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The Crooked Billet

2 Westbrook End | Newton Longville, Milton Keynes, England
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Ranked #256 of 374 restaurants in Milton Keynes
Cuisines: International
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

My wife and I were celebrating our third wedding anniversary and chose The Crooked Billet as we'd had a lovely dining experience previously. I am very sorry to report that we found the whole experience rather underwhelming and deflating. We expected a high bill at the end of the evening but do not feel we received the experience in either... More

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

A lovely meal at The Crooked Billet. The scallops and home made black pudding to start was superb, the pork belly as a main was delicious and the cheese to finish was really nice. I had heard reports that the food was no longer as good but this was not the case last week. Yes the vast wine menu is... More

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London
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

It’s interesting and somewhat reassuring to read recent reviews on TripAdvisor sometimes and conclude “it’s not just me then…” Our recent Sunday lunchtime trip to The Crooked Billet was not as good a previous visits which have been spread over the last few years. It would be a shame to see the decline continue and perhaps the trend of reviews... More

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Bucks, England
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43 reviews 43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Having visited the Crooked Billet on a previous occasion and enjoyed it, I attempted to make a dinner reservation for a special occasion some 6 weeks ahead. The reservation was taken but when I requested a guarantee that the table would be in the restaurant and not in the bar, this was refused. The person to whom I spoke said... More

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Buckingham, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

I had been aware of the Crooked Billet and its reputation for many years but had never got round to going there for a meal - until now. Arriving for dinner my wife and I were welcomed immediately and offered the opportunity to sit in the bar area for a drink while we studied the menu and wine list. The... More

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Bletchley, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

The food is just the best. Local ingredients used very creatively. I had gravad lax a smoked salmon type dish with dill followed by three types of pork and Summer pudding. All great. Nice to find good served served in a place with lots of character. Will be back

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Flitwick, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Outside appearance is a little off putting looks a little uncared for & could do with a good tidy up. They have a nice big garden with plenty of benches to sit at but the lawn certainly needs to see a lawn mover. When you walk inside it all looks quite unloved in desperate need of a revamp. On a... More

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

We visited the Crooked Billet this week for the first time in over a year. On previous visits the food has, in my opinion, always been a fraction below Michelin Star. Sadly, the food and service on our last visit was way below that which we've experienced before. The restaurant lacked warmth and atmosphere, the menu seemed confused - a... More

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

We have visited the Crooked Billet on numerous occasions and have always been really impressed by the service and food. This review may seem a bit picky and harsh but it is because we have been used to such high standards at the Crooked Billet that it is disappointing when they don't continue to meet expectations (particularly with the price... More

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Northampton, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014 via mobile

Visited this bank holiday with family from abroad as I had heard that this place was very good and wanted to impress. However it was not to be... On arrival the place looked really shabby. Tables outside sitting in really overgrown dandelion grass. Driveway appalling. Huge hole by gateway that damaged the bottom of our sportscar. Restaurant almost empty which... More

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