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“Value for money” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Five Bells Harvester

The Five Bells Harvester
London Road | Vange, Basildon, England
01268 553162
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Ranked #58 of 99 Restaurants in Basildon
Price range: $5 - $23
Cuisines: Barbecue, British
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Description: At The Five Bells Harvester in Basildon food is fresh, full of flavour and just how you like it. Choose your tasty grill, sauce and side at our restaurant and we'll get cooking - while you head off to the famous Harvester salad bar to grab as much crisp, freshly prepared tasty salad as you like.
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38 reviews 38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“Value for money”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

The Five Bells has been here for as long as I can remember, although it's been at least 20 years since my last visit.
I met old workmates here this evening and have to say that I was pleasantly surprised. Being on a diet, I dreaded having to choose something to eat.
Not only do they provide details of the calories for each choice, but the salad bar wasn't too bad either.
I went for the 7oz rump steak and asked for it to be served rare. And that is EXACTLY how it was cooked. So often I ask for rare meat and it's served medium to well done. So full marks for a perfectly cooked steak! The food was fresh, hot, nicely presented, and our waitress was polite and friendly. The prices were reasonable too. Child-friendly (though there were no kids in our party) with plenty of seating and and plenty of parking too. There's quite a nice outside seating area as well. On the whole, a pleasant eating experience and I'd go back there again.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Munich, Germany
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44 reviews 44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“cheap and cheerful, good food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

friendly service, great for kids!
the unlimited salad bar which comes with some meals is great value too.

Visited September 2012
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Basildon, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“good eating”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2012

food prices are good, staff very friendly and helpful, parking easy, good kids menu, will always go here rather than any other local harvester as it is the best one for quality

Visited September 2012
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“Everything you'd expect from a £4.99 meal”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012

Visit regularly for cheap and cheerful lunch or dinner. Salad bar is always topped up and service is great. Food is average but great value for money with the all day early bird menu.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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64 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 58 cities Reviews in 58 cities
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
“Excellent Value”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012

I have been visiting this restaurant regularly for years. It is clean, service good and great value for money. Recommended.

Visited June 2012
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