Left on the table
Russell Howard, on why he loves Leamington, as told to Warwickshire Life (November 2012):
"I like this great restaurant and wine bar, Wilde's."
Thanks Russell. We're pretty keen on you, too!
Social Media Shorts
"Food lovely, basement location, relaxing atmosphere"
Linda Cashmore, Google+
"Innovative and exciting food with a superb wine list and quality service by endearing staff. And sometimes with a live acoustic set. What more do you want? Love it."
Ian Gordon, Google+
"Wildes is a down to earth, unpretentious wine bar and restaurant with a great atmosphere and truly lovely staff. The food is good and well priced. The vegetarian options are fantastic and of course the wine is consistently delicious and plentiful. One of the best restaurants in Leamington by my count, and certainly my favourite place to have a drink."
JamJam The Doge Lion, Google+
"Came to you in a party of 4 through Groupon, I could only describe the outcome as having died and gone to heaven. Excellent in all areas of service, ambience and food."
Rosemary Fox, web comment
just come back from a scrumptious lunch , I had the chefs special risotto, with wild mushrooms and truffle oil ...the best risotto i have ever had, and my hubby had the steak baguette, which I had a taste of & we both thought absolutely delicious, we finished our meal with... me a baileys creme brulee & other half had a peach combo that was utterly delicious...the staff were attentive, & met my requests with ease & left us feeling this is a place we will continue to visit & really look forward to our next visit...thank you to the lovely staff and fabulous chef, can't recommend you enough..."
Teresa Johnston in a blog comment
"Thank goodness for the independent restaurant which knows how to cater for the individual. In future, when I want to entertain and impress my friends, it must be with a visit to Wilde's."
Michael McLoughlin on TripAdvisor
"Great night. Excellent service, as always x"
Lauren on Facebook
"Had read great reviews and were not disappointed... Wonderful atmosphere, cracking menu, excellent customer service and fantastic food. Scallop starter cooked perfectly, followed by a superb beef Wellington and pork belly. Will definitely return to eat through the menu, a firm favourite for special occasions."
MrsV_MrL on TripAdvisor
"This is the second time we've been here, and I can't fault it at all. Service is great, as is the food, the place is a nice place to chat away for a couple of hours. We'll be back again."
The Burtonion on TripAdvisor
"@wildeswinebar Great burger tonight, thanks. Top service too."
Tom Beeston on Twitter
"Last night's secret anniversary dinner was @wildeswinebar. Best food we've had out in a long while. Yum!"
Gemma Barber on Twitter
We were greeted and shown to a table by very pleasant staff, they brought our drink, and the menu was more than I expected. The food was excellent, very friendly staff, we had a lovely lunch at exceptional value
David G on TripAdvisor
"A huge thank you to the amazing staff @wildeswinebar - we had a fantastic night. We're still raving about the food. Great night."
Apex Recruitment on Twitter
"Lunch @WildesWine Bar today. If there's a finer bar in Britain I haven't found it yet."
Tony Warwick on Twitter
"Food & wine awesome. Staff top drawer. & absolutely great music on my first visit. London & New York would love somewhere as fab as this."
TringPeasant on TripAdvisor
"I wish you would open a Wilde's in Bordeaux!"
- Nathalie Schyler, Chateau Kirwan, by e-mail.
"Simplicity is the order of the day at Wilde's, a cosy basement bar and restaurant that promises 'good wine, good food, good company'. Family-run since 1976, this unfussy Gallic-style venue offers a charming setting with an Old-World focused wine list of over 60 varieties (20 by the glass)."
- The Independent, Best 50 Bars
“The place to eat in the Bath of the Midlands”
– London Lite
“The Bohemian bar and restaurant has a great atmosphere and serves healthy portions of modern English food, plus a good selection of wines.”
– Warwickshire Preview
"A local hero"
- Waitrose Food Illustrated
"A fabulous basement bar and restaurant awash with candles in the evening. The fusion, French inspired, international menu and fine wine is an experience not to be missed."
- Coventry & Warwickshire Visitor Guide