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★☆☆☆☆

“Shocking”

Written on: 23/07/2012 by Leeni1981 (1 review written)

After deciding to go since the change over, I'm seriously dissapointed, the food was just ok. It not worth the £40 bill, don't even know where to start, but no cutlery on tables had to ask for napkins as they were sticky where the drinks had been out down, no guacamole with the nachos an just a sprinkle of cheese, should have been told if things were not available. Had re ask for cutlery again and more napkins, also heard another table ask for this too, common sense would tell you to set the… Read Full Review

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“Terrible service, average food.”

Written on: 23/07/2012 by foodpoo (1 review written)

The 'New' Connection Diner As locals of the area we chose this restaurant as we had seen it had been refurbished for the first time in years. As soon as we walked in no one came to see us at the door or offered us a drink. You can see straight into the kitchen from the bar and one of the first things I noticed was how messy the kitchen was, pots pans and dirty bowls thrown all over. It wasn’t as if it was busy (2 other tables on a Sunday night) so I’m sure they would of had time to clear… Read Full Review

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“Eating at connection”

Written on: 30/04/2012 by Ersti70 (1 review written)

Food was quite good..service was a shambles..7 people trying to work the till....customers left waiting around...no staff by the door to seat you..and so on! Shame really dont believe the hype!… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“The Connection Shipley”

Written on: 24/06/2011 by Rightguard (1 review written)

Had a fantastic evening there with my girlfriend. The staff were great, the food was good and it had a very happy friendly atmosphere. We had ordered a bottle of wine and they even turned the music to something a little softer for us... we didnt even ask! Fantastic place, we really enjoyed the evening and wont hesitate to revisit next time we are in the area. Note: Its a shame there are so many negative reviews for this place... but I do notice the majority of them are from 'guest' users… Read Full Review

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“What a shame, this once wonderful eating house has...”

Written on: 07/03/2011

What a shame, this once wonderful eating house has lost all its charm, value for money,and quality of food.
I wont go on, reading what other people have written seems to sum the place up.
The only saving grace is the old owners (phillip or simon) returned BRING BACK THOSE DAYS FROM THE 80s/90s… Read Full Review

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“Connections has been going for over 35 years so they...”

Written on: 02/03/2011

Connections has been going for over 35 years so they were doing something well consistantly. Not sure if they have changed hands, but we (2 people) spent £40 last night (£39.90) for a couple of cremated starters, a couple of overcooked main courses and a couple of drinks. The drinks took a life time to arrive and when they did they the inexperienced waitress managed to pour most of it over the table....need I go on.
Very sad to see this place destroying its own history - we would not go back if… Read Full Review

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“I spent a great deal of my youth at the Connection and...”

Written on: 20/02/2011

I spent a great deal of my youth at the Connection and the wine bar which used to be attached to it but apart from attending a reunion a few months ago I havnt been for years. I was therefore both sad and disappointed when I arranged a meal on Friday with a couple of old friends. I should have been wary when at 8pm on a Friday evening there was only 1 other family in the whole place and they left soon after we sat down leaving us as the only customers! The service was fast (but they didnt… Read Full Review

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“we have been goin to the connection for many years and...”

Written on: 18/01/2011

we have been goin to the connection for many years and have recently stoped going as much. since it has got new mannagment we have noticed a decline in service and food. waitresses seem lazy, distant and rude. we have been left waiting at the bar on entre and not recived service for about 10 mins. staff do not seem as friendly as previous staff did.since the connection has changed hands prices have increased and food portion have got smaller. the quality of food has decreased and the recepies… Read Full Review

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“We've been going to The Connection on Christmas eve...”

Written on: 27/12/2010

We've been going to The Connection on Christmas eve for over twenty years and it's become something of a tradition. We won't be going again though - this year it was AWFUL! We should have known the writing was on the wall when booking was difficult and calls not returned. In the end ten family members arrived to start Christmas as we have always done and what a disappointment! Grandma's lime and soda arrived with something suspicious looking in the bottom and had to be returned (no apology). It… Read Full Review

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“The Connection has recently changed hands and you can...”

Written on: 19/12/2010

The Connection has recently changed hands and you can really tell the difference.

I have been going their since I was a child and I am now 35 and have always loved the place for relaxed evening out.

But after our visit yesterday evening I don't think we will be returning. The garlic bread was burnt and you got far less than you use to, we orange and lemonade was all orange and hardly any lemonade. Then there was a mix up with our order which meant we had to wait for our main course. Then… Read Full Review

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“I had the nachos starter which was huge but with a...”

Written on: 12/10/2009

I had the nachos starter which was huge but with a meagre cheap cheese and salsa topping and slightly odd whipped sour cream dip. Next I had the tuna which was unfortunately rubbery and served with a fresh but basic green salad and a spherical potato "fritter". All this was swimming in a sea of green pesto - something which I feel should have been mentioned on the menu and failed to complement the other food flavours. The "fritter" was apparently trying to be "crushed" potato but instead… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“At The Connection my steak was cooked to blue, and...”

Written on: 25/07/2008 by afirth (1 review written)

At The Connection my steak was cooked to blue, and although it takes little cooking to get it to that stage - it was cooked to perfection.

spag bol is to die for

along with the 4 cheese cannolonni.


the menu may not of changed in 20 years, but why change a winning combination.

Overall, great times, great drink, great food. amen… Read Full Review

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“The Kids meal deal was great value and the ice cream...”

Written on: 19/04/2008

The Kids meal deal was great value and the ice cream with the sparkler in was great fun. I think it's a great place to take the kids for a nice meal out. The decor is great and it beats the burger bars!… Read Full Review

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“I used to go to Connection every week when I was a...”

Written on: 04/09/2006 by mariew (2 reviews written)

I used to go to Connection every week when I was a child and it was great but it seems to have gone down a little. The menu and appearance of the place has been the same for over 20 years. Think they tried to change the menu last time I went but all they had done is changed the names of the dishes? I took my parents and family there recently for a meal as they used to do for me and came away disappointed. I had chicken fajitas which it was nice but there were no mini sweetcorn in as stated… Read Full Review

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