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★★★☆☆

“Have eaten here a few times in the past and have never...”

Written on: 16/01/2011

Have eaten here a few times in the past and have never had a bad meal.Last Sunday we decided to try the Sunday Roast offer ( btw £7 and £9 for adults and a huge child's portion for £3.95). Great atmosphere ( very child friendly), a decent roast dinner for the price with lovely home made yorkshire puds!We will be back whenever I can't be bothered to cook on a Sunday… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“As a Greek family we were delighted to find a...”

Written on: 11/12/2010

As a Greek family we were delighted to find a restaurant just outside our door. We went out on the 8th and it was like eating in greece ! Our meze was superb with lots to choose from and, unlike most foreign restaurants it was authentic.the staff were friendly and the inside looked wonderful with a nice atmosphere.
great night out… Read Full Review

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“Went to The Popular on a bitterly cold night, on a...”

Written on: 08/12/2010

Went to The Popular on a bitterly cold night, on a first visit. For early evening it was nice to see that there were quite a few tables filled. We went for the greek section of the menu, and chose calamari and greek salad starters, stifado and souvlaklia mains. Unfortunately as it was early the kleftico lamb was still cooking (some came out later and looked superb), but my wife said the stifado was a delicious 2nd choice. we really couldn't fault any of it, huge platefuls of well presented… Read Full Review

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“Went for Greek night on the 1st November ( Greek Night...”

Written on: 19/11/2010

Went for Greek night on the 1st November ( Greek Night Every Thursday ), it was fantastic there is nothing like it in Leigh. They had a live band playing and the atmosphere was like in greece.Our meze was wonderful, And all In all it was a great experience. I would recommend to all looking for authentic Greek cuisine, Wife loved it… Read Full Review

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“Nov 13 2010. Arrive @7.45 for table for 2 reservation...”

Written on: 14/11/2010

Nov 13 2010. Arrive @7.45 for table for 2 reservation @8.00. Your early was the greeting.Sat us so close to couple next to us, might just as well had table for 4. Selected 2 x starters & 2 x mains from limited menu. Wife and I passed the hour we had to wait by listening to couple next to us and then see them complain about their food. On the hour, waiter brings up our main course..er problem we have not had starters yet. Are you sure is the reply, yes we have actually just taking the p. So off… Read Full Review

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★★☆☆☆

“Went for a meal on Saturday night the food was...”

Written on: 12/10/2010

Went for a meal on Saturday night the food was mediocre not great not bad but the service was appalling such a long wait and no explanation.
The whole experience was not great one I will not be repeating.
Menu very small and when the food comes a bit cafe like… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“Last month (august ) visited the popular taverna, it...”

Written on: 07/09/2010

Last month (august ) visited the popular taverna, it was a mediocre experience, there was a large Greek manger who greeted us, he came across as a publican rather than a restaurateur, the food was of a good standard but overall the experience was lackluster. I returned this week with friends, to be served by the owners and told the manger had left, we immediately felt welcome by there hospitality and warmth. The Presentation and taste of the food was outstanding,a big improvement, would… Read Full Review

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★★☆☆☆

“Been to resturant before, then it closed down for...”

Written on: 26/08/2010

Been to resturant before, then it closed down for refurbishment and re-opened. I found tables very sticky not cleaned properly. They have cut back on things like bread rolls offered when you are seated, wine glasses on the tables and most of all linen napkins. The menu has got smaller not offering the same varied menu. I felt like i was in a back street cafe due to me asking for a large coca cola and got a glass with ice and a can, for the price you pay for overall experiance you would not have… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“Having eaten at the Popular in Leigh on Sea i can say...”

Written on: 06/08/2009

Having eaten at the Popular in Leigh on Sea i can say that the food is awfull. With a menu that sounds good on first reading and then coming to the table, there is a massive transformation. The ingredients are cheep and this obviously affects the quality of the food. With frozen chips and out of date meat i can safely say that i will not be going back... ever. It is a disgrace to the gastro community… Read Full Review

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Taw123's Comment

Written on: 13/02/2010

In regards to the above comments obviously people are entitled to their own view however this view would appear to be coming from a rival restaurant in the Leigh area.
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<br/>Having eatern at this restaraunt for the last 30 years I have to say that I have never had a bad meal. The service is always friendly. It is the best value for money in the entire Leigh area. I have tried some of the other places in leigh and have been very dissapointed at the meal and quality of service and yet had to pay almost treble what I have paid here.
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<br/>I would say try the Popular cafe before you write if off.

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★★★★★

“The Popular Restaurant in Leigh-on-Sea is nice and...”

Written on: 26/02/2008 by Edgar1234 (1 review written)

The Popular Restaurant in Leigh-on-Sea is nice and calming. I have been there 6 times now, and it has been good all the time. Staff are very nice and polite… Read Full Review

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“The veal escalops at the Popular restaurant in...”

Written on: 21/02/2008 by alf333 (1 review written)

The veal escalops at the Popular restaurant in Leigh-on-Sea were always a hot… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“ have to disagree with the last review, this is a...”

Written on: 12/02/2008

have to disagree with the last review, this is a great restaurant that has been refurbished in 2006/7 and serves great food in a releaxing atmosphere. i have been 5 times in the last year and have had a great meal each time… Read Full Review

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“The last time went to Popular Restaurant I ordered...”

Written on: 16/09/2004 by gilbertgreen (8 reviews written)

The last time went to Popular Restaurant I ordered fish and chips. It was disgusting! It was also a very warm day, and the waiter serving the food had sweat running down his face and occasionly into the food he was carrying. Revolting!! I will never go again… Read Full Review

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Manor6's Response to gilbertgreen's Review

Written on: 25/07/2005

Food was really nice. Second time in going even better service. Was very good - looking forward to my next visit next week.

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