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“Eclectic Dining”
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Willow Pool Tea Room
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Warrington, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Eclectic Dining”
Reviewed April 14, 2013

Parking is easy and then you enter through a small entrance door into the garden centre but with hardly a plant in sight! Architectural antiques and relics, were evident but you couldn't help thinking it lacked something! There are booths where antiques, clothing and other artefacts are sold, leading to the tea rooms. Being a cold day it was welcome, as there are open booths with heaters to keep you warm, served to by friendly staff. The tea rooms are worth a visit if only because of the eclectic atmosphere with christmas decorations festooning the ceiling. The food was ok and warm enough on a cold day. A repeat visit would only be likely if more investment was made in all areas, including the tea rooms, making it more inviting with a great deal more general stock on sale.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank QDaveGee
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English first
Chester, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
80 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed April 12, 2013 via mobile

While the reclamation yard and nursery have gone very much to seed it was a nice surprise to see the tearooms hadn't lost their quirkiness
Food was super, service matched it and atmosphere..... You need to see that for yourself!

Desserts are still overwhelming. We had the willowpool rarebit and mozzarella and pesto baguette. Delightful!

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank Foodfanatic65
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Level 6 Contributor
60 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
“So disappointed!”
Reviewed February 10, 2013

Visited today for breakfast and we were saddened to see how things had gone downhill. The food was nowhere near the quality that we have enjoyed in the past, although on our last visit the tearooms were under very new management we thought that by now things would have settled. The staff were polite to us but the conversation between the two of them was not what you would want to overhear (we weren't eavesdropping, they weren't quiet) the word [--] was said more than once! The atmosphere that used to be so quirky was non existent, the only sign of the 'old' willowpool was the Christmas decorations still in place as always, where they normally stay until Easter.

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