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“Great for kids birthdays” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Harleywood American Diner

Harleywood American Diner
246 Terminus Road, Eastbourne, England
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Ranked #123 of 316 Restaurants in Eastbourne
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Newly opened
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5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Great for kids birthdays”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

Decor here is excellent, very planet hollywood. Models of film characters everywhere and half a school bus on the wall to complete the look.

I had the "Ice Man" burger which was very nice - You get extra large portions here so beware! Drinks and Dessert was disapointing, Cream Soda was £2 and was straight from a can. Deserts £4.99 each, ordered the Chocolate sunday and was disapointed to see a pre-made icecream in a plastic pot plonked in a Sunday dish!

Overall very enjoyable, although £20 a head for a burger and dessert is a bit pricey!

  • Visited January 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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English first
Hastings, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Change the music (For god's sake)”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

Had sunday lunch 30/12 As we walked in loud 50s music playing very loud.
The song played then a 5 min silence then the same song came back on about 6 or 7 times with a 5 min break each time.
Two young girls serving very pleasant
Food not very nice, cheap ingredients, burger very bland.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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“great food and service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

wow they are definitely american size portions immense and well cooked only order the tacos as a starter if you havent eaten for a week chilli was fab alond with onion rings great to take children especially 8 to 12 year olds

Visited November 2012
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Hailsham, England, United Kingdom
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34 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Fancy a burger and some late fifties American pop?”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012

High quality burgers accompanied by Spiderman, Batman, and Betty Boop, not to mention the Obamas. Nostalgic soundtrack from the late fifties American pop (including Buddy Holly). This is a useful spot in Eastbourne. They also do children's portions so useful if you want to take the grandchildren to see what it was like in the old days.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Standards are slipping”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012 via mobile

Have been to harleywood many times before, but the standards are slipping, the food is still great (if they remember your dish) but the service is slow and the staff seem to have no incentive to want to work well, one to be heard saying "what should I care I only work here, I get paid anyway" not the best attitude. Needs to be closed for a re furb and a re staff. We won't be going back until the attention to customer service changes! This wouldn't happen in a real American diner, the customer is king after all, please change I want to eat there again

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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