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“Very pleasant, and comfortable”
Review of The Old Polegate Station - CLOSED

The Old Polegate Station
Price range: $9 - $17
Cuisines: British
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations
Thaxted, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Very pleasant, and comfortable”
Reviewed May 7, 2013

We went to this restaurant for a family birthday meal. There were 6 of us. The surroundings were very spacious, the staff were exceptionally friendly, and courteous. Although we booked for 7.30-8, we arrived early, this was not a problem, we were shown immediately to our table, where there was plenty of room, which made us feel very comfortable. We weren't rushed to select drinks, or food, but there was always someone ready when we needed them. The food was well presented, hot and served promptly. My parents are vegetarian, and there was plenty of choice for them. The food was reasonably priced. Would thoroughly recommend this as a choice for a family dining experience.

  • Visited May 2013
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English first
Eastbourne
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Gentlemen who lunch”
Reviewed May 7, 2013

Genteel, old-fashioned & delightful location for lunch. The old station premises make an ideal & interesting venue for a restaurant- pleasant & courteous staff add to the overall ambience.
No frowns were detected when 'starters only' was requested. Definitely will return soon

  • Visited April 2013
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Brighton England
Level 6 Contributor
515 reviews
290 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
“Friendly welcome and great food”
Reviewed April 21, 2013

We found this place by chance and were delighted with the service and the quality of the food. The staff were particularly welcoming and attentive to my elderly mother who wanted only small portions. Prices very reasonable and the choice of wine by the glass was excellent, good quality local beers on tap and a wide range of juices. Particularly enjoyed the starters - prawn cocktail and carrot and coriander soup.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank kateharmond
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Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Best place to eat in Polegate.”
Reviewed April 7, 2013 via mobile

Went there for the first time the other day for a joint 80th birthday meal for my other halves grandparents. There was 11 of us in total and they had already prepared a table for us, the service of the staff was outstanding, everyone's food came out at the same time so no one was waiting. I had the sirlion steak and i asked for it to be medium which to my delight it was, but the best thing was the pudding, it was a raspberry and white chocolate cheesecake, i don't think i will ever have a better cheesecake again! Anyone visiting or lives in polegate must try this restaurant, it does the little town a big justice!

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank mre118
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Hailsham
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Regular diner”
Reviewed April 7, 2013

Never before have we been disappointed at TOPS. I guess there is always a first time and it occurred last week. Our daughter treated us to a meal. My daughter and I had sirloin steaks and mine had a predominate taste of stale cooking fat. Very disappointed with it. The carrot and coriander soup was excellent as was the cherry crumble. The usual chef was away, was that the course of the steak tasting as described above. Makes you hesitate to return again. Wish we had gone elseway, but there you are, you make a decision and have to geet on with

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank Noggins910
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