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Empress Grill Room

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Winter Gardens | 97 Church Street, Blackpool, England
01253 629625
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Newly opened cool restaurant in Winter gardens complex in Blackpool that...
Newly opened cool restaurant in Winter gardens complex in Blackpool that needs to be discovered by Blackpools home and tourist audience.The Empress Grillroom is linked from the www.wintergardensblackpool.co.uk .Does not appear to have its own website address
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  • 23
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 10
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  • 8
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  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great value next door to seeing Cats in Winter Gardens

We ate her before seeing Cats 29/07/15. Staff were friendly and accommodating, no problems. Could do with a little customer service polishing but no problems. Table didn't look appealing as no glasses or any dressing and paper napkins... There's no excuse for paper napkins! Food: very good... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Me, my mum and my auntie booked the show and dine tickets for a 3 course meal and then to see the performance Cats. And the food was absolutely delicious. I had the Patte with salad for starter, the shin of beef for main course and the orange cheesecake for dessert. My mum had the chefs soup or the day... More 

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York, England
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82 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

This restaurant reminds me of a 1970s council run cafe on the seafront. The food ranges from unacceptable to mediocre and the service is, at best, poor. The only reason I've given this restaurant one star is because I can't give lower. We were staying in Blackpool for three nights. On our last night I had got tickets for us... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

we visited the restaurant on a show and dine deal to see cats at the winter gardens. the restaurant was fairly quiet on arrival, but is really pleasant inside, we were greeted by a waiter who although polite and friendly seemed a little stand offish. however we looked at the set menu which offered a reasonable choice and placed our... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

We ate her before seeing Cats 29/07/15. Staff were friendly and accommodating, no problems. Could do with a little customer service polishing but no problems. Table didn't look appealing as no glasses or any dressing and paper napkins... There's no excuse for paper napkins! Food: very good, bordering on excellent. I love minimalist, simple dishes and scallops with pancetta was... More 

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6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Visited here for a pre-darts final meal. There were 3 vegetarian choices on menu which all included cheese which im not a massive fan of. We were seated quickly despite not booking in advance although it was not at all busy. Staff were polite and friendly. My hubbie orderd lamb and i ordered an aparagus, cheese and pea pasta! The... More 

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We booked to see 'cats' and decided to have a meal here before the show. Its a very smart looking restaurant but unfortunately when we first walked in the staff were talking by the till and totally ignored us, we felt very uncomfortable and were just about to walk out when the lady staff member looked at us and flicked... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

The email I just sent Winter Gardens explains exactly what went wrong: "Hello this past Sunday I attended the Cats show and had the show and dine package. Upon arrival in the Empress Grill Room my partner said "have you seen that" and I looked over to the open kitchen and a member of staff was stood there, finger in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Ate here while attending the Dance Festival. Was very pleasantly surprised. Both my husband and I enjoyed our meals. He had the braised beef, and I had a lovely salad with beets. The prices were reasonable too. I wouldn't necessarily seek this place out, but if you're attending something in the Wintergardens it's a good and convenient choice.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Four of us booked a table for dinner at 6.30 on Thursday as we thought it looked very nice and was next to the ballroom where we were watching a dancing competition. We were the first people in the restaurant and so thought that as they were not busy, we would be served quickly and could get back to the... More 

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

A restaurant hidden away from the main road, Within the Winter Gardens complex , not hard to find.It has a good range on the menu,the starters are to die for ,the main courses are well thought out and good value for money.There was plenty to eat without having to go for the sweet menu. The white wine is of a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Winter Gardens | 97 Church Street, Blackpool, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Lancashire  >  Blackpool
  • Phone Number: 01253 629625

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 16 - 47
  • Cuisine: European

Description

Newly opened cool restaurant in Winter gardens complex in Blackpool that needs to be discovered by Blackpools home and tourist audience.The Empress Grillroom is linked from the www.wintergardensblackpool.co.uk .Does not appear to have its own website address
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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