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Othello's Restaurant

Astley Bank | Bolton Road, Darwen BB3 2QB, England
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Ranked #4 of 44 restaurants in Darwen
Price range: $50 - $84
Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: British
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English first
blackburn UK
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Belated review from our visit in July 2013. About 20 of us went for Sunday lunch to celebrate my daughter's 18th. Food and atmosphere were excellent and the fixed price lunch menu is superb value. We kept changing the numbers up and down after we originally booked but these changes were professionally dealt with. If I had one criticism it... More

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Darwen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

I have enjoyed many meals on several different occasions at this restaurant and chose it for my 60th birthday. It is consistently superb. It's a lovely old ( previously mill owner's ) house, set back from the A666, in lovely grounds. Staff are always polite and friendly and the food is delicious. It's always a treat to go there.

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Darwen, Lancs
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

This was our fourth visit in three months so we knew what to expect and we were not disappointed. Everything is done well. From the canapes to the pudding wine everything is first class. The service is friendly and faultless, unpretentious but spot on. Far and away the best restaurant in the area.

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013 via mobile

This is the second time my husband and I have been here. We came both times for Sunday lunch. The whole duration we spent in the hotel was about two hours. They look after you really well and make sure you have everything you need without being in your face. The menu had a good.selection. The food was delicious, well... More

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Darwen, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

I love Astley Bank! Being ranked #6 restaurant in Darwen (at the time I wrote this) is not a reflection on Othellos restaurant but on the people of Darwen who value a cheap meal rather than a meal of quality! I have visited Astley Bank on numerous occasions and I have to say that it is the most consistent restaurant... More

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United States
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

Othello's Restaurant is located inside Astley Bank Hotel. I have stayed at Astley Bank on 5 different month-long business trips and find the food simply superb. The entire staff is warm, attentive and accommodating. The chefs prepare fresh, high quality, sumptuous fare served on warm plates with an appealing presentation. You will not be disappointed.

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Planet Earth
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

£120 for 4 people, 2 courses each and a bottle of wine. Given the reviews we were expecting quite good food, but every meal disappointed. First of all, square plates; a ridiculous idea which wastes table space and makes the small portions look even smaller. Secondly, large but thin steaks don't cook well. The steaks were both tough and tasteless.... More

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Darwen
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

I am finding it difficult to find fault with our dining experience for the table of 9 when we dined here. The service certainly measured up to the high standard of food. The staff were professional & attentive without being pushy. Every single person at our table not only admired the faultless presentation of the food but the balance of... More

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

We have been to Othello's several times over the past few years. This time we made a late call and were kindly squeezed in at the last gasp for Sunday lunch at 6pm. The service was excellent and the menu has one spoiled for choice, with some inventive combinations on all the courses. Whatever is chosen is always top quality... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
152 helpful votes 152 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

Having lived in the NorthWest of England for a long time, this was my first visit to this amazing restaurant. It is within Astley Bank Hotel which is a beautiful building with immaculately manicured gardens & grounds. The restaurant is very modern with a high standard of decor, the staff are all pleasant and very helpful, and the food is... More

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