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The Restaurant and Bar

$$$$
European, British, Contemporary
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Kettering Parkway, Kettering NN15 6XT, England
+44 1536 416666
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8:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 8:30 pm
Mon - Fri 6:45 am - 9:30 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Summer drinks on the terrace or intimate dining by a crackling cosy fire...
Summer drinks on the terrace or intimate dining by a crackling cosy fire. Whatever the season, taste the very best of the Midlands at The Restaurant and Bar. Our doors are open all day until late. With fabulous daily menus that showcase the region's excellent produce, we're proud to support local suppliers wherever possible. Our enviable reputation is built on great quality - always served with a professional cheery smile.
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  • 10
    Excellent
  • 8
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Business meeting

Over the past 4 months I have used the bar/coffee lounge in this hotel for various small one to one business meetings. Each time I have found the hotel easy to park and clean. But the service in the bar/coffee lounge is consistently poor. Staff seem busy doing their own thing and not interested in... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2015
Terry L
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Brigstock, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
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English first
Birmingham
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Amazing food for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Try the waffles at breakfast, foccia at lunch and prawn linguine for dinner!

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KetteringManager, General Manager at The Restaurant and Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. I was delighted to learn of your comments and I know the team will be delighted too. I hope we're able to welcome you back to the hotel sooner rather than later. Best Wishes Gareth More 

Brigstock, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Over the past 4 months I have used the bar/coffee lounge in this hotel for various small one to one business meetings. Each time I have found the hotel easy to park and clean. But the service in the bar/coffee lounge is consistently poor. Staff seem busy doing their own thing and not interested in any customers. If it wasn't... More 

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KetteringManager, General Manager at The Restaurant and Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. I am disappointed to learn of your comments and that you perceive the team not to care, whilst I accept that we don't always get it right as a business, I am yet to find any that are. We pride ourselves on caring and working to ensure we can... More 

Wolverhampton
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Met a friend here for lunch. I ordered the ham sandwich on bloomer bread with salad and crisps. It was cheap thin sliced bread with packet ham, no mustard and a few pathetic leaves hiding under the crisps. I can't believe a chef would serve this to anyone, I would be embarrassed to serve something like this. £7.95 and £4.30... More 

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KetteringManager, General Manager at The Restaurant and Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving us a review. I am disappointed to learn that your experience wasn't up to the hotels normal high standards, I hope that you where able to bring it to the attention of the team serving in the bar on the day as I know they'd be keen to rectify and shortfalls there and then. We operate... More 

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91 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

We enjoyed our previous Sunday lunch but today's was even better. We had pre dinner drinks in the bar. The barman recommended the Warner Edwards gin and it was excellent. All four of us had the taste of the regions as a starter which was great.For our main course we all had the roast beef - again excellent. On our... More 

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KetteringManager, General Manager at The Restaurant and Bar, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind comments following your Sunday lunch with us recently. I was delighted to hear that our staff are continuing to do a great job in helping us promote local produce such as the Warner Edwards gin, and that you enjoyed the food so much. I really hope we will see you back here very... More 

Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

The food served for Sunday lunch was lovely. We had a lovely three courses but it was let down by the poor service. I in an hour and a half we had eaten a starter with no sign of the main. When asked if we wanted the beef red or well done. You would think that making the choice to... More 

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KetteringManager, General Manager at The Restaurant and Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for your review following your Sunday lunch visit. I must apologise that on this occasion our service failed to meet your expectations. Unfortunately we do on occasion make mistakes and I wonder if you might find time to call Andrew Davidson our Restaurant Manager to see if we can arrange an opportunity to welcome you back and demonstrate... More 

Northampton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

I took my sister and brother-in-law for Sunday lunch for my birthday. We had to wait quite some time for the starter and we wondered if the main was ever going to arrive. We had to ask for potatoes as they had forgotten them and my brother-in-law's beef was rare rather than well done, as requested.. Another long wait for... More 

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KetteringManager, General Manager at The Restaurant and Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for your review following your recent visit for Sunday Lunch. I was extremely disappointed to hear that we appear to have failed to deliver the level of service for which we have become so well-known. I have discussed these comments with Andrew Davidson, our Restaurant Manager at your earliest convenience as we would appreciate the opportunity to welcome... More 

Kettering, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

I hadn't eaten at this restaurant for 4 or 5 years and was happy when this hotels restaurant was suggested for a retirement do. Not now!!! The soup was served tepid with soggy croutons and in desperate need of seasoning. The pork loin main had spent far to long on the pass and had curled like an old british railways... More 

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KetteringManager, General Manager at The Restaurant and Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving us a review. I am very disappointed to learn that your overall experience wasn't one that was enjoyed, considering you'd not been to the restaurant for over 4 years it was a chance for you to see the restaurant in a better light than you have commented on. I will review your comments with the team... More 

Pinea de Mar
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Came to Northampton on business, visited the spa and the two lovely girls on reception recommended the restaurant as we were unsure where to eat- very good choice! Food was lovely and we were served by Charlie who was friendly and attentive throughout would definitely come again!

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KetteringManager, General Manager at The Restaurant and Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving us a review, it's much appreciated. I am delighted to learn that your experience was positive and that Charlie has stood out during your experience. I will be speaking with Charlie to pass on these comments, as well as to thank him personally for delivering such great guest service. We look forward to welcoming you back... More 

Level Contributor
91 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

My partner and I had sunday lunch and really enjoyed the food. £19.50 for 3 courses plus a glass of sparkling wine and coffee/tea represents excellent value. The service was excellent (Daniel) and the restaurant had a nice ambience. That said the vegeatables could have been better however we mentioned it at the time and the restaurant manager said he... More 

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KetteringManager, General Manager at The Restaurant and Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving us a review. I was delighted to learn that you enjoyed are ever popular Sunday Lunch offering and I agree that it does represent great value for money, especially considering that our signature Roast is the Sirloin of Beef, a truly mouth watering dish. I will pick up with chef your comments about the veg, it's... More 

NJ
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105 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

As we were staying in the hotel we got a certain amount of money towards a dinner at the restaurant. It started out looking good but quickly went down hill. We had the pork belly nibbles which were very tasty. Then we gave our app order and our main meal. The Apps were brought out about 30 minutes then we... More 

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KetteringManager, General Manager at The Restaurant and Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review I'm disappointed to learn of your comments and your experience whilst dinning with us recently. I will be reviewing your comments with the Food Service team to understand why and how such a delay occurred. Should you reconsider visiting the restaurant and bar again, please do contact me personally... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Kettering Parkway, Kettering NN15 6XT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Northamptonshire  >  Kettering
  • Phone Number: +44 1536 416666

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12 - 92
  • Cuisine: European, British, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine

Description

Summer drinks on the terrace or intimate dining by a crackling cosy fire. Whatever the season, taste the very best of the Midlands at The Restaurant and Bar. Our doors are open all day until late. With fabulous daily menus that showcase the region's excellent produce, we're proud to support local suppliers wherever possible. Our enviable reputation is built on great quality - always served with a professional cheery smile.
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 8:30 pm
Monday
6:45 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
6:45 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
6:45 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
6:45 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
6:45 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?