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“Fantastic food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Firehouse Bar and Grill

Firehouse Bar and Grill
27 Fore Street, St Ives TR26 1AB, England
01736 799664
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Ranked #54 of 122 Restaurants in St Ives
Cuisines: Southwestern, Steakhouse
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Hertfordshire, England
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Fantastic food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2011

We ate here on 2 occasions during our holiday, once at lunchtime and once in the evening. Both meals were great, I would highly recommend the £5 lunch items, really good value for money, and in the evening we tried the steak which was fantastic (and great parmesan mash!) If you go here save room for the sticky-toffee pudding, it was gorgeous. My compliments to the chef!

Only downsides - bit hot and noisy. But the food makes up for it.

Visited September 2011
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London
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26 reviews 26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Very good food...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2011

Good food, reasonably priced. The food might not suit everyone's taste but it is easy enough to look at the menu before entering. If that style of foood is your thing then this will do you very nicely.....

  • Visited September 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Grumpy and annoyed”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2011 via mobile

Went in for lunch today and went to sit at table by the window. Was told by the waitress we couldn't sit there even though the place was empty. We were told it was company policy but when my wife challenged this the waitress became quite snotty with us. We decided not to eat so took our drinks downstairs and was confronted by the barman who said we had used bad language when we had not. He asked us to drink up and leave! If a waitress (who apparently was the manageress) can't handle the slightest remark then they shouldn't be working there. I'm a teacher and get alsorts of problems thrown at me each day but I don't run off to the toilet and ask for the pupils to be thrown out. If you want rude and obnoxious staff eat here.

    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Plymouth
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85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
“Fun. Place to eat”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2011 via mobile

Busy but fun ask for a window seat for a harbour view value for money food

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Cradley Heath, United Kingdom
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56 restaurant reviews
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186 helpful votes 186 helpful votes
“In an empty restaurant wouldnt give us the sea view”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2011

I walked out of this restaurant due to the unprofessional and bad attitude of the waitress. At midday on a Friday we were the first in the upstairs restaurant and headed for the window seats to get the best of the sea views on our first meal of the holiday. The waitress instead told us we would have to sit near the back on a larger table as we were a family of 5. We were happy to sit on two smaller tables and separate to get the view but she wouldnt accomodate this straight forward request and almost seemed gleeful that we walked away. Her excuse, because we entered together we had to sit together and tables for two only for people who arrive as a twosome. What a joke !

Visited August 2011
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