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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: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Local cuisine, Business meetings
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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Visitor rating
  • 12
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 9
    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
English hospitality!

If you want to go for a good beer or cider don't forget to pass here! The restaurant serves a very good breakfast with a personal service. Dinner a of a very high level and the service that starts with the waiters and ends with a superb glass of wine.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 18, 2015
SlabbyBelgium
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Bornem, Belgium
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Naples, Florida
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015 via mobile

Have been here before but this visit wasn't the best....service was really slow, for example we got the menus for dessert, our server didn't come back to take the order for another ten minutes then it was another 30 minutes before we got them, the manager came over and said they were on the hot plate (which considering they were... More 

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Thank 113vicki
KetteringManager, General Manager at The Restaurant and Bar, responded to this review

Dear Vicki Thank you for your comments and I have investigated the issues you raised and replied to you. Your comments are valuable and certainly help for my team to understand the issues but more importantly take action to resolve the matters you raised. if you wish to pick up on any of my comments, I would be happy to... More 

Nottigham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

Not a cheap option but we had £35 per person to spend on food as part of our deal. The fillet steak was fantastic as were all the other meals we had.

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

Thank you Dan G, So glad you enjoyed your fillet steak as its one of the favourites especially with the Béarnaise sauce and thin frites ! See you soon, hopefully, Andrew Hollett General manager More 

Bornem, Belgium
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83 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

If you want to go for a good beer or cider don't forget to pass here! The restaurant serves a very good breakfast with a personal service. Dinner a of a very high level and the service that starts with the waiters and ends with a superb glass of wine.

Helpful?
1 Thank SlabbyBelgium
KetteringManager, General Manager at The Restaurant and Bar, responded to this review

Thank you Slabby Belgium, I am very pleased that you like the hotel and the restaurant /bar in particular. Your comments are much appreciated and I will share them with the team. See you soon, hopefully, Andrew Hollett General Manager More 

Kettering, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015 via mobile

We came here for our anniversary. The food is very nice but not a lot to choose from (but that's not a bad thing) the service is great and the wine is good too. We used our gourmet society card discount and came to around £50 with starters, mains and wine. Will be coming back.

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

Dear Dan D, Thank you for your excellent review and hope to see you again soon. Hopefully, you might be tempted by the new autumn menu with some really interesting new dishes and it's well worth trying. Plus we have a small stock of vintage Port from 1970 and 1985 to share with the Blacksticks blue and our other artisan... More 

Birmingham
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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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Thank ykaur556
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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57 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 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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1 Thank Terry L
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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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 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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1 Thank MillyWolverhampton
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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100 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank Arden24
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
Level Contributor
12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank mel l
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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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 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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Thank mickathy
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 

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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 - 87
  • Cuisine: European, British, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Business meetings

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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