No. 23 is an independent bistro, started by Alex Jamieson: Helped by the love for all things Spanish and visiting Barcelona on a regular basis (for research purposes, of course).

The doors first opened April 2012 and have barely closed since. The bistro rocketed to No. 1 on TripAdvisor and has stayed at the top. A real credit to the quality of guests' experiences, as Stroud's culinary offering has been 'on the up' since.

No. 23 has evolved and has become famous for hosting buzzy social gatherings as well as local musicians, poets and artists. The extended balcony is the best sunny spot in town - often being likened to a Mediterranean terrace.