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June 21, 2013

There’s an old Polish proverb that says “a guest sees more in an hour than a host in a year”, which was in essence the reasoning behind our two ‘taster’ supper evenings held last week. Over two evenings 58 people came to eat, drink, be merry and at the end give us their feedback via a short questionnaire.

Polish Proverb

A big thank you to everyone who came along and participated, your comments and scores have given us a ‘green light’ to open up for supper on a regular basis on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings imminently. And we are acting upon your suggestions.

So what did our guinea pigs tell us?

They told us about the things that we had tuned out:  for example, our door bangs, our extraction system needs improving, some portion sizes were too big, our selection of non-alcoholic drinks could be improved.

They told us about other places they would compare us with. Most mentions were given to Turl Street Kitchen, The Magdalen Arms, The Anchor, Rickety Press, Pierre Victoire, and Oxfork.

Thirdly, they scored us for our food, service, atmosphere and overall experience using a 1 to 10 scoring system where 1 is “very poor” and 10 is “excellent”.

And our scores were:

Food 8.6

Service 9.5

Atmosphere 8.5

Overall experience 8.9

A full review was also written by @foodieontour and can be found here

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  1. Carole permalink

    I visited St. Giles Cafe in May. It was 10 days into new management and I thought it was great. It was the middle of the day so I had a latte and Victorian sponge cake. It was marvelous. The cafe is so quaint and accommodating. The staff was very friendly. The owner even came out and talked to us and took our picture outside the cafe so we could show friends back home in the US. We are members of St. Giles Presbyterian church so this was a real treat for us.

    Thank you for a delicious treat.

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