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“Excellent service, excellent food.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Harry's Bar & Restaurant

Harry's Bar & Restaurant
The Street, Thorpe le Soken, England
01255 860 250
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Cuisines: British
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Colchester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Excellent service, excellent food.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

Me and my partner recently visited here whilst we were staying at Lifehouse Spa & Hotel just down the road. When we arrived we were seated very quickly! The staff were very pleasant and the food was very quick to be served. The food was lovely and presented beautifully. I would recommend it!

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Colchester, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Sunday lunch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

Lovely food, good service. Only down side was a group that were quite loud. I think it is a little pricey but overall would go again but probably only on a special occasions thou.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Manningtree, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Enjoyable”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

We have been here quite a few times and enjoyed every meal we had. In the summer you can sit outside under the sunshades which is very pleasant. We have tried many items on the menu all scrumptious.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Clacton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“terrible service and accused of not paying!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

I and 6 other middle aged ladies dined together at Harry's Bar after having had a good meal there the month previously. We arrived at 7.30 and were not served our starter until approx. 8.30. There was then another long gap before anyone cleared the table, and then about another 45 minutes before the main course arrived. We didn't finish eating until about 10 p.m. which was too late for us to have a dessert or coffee.( the food was good however). We were very disappointed with the service and when we complained to the waitress she was not really interested. At no time did anyone ask if everything was OK with our meals or if we needed any sauces or condiments.
We were all quite fed up by this time so asked for the bill which was brought to the table. We spent a good few minutes splitting the bill between us depending on what we had eaten and left the money on the plate which the bill was brought on.
When we walked through the front bar to leave the restaurant a man behind the bar shouted quite aggressively that we could not leave as we had not paid. This was in front of the rest of the customers in the bar. One of my friends told him that he was being extremely rude and the money was on the table. Then a waitress came in to the bar and said that we had paid. The man was not at all apologetic and we were very upset at the way the evening had ended.
Needless to say we will not be visiting this particular restaurant again.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Ray D, Public Relations Manager at Harry's Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review, November 28, 2013
We are so sorry to hear that your recent experience at Harry's was not a good one and would very much like to discus this further with you and rectify the situation. Please could you email your contact details to : bookings@harrysbarandrestaurant.co.uk for the attention of Nicola Lott and I will arrange for someone to call you as soon as possible. Meanwhile please accept our apologies.

Nicola Lott
Harry's Bar & Restaurant
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Frinton-On-Sea, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
106 reviews 106 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 61 cities Reviews in 61 cities
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
“A Nice Surprise”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

First visit here for us with two friends. We were impressed by the variety on the menu and we all had starter, main and dessert. I had the salmon to begin with, then the fish cakes followed by caramel sponge. We were delighted with the food overall, and will be returning again another time.
The staff seemed efficient and friendly.
There is parking round the back but we were able to park more or less outside in the street which was fine.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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