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Pinto Lounge

$$ - $$$, Cafe,
21 High Street, Banbury OX16 5EG, England
+44 1295 275467
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good33%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (21 reviews)
“tapas” (46 reviews)
“jambalaya” (4 reviews)
Open Now
09:00 - 23:00All hours
Bar, Cafe, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
21 High Street, Banbury OX16 5EG, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Been to Pinto lounge a number of times. The staff are polite and the food is tasty and substantial. Always busy any time of day and live their breakfasts, burgers and tapas. Always good food but can be pricey.

Thank Jessica I
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I wanted breakfast before a train journey, and was hanging about outside eager to get in ahead of its opening, as I've walked past many times, been intrigued and wanted to try somewhere new. I'm afraid I walked in and immediately turned tail. Blaring rap...More

Thank Caledonianne
PintoLounge, Manager at Pinto Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Caledonianne, Thank you for your review. I understand the music isn't to everyone's taste, but feel you were a teeny bit unlucky. We have a music system that generates different types of music according to the time of day. Pre-9am its very upbeat (I...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was recommended this place by a friend, it is certainly a different type of restaurant. There is a very extensive menu and a good selection of vegetarian meals. The background music was not really my cup of tea but it wasn't too loud, A...More

Thank Val W
PintoLounge, Manager at Pinto Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Val W, Thank you for taking the time to review Pinto Lounge. I'm very sorry to hear your first choice was not available. Regarding dogs, we do have a canine code that dogs (and their owners!) must be on best behaviour. I'm glad you...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really great service, atmosphere and food! I had the veggie breakfast which was lovely. I also had a virgin mojito which was really good. Food is reasonably priced too. I will definitely be checking out more of the lounges that are around.

Thank Sarah L
PintoLounge, Manager at Pinto Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Sarah L, Thank you for your review! So happy you had a good time here at Pinto, and yes, check out the other Lounges....hope to see you again. Caroline

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in here for lunch on a flying visit through Banbury. The first thing to say is that this was a busy bank holiday weekend and the staff we very friendly and cheerful despite being run off their feet. This is a large cafe and...More

Thank MrsBWooster
Reviewed 21 August 2017

Lunch today with my daughter ... inside of the cafe was dark and gloomy . I had the soup and half a panini combo . Panini was nice enough but the soup both looked and tasted vile . Our strawberry milkshakes weren't really shakes ,...More

Thank Charlotte B
PintoLounge, Manager at Pinto Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Charlotte B, I'm terribly sorry you had such a bad time here at Pinto. Would you be able to email me at pinto@thelounges.co.uk or call on 01295 so we can discuss in further detail? Many thanks Caroline

Reviewed 21 August 2017

I had the Lounge all day breakfast, it was excellent, not a spot of grease in sight, beautifully cooked. However the place on a bright day was dark and dingy, with ceiling lights on, making little difference. The old paintings and mirrors on the walls...More

Thank AndrewAndDenise
PintoLounge, General Manager at Pinto Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi AndrewAndDenise Thank you very much for taking the time to review Pinto. So glad you had a lovely meal and the service was great. Re decor, unfortunately that is as bright as the lights go! I will forward on to my area manager -...More

Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

Came here with my mum on Friday lunch time. Place was packed but managed to find a nice table by the bar. I ordered at the bar and although it was busy the girls were incredible nice and super calm and collected! The service through...More

1  Thank sarahlambo123
PintoLounge, Manager at Pinto Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2017

Hi Sarahlambo123, Thank you ever so much for your lovely review! I was on duty but hiding in the kitchen .....! Hopefully we'll see you again soon. Many thanks Caroline

Reviewed 14 August 2017

I have been to the Pinto Lounge for lunches, dinner and coffee. Choice is limited and quality of food is average. Nothing to rave about.

Thank Tounlon83
PintoLounge, Manager at Pinto Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2017

Hi Tounlon83, Thank you for taking the time to review Pinto. Could you be a little more specific regarding your experiences here? We are always up for any suggestions to menu changes so please feel free to offer some! Many thanks Caroline

Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

Four of us called in for brunch earlier this month. As always it's first come first served so it's best not to drag your heels if you want a table. It was busy, as usual, and we were greeted by helpful friendly front of house...More

1  Thank LizzienEric
PintoLounge, Manager at Pinto Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2017

Hi LizzienEric, Thank you for your review and I must say thanks for not holding your previous trip here against us. Of course we do try to deliver perfection every time but on occasions things can go a little awry. I really appreciate the comments...More

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Response from Gregg H | Reviewed this property |
I have only ordered from the Blackboard but I am going in tomorrow for a business Lunch so will ask the Chef who will come and discuss your needs if you want a meal but have allergy issues. I know he de-glutened a Burger for... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$20
Bar, Cafe, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21 High Street, Banbury OX16 5EG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Banbury
  • Phone Number: +44 1295 275467
  • E-mail
Pinto Lounge is an informal, neighbourhood food led cafe lounge that's open 9am till 11pm everyday. Where families, friends, and locals can enjoy coffee, cocktails and loads in between! A nice big breakfast, something light to eat at lunch time and some tasty tapas in the evening. All in the relaxed comfortable environment of a lounge. We have a heated courtyard and well behaved children and dogs are welcome too!
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