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Written on: 31/08/2010
We have visited Harvesters in the past because of the salads but on Friday 27 August 2010 we visited the Sunderland restaurantand ordered burgers for both my wife and myself and it was the worst burger we have ever had in any restaurant or supermarket cafe. It was the cheapest burger you could ever get from a shop. We should have eaten in a cheap cafe as it would have been better.
When we complained the waitress just said that we should not have asked it to be well done. It was disgusting
We… Read Full Review
Written on: 07/08/2010
Yes we had the cheap earlybird meal but.......... It took forever to deliver the meal and then we had to send one chicken back as it was burned. It was returned and still fairly black but by now everyone else was eating and so we carried on. The gammon arrived without the accompanying egg. The burger was also charred over part of the meat.
The next table had 4 people eating when we arrived..... they left and the next cover sat down and they were on their sweet by the time we finished our main… Read Full Review
Written on: 03/08/2010
Dirty and very grubby. Would keep clear of it, we all ended up feeling unwell after. The place needs closing down and refurbishing. The Talbot is not upto standard… Read Full Review
Written on: 27/07/2010
If this is the best from the Harvester then I would hate to experience their worst. We went to the Harvester in Frimley Green on Sunday 18th July 2010 and have never had such bad service and food. The waitress for our table called Colette was difficult from the start. When she came to take our order we asked for her advice on a couple of dishes ( i.e. Sea Bass) as we just wanted to know exactly how it was cooked before we made our decision and all she could say was "We are not here to give… Read Full Review
Written on: 12/07/2010
We had a fast, tasty and good value meal. It was busy but there was a good atmosphere. They specialise in steaks and burgers and there is a generous salad bar. Drinks are not prohibitive. Service is polite and friendly. It is not a place for a romantic evening out but great for families. It reminded of going to restaurants in the States, Asia or more other European countries in that the tables are multigenerational - kids, parents and grandparents - and that is great!… Read Full Review
Written on: 28/06/2010
We visited here last on the 3rd. June 2010., and although we usually enjoy our meal and service, we were very disturbed to see a child, about 10 years of age, take a sample of the salad cart food with the tongs ,put them in his mouth, and then returned them to the food container,. This sort of practice should be stopped, by telling parents that they must accompany children to select food. In these days of Super bugs, this must be prevented.
Also, although we have visited our Local Harvester in… Read Full Review
Written on: 23/05/2010
Me and my friends visited harvester, only wanting a rookie horror desert as we where told by friends we must try it. When we arrived no body seated us up until about 4 minutes; we walked up to the nearest waiter; and asked to be seated. We told the waiter politely we only wanted a desert, there was 10 of us altogether. He replied sorry we don't have enough space, why don't you go to McDonald's over the road? How rude I thought! so we had to sit down in the bar area down stairs, our ages ranged… Read Full Review
Written on: 11/05/2010 by keith44 (3 reviews written)
Don't expect too much and you will be fine. Service is mixed, on one occasion I had to wait 20mins before I managed to pay the bill. This is not good if you have kids.
The salad bar is pretty poor and the dressings quite sweet. The bbq ribs are pretty decent and priced keenly. Not really keen on the rest of their menu - chicken is too dry, steak's they can never cook to medium rare… Read Full Review
Written on: 10/05/2010
WAITED / STOOD BY SALAD BAR FOR 14MINS WAITING FOR ROLLS, CUCUMBER, TOMATOS WAS TOLD BY WAITRESS AND 2 EAST EUROPEAN COOKS WILL BE BE OUT, JUST WAIT.... WALKED OUT.. NEVER AGAIN, I KNOW ITS CHEAP BUT I DID,NT KNOW IT WAS ALSO CRAPPEL… Read Full Review
Written on: 27/04/2010
come to eastbourne 3 times a year for a month at a time always go to the harvester a pole gate good food and great service just go there your self and find out see you soon the harvester polegate… Read Full Review
Written on: 21/04/2010
Have visited this Harvester several time and because it was very good have been to several others all of which we have enjoyed. We love the salad bar the fact the plates are warm when they serve the food. The staff in all the Harvesters are very friendly and helpful… Read Full Review
Written on: 17/04/2010
Unfortunately, I cannot find a good word to say about the Harvester Restaurants. The first one I went to was in Warwick some years ago and then recently to Torquay.
My first experience in Warwick, the Saxon Mill, was bloody awful. We are vegetarians and when we were given the menu we found that such meals which included fish were marked with a V for Vegetarian. We ended up with garlic bread and a quick exit.
I was with some friends who fancied trying out the pub on Torquay's Marina, and as… Read Full Review
Written on: 13/04/2010 by mrmonkey (2 reviews written)
This place was a quick cheap meal and it worked. it was a good experience for what we paid and id reccomend it. i wouldnt go there for a romantic meal but i would again if i was hungry and needed somehting cheap and cheerful.
id reccomened it!… Read Full Review
Written on: 18/03/2010 by offshore1 (2 reviews written)
Harvester used to represent simple food and value for money. This was my first visit for some time and it is obvious they have lost their way. The food was very unimpressive and barely warm but what really got me was that every surface in the place - table, menus, toilets were dirty and sticky and clearly hadn't been properly cleaned in a long time. Any competent management would not let this happen. We will never go there again… Read Full Review
Written on: 14/03/2010
Went there today for mothers day with family as mum has not long come out of hospital. I was running late as was stuck in traffic once i arrived a woman who works there came over and started shouting at my disabled sister saying that she should not have saved the table for me. My sister was in tears when it was my parents who saved it. So i went over to the woman after and gave her a piece of my mind and told her she could keep the table and that i did not want to eat there now. My mum was in… Read Full Review
Written on: 02/03/2010 by Jaynieee (6 reviews written)
Harvester Thornton Cleveleys
Awful, filty, abrupt, rude people waited 45 - 50 minutes for burnt food to arrive, when informed manager, was met with the most angriest of peoplee. In the wrong job thats for sure.
Tables Filty, Condiment bottles covered in grease, help yourself to the drinks you can have as much letter covered ice as you wish.
Would not recomment, would not re-visit.
If this is Harvesters for your, good luck, pizza hut around the corner is much cleaner, friendly staff, all… Read Full Review
Written on: 14/02/2010
Food took about half hour to arrive and chips were cold, Ordered choclate milkshakes for kids which was made with water, hence wasn't drank.The toilets were dirty, water on the foor and tissue, no soap in the dispenser.
On leaving the restuarant you have to walk through a hord of smokers outside the door dont think this a approptriate when u have children having to breath in smoke fumes to leave the restaurant, didn't appear to have a designated smoking area away from the entrance / exit. On… Read Full Review
Written on: 01/02/2010
After arriving at the restaurant, which was only half full, I was greeted with an unnecessary 5 minute wait before the Host approached us and gave us the look of 'What do you want?'.
After asking for a table, we were then told the restaurant had no steak's to which I was very dissapointed at after travelling 15 miles to get there.
After being seated, the waitress explained there was a steak available and we ordered 2 mixed grills.
The mixed grills were missing the red pepper's as stated in the… Read Full Review
Written on: 21/01/2010
service not to bad but was surprised to find electricians with stepladderchanging light bulbs between tables wile people were eating their meals.
Also there was no soap in the ladies toilet and no paper in the gents.
We arrived approx 12 15… Read Full Review
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