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Davids Lane | at the Alveston House Hotel, Alveston BS35 2LA, England
+44 1454 415050
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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258 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Having had a good lunch for Mother's Day, we took my parents (aged mid eighties) there again for lunch on a Thursday. We were the only people in the restaurant and so were not happy that it took nearly an hour for our meals to be served. The service had been much better when the place was full to the... More 

Thank Bessiegal
Gloucester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Met up with friends and had a very good meal .very recomended.will go back again.the pork belly was very good as was the catch of the day which was sea bream.

Thank janandchris69
Bristol, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

We were a party of 4 and our visit was influenced by previous comments on Trip Adviser. We were impressed on arrival by the decor and cosy atmosphere. We were seated for drinks and taken to our table when the first course was ready. While the menu was limited we found dishes we liked, and the food was good. Initially... More 

Thank stantheman45
Bristol, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

This was a group booking with meals chosen in advance. Food was served hot, efficiently with no-one having to wait too long. The only negative was that the portions were rather small although the quality of the food was excellent.

Thank Mouselet25
Bristol, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

We lunched here with 6 friends. It was a wet, cold Wednesday in February but we were surprised that we were the only customers. A shame because the food was very good. The staff were friendly and helpful. Worth a visit.

Thank Anne D
loire valley france
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38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017

Three of us called in "on spec" for a business lunch. We were welcomed but warned we only had about 90 minutes before the dining room was reserved for a function. No problem, we each had a very acceptable main course followed by coffee and weren't made to feel pressed in any way. All three were from different companies and... More 

Thank frenchlady37
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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298 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 213 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017

By British standards in this area, Carriages is nice, but as a fine dining restaurant, it is just average. The food was good, not great. Service was good and our waitress, Katrina, was lovely. The wine list is pretty much non-existent and the 'bar' doesn't have a bar tender so cocktails are a risky option. It's not bad, but we'll... More 

Thank RSTravel
Uffculme, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2016

My Wife and I ate here whilst staying at the Alveston Hotel. The food was excellent! I had a beautiful tender steak and my wife opted for the vegetarian option. Both extremely happy and will return.

Thank MMeikle
Bristol, United Kingdom
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158 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2016

We had a delicious meal here, lovely canapés, tasty mushroom starter and cracking surf and turf - tender fillet steak cooked rare as requested with lovely crunchy chipped potatoes. We took advantage of a promotional deal, it would have been expensive otherwise. The restaurant was busy but the wine waiter and waitresses were all friendly and helpful. A memorable evening,... More 

Thank weekender79584
Stratford-upon-Avon, England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

I have reviewed this restaurant as part of the hotel review. The food is excellent. Their AA rosette awards since 2009 are very well deserved. The waiting staff friendly and knowledgeable. I would return here in a heartbeat.

Thank Ross_Nicholls

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 31
British, European
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Private Dining, Seating
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Davids Lane | at the Alveston House Hotel, Alveston BS35 2LA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Gloucestershire  >  Alveston
  • Phone Number: +44 1454 415050
Join us for breakfast, a light lunch or delicious dinner. Our welcoming staff will ensure your time at Carriages is both relaxing and enjoyable. As part of Alveston House Hotel, the restaurant prides itself on providing beautifully designed food, full of flavour, which helps make us a great place to dine with friends, family and business colleagues.
Carriages is delighted to have been awarded an AA Rosette for five years running.
Our tasty, high quality menus provide both choice and value for money. Head Chef, Ben Halliday, uses only the best local produce sourced from trusted suppliers, and is happy to accommodate special requests and dietary requirements.

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?