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No 23 Bar and Bistro

€€ - €€€, European, Spanish
23 Nelson Street | Stroud, Stroud GL5 2HH, England
+44 1453 298525
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good16%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“paella” (98 reviews)
“tapas” (111 reviews)
“crevettes” (17 reviews)
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Bar, European, Spanish, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
23 Nelson Street | Stroud, Stroud GL5 2HH, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing dinner, large portions, super yummy. Lots of choice, beef and lamb were superb, recommend 10000%

Thank Toni S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I came here for a business dinner with new colleagues and we had a table full of the interesting, delicious and very generously portioned tapas, all with fantastic service from the owner, Alex. Everyone loved the restaurant and it made for a really fun evening....More

Thank AgnesRac
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We regularly eat here the staff, food and atmosphere are excellent. Alex was brilliant at helping us choose a menu for our Christmas do and Yaz the chef was fab! Thanks guys x

Thank Highgrade87
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I recentley took my team and our vetyer halves out for our first xmas doo.. we sat in the window downstairs, right in the mix of the resturant on a busy, ambient Saturday evening. The food and service were on point, taking no time atall...More

Thank LTinn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

23 never fails me. Everyone is super helpful- putting up with last minute changes to bookings- working out a party menu to suit everyone's budget! I can't fault the place! Brunch heaven, gluttonous delicious roast and tapas until your stuffed! Booked a works do- half...More

Thank Cassandra P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As a group of six we found the seating arrangements somewhat cramped but the food and service made up for any minor discomfort. There is a tremendous range of dishes to choose from all of which appear to be prepared on the spot. The serving...More

Thank johnwalton4
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

....booked a table but we were upstairs again which is lacking in atmosphere. Wine was ok, but paella was disappointing. Won’t order that next time.More

Thank Clare10127
A1ex7, Owner at No 23 Bar and Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi there I’m sorry you did not let us know your preferred seating: we are a small space and get great feedback from all areas of the Bistro. We also have to juggle where we seat groups due to our size and demand. We always...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great meal here for my birthday /going away party, for about 14 of us. It was Sunday so most of us had the fantastic Sunday roasts, generous portions and tasted amazing, several of my friends had diatry requirements /alergys and all their needs...More

Thank missmunchies
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Just had an absolutely delicious Sunday roast delivered. Lovely tender meat and gorgeous gravy with all the trimmings. Mint sauce too. Thanks again. Roll on next time xx

Thank barbaracraw4d
Reviewed 8 November 2017

Since No. 23 opened, it has been honing its menu to a fine-tune, and has the best variety of vegetarian and vegan food in Stroud. The chick pea jalfrezi I had there last Saturday was delicately spiced and delicious, and served in a convivial atmosphere...More

1  Thank ahorovitz
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 23 Nelson Street | Stroud, Stroud GL5 2HH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cotswolds  >  Stroud
  • Phone Number: +44 1453 298525
  • E-mail
No 23 is a popular, independent Stroud Bar and Restaurant, open all weekday evenings, all day and evening on weekend and bank holidays. Specialising in over-sized tapas and Mediterranean fare. The fully stocked bar serves a great choice wines, beers, sherry's and aperitifs to complement the extensive menu. The hand-crafted blend of fine gourmet coffees brings you an espresso blend bursting with flavour. The dining experience provided at No 23 has been rated 5/5 stars several times by food critics and is consistently praised on public restaurant sites. The premises is split over 2 levels with a bar and dining area and the open kitchen on the ground floor. Above is a further spacious dining area and to the rear, a raised external balcony offering wonderful views across the roof tops of Stroud and over towards the river Severn. The upstairs dining area is also available for functions and No 23 also hosts Wine Tasting evenings, local musicians and artists in this space. The locally famous £5 for all varieties of Paella Evening is held every Tuesday, traditional Roast are added to the menu on Sundays - best to ring to book or check Sunday evening latest opening hours. There are always delicious Vegan and Vegetarian offerings and everything on the menu is available as take away as required.
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