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“New menu not so good” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Treacle Mine

Treacle Mine
Hailsham Road, Polegate BN26 6QL, England
01323 489520
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Ranked #8 of 16 restaurants in Polegate
Price range: $6 - $22
Cuisines: British
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Using seasonal ingredients, Table Table - Treacle Mine boasts a menu of traditional pub dishes. Varied sharing platters are served alongside tempting nibbles and British favourites. Hearty breakfasts are also available for early risers, while sensational desserts bring something sweet to the Table Table menu. Enjoy a glass of flavoursome wine or refreshing beer from the bar, or indulge in a classic cocktail in the snug and inviting pub restaurant.
Eastbourne
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6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“New menu not so good”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012 via mobile

We went to the treacle mine for my wife's birthday with some friends, we had some starters which were ok and we're the normal items for this price range.
30 minutes into waiting for our mains we were told that there was no haddock fish cakes tonight which for a large resturant who serves these meals every day is not acceptable plus it took time to tell us, another main was ordered. Mains came a long another 20 minutes later which was a little long for our liking.
The mains were a mixed bunch here are our ratings

1. Cod bake was good but looked as if it had been waiting to come out for a while, cod a little over cooked but sauce good.
2. Chicken breast wrapped in bacon this was good as well.
3. Sausage and mash ok but mash tasted synthetic.
4. 2 x New steak pie with mash it look big but on opening it had very little filling for its size, if it had come out in a small dish it would have made it look better value. Meat was good in the pie but gravey was a little to sweet does any one still use salt!, mash was the same as above.
5. Burger and chips, burger was good but the chips were the very small type and were over cooked and tasted reheated.

We did complain about the chips as these were the worst thing about the meal, and we did get some money off.

This meal was from a new menu (not as good as the old menu) and at around 7.30 in the evening service was a little slow and seeing that the main meals are now between £8 to £10 pounds on average they have got to up their game as there are a lot of other restaurants about who do the same and can be better in their quality (The Farm Friday street).

So at £4.99 menu's in the day time it's ok and good value but at night with these prices and menu the quality has got to be better.



    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Lewes
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64 reviews 64 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Friendly staff, food pretty good for what it is”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012 via mobile

Staff are friendly and service is good. Dough balls to share were nice and food overall pretty good. Very clean comfortable place.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Eastbourne
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35 restaurant reviews
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“Chain food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

It is part of a chain so what do you expect, the food is of a consistent and standardised quality and quantity. Non grill food is boil in the bag, (curry etc) but still okay.

Visited July 2012
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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“lunch out”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

when we went it was,nt very busy but when we asked for a table they said it would be 45 mins, he was very unhelpful also they had no child area for my grandaughter wont be going back.

Visited September 2012
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Eastbourne
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3 restaurant reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Breakfast”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012

Can recommend the all-you-can-eat Breakfast – it's great! (But if you order mushrooms, make it clear how many PORTIONS you want, rather than how many mushrooms you want. Because I like them, the waitress suggested I order three portions, so I did, but she must have just written down 3 mushrooms, because that's all I got! She did go away and order some more, but they did not arrive in time to enjoy with the rest of the meal.) Apart from this faux pas, it was very enjoyable.

Visited June 2012
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