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“What a surprise” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Boot

The Boot
51 High Road | Soulbury, Leighton Buzzard LU7 0BT, England
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Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
UK
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77 reviews 77 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
“What a surprise”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

My friends and I had intended to go to The Queens Head in Wing, however they were being redecorated so they redirected us to The Boot.

We were very pleasantly surprised, especially as we didn't know what to expect.

The four of us shared two starters, the Prawn, avocado & mango salad, absolutely delicious. Then three of us had the Salman & crab fishcakes which were obviously hand made, the fourth member of the party had calves liver which she declared was wonderful, plenty of fresh vegetables cooked "al dente" just as we like them.

The service was good especially when we realised that were short handed once fully completed I would think that it would be excellent, staff very polite and helpful nothing was too much trouble.

The only two reasons I haven't given it an excellent report, is that as it was such a lovely day and we choose to sit by the door we had a couple of "flying bugs" however that is outside the restaurants control, the other problem was that they do not have a disabled toilet the only ones are up a flight of stairs [9 steps] .

The restaurant is situated on the corner of a main road [not very busy] which did not affect dining either outside or in, with a delightful view of the village church

That said the restaurant was very clean and the food delicious would we go again? Yes

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Nice atmosphere, good food and service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

I went to the Boot last week having not been for a long time as had not enjoyed it when in previous hands. However this was a very different experience. The food was good, I had prawn, mango and advocado salad and then fishcakes from the "specials board". All very nice and reasonably priced. The service was efficient and pleasant and I will go back again

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Felixstowe, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Great service and even better food !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

We recently visited The Boot Inn and were made to feel welcome from the moment we stepped through the door. My steak was cooked perfectly and the service was excellent, we will come back again. Thank you !

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Winslow, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Not at the top of it's game”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

Visited for a lunch time meeting. we received a warm and pleasant wlecome, service was good and the food arrived reasoably quickly. The duck with bacon salad albeit a starter would do for a light lunch. Burger was nice and tastey but served with Cheese which wasnt expecting. I should read the menu closer.

Overal Ok, good food,, nice selection of drinks but possibly a little expensive for a quick meal.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Luton, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“No food and even less charm”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

Called in for lunch yesterday, only to be met with two very unwelcoming ladies who informed us that they had two tables waiting to be served and that there was little food available! Do these people want business? We are local, have held our shoot dinner there and visited many times before....... But never again! Appalling attitude. Next time we shall use The Queen's Head in Wing.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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