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“Pleasantly surprised to return” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Noah's Ark

Noah's Ark
350 Hartshill Road, Stoke-on-Trent Stoke-on-Trent, England
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Ranked #58 of 399 Restaurants in Stoke-on-Trent
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Stafford, United Kingdom
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75 reviews 75 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
“Pleasantly surprised to return”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Have not ate here for a good few years. Had a meal a few years ago when management refused to change mashed potato for chips for a friend and so stopped to come here,

We visited on a Sunday. The place was quite quiet and the welcome was a good as ever (one major positive is the staff, the incident mentioned above was to do with the management) We sat in the bar area and were promptly served. We ordered the artisan bread which was excellent, at £4 it is plenty to share!. For mains I had the ragu what was decent (at less than £10 you can't complain on value) and my companion had the pulled pork burger what was excellent. Overall food and service was good and I think it is good value. I also really like the choice of music in the bar, if you are going to have any it may as well be something 'different' like this, I can't stand places which put 'lift music' on. I will certainly return.

The place is not without its areas for improvement though.a few areas I would improve on

1) true what a previous reviewers has said about the wall fixtures, those stray wires and missing fittings have been there for years!

2) The chairs in the bar eating area with the conservatory style cushions (not the benches) are REALLY uncomfortable. Need replacing.

3) For a place that calls itself a gastro pub, promote local drinks. Why have Tribute ale from the South West when Staffordshire and Cheshire has some brilliant breweries?

4) Don't really like the silly names for quite straightforward recipes on the menu. Bit pretentious

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“two very different meals”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

I originally visited this restaurant end of november 2013 - and it was sublime. There was not many people in the seating area, and the burger off the specials menu was fab. However attended for the boxing day meal and it was bland and didn't have the special touches the meal previously did. I am aware though that this was a mass catered event and it was very busy.

Would recommend - it is pricey on the normal menu but it is lovely hearty food.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Excellent food.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

Lovely choice of food. Friendly staff. Nice interior. Pleasant bar area for a nice quiet drink before and after.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
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“Fantastic eatery!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

The Noah's Ark is very under rated. Myself and my husband eat here about 4 times a year, but when we are going out to eat we often 'forget about it' as it's not located in the town. However, each time we go we always say 'This is so lovely, we really must come here more.' Our last trip was for Valentine's night and as always, we had a fantastic meal. The food, lighting, heat levels, ambience and the staff service is always absolutely spot on. A fantastic venue that we are definitely going to use more. It never disappoints! Oh, it's also dead easy to park as it has its own adjacent car park.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Stoke on Trent
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Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
“Another excellent meal, great venue”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

Thanks to Rob and all the staff. We had our works Christmas do here on 20th December. As always the service was brilliant, the staff were brilliant, and the food was excellent. We were thoroughly looked after and Rob and the gang fitted us in at a time to suit us and then made room in the bar for us afterwards. Great place to eat, meet your friends or go as a couple. Thoroughly recommend this place to everyone.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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