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“I wasn’t looking forward to it” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Hale Grill

The Hale Grill
183 Ashley Road, Hale WA15 9SD, England
0161 9417851
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Ranked #12 of 27 Restaurants in Hale
Price range: $39 - $54
Cuisines: British
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Good for: Doing business, Bar scene, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: The Hale Bar & Grill in Cheshire promises a sumptuous dining experience with the finest fresh produce cooked exactly as you want and accompanied by some of the world's finest wines -- all while in the tranquillity of a beautiful village setting. The Bar section offers an extensive cocktail list, selection of beers and wines perfect for relaxing with friends whether dining or not. The Hale Bar & Grill also features rare and wonderful Kobe beef from Japan, available as either fillet or burger.
Manchester, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“I wasn’t looking forward to it”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

I spent New Years Eve at the Hale Grill and I have to be honest I wasn’t looking forward to it. A small set menu for such events normally means poor quality and less effort but hats off the them the food was amazing and I will certainly be looking to go back.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Samantha S, General Manager at The Hale Grill, responded to this review, February 8, 2013
Hi
Thank you for your lovely review. I am glad that we managed to show you a fantastic evening despite your concerns with regards to the set menu! We look forwards to your future visits.

Kind regards Samantha
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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99 reviews 99 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
“Wonderful salads”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

I frequently go to the Hale Grill with friends. Their Sticky Beef Salad is "to die for". Drinks a little bit expensive but we can accept that (only just) because the food is delicious. Great for a super lunch, expensive for a full blown meal plus drinks.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Samantha S, General Manager at The Hale Grill, responded to this review, February 7, 2013
Hi
Thank you for you great review on our beef salad, just to let you know we run a lunch menu that has your favorite salad & includes a glass of prosecco or wine for £12.50!
We look forwards to seeing you soon.
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Barcelona, Spain
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73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
“Great place to see and be seen...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

... and reasonably good bar. Nice service, posh, very expensive. That's Hale, though, right?! Good for a drink before heading somewhere else for dinner.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Lymm, United Kingdom
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34 restaurant reviews
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Great food but filthy toilets”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

Visited on a Friday evening. Staff excellent in terms of service. Food was first rate. Ambience was good but in the evening when the lighting was low and diffused lighting around the restaurant was on, it looks cosy and nice. However i have to say that a visit to the loos leaves you with a feeling that, if they cant be bothered to look after such a small but so important area of the premises, the what does the kitchen actually look like! At the end of the day, the food was excellent but for the love of god, a good day spent giving the toilets a complete overhaul would make such a difference to overall impressions. Oh, and whilst seated at the back of the restaurant for a couple of hours, we got a strong whiff of tobacco coming from the rear staff entrances to kitchens and outside areas. Not great to allow staff to smoke at the back door.

  • Visited December 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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Samantha S, General Manager at The Hale Grill, responded to this review, January 3, 2013
Thank you for your review. I am glad that you enjoyed your visit to the Hale Grill and that the service and food met all of your expectations. I am sorry to hear that you were let down by the standard of the toilets and the smell of smoke from the staff area. I can assure you that these matters are being addressed and these issues are not indicative of the usually high standards we maintain here at the grill. I hope to welcome you back to the grill in the near future and if you wish to discuss this any further please do not hesitate to contact me at samanthasmith@blackhouse.uk.com
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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133 reviews 133 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
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71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
“Not Bad”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012

With a few changes this place could be super. Presently it relies on its location for its prices! When Coke and Water cost the same as lager and wine it's taking the Mickey. The noise created by the kitchen and bar is too loud. Tables are small and the room between them is minimal. The staff were pleasant and efficient. Generally the food was good but not excellent. In total I was happy but not ecstatic.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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