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“Outstanding evening” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Harrys Restaurant

Harrys Restaurant
Gloucester Road, Ross-on-Wye HR9 5LH, England
+44 (0)1989 763161
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Ranked #38 of 61 restaurants in Ross-on-Wye
Price range: $112 - $112
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
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“Outstanding evening”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2011

We recently ate at Harry’s whilst spending the weekend in Ross-on-Wye, having visited the Chase Hotel (where the restaurant is situated) during the day for afternoon tea. We had a look at the menu and it looked very good, so we booked a table for the evening and planned to return.

All in all, we were not disappointed! The menu is Table d’Hote, but very extensive, with a number of dishes available at a supplementary rate on top of the set price (£22 for two courses and £27.50 for three). There is also an impressive wine list, plus a selection of bin ends at excellent prices (clearly marked as such on the menu, despite the previous reviewer’s comments!)

The restaurant is elegantly furnished and decorated in a fairly contemporary style, and there was quiet music playing in the background. Unfortunately, on the evening that we visited (Easter Sunday), there were only two other tables occupied, both of which left shortly after we arrived, as we tend to eat quite late, so we effectively had the restaurant to ourselves! That said, the staff could not have been better – striking the right balance between attentiveness and leaving us to enjoy our food without constant interruptions.

The food was absolutely excellent, with a lot of choice and a range of local ingredients. I opted for a Hereford cheese soufflé with real ale chutney and my partner had a game terrine. For main course, I had an unusual dish of chicken with mango, and my partner had noisettes of lamb, which came served with pan fried lamb’s liver and was a meat-lover’s dream as it had two noisettes plus two sizeable pieces of liver! We also had a selection of vegetables to share. All of the food was absolutely excellent (as you would expect, with having the chef’s undivided attention!) and we would have loved a dessert, but sadly were too full! We also had a bottle of very nice Chilean Merlot to complement our meal.

Afterwards, we were offered a drink in the lounge bar, which once again was nicely furnished and very pleasant. The restaurant and lounge are also worth a visit during the day as the hotel is in a beautiful location and has lovely gardens.

Aside from a slight lack of atmosphere due to the emptiness of the restaurant, we could not fault our evening. The food, wine and service were all excellent and we would definitely return. Particular mention must go to our waiter, Jack, who was outstanding and is a credit to the restaurant, and really made the evening for us.

  • Visited May 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
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28 reviews 28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Great food, pity about the rest”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2011

The place has a very classy feel. We were asked if we wanted to have a drink in the bar first, but we opted to go straight in and order a bottle of wine. The waitress took so long to come back and take our order that I was already hot under the collar and considering walking out, but she turned up just in time.
I ordered a bottle of sparkling English wine from a local vineyard, but they were out of that - "It was bin end, sir." (odd, it didn't say that on the menu). So, I ordered a Chilean white, but that was unavailable too, so they brought me an alternative that wasn't even on the wine list.
The waiting staff were never there to attract their attention - if they weren't delivering food to a table then they simply weren't there, which is no use at all in any restaurant.
Now, the food was excellent - so full marks to the chef. He deserves much better front-of-house than this.

  • Visited February 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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