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“Dreadful” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Half Moon Inn

Half Moon Inn
188-190 Torquay Road, Paignton TQ3 2AL, England
(01803) 551385
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Ranked #47 of 134 Restaurants in Paignton
Price range: $5 - $19
Cuisines: Steakhouse, Tapas, British
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Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Paignton, United Kingdom
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Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
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“Dreadful”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

We visited to check out what the food was like, as we had read in the local paper that they were under New Management. We should have realised that it was not up to much when we saw how empty the pub was. We decided to give the carvery a try. The meat was not too bad, but the vegetables were disgusting, they were over cooked and sitting in water, as well as being cold, and tastless, I think they had been out keeping warm for a very long time. None of the dishes on the hot plate had lid's on to help keep them hot. We were not a late lunch time customer, it was 12.30, I feel sorry for people coming in for a late lunch. We are locals and this is one lunch time venue we will be avoiding.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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manchester
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43 reviews 43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
“Ok food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

We had the carvery which was ok they also do food off the menu. We paid £7.00 a head and the food was ok was a bit unsure how long the food had been sat there. It was a big pub with only a couple of tables filled.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“Disgusting”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013 via mobile

Went here hoping for a lovely Sunday carvery,we were so disappointed hard frozen roast potatoes, meat had been steamed not roasted, veg was frozen and was soggy, black Yorkshire puds and gravy that was like water it's a terrible place to eat we will never go back again.we did get a full refund when we complained.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Bewdley
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40 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
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“Getting better”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

First visit since new management. Had previously been awful!
However, things are on the up! Only tried the carvery so far. Had the pork.(only pork or beef on this occasion)
Good portion of tender, tasty meat. Delicious gravy! Adequate selection of vegetables.
Represented good value for money for a cheap and cheerful midweek carvery.
Will go again for a cheap meal and hope to see the changes that the staff talked about to make it even better.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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paignton
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
“another great meal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

Been back and the carvery is just as good as my last visit, great choice of meats and veg and all the staff very helpful and seeing the new menu, looking forward to giving that a try as well.

  • Visited August 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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