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“Great food and wonderful service.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Oyster & Otter

Oyster & Otter
Livesey Branch Road | Feniscowles, Blackburn BB2 5DQ, England
01254 203 200
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Ranked #16 of 170 Restaurants in Blackburn
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Dining options: Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Great Harwood, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great food and wonderful service.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Went on New Years Day with my wife and 4 other family members. I'm not a huge fish fan, but the menu was great as it had plenty of choice. The front of house staff were very knowledgeable about items on the menu and very friendly. The food was great, rabbit terrine for starters and gammon for mains was my choice and it was perfect. Will definitely be going back. It's a little more pricy than the restaurants I usually frequent, but it was well worth it.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Blackburn
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Great party night”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Came for a Birthday Doo, and it was a really good night. Excellent service by the Front of House, who explained all the Specials in detail and anything else we asked about. Food was tasty as ever, a great night had by all

  • Visited December 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Clitheroe, United Kingdom
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108 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
“Better layout now refurbished and great food.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

I was quite impressed with The Oyster and Otter. The front of house staff and waitresses were very professional. The bar staff and girl on the till left a bit to be desired. More training required!! The place was much better laid out than when we previously had dined there. It felt more casual. We sat by the fire which was nice and homely. It is the sort of place you could now go for a drink. The food however was very good. My meal was better than the meal I had a couple of days prior at The Assheton Arms, however I do prefer the atmosphere there!! I would definitely recommend and return. The couple we were with agreed!

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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lancashire
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“exceptional service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

went there on new years eve, we were enthusiastically greeted and asked if we wanted to go to our table or have a drink at the bar first. we sat down and were presented with the menu and had a description of the specials given by a lovely young lady. we were given extra time to decide what we wanted and came back after 5 mins to take our order.drinks were delivered with a smile and a bit of banter by the barman. before the starters arrived the manager came over and had a chat and greeted our friends who are regular diners there.

the food was first class, the fish especially,

the drinks were excellent and reasonably priced for a top end restaurant.

there was a relaxed atmosphere throughout the dining room. the staff and the manager were constantly patrolling and checking that everything and everyone was ok, stopping to chat only when encouraged by the diners,

midnight arrived with a complimentary glass of bubbly for everyone.
nice friendly new years greetings followed throughout.

the overriding impression i took away was one of friendliness, from the manager, barman and waiters. there was an obvious and apparent interaction with the staff to make our visit
satisfying, friendly and entertaining.

i'll be back.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Bolton, United Kingdom
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166 reviews 166 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
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142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
“Excellent pub food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

Another visit with friends for lunch - and it was as good as ever. Good service from enthusiastic young staff and excellent food. Encouraging to see more decent pubs doing good food in this area of Lancashire.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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