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“Consistently good food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of ASK - Rayleigh

ASK - Rayleigh
28 High Street, Rayleigh SS6 7EF, England
01268 777 605
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Ranked #22 of 45 Restaurants in Rayleigh
Price range: $11 - $20
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: The Rayleigh ASK Italian restaurant is found in a prime town centre location along the main High Street and is top of the list for Italian dining for most of the locals of this Essex town. Offering stylish, contemporary interiors, ASK Italian is just the ticket for any kind of meal, from groups of friends on an evening out to family gatherings or first dates. The menu features an exciting array of Italian dishes, all at very reasonable prices. Indulge in Linguine alla Vongole (linguine pasta with clams, garlic, white wine, chilli, red onion, Santos tomatoes and lemon juice) or a tasty Panino (rosemary and sea salted bread with a choice of pan fried sirloin steak, Portobello mushroom or chicken breast served with beef tomatoes, rocket and salsa verde).
Rayleigh, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Consistently good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

Never disappointed with the food here. Its a simple yet effective menu with the added bonus of being able to use a tastecard. Kids enjoy it too.

Visited April 2013
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  • English first
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English first
rayleigh
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“overpriced”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Noisy building, overpriced , good attentive staff. We went early in evening so place still had families with children in. Easy to get a table as we came in on the off chance. Table was clean and staff worked the room efficiently. Menu is fairly standard but meal was well prepared. Bill soon added up with dessert and coffee so watch out when ordering as headline price is easily exceeded.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Lovely food... dirty loo”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

Love this restaurant and try to go as often as we can!! Although is always very noisy and busy every effort is made so you don't feel hemmed in!! Never had a bad meal although have had bad service on occasions. Good value for money although the wine LST isn't great. This visit however was tainted by filthy toilets... around the sink in the particular cubicle I used had obviously not been cleaned properly in sometime!!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Essex
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30 restaurant reviews
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“its okay, nothing special.....”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

I visited last night with 6 friends for a chat and dinner, on arrival it looked bright, a little to bright & very noisy, we were seated close to the door which as it was a warm evening actually worked for us, the waiter came over to take our drinks order & to tell us they didn't have several things on the menu..
The food was basic, nothing on the menu made my mouth water, nothing jumped out at me as being fresh , clearly when it arrived it had been cooked or reheated in the microwave, burning hot plates, fairly dry cardboard food.
I was not impressed with the food, the service was okay, we all had a laugh as we hadn't seen each other for a few months, but we will not be rushing back.
One of the girls had a voucher towards the cost of the main meal, even with that I thought for what we had it wasn't good value....

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Rochford
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Impressed!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

I first experienced Ask when working nearby. The boss sent out for Pizza and they were from Ask. I was really impressed and decided to visit at some time. A while later, one of the voucher sites were doing 20% off at various restaurants, including Ask. I took the opportunity to take my girlfriend for a night out (yep, that's me - eternal cheapskate!!) We had Calzone which was fantastic.
The atmosphere was nice and casual, with very friendly efficient service. There was a good selection on the menu and the Peroni was at just the right temperature. I will definitely be returning (maybe even without a voucher!!)

Visited January 2013
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