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“Excellent place to have lunch” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Crystal Restaurant

Crystal Restaurant
Mount Road | The Hydro Hotel, Eastbourne BN20 7HZ, England
+44 1323 720643
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Ranked #102 of 316 Restaurants in Eastbourne
Price range: $19 - $44
Cuisines: English, French, British
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: The Crystal Restaurant at the Hydro Hotel offers breakfast, lunch and dinner everyday. Featuring traditional British and French style cuisine with a contemporary twist. With a varied wine list and at dinner, a separate full vegetarian menu. Friendly and professional staff provide excellent service. Special diets can be catered for. Pre-booking is recommended for Crystal restaurant only. For more casual fare at lunchtime, guests can look at the seaview Conservatory Restaurant, offering lighter lounge style selections.
Ashington, England, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
“Excellent place to have lunch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

Met friends for lunch in the conservatory. They do a lovely lunch time menu, the staff are friendly & you are not rushed out so you can eat, chat & enjoy the view. Highly recommended & some of the menu was actually cheaper than eating in a more downmarket place in Hastings. Love the Hydro. Thank you for a lovely lunch and a pleasant visit.

Visited June 2013
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
“The best place to go for lunch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

The 3 course lunch is always a treat and always tasty. The service is excellent and friendly. Very reasonable price. A delightful place to have lunch - pleasant and quiet. Most places I have been have loud music, you have to shout when you speak. Keep up the good service!

Visited June 2013
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Kenilworth, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Great staff”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

Group of 15 for a Sunday lunch celebration. Particularly impressed with staff friendliness and professionalism plus food quality. Good value. Unusual you did not have to pre-book for such a large table.

  • Visited May 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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Hastings, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Old Style Luxury”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

The wonderful period style ambience when you walk in makes you think of croquet on the lawn and afternoon teas with waiter service - exactly what we enjoyed at the Hydro.

Visited November 2012
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south london
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5 restaurant reviews
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“Memorable birthday tea”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

Yesterday my mother celebrated her 90th birthday party at the Hydro Hotel, Eastbourne. It was held in the Garden Suite, which was perfect, because her thirteen great grandchildren were there to celebrate with her and had access to the safe garden with its green lawns. It was a sunny late spring day. The room was decorated in cream and green (her favourite colours) and music was playing in the background, as she welcomed many old friends and family. Conversation drowned the music, as everyone chatted and mingled. Under the watchful eye of Joe Da Silva, the manager, everyone enjoyed the delicious tea to the full. Joe is known to us from previous celebrations at the Hydro and we were delighted he was managing Mum's party. He is friendly and helpful and always on the look out for ways he can improve a situation. He was especially courteous and kind to the older people there. We told him if we book for Mum's 95th - he MUST be there.

  • Visited May 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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