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The Courtyard Cafe Bar, Hereford, Herefordshire

The Courtyard Cafe Bar

4.0
4
387 Reviews
£25 and under
British
With its vibrant atmosphere, especially pre-show, the Café Bar at the city’s arts centre is a popular destination both for those enjoying what’s on stage or screen, but also with those in search of delicious, locally sourced food.

With an extensive menu The Courtyard Café Bar is an ideal location to visit for a hearty breakfast, lazy lunch, decadent afternoon tea or delicious dinner.

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2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 10 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    British

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Sat 12:00 pm–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–7:00 pm

  • Phone number

    01432 346525

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party facilities

    CHILDREN'S PARTIES Host your child’s party at The Courtyard and enjoy activities, live shows and films along with a tasty buffet including pizza, curly fries, chicken goujons & veggie sticks!

  • Neighborhood

    Hereford

  • Cross street

    The Courtyard

  • Parking details

    There is an onsite public car park at The Courtyard. Car parking enforcement is in operation. Charges apply 24hours a day, 7 days a week (including Sundays and Bank Holidays). Please ensure you park within a designated bay and display a valid ticket. Both daytime and evening charges apply.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 387 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.0
4 based on recent ratings
  • 3.8Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 3.9Ambience
  • 3.8Value

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  1. PD

    PamD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Just very noisy - no more to add ............................................
  2. S

    Sara

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Food was very expensive for what we had. Service was quick and efficient.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place for a pre-show get together, food is always excellent and the staff are lovely.
  4. J

    Jenjen

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I had the Korean BBQ chicken burger with chips, I would like to add a bit of salad with it next time n a few more chips, my friend had the kids pizza and chips and it looked as though we had the same amount of chips.
  5. FC

    FleurC

    Herefordshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food4service4ambience1
    We were sat as a table for 2 near the bar and we felt like we were stuck in a corridor with people queuing next to us and passing frequently on the other side. Food was great but seating position poor
  6. JH

    JillH

    Herefordshire

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Wonderful evening, food excellent, music was great
  7. VW

    VickieW

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food - fresh and flavour some! Wonderful start to our evening - thank you!
  8. SF

    StephanieF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was good, didn’t have to wait too long. Staff friendly.
  9. J

    Joanie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thoroughly enjoyable evening! Good food, good service and great fun play!
  10. PF

    PeterF

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Very friendly service. Food good overall but fish pie needs more sauce.
  11. PS

    PeterS

    Shropshire

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    The food was ok and the staff reasonably friendly, but the noise was too much, especially with the annoying ‘music’ being constantly played
  12. L

    Lindz

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Enjoyed a lovely light lunch prior to the show we went to see. Food was fresh and was full of flavour. Great atmosphere too.
  13. JG

    JaneG

    Exclusive

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very pleasant atmosphere and delicious food. I will certainly visit again.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    My wife and I pre booked a table as we were going to view a film early evening. There were many tables free and therefore the café area was very quiet. Two meals and drinks were purchased, beef lasagne with chips and salad and a fish pie with chips and salad together with two lattes. We have enjoyed both of these dishes previously prior to Covid; these were succulent and plentiful. However, we we’re disappointed with the recent purchases both in quality and for the lasagne also in the quantity! The fish pie whilst of similar size as previously it was not as flavoursome and looked like a “sea” of potato topping. The lasagne was unquestionably much smaller and part of the edges were hard as if it had been overheated. Overall, we were disappointed with what previously were top quality meals, sadly not so this time!
  15. p

    pault

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience1
    Tables to close to bar, trying to eat meal , kept getting bumped into from people queuing for drinks .. ruining the evening completely
  16. JH

    JillH

    Herefordshire

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Food excellent, service very good and quick, nice atmosphere
  17. MM

    MarionM

    Herefordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food , very delicious, I had the pear and blue cheese salad, reasonably priced ! Only one small criticism ( not the food ) the doors were open behind us and felt a cold draft on my neck and back . But in the theatre watching the show it was very hot and it felt stuffy with no air . But all said and done had a great evening and will go again .
  18. JH

    JillH

    Herefordshire

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Excellent food, good service, nice atmosphere, lovely evening
  19. B

    Barb

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    Simple, unadventurous menu. Quite pricey for the level of food they provide. Medium to small portion sizes. Not very generous with the salads. One of the desserts (roulade) had a very funny aftertaste - we left it as we thought it might be 'off'. Most of the staff were pleasant. (one was dismissive and ignorant) Be warned they don't accept high denomination notes.
  20. MJ

    MaggieJ

    Herefordshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Good food happy atmosphere bit noisy until the first performance emptied the cafe
  21. SP

    SueP

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall3food1service3ambience3
    The chicken Caesar salad was a joke. Chicken dry and overcooked, anchovies absent but some smoked mackerel substituted !? Lastly, over-large chunks of stale bread are NOT croutons. Definitely not worth £10. The side (extra) portion of chips was the only thing worth paying for.
  22. SN

    SophiaN

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience2
    Very slow service which apparently was due to staff shortages. Three out of the four salads had mayonnaise dressing and there was no crust less quiche for gluten free. The food used to be so good but we probably won’t book again.
  23. S

    Sonjxx

    Herefordshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Unfortunately our lasagne was very, very dry and warm, not hot.
  24. TO

    TheOwlpen

    Perthshire

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We ate before watching a film. The food was very good and it was easy to order and pay. The food arrived very promptly and we had a thoroughly pleasant meal. Both members of staff who served us were friendly, efficient and helpful.
  25. K

    Kathy

    Herefordshire

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience1
    This used to be a very good place to eat, with an energetic vibe….it is now very quiet, new staff, and food not very good at all…..my order took ages when I inquired it was entered but didn’t go through the system, hence my friend had finished her lunch and I had to change my choice. It wasn’t even busy!!!…the girl dealing with this problem was very apologetic and tried her best. Probably won’t be rushing to book again.
  26. JF

    JacquelineF

    London

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience5
    The food was awful, and the way it was dealt with was very poor
  27. WA

    WerdA

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    The food was ok but very basic, our quiches were cold even though we asked for them hot and the children's meal would have benefitted from having some vegetables/salad on the side. The waiting staff were polite and helpful when asked however seemed quite overwhelmed; the plates took a long time to be cleared.
  28. TG

    TheatreGoer

    Herefordshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Very nice place to eat before a show. The menu could do with a refresh though!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    The salad and quiche was delicious service was ok Will be back xx
  30. H

    sueH

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The courtyard cafe is a lovely place to eat. The food is reasonably priced and well presented. It has a lovely ambience and the staff are friendly and helpful.
  31. KH

    KarenH

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    Very hectic, busy Food ok but expensive for what we got, had to find someone to ask for butter, should if come on plate with ploughmans Table booked f or 6pm but only thing on table to say so was my name,should of said time, twice had to ask people to leave the table so we could sit down
  32. VK

    VeeKayEl

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely setting, friendly staff, good variety of food for all budgets
  33. LB

    LisaB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience2
    Table reserved so that was ok. Sadly we had a trainee serve us who forgot to put our food order through to the kitchen. It was all sorted by another member of staff with a full refund on the food. We did get a couple of plates of our food albeit too late to eat (had tickets for show there imminently starting) which they did bring back out at the interval for us. So they did make a good effort to apologise.
  34. S

    Susan

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    My poor sister could not eat her chicken burger she had to have a childs meal as there was nothing else she liked when it came I wanted to send it straight back but she didn't want to make a fuss. I think she must of had a chip and coleslaw that she had off my plate. I must admit when the plate was cleared the lady looked at it and offered to replace it at the time I was ordering a shortbread for her and the lady got it her after showing the manager. I am annoyed that this meal was allowed to be brought out in the first place
  35. BC

    BarbaraC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Overall, this time, I think that the food and service could have been better. It was a very hot day and we would have preferred to sit outside but we were told that wasn’t possible. When I asked why the server said that’s just how it was. Usually, we have no complaints, but this time the food presentation was unappealing and not exactly as described within the set menu. However, this will not deter us from re-booking.
  36. CK

    ClaireK

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Lovely atmosphere pre show. Lots of new bar staff who were doing a great job and being trained on the go by other staff. Professional and friendly service. Lovely food and decent pricing too
  37. PA

    PollyA

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    A mix up over my booking was sorted out very promptly
  38. IG

    IreneG

    Herefordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I liked the happy noise at the Cafe Bar as it was indicative of everyone enjoying themselves. The fish and chip meal was delicious and was served quickly by a friendly waiter.
  39. JH

    JillH

    Herefordshire

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent fish and chips and a lovely atmosphere very relaxing
  40. PN

    PaulN

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall3food1service3ambience4
    The food was very poor hard over baked chips burned burger in a hard bun No effort to make it look attractive A team member provided two free coffees

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

The Courtyard Cafe Bar is rated 4 stars by 387 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 10 times today
Google Map for The Courtyard Cafe Bar

The Courtyard, Edgar Street, Hereford, Herefordshire HR4 9JR

Additional information

  • Cross street

    The Courtyard

  • Neighborhood

    Hereford

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Sat 12:00 pm–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–7:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    British

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    There is an onsite public car park at The Courtyard. Car parking enforcement is in operation. Charges apply 24hours a day, 7 days a week (including Sundays and Bank Holidays). Please ensure you park within a designated bay and display a valid ticket. Both daytime and evening charges apply.

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    01432 346525

  • Private party facilities

    CHILDREN'S PARTIES Host your child’s party at The Courtyard and enjoy activities, live shows and films along with a tasty buffet including pizza, curly fries, chicken goujons & veggie sticks!

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