automatic doors kept open - did ask for them to be shut but they weren’t.
  9. A

    Anon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good food and service. Quick and efficient service Staff were really friendly and helpful. All very good
  10. ML

    MandyL

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    It was a noisy, cold atmosphere. The salad choice was poor and most were smothered in mayonnaise so left little choice. The car park machines were both not letting you go beyond an hours stay and people were getting soaking wet in the rain trying to obtain tickets as nobody had put an out of order sign on. The main reception must have known as everyone was having to pay for parking there.
  11. FC

    FionaC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Disappointed with the crustless smoked cheese and leek quiche and the cauliflower mayo salad not a patch on the usual recipe for your Coronation Cauliflower. Also in the interval the drinks I ordered were not available and when I re-ordered them the wine was served in a pint glass ! I think the cafe staff were very friendly and helpful as always but we’re probably overwhelmed by the numbers
  12. s

    supporter

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience1
    It's too utilitarian to be adjacent to a Theatre and Arts Centre. More attractive tables and chairs needed and improved table service would improve the experience The Cafe Bar needs to smarten up, especially next to the new foyer
  13. P

    Posh

    Herefordshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Very pleasant eating area, Staff attentive, friendly and efficient. Food well presented and enjoyable but not to the quality and quantity pre-pandemic so a little disappointing.
  14. AF

    AllanF

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Very well organised, very good service and good food. Perhaps a little expensive. Only downside is that it is very noisy, can't hear yourself speak.
  15. JC

    JonC

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A lovely experience from start to finish. Excellent food at a sensible price. Very happy and attentive staff. Busy and a great vibe and buzz.
  16. DP

    DavidP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Could do with some smaller options. I realise you need to make money but a lighter option in the cafe bar in the evening like Panini's would be nice.
  17. G

    Gabby

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience2
    We ordered 2 butternut squash soup of the day and I had a quiche salad.I was told by my guests the soup was very thin and flavourless My quiche was nice but I did change my order of salad after seeing the leafy salad was nearly empty and looked like it needed to be refilled Staff were friendly and service good.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Herefordshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, friendly staff and lovely surroundings in the cafe bar
  19. K

    Kelley

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing staff, so helpful and polite. Thank you for a wonderful evening
  20. JH

    JillH

    Herefordshire

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very relaxing meal and nice atmosphere, enjoyable before show
  21. SJ

    StephenJH

    Herefordshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The food was very good. Service was great.
  22. HS

    HayleyS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    Despite how busy the venue was service was prompt and food very fresh
  23. JM

    JeanetteM

    Herefordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bar staff and waiting staff were very friendly, polite and helpful. We both had the steak sandwich and apple pie. The meal was served promptly and was very tasty
  24. A

    Alicia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Love the courtyard - the staff and volunteers are always helpful and friendly. The cheeseboard I ordered at the cafe was very basic, I was surprised by the standard (and that the ingredients were not local). I think the food quality has gone down a bit but it’s still a nice place to enjoy a drink and have a bite to eat.
  25. JM

    JohnM

    Herefordshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Nice meal, good service, good time from order to receiving food.
  26. A

    Appleknocker

    Herefordshire

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 June 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Our first visit to the Cafe Bar since the beginning of COVID and following the extensive refurbishment. We were very disappointed in comparison to previous experiences. It was a very busy night with a hugely popular show so the Cafe was full and very noisy. Our table was situated little more than 4 ft from the edge of the bar counter and,with people queuing to order/collect drinks, various human bottoms were right up against our table! We felt that some sort of barrier should separate the bar from eating area. Also, people were using the area between our table and the next row, to get to the other end of the Cafe area because they couldn’t get past the crowds at the bar. It felt like being in the middle of a revolving door! The meal was quite some time before arriving and was very bland although nicely presented(lasagne). The plate was cold as the meal was served with salad and(very) chunky coleslaw so the lasagne lost its heat quite quickly. We really didn’t enjoy the experience and think it has put us off eating here again unless some changes are made. Such a pity as we have enjoyed visiting here many times over the years, and don’t feel confident enough to recommend highly to friends, sadly.
  27. TW

    TerryW

    Herefordshire

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 June 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    The lasagne was virtually unedable, the steak under cooked. Free interval drinks poor compensation. Some others we saw had the same views.
  28. DB

    DebbieB

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 June 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience4
    Arrived to attend the Illegal Eagles. They were absolutely fantastic. However, the downside was we booked a table in the cafe. Ordered 2 x steak sandwiches. After 3/4 hour wait we asked the staff where our order was as others arriving after us had received their meals. Suddenly said meals arrived - cold, ciabatta bread unedible as big door stop - not toasted. No rocket/parmesan just a handful of spinach - we were hungry so eat what we could. At £14.99 total rip off. Disgusted with the service and product - will never eat there again. Beware if you eat here before a show. Other customers complaining about lasagne. Overall the concert experience was amazing - just disappointed at cafe. This was a rare treat for us and should have complained and asked for money back in hindsight but didn't have time as show was about to start. :(
  29. PB

    PamelaB

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 June 2022

    overall2food3service4ambience4
    The food was nice but the portion size was a little bit small especially for the men we all had the fish and chips and all felt the fish was very small and few more chips we felt it was not worth £13.95
  30. DD

    DavidD

    Herefordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 June 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Was a brilliant night starting off with a meal in the cafe bar and finishing off with watching the Illegal eagles
  31. VP

    VickyP

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 May 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Excellent food as always in a lovely easy relaxing environment!
  32. SA

    SueA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Staff were efficient and polite, food arrived quickly and was very tasty.
  33. RL

    RowenaL

    Herefordshire

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 24 May 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Staff extremely courteous and friendly. Steak sandwich delicious but found large bread roll just too much
  34. K

    Kena

    Herefordshire

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 May 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
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  35. SA

    SamanthaA

    Herefordshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff could not have been more welcoming. The whole place was spotless. Delicious food and great value for money
  36. HM

    HelenM

    South Wales

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Enjoyed lunch after the morning movie. Friendly, polite staff, varied menu choices, reasonable prices
  37. B

    Brenda

    Herefordshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience3
    Food was very good. Disappointed that our amended table booking was not followed through. Had email confirmation, but table itself was not changed. Booked for 6. Table for 4 provided. It was very noisy. We could not have conversation.
  38. W

    Weavermadwoman

    Exclusive

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    The fish pie was lovely but the cheese board included brown apple, floppy celery and dry bread, so wouldn’t recommend that! The server was helpful, especially when the kitchen forgot to send the bread and pickle with the cheese (and butter!) Would’ve liked a beef burger option on the menu.
  39. HB

    HelenB

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was perfect but the food was a little over priced
  40. CR

    ClaireR

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely food, drink and atmosphere!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

The Courtyard Cafe Bar is rated 4 stars by 346 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 5 times today
Google Map for The Courtyard Cafe Bar

The Courtyard Edgar Street Hereford, Herefordshire HR4 9JR

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    The Courtyard

  • Area

    Hereford

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Mon–Sat 12:00–14:00 Dinner Mon–Sat 17:00–19:00

  • Cuisines

    British

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    There is an onsite public car park at The Courtyard. Car parking enforcement is in operation. Charges apply 24hours a day, 7 days a week (including Sundays and Bank Holidays). Please ensure you park within a designated bay and display a valid ticket. Both daytime and evening charges apply.

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    01432 346525

  • Private party facilities

    CHILDREN'S PARTIES Host your child’s party at The Courtyard and enjoy activities, live shows and films along with a tasty buffet including pizza, curly fries, chicken goujons & veggie sticks!

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