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“Terrible service and disgusting food!”
1 of 5 bubbles Review of The Gallery Restaurant & Bar - CLOSED

The Gallery Restaurant & Bar
Price range: $5 - $27
Cuisines: International, Mediterranean, European, British, Wine Bar
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: The Gallery has become a popular & loved local restaurant & bar, serving breakfast, lunch & dinner at outstanding value in stylish surroundings. Outdoor seating area to enjoy a coffee & watch the world go by. Brilliant live music every Fri & Sat & 241 cocktails every Thursday. All the family welcome. Private dining room for special occasions. Award winning, dedicated chefs & lovely local team make up a thriving family run business with buckets of atmosphere.
Leicester, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Terrible service and disgusting food!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2012

I went to this bar/restaurant for a family meal we pre ordered the meals a week in advance yet when we arrived we still waited nearly two hours for our starters! There was no apology, the staff were less than polite and to top it off the food which we waited so long for was under cooked! The burger was practically still mooing! The food was overpriced as was the bar! If you were lucky enough to get served within a 20 minute time window. I will never visit this place again and would strongly recommend against it. Much nicer places around Formby!

  • Visited March 2012
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5 Thank Lorraine B
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English first
chester
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Nice but...you will leave hungry...”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 16, 2012

Lovely place,great atmosphere...but sadly the portions of food would not feed a small child...prices have shot up as well £14.95 for a 'Main" No chips or bread etc...bare minimum.... Keep the customer happy and they WILL return....Sadly you will leave this place feeling very hungry....

  • Visited April 2012
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3 Thank jon o
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Southport
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Expensive for what you get”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 4, 2012

Overpriced, not much on the plate and a strange bunch of characters

Visited March 2012
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6 Thank Spud34
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Flintshire
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45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Customer service needs reviewing.”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 1, 2012

We went to this cafe bar on Saturday 31st March for a quick snack whilst shopping. Really wish we hadn't bothered. We waited ages for anyone to acknowledge us, a young man eventually came to ask did we want drinks, on asking to order food he told us he could only take the drink order and would send a girl over to take our food order. Seemed a bit bizarre but hey ho. The girl eventually came and we ordered soup of the day , which incidentally was delicious, price on menu £1.95. Waited quite a while but it was worth the wait as it was delicious. When we got the bill they had charged us £7.90. Now whilst not a mathematician, even I could not multiply £1.95 x 2 and get £7.90. We queried the bill with the waitress and she sent over the manager who informed us that the price on the menu was wrong and that the soup of the day was £3.95!!!!! but if it was a problem to us he would charge us £3.90....What exactly he meant by it being a problem to us I don't know, did he think we couldn't afford it??? His manner was very arrogant and patronising, I think trading standards would take a very dim view of the pricing strategy. All in all not a pleasant experience and considering there were 6 young staff in a place that wasn't exactly bursting at the seams the inordinate wait seemed uncalled for. I would be loathe to go there again.

  • Visited March 2012
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4 Thank lizziechip55
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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123 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Steve is back!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2012

Steve is back at the Gallery! Having been a weekly visitor for some years, I watched with sorrow, a
thriving restaurant and bar drift downwards after Steve(the Manager) left. I never experienced the
poor service and attitude mentioned in other reviews, but the shortness of the menu, and the lack of
diners were becoming a problem.
However, Steve is now back and the whole atmosphere has changed, including the menu. Now, I am
spoilt for choice. The food has always been good, but now it is excellent.I have also had the new
tapas in the bar which were gorgeous. The prices have gone up a little, but there are many offers on,
and it is good value. Already, the restaurant is busy which improves the atmosphere. The staff are
good and cheerful. Thank Heaven we are back to normal!

  • Visited March 2012
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1 Thank JLJ166
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