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“Delicious tapas.”

No 23 Bar and Bistro
Ranked #2 of 146 Restaurants in Stroud
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$4 - US$20
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Good for: Bar Scene
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Description: 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.
Reviewed 6 September 2017

I ate here 2 nights in a row, the food was so good. A nice selection of tapas, all very tasty & well cooked, with distinct (and distinguishable) flavours to each dish. The second time I went with a friend who had just come back from Gallicia, and _he was impressed, so it must be good! The paella is also very good.
If the weather is warm, take in the sun setting over Wales from the upstairs balcony.
The staff are all very friendly and helpful.
The prices are higher than I'm used to for tapas, but the portions are quite large, so it's best to share several dishes with a friend. Wine is also quite pricey - one improvement I'd like to suggest would be to have some more lower priced "house wine" type options available.
Go once, and I think you'll be hooked!

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Thank davidestevens
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Reviewed 29 August 2017

We booked for a family meal on Saturday night but were told on arrival that our booking was not recorded but luckily there was an available table. Overall the quality of the dishes we ordered was excellent, I would particularly recommend the scallops although they were quite expensive. It was busy but the staff were attentive. Overall a very good dining experience in the Stroud.

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Thank alan k
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Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

Once again have had an absolutely banging Sunday dinner delivered, this time with pudding!!
All so so nice and tasty! Very generous portions!
Asked for a specific time for delivery in advance and was exactly on time and piping hot!!
Will certainly be ordering again!
Also, home deliveries aside, the actual cafe/restaurant is delightful, cosy and very welcoming!!
Keep it up guys! Xxx

1  Thank Lucy H
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Reviewed 20 August 2017

Lovely staff and beautiful food.
Paella on a Tuesday is only £5 and is super yummy.
Nice view from balcony (especially at sunset) and they have blankets to keep you warm.
Good music is nearly always playing and there is a good selection of drinks available.

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Thank chloeann1905
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Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

My friend and I ate a sharing plates late lunch at 23 on Saturday and it was truly delicious. The staff were great encouraging us to sample the rose before we bought a bottle to eat with our delightful dishes. We chose the clams, crevettes, scallops and mushrooms and they were all very tasty and cooked beautifully. I've just been to Barcelona and I can honestly say this was miles better than anything I ate there. We argued for a good 10 minutes about which dish we liked best!! There was no winner.. it was a lovely quiet afternoon so we chatted with the chef and front of house, both friendly and good fun as well as extremely talented.. my only regret? I was too full up for desert.. next time! Cheers

Thank Jo S
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