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Written on: 31/07/2014
On the 28th July 2014 I had the misfortune of calling at the Ferring Little Chef, on entering, the toilets smell was enough to make one walk out again. The overall appearance was not one which would attract customers. The carpets were disgusting ,chair seats were cracked ONE TO AVIOD AT ALL COSTS. I had BEEN INFORMED THAT THIS CAFE WAS DUE FOR A REVAMP EARLIER IN THE YEAR. Failing to do this must have cost you a lot of potential customers. I hope you take some ACTION upon reading this… Read Full Review
Written on: 28/07/2013 by Ady_mills (1 review written)
On Sunday 28th July 2013 at the heathersett branch of little chef I decided to pull over and have some lunch. My only mistake was choosing the little chef heathersett. Upon my arrival I had to wait for other dinners to pay for there meal before I was seated then once I was seated and given the revised menu ( no pictures) I had to wait 25 minutes before anyone came and took my order. It wasn't a case of they where busy, there was 2 other tables with people on and they where already on there main… Read Full Review
Written on: 24/09/2012 by seanolondon (1 review written)
You can eat pretty much whatever you want at Little Chef - as long as you don't mind it smothered in grease! What happened to the 'Good Old Days' of home cooked tasty food ? Now its burgers chips and grease grease. Should have got Delia Smith to re-design the menu instead of that idiot Blumenthal… Read Full Review
Written on: 31/05/2010
Arrived for breakfast at 10.30 and was told there was a twenty minute wait as they had customers wow i guess that what called business the staff looked like there uniforms had seen better days. Our ordered was taken 15 minutes later and food turned up 45 minutes later and with cold beens. As we had a table near the entrance we were able to see the staff telling customers there was a hour wait now there was only five tables occupied did they not want customers two tables gave up and paid for… Read Full Review
Written on: 13/09/2009
Little Chef is absolutely appalling! I took my son as a treat for doing so well in his first week at secondary school. It took 30 minutes for the starters to arrive and they were very disappointing. I had about 5 prawns and the core of an iceberg masquerading as a prawn cocktail. My son had the chicken wings that tasted like fish!!!! We then waited a further 30mins for the main course. I had ordered a rib eye steak (medium) with jacket potato and my son also ordered a rib eye with onion rings… Read Full Review
Written on: 20/09/2007 by Mrs M Johnston (1 review written)
Cleanliness and staff at Little Chef were appalling - The ladies toilets were flooded and disgustingly dirty with no toilet paper. When this was pointed out to a female member of staff she was not interested and walked away. We had visitors from Canada with us so this was most embarrassing and unacceptable… Read Full Review
Written on: 12/08/2007 by SunnyByfleet (8 reviews written)
Service at Little Chef in Norfolk is non-existent. Food took ages to arrive, but looked like it had been cooked half an hour ago. A thoroughly revolting experience all round… Read Full Review
Written on: 05/06/2007 by Reaction (21 reviews written)
When we went to the Little Chef in Alcester, we ordered two plates of scrambled eggs with side orders of mushrooms, toast and jam for our two children, two orange juices, and a two mugs of tea.... and we waited, and waited, and waited.
It was breakfast time, and since this Little Chef is right next to a Travelodge, you'd think they'd be geared up for providing breakfast. They're not. Only two serving staff, and (I'd guess) one cook. When the scrambled eggs on toast were delivered, they were… Read Full Review
Written on: 03/01/2007 by cheesebiscuits (1 review written)
I've been to many of these outlets around the country, and this is by far the best. I parked the car in an immaculate car park and entered alongside my wife. Even though there were quite a few tables occupied, a member of staff instantly walked past with dirty plates in his hands and told us that he'd be with us in a moment. Moments later we were sitting down near the window browsing the menu. Within a few minutes, my wife and I had made our decisions, and a young lad came to take our order… Read Full Review
Written on: 08/08/2006 by templd (55 reviews written)
Ok, so you aren't going to get a great meal but in Little Chef the fry ups are ok and the pancakes and milkshakes are spot on! Plus you only stop here when desperate, so you enjoy whatever's in front of you!… Read Full Review
Written on: 10/05/2006 by ksaunders (1 review written)
On arrival at Little Chef in Wisley South, there was one very slow waitress and one chef in attendance. The place was like a morgue, even though there were several tables occupied. It was ten minutes before the waitress came for our order, then they did not have our first choice. Then two more employees appeared, but quickly went into the back room and they were not seen again. It was thirty minutes before the rolls were ready. I could not eat the salad. At the till, another five minutes passed… Read Full Review
Written on: 23/04/2006 by Fearmor (2 reviews written)
I stopped at a Little Chef on the A1 for a cup of tea and a small item like a cake or a biscuit. All they had was toasted teacake. They would not serve toasted bread after 11am which I though was despicable as there is no additional work involved. The tea was brewed by putting a teabag in a mug of hot water.
Cost of tea and toasted teacake = £2.99 per person… Read Full Review
Written on: 13/12/2005 by mpalmer (1 review written)
As someone who travels throughout the UK quite a lot I have used many different Little Chefs throughout the UK. There was a time when these places were a dead cert for good food and service.
My how times have changed.
After a series of bad experiences throughout the country I resolved about 8 months ago to never visit another. However last Sunday I broke my vow and decided to try again. The Little Chef in question in on the A3 just north of Guildford.
Things looked bad when we waited almost… Read Full Review
Written on: 30/10/2005 by Blanchardfamily2001 (31 reviews written)
We arrived just before noon for our lunch stop at the Little Chef in Shrewsbury. We left at 13:40, having had one course.
We got a table, as other customers were later turned away, they were fortunate. I ordered Fish and chips, my wife had the veggie breakfast and the kids had jumbo fish fingers.
Whilst waiting for our food, it became apparent there were problems at this restaurant - some customers were being turned away. The staff did not appear happy.
When the food turned up, the fish… Read Full Review
Written on: 25/04/2005 by elpaulista (1 review written)
The staff on duty at Skeebys little Chef Outlet were always interested in what you had to say and they are friendly. The food was of very good quality and the restaurant was excellent… Read Full Review
Written on: 14/12/2004 by Kanarki (24 reviews written)
To Starbucks, I grant the fact that at least they know what customer service is.
Little chef reminds me of a trapdoor spider, bear with me I'll explain.
A trapdoor spider waits down a hole for it prey, underneath a clod of dirt as disguise.
A little chef will hide in every back water road in the UK using bright colours and exit signs as a diguise for a 'restaurant'.
A trapdoor spider will then grab its prey dragging it down a hole.
A Little chef will lure you under this pretense of… Read Full Review
Written on: 06/08/2004 by beachhutman (2 reviews written)
I visted a Little Chef at Moto services o the M1 on 31st July 2004. Some five staff were serving, I think I saw three more in the kitchen area. Yet our food, after our order, took almost 40 minutes to arrive. Were it a complex meal, or the restaurant packed with customers, this might be explicable. But the restaurant was half empty, and the meal very simple - I regularly prepare similar dishes myself in less than 15 minutes, starting with cold water and dry pasta. In addition, the charge for a… Read Full Review
Written on: 15/07/2004 by Belgarion (30 reviews written)
With in excess of 350 of these roadside restaurants in the UK, there are bound to be some that do not quite meet the standard from time to time. Fortunately these are very few and far between. Since the chain of Little Chef restaurants opened in 1958, many competitors have come and gone. Some like "Happy Eater" have been bought over but the Little Chef chain continues ever onwards. Most are situated on the main "A" roads in and around the UK, though 29 or so are also situated in the major… Read Full Review