Harden's survey result
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If there was an award for self-publicity, owner Gary Usher would take first prize, and his force of personality has helped create a national reputation for this cute, small venture in Hoole (just outside the city centre). Its popularity doesn’t rest on hype alone though – it’s a “perfect neighbourhood bistro”, with a “very welcoming and comforting feel to the place”, plus “switched on and engaged service”, “simple and delicious food” (for example “chateaubriand cooked to juicy perfection”) and “a well-priced wine list”.
Gary Usher’s small bistro in Hoole, a little outside the city centre, has found fame not just because he’s so adept at plugging himself on social media – but also because of its “decent value” cooking, “really interesting wine list”, and “lovely” ambience.
Garry Usher’s “lovely”, little Hoole bistro “surpasses all expectations” for a local on the fringes of the city, combining service that’s “so helpful and professional” with “reliably original” food and a “lively” atmosphere. He’s a whizz at social media promotion too, as demonstrated by his new venture, Burnt Truffle (see also).
An “excellent” Hoole bistro which has “gained a lot of publicity recently” and “justifiably so”; Garry Usher serves up “fantastic, locally sourced dishes” (which “major on long, slow cooking”), twinned with a “very approachable” wine list.
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