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“Not as good as it looks!” 3 of 5 stars
Review of The Dennington Queen

The Dennington Queen
The Square | Dennington, Woodbridge IP13 8AB, England
(01728) 638241
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Ranked #13 of 84 Restaurants in Woodbridge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: English
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Ipswich
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Not as good as it looks!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

I have recently moved in to the village as my partner has lived here for a number of years. We have eaten here probably 6 times in the last year and every time something just isn't quite right. The building and tables look great and the open fires are fab when it's cold, but the service is inconsistent. The staff seem poorly trained and lacking in confidence. One needed to ask for help to split a tenner into 2 fives... They for the most part are friendly enough but we rarely see the same person twice.
And the food is ok. It's not as good as it thinks it is - I have had undercooked salmon which we sent back, a well done steak that was beyond crispy and mostly 'average' meals overall. It isn't awful and I don't think it's ridiculously overpriced, but it is a bit of a 'cant be bothered to cook' option rather than a 'fancy a nice meal out' option in our house.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Suffolk, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
“Disappointing”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

Have eaten here several times in the past couple of years and always commented how good it was. Alas this time not so. Can't really put my finger on why. I started with the haddock and sweet potato riotto which was just o.k. apart from the accompanying sauce (mainly for decoration) which was extremely hot (spicy hot). For my main I chose the penne pasta with sweet potato and Gorgonzola. For me it wasn't served hot enough and the Gorgonzola was overpowering. My husband chose the prawns for his starter and he said it looked better than it actually was. For his main he chose whole sea bass wrapped in paper which he said was o.k. It was fairly busy but have seen it a lot busier and the food a lot better. Sorry. At £60 for two people it isn't cheap.

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London
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145 reviews 145 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 53 cities Reviews in 53 cities
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
“quick excellent supper”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

We ate here with friends at the last minute as other arrangements has gone awry. Our welcome was warm and the service and food were excellent in every way. if we were local, it would definitely be a regular place to eat and drink. The fish (it was 'fish week') was locally sourced and superbly cooked. We will definitely revisit when next in east Anglia.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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London
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36 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
“Tasty food - comfy pub”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

Warm welcome, well kept beers and an interesting menu. Very good cooking, good ingredients and very well flavoured. Puddings especially good!

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Seaford, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Romantic Evening”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012

The food is excellent and the presentation is always good..
It isn't cheap but worth every penny. The service is always
friendly and efficient. Well worth a visit.

  • Visited March 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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