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“Friday Night out” 2 of 5 stars
Review of King William

King William
Manchester Road, Wilmslow, England
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Ranked #61 of 79 Restaurants in Wilmslow
Cuisines: Spanish
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Cheadle Hulme
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Friday Night out”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

We had seen the signs ourside the pub advertising spanish tapas, best in the area.

We made rservations and arrived to an old fashioned pub with good atmosphere although the decor is somewhat dated, orange painted walls, pre no smoking colour when pubs wanted to discuise the necotine stains, with plastic wines decorating the beams all very retro.

The staff were very attentive and showed us to the table and immidatly over for the drinks order.

We then went through the menu with a great selection of tapas, we selected the chicken paltter and 6 tapases.

So disappointed with the food very salty, some dishes the better ones frozen and fried the other dishes were old and overly reheated.We gave the staff some feedback and they knocked 20% off the bill which was good, but we would not go back for the food which is a shame.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Sweden
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Average but rather expensive”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

Nothing special pub with food. Large portions, but not great. Rooms are acceptable and reasonable, but hard to reach through dwindling corridors.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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“Viva Espana!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

Tasty tapas food, reasonably priced wine and snappy service.
We will be back for more! Quiz on Sunday evening with a big jackpot!

Visited January 2013
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Twickenham, null, United Kingdom
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“Late Supper”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

We arrived in Wilmslow late on a Friday night and after a long long drive from London we were ready to eat. The King William looked great as it serves Tapas so we asked if they would still serve us (by now it was 9.50 p.m) - after a quick check in the kitchen we were told that we could order some food and the staff were really helpful and guided us through the menu. The food was delicious and I cannot wait till our next trip to try the rest of the very extensive menu.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Very dissapointing!!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012 via mobile

We booked a table of six, weeks in advance and on the day of the booking we phoned to confirm. When we arrived they had got our name wrong and given the table to another group of six who apparently had the same name as us??????. After a short wait we were told they had pushed a few tables together under the tv screen which was showing the football.
The service was awfull and we had to keep finding waitresses to order drinks and food.
After ordering food it took 1hr before it was being served. When we complained to the manager he was very rude. Part of his explanation was that we had ordered risotto which took 40mins to cook. We said we had expected tapas to be served in stages, after all we had ordered about 15 dishes, some of which were cold dishes. He was just defensive and not apologetic.
The quality of the food was very average. It all seemed to have been frozen, not fresh.
The saving grace to the evening was that the bill seemed to have missed a few bottles of wine off.

    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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