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Fab food and live music earn award nomination for Cafe Rene

By The Citizen  |  Posted: July 26, 2013

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FRESH food, a great atmosphere and brilliant live music have earned an awards nomination for a bar in the heart of Gloucester.

Cafe Rene, in Southgate Street, has been put forward for a Believe in Gloucester award in the best bar category.

Laura Woodbury-Smith, who regularly enjoys dining out there, said: "It has a great atmosphere for people of all ages. The food is fresh, well cooked and always enjoyable, not to mention the fact they host great events including the Renegade Festival and Gloucester Rhythm and Blues Festival. Cafe Rene is the place to be in Gloucester."

The cafe, which opened 10 years ago, is renowned for its live music.

General manager Chris Atine said: "The whole of management team are absolutely honoured. When we opened we did not just want to serve drinks but also to interlink this with food and create a hub, and it has worked.

"Gloucester does not have anything of this kind, so it would be great to see other new similar businesses coming into the area. Many people think that Cheltenham is better, but if you have a close look Gloucester is great with its countryside and great choices of schools. We have only been put forward because of the dedication and hard work of the whole staff and owner Paul Soden."

The Citizen's Believe in Gloucester awards are being made possible by Gloucester Quays, Gloucester City Council and Marketing Gloucester.

Each day, The Citizen is revealing more nominees for each of the 14 categories, but there is still time to get your nominations in.

To nominate a person, business or group for any of the categories, visit our website at www.gloucestercitizen.co.uk/ believe.

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  • Lecorche  |  July 26 2013, 9:00AM

    Any award by the City of Gloucester to Cafe Rene would be entirely deserved. It's a top notch place for a mix of reasons. Nothing really compares with the place.

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