13-14 North Bar Street, Banbury OX16 OTF
Silver Winner 2018
Judges comments - September 2018
'I had booked in advanced and emailed them to say we had particular dietary requirements and were coeliac. On arrival they were very welcoming and showed us the menu which I did actually find confusing. To be honest the menu needs a revamp to really make it clear what can be done gluten free, egg free, dairy free etc.
Gluten free there are a number of choices but not much if you need to avoid eggs. They do state that waffles cannot be made GF which surprised me as they can do pancakes GF. They do point out which things contain mustard which is good to see. Dessert wise - dairy free ice cream available in several flavours and they offered a crumble.
The food was fine but not outstanding. Pancakes were a good size and the toppings for the steak pancake were good although dominated by mushrooms. Vegan cheese on the other pancake was a little sparse and rubbery.
Great care and attention by the staff. Felt welcomed and nothing was too much of an effort for them - they made us feel very at home. Sadly, the food and the pricing does not quite live up to the service.'