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Guest90004's review of The Albert, Colchester

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“Avoid like plague ”

Written on: 11/11/2012 by Guest90004 (1 review written)

Went with work as a do, couldn't of booked a worse location. The pub side was fine, everyone got served quickly even though there was two members of staff serving. There was around 25 of us waiting in this area, making for a very confined environment when others arrived. We were told 20 minutes for our table, which after 45 we enquired again, to be told twenty minutes or so. After much persistence we finally sat down. The starters were dreadful. Safe to say that nobody finished it. When we got to ordering the main, 30 minutes later, it took over 15 minutes for orders to be hastily scribbled down by the single waitress. The wait for the food allowed plenty of time for drinks, which we were going to the bar for as we'd given up on waiters. I had got the steak (being a beefeater it made sence) and asked for it medium rare. When the food arrived there was a scattering of greens, which looked withered and as if not cooked, just left in a pan of water for a few hours. The chips were few and far between, also cold. As for the steak, it wasn't cooked. Heavily bleeding and beyond cold. When I asked for another I got the same steak (burnt), along with the veg and chips untouched. When I explained to the waitress the problems, she shrugged her shoulders then walked away. I've said I wouldn't recommend to friends but this is as a restaurant, the pub isn't bad and the beer wasn't the bottom of the barrel you'd expect after trying the food

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