The Grosvenor Café
- Box office 0845 166 6028
- General enquiries 0845 166 6028
- Opening times Mon–Thu noon–midnight; Fri/Sat noon–2am; Sun 12.30pm–midnight
- Bar open Mon–Sun 11am–midnight
- Food served Mon–Sat 11am–10pm; Sun 11am–10pm
- Average price (set lunch); £15 (evening meal)
- Website www.grosvenorcafe.co.uk
Spacious bar above the Grosvenor Cinema serving an Italian-inspired menu and plenty of drinks promos.
This review is taken from the current (2016) edition.
In a cobbled lane of petite bars this sprawling converted picture theatre above the Grosvenor Cinema offers plenty of space for families, film lovers utilising the dinner and movie deals and big groups of drinkers looking to spread out. The Italian-inspired menu focuses on pizza and pasta but there’s also pub classics and the option to eat tapas-style with small plates. The chilli-scattered Buffalo wings pack a punch and are well paired with a cooling gorgonzola dip, while a crispy squid portion is more generous on the lemon mayo than the fish. Hand-stretched pizzas are topped with innovative combinations, including homemade pork and beef meatballs with truffled pecorino and crispy sage. The sizeable central bar serves plenty of drinks promos as well as efficiently prepared classic cocktails, such as a Flaming Zombie for the more ambitious.
- High point: Plenty of food deals
- Low point: Authentic Italian menu has some lesser known ingredients
- Notable dish: Pork and beef meatball pizza with mascarpone, truffled pecorino, crispy sage
- Private dining: 25 / 18/ 15
- Provides: Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
- Music on stereo: Rock and pop.
- Live entertainment: DJs Fri & Sat.
- Capacity: 120
- Largest group: 120
- Open since: 2010
- Number of wines sold by the glass: 9
- House wine: £9.95 per bottle
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