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Empress Grill Room

Winter Gardens | 97 Church Street, Blackpool, England
01253 629625
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Ranked #242 of 471 restaurants in Blackpool
Price range: $16 - $47
Cuisines: European
Dining options: Reservations
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
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
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
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English first
Dublin, Ireland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

We booked before a night at the Theatre to see the Overtones and wanted somewhere ideal - reviews on here were good and I checked the menu and I thought it would be ok. On arrival, the menu was very limited and there was nothing I could eat as a vegetarian who is Gluten free. I asked if there was... More

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Preston, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

Booked a dine and show for matinee of scrooge. We were seated straight away and order taken and starters arrived minutes later. Average starters but mains all lovely ..lamb very tender and goats cheese tart fantastic. All 3 dessert of a good size . Ever done this before and I WILL. E doing again.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

Paid for the dine & view, NEVER AGAIN! Shocking food! Stale tough bread for the pâté. The child food fish cake that tasted of nothing had salad served on top with pâté in it, clearly recycled salad. Complained to the waiter who had a word with the "chef" who then gave me the daggers!! My steak pudding was threatened with... More

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Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

We visited the Grill on 15th October for the Winter Gardens' Dinner and Show deal. This was an amazing value deal with little difference between what we paid and the price of a ticket with no meal. We didn't know what to expect so arrived around 5.30pm for a show start of 7.30pm. We found the grill almost empty but... More

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

This is a great looking venue in a oasis in the town which we were grateful for. Service though was the main problem, we had a drinks waiter who was very good but a mixed bag with the waiting on staff, there seemed to be a problem in the kitchen with some obvious raised tones which preceded a long delay... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

We took my 93 year old Grandma for Sunday lunch, as she loves 'Old Blackpool', so we purely chose the restaurant on the basis that it is in beautiful historical surroundings - and after checking the reviews on here! We were very impressed. The restaurant decor is lovely. The seating is comfortable and the dining area very spacious. No overcrowding... More

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

Business dinner - so privately booked for about 30 of us. RAW chips! I mean really, how hard can it be...staff varied from surly to just bored looking. As ever, waiters hands and plates fly at you from all angles, greatly increasing the risk of having food or drink spilt on you. Time to call it a day, I think....

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

Our first visit to Blackpool, a place I had always avoided, and the Empress Grill Room helped change our preconceptions. We visited prior to seeing a show at the Opera House and selected 2 courses for £12.00. Choice of food was good and the service and quality excellent. We were served quickly, enjoying a leisurely meal before the show. Our... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

We booked for 6pm as show started at 7.30. Seemed reasonable menu for £12 for two courses. Starters served (pâté which was fine) and cleared away. 6.30 still waiting for main course. At 6.40 we reminded them we were going to a show and they said they would hurry things along. Still waiting at 7 o'clock. Front of house staff... More

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

This is a beautifully decorated restaurant in the fabulous Art Deco Winter Gardens and such a shame that nothing else is good about it. We went for a pre show meal and the set menu was very basic food. Nothing wrong with that if it is well cooked, which it wasn't. We had the sharing platter to start with, the... More

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