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The Curious Eatery

4.5
86 reviews
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£25 and under
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Contemporary British
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  • Casual
  • Lunch
  • Neighbourhood Gem
"The Eatery is a fun, friendly, whimsical and quirky place to visit with a great atmosphere. We love fresh, punchy, vibrant food! You can see this in our lunchtime offering with the likes of our flatbreads or 'amazebowls' and a firm favourite, the ‘manwhich’ , a toastie filled with sriratcha candied bacon, gammon, roast beef, caramelised onion, cheddar, chilli sauce and topped with a fried egg! In the evenings we have uncomplicated, flavoursome favourites like wild garlic butter chicken kiev and whole bream and caper butter with samphire and hasselback potatoes. We do wholesome roasts on a Sunday with a lean towards sharing joints like the 6hr braised shoulder of lamb, with lighter options available in the summer months. We are open for tea and cake (gluten free cakes available), breakfast is available on Friday and Saturdays. Local ales, ciders and wine available.

All of our food is freshly prepared daily and made with love!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary British, Bistro
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Hours of Operation
Tuesday - Thursday: 12.00pm - 2.30pm
Friday: 9.00am - 10.30am/12.00pm - 2.30pm/6.00pm - 9.00pm
Saturday: 9.30am - 11.00am/12.00pm - 2.30pm/6.00pm - 9.00pm
Sunday: 12.00pm - 3.30pm
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Phone number
01622 299359
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Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Parking Details
On site parking and over flow street parking
Additional
Beer, Cafe, High Tea, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 86 People Are Saying
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4.6
food
4.5
service
4.5
ambience
4.3
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

lovely meal and service
something different, very tasty
enjoyed our visit

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

lovely food and beautifully cooked. there
was not a mind blowing list of choices that overwhelm you before you have even eaten.
they choices they had catered for everyone and we all had different choices and each of us enjoy what we had chosen.

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

My party all opted for the 'fish & chips'. The whiting in batter was very good but the chips were disappointing. They were not up to the standard of the fish and the other dishes we could see other diners enjoying. The service was friendly and attentive. I think more 'adventurous' vegetarian options are needed (veggie lasagne was the only true main course I could see). I think this is a well deserved 4 rating and the impression that the Curious Eatery is making an effort and trying hard comes over with all the enthusiasm.

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5.0Dined on 12 April 2018

Very friendly staff and tasty food. Nice atmosphere in our local village.

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5.0Dined on 5 April 2018

I love the place. Food is delicious. Fresh served as seen.

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5.0Dined on 3 April 2018

Lovely meals, didn't expect my risotto will be turned into a ball which was fantastic! My children loves it, clean plates from 3 of them!

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3.0Dined on 1 April 2018

We have been wanting to visit The Curious Eatery for a while, so booked it for my mum's birthday lunch. The food was hearty and tasty, although unfortunately the vegetarian options weren't all that inspiring (my mum is a veggie and was hoping for a bit more than courgette lasagne and a handful of salad). The service was friendly and welcoming, but quite slow considering the restaurant wasn't all that busy. However I would recommend it and go back, although possibly not on a Sunday. I can imagine it would be really cozy for a weeknight treat meal out.

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5.0Dined on 1 April 2018

Had a lovely Sunday dinner there, food was excellent

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2.0Dined on 24 March 2018

We have been before and enjoyed the experience, so on that basis of that visit we decided to go back with some friends. We had a table which was close to the bar and open kitchen. This is good if you like to see what is happening behind the scenes in a busy restaurant but we think the extract fans may not have been working properly, because the amount of smoke coming into the dining room early in the evening was fairly overpowering. The menu is very limited but with the specials of the day presented on a separate board there is a reasonable choice to be had. Unfortunately they had run out of the starter most of us wanted and both the main courses that all of us wanted. As our table was booked for 7.15pm and only one other table was already seated ( admittedly a table for 10 ) when we arrived we found this rather disappointing. Most of the food we had was good, particularly the goat ragu but the rump steak which was offered as an alternative main course was pretty tough and not very tasty. The service was slow which we understand was because there was one less waitress on duty than usual but there was also a private party underway upstairs. This did create quite a lot of foot traffic past the table and people milling round the bar area next to our table. It was definitely not an evening for quiet conversation ! We will go again but this last visit was unfortunately a little disappointing.

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5.0Dined on 23 March 2018

Have the Manwich, the best sandwich I have ever eaten

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5.0Dined on 21 March 2018

Very friendly relaxed atmosphere with helpful service.

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5.0Dined on 20 March 2018

Had a great lunch to celebrate my wife's birthday lovely food and lovely staff

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5.0Dined on 20 March 2018

Excellent service - lovely setting - food beautifully presented - bit more pricey than a local cafe / coffee shop -

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3.0Dined on 18 March 2018

Great tasting food, slow service but waitress apologised.

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5.0Dined on 18 March 2018

Had a fab lunch as always, accommodating my husband in a wheelchair. Portions very generous and lovely hot plates!! Good value for children too.

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5.0Dined on 17 March 2018

Pleasant brunch. Must return for "Curious" lunch or dinner soon.

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2.0Dined on 4 March 2018

Sadly we were disappointed with our food. My husband's pork was over cooked and some even unedible .My lambs heart,from the special board was tasty , sadly only just hot enough.The cheese cobblers were dissappointingly over ooked, from being reheated. That was bad enough , but we were let down again by the lack of treacle tart .we duly payed our bill and left never to return.
On a positive, the staff were very polite and friendly.

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4.0Dined on 4 March 2018

We really enjoyed our Sunday lunch and will definitely be returning. The roasts were delicious, even our children who are fussy eaters ate most of their meal. The service was friendly and professional.

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3.0Dined on 4 March 2018

Food was amazing but very disappointed with the service. Staff spent there time looking after the regulars.

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4.0Dined on 25 February 2018

Lovely Sunday roast and friendly staff, good value for money with a generous portion of food

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5.0Dined on 25 February 2018

I am a week-day regular at The Curious Eatery, but have not until this occasion been on Sunday.
It seemed to me that the brilliant hard-working staff were a bit tired at the end of the week, and I am not surprised that TCE is shut on Mondays. Nevertheless we enjoyed an outstanding meal.

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5.0Dined on 24 February 2018

This was my first time here and I loved it can't wait to go back. The staff were so friendly and made us feel so welcome.

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4.0Dined on 24 February 2018

Fantastic food and good service. Will definitely come back again. Thank you. It’s really nice to have such a good place to go that is not far away for us.

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4.0Dined on 23 February 2018

Great food, great atmosphere, great service. Highly recommend

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4.0Dined on 23 February 2018

Delicious freshly made and cooked food. Food is well presented.

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4.0Dined on 17 February 2018

service very good and not "in your face " every 10 mins, food was cooked beautifully and tasted wonderful really enjoyed my evening there

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5.0Dined on 9 February 2018

Both my friend and I had the home cooked venison lasagna which was excellent and very satisfying. Served with a delicious salad and washed down with a glass of Shiraz; all in all a great way to start the weekend! Really good service without being intrusive and a tempting array of home made cakes for those with a sweet tooth. (We were full but took a slice home as they were too good to resist)

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5.0Dined on 3 February 2018

We were both really impressed with the food and tentative service. Wonderful to speak to the Chef very acommadating.

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5.0Dined on 3 February 2018

Amazing food ,great friendly service , enjoyable evening would definately go back

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5.0Dined on 25 January 2018

Great food. Friendly atmosphere. We enjoyed our visit.

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5.0Dined on 21 January 2018

Fantastic Sunday lunch!

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5.0Dined on 20 January 2018

We went with our friends and it was also my birthday. We had a fabulous time, the food is excellent and is sourced locally, the staff were all very friendly and helpful.
They also have a few clothing stands that you can buy from upstairs, this is fantastic and have some lovely clothes at reasonable prices.
This is a very quirky and fantastic restaurant/tearoom/bar to visit. We definately recommend this place for a visit.

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5.0Dined on 20 January 2018

A lovely restaurant with very friendly and welcoming staff, delicious food and a quirky environment. I would highly recommend this restaurant for an evening meal but equally the lunch and Sunday lunch menu look very tempting. We went for my husbands birthday - not only was he wished "happy birthday" on arrival his dessert was furnished with a candle and all the staff (and other dinners) sang happy birthday to him - a really nice touch. We will definitely be going back with friends and family.

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5.0Dined on 17 January 2018

My experience at The Curious Eatery is always full of excellent food, imagination and fun

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4.0Dined on 12 January 2018

It was my 65th birthday - and because it was a family occasion with children we arrived at 6.30 - but the menu choices were already limited. Staff were very helpful and accommodating and what we had was lovely. Chef told us later that with some pre-warning they would have better ensured there were things remaining (or things could have been specially prepared) that met my daughter's allergies/garlic intolerance. They did allow my highly lactose intolerant grand daughter to bring her own food as we could see there was nothing on the menu she could eat

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5.0Dined on 21 December 2017

Really friendly staff, great food, relaxed and informal.

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3.0Dined on 20 December 2017

After two visits find food ok but nothing special. Expensive. Had mackerel salad and fish didn't taste fresh. Decor good and service very good.

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4.0Dined on 16 December 2017

Ambience and decor good-informal and with a good buzz. No background muzak a big plus. Service friendly, though not always informed at waiting staff level-but a special request was very efficiently accommodated with a conversation with the maitre d'. Liked that there was a relatively long list of specials according to availability of produce. Food arrived from the kitchen piping hot-another big plus. Food was competently executed, though a request for dressing to be served on the side (which it was) didn't prevent the food from being served on a smear of mayonnaise. My fellow eater very happy with her sea bass. I enjoyed the flavour pairings with my duck confit. Puddings also well executed: homely and appropriate for the standard of cuisine served. Would certainly return.

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4.0Dined on 16 December 2017

The flavours were wonderful even though my pie had a very soggy bottom, pastry was terribly undercooked, inedible. Which was a shame as everything else was delicious.
Wasn’t keen on our table looking at the pass or the cold gust of air every time the door opened, so would request to be seated elsewhere.
We will definitely be back.

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5.0Dined on 13 December 2017

Great comfort food. Good Value nice atmosphere, would recommend

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