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JROOL Bistro

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$$ - $$$
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12 Union Street, Stroud GL5 2HE, England
+44 1453 767123
10:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
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Tue - Fri 10:00 - 15:00
Thu - Sat 18:00 - 23:00
Sat 09:00 - 15:00
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60 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

From the outside, it doesn't look much and it's easy to dismiss it as a good place to eat. However, we went for an evening meal on Saturday night and were very impressed. Inside the restaurant is nicely laid out with pleasant decor. The staff were very welcoming and gave us good service throughout our meal. There is an extensive... More 

Thank SteveandMaureen
Stroud, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Spent Valentines night here and had a lovely three course meal with wine. Nice atmosphere and great guitar player (apparently there every Friday evening). The food really was surprisingly good. Fillet steak was lovely and really well cooked. This is better than Dinner @ 6 in my humble opinion.

1 Thank David O
Stroud, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017

4 of us had the best evening out in Stroud for some time. Great food, friendly & speedy service, & real value for money. We started with their tasty tapas & excellent cote du rhone in the comfy wine bar upstairs, then worked our way through the specials menu & desserts. We shall return ! You won't get better than... More 

1 Thank richardpaul46
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35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

Can't recommend enough, ambience perfect, host welcoming and staff friendly and attentive. Loved the Christmas decor and guitarist. Food was fantastic, as was the wine. Prices very reasonable. Will be visiting again for sure.

1 Thank Nurse1269
Stroud, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2016

Bored with all the mediocre pub offerings locally, decided to try this and it was the right choice. Good value for money, very friendly and lovely food. An extra veggie option on the menu would be the only thing I would change. Looking forward to trying the bar upstairs.

1 Thank veggirl70
Gloucester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

I've often walked past and wondered what it's like and finally I went in with a friend! It was a Saturday night and although we didn't book, the owner made us welcome upstairs in their new Bar and Tapas while we waited for a table. The owner was friendly and offered us drinks. I especially like the decor of the... More 

Thank Tim O
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2016

We last visited JRool under its previous ownership and while we liked it, we decided to explore further afield and never got back. After repeated disappointment at Ciao Eatalia we decided to revisit JRool and what a good decision that was. You get a bowl of olives before anything happens and the drinks were reasonably priced and good quality. I... More 

Thank Peter E
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Lovely small restaurant. Friendly service, good food. Thoroughly recommended. It was full but we came back and waited. It was well worth it!

Thank Steven P
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

I've taken my girlfriend here twice on dates and have to say that though the menu is small the food is among the most delicately cooked and delicious I have tasted. I would fully recommend dining here with a plus-one or even on your own just to taste the food. Wine menu is also very adequate.

Thank Mr_M_Shields
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 September 2016

A real find in the centre of Stroud!. Excellent food and wine served with enthusiasm by the proprietor and his small staff. The restaurant is very small (ground floor) with a wine bar on the first floor. We dined as a party of 16 - pre-booked - which took uop 80% of the space! Service was a little slow -... More 

Thank Peter F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 21
European, British
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 - 15:00
10:00 - 15:00
10:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 Union Street, Stroud GL5 2HE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cotswolds  >  Stroud
  • Phone Number: +44 1453 767123
Cosy Bistro set in Stroud in the heart of the Cotswolds. Lovingly prepared food influenced by Spanish, French and English ingredients and cooking styles. Always a warm welcome and attentive service.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?