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No 23 Bar and Bistro

€€ - €€€, European, Spanish
23 Nelson Street, Stroud GL5 2HH, England
+44 1453 298525
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  • Excellent80%
  • Very good16%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“paella” (95 reviews)
“tapas” (117 reviews)
“crevettes” (16 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, European, Spanish, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
23 Nelson Street, Stroud GL5 2HH, England
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Reviewed 9 May 2018 via mobile

Amazing Soushi Pop up at 23. Super staff and amazing drinks. Great to see 23 back and looking fresh. See you soon!

Thank Cassandra P
Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

Visited on a Friday evening. It was busy but not crowded. All staff were friendly and welcoming. Giving advice on menu and bistro itself. The chill manchego was a delight! Choice was great. I’m veggie and would return again. Only small issue was toilet facilities....More

Thank Kirsty-Ann C
Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

Excellent service, food and atmsophere. All round great experience, can't wait to go back again. Would definitely recommend to all!

Thank Johnno11223344
Reviewed 15 March 2018

I visited with my family for the first time for one of the Tuesday Paella meal deal nights - £5.00 to eat in or take away - and was very impressed with the service we received and the foods quality. The place is a little...More

Thank xbeythx
Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

We popped in to No23 for a coffee, and had a conversation about what sort of food they served in the evening. The lady at bar was really helpful and we decided to go ahead and book a table for the Paella night. We were...More

Thank addis22
Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

Last minute choice on where to eat. On entry wasn’t too sure but the warm friendly welcome quickly changed our opinion. The menu was varied and good sized tapas portions. 4 selections are more than enough! Will be back.

Thank ADJohnson180363
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Reviewed 13 February 2018

My first visit and came along with a group of friends. We couldn't decide what to have as all so delicious sounding so between us I think we had everything on the menu between us! truly delicious food and great atmosphere. Will definitely be back.

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Reviewed 11 February 2018

We went here for Sunday lunch today, and had the most amazing meal. There was a good choice of roasts, including a veggie option, & all were accompanied by a wonderful selection of vegetables, which were cooked to perfection. The staff were very helpful &...More

Thank Megansmum12
Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

Had lunch here with family. I had a spicy pan fried pollock dish with lentils and a fab seared spiced cauliflower side. Family all had equally interesting food ( like slow braised ox cheek) and it was all well cooked and presented. Nice decor and...More

Thank Mark L
Reviewed 10 February 2018

Pooped in last night prior to visit to theatre.Excellent diverse menu,catering for all tastes and persuasions. Great atmosphere early in the evening,friendly staff with quick service and delicious food. Thoroughly recommend Bar23

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$19
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
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 23 Nelson Street, Stroud GL5 2HH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cotswolds  >  Stroud District  >  Stroud
  • Phone Number: +44 1453 298525
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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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