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“It is what it is - informal, bistro style dining in a great setting”

Milsoms Kesgrave Hall
Ranked #1 of 3 Restaurants in Kesgrave
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $28 - $36
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Our bistro restaurant has everything you would expect, inventive food alongside classics such as the delightful fish and chips, a buzzing but relaxed atmosphere and wonderful service from a friendly and professional team. Although you cannot book at Kesgrave it is open all day! so you can arrive when you choose.
Reviewed November 24, 2012

The building and location screams fine dining but in reality Milsoms is a bistro. The prices are high for bistro food but not for a setting of this quality. I dislike not being able to book a table and having to jot down my order on a note pad and take it to the bar, in the style of a pub. When I say one is not able to book a table it does depend on who 'one' is. Seven of us were eating and we arrived at 6pm in order to ensure we got a table. The restaurant was pretty empty but we were squeezed onto a table for five or six even though a larger table for 7 was nearby. Half an hour after we arrived staffed place a jug of water on the larger table and then the manager of a football club and his guests arrived. Clearly it is possible to reserve a table if you have the right name! The food was generally good although neither the fish nor chips were good enough. However I did love the salted caramel ice cream. I think it says something about a restaurant when the ice cream was the most memorable dish.

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Thank BluePeterGeorge
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Reviewed November 19, 2012

We went for a family meal my Sister was staying there so we joined them for a meal - very over priced for the portion size and extras apply to certain things like veg and Potatoes.
Opted for fish but came with head and tail on - on a bed of buttery oil to much oil.and chips were extra.
Was ok but have had better - very over priced

Thank carol c
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Reviewed November 15, 2012

We went there on a Saturday night and we wernt allowed to make reservations so we had to wait for 2 hours and went eating until 9.30. The portions were very small and needed to have a snack when we got home and was very pricey indeed. But the quality of the food was excellent, nice rustic environment and friendly waiters.

Thank Kirsty C
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Reviewed November 14, 2012

Its that time of year again and we are deciding where to book for our family christmas meal.
I must say though that we havn't been back to milsoms since last christmas even though we only live approx 5 miles away, I thought maybe someone else is thinking of going there,(don't bother) the staff are soooooo snotty, everything is too much trouble,.eight of us ate there a couple of days after christmas, we had to write our order down then chase a waitress to give her the order waiting a very long time before any food arrived (not all at once)had to then wait ages to order another drink, the whole evening was waiting for the food order to be taken, waiting for the food to arrive, by then we had approx 20 glass's on the table and there they stayed throughout the meal, after eating we ordered coffee still not one glass or plate was removed, we eventually left vowing never to return again.the evening was so stressful as I cannot remember what the food was like, only the attitude and awful service from the staff, lovely place.(what a shame).p.s we eat out at least once a month but not at milsoms kesgrave..

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2  Thank kathleen j
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Reviewed November 12, 2012

What a fantastic building with big lovely lounges, wonderful furnishings / comfortable and relaxed ...... Wonderful food / large family function / lovely private dining room / great service / faultless

Thank Seasalters
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