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“Very Positive Experience”

Coach House Restaurant
Ranked #27 of 102 Restaurants in Sidcup
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed March 31, 2014

There is a worrying trend in reviews for this and many other restaurants, of issues relating to price. If it is a matter of value for money, I accept that is in the eyes of the reviewer and we all have different perceptions of value.

To be clear, this restaurant has a website where it's menus complete with prices, are clearly displayed. Secondly, when looking at the menu in the restaurant, again prices are clearly displayed, thirdly it is stated that service is included. I think that any reviews relating to price say more about the reviewer than the restaurant. Is this restaurant cheap - no. Does it sell itself on being a bargain place to eat - no. Does anyone dining, have more than enough opportunity to gauge for themselves how much to spend and roughly how much their meal may cost - yes.

Four of us visited for dinner on Friday evening on what looked to be a busy service. We were shown to our table promptly, drink orders taken swiftly and we were given more than enough time to place our orders.

Starters ordered were antipasti (plenty of sliced meats, could perhaps do with a little more greenery or sun-blushed tomatoes to complete), Crab and Avocado Salad which looked fresh and ate well, Pasta Carbonara starter (plenty of ham, rich creamy sauce) and Pasta A La Vongole (plenty of clam meat, well seasoned and very nice).

For mains we had a steak items, monkfish and stroganoff. All four mains were cooked as ordered, again were seasoned very well and were delicious. We chose from the dessert trolley and were not disappointed with the black forest gateau.

Again, throughout the service was just right, not too intrusive and available when needed, the food was great, they called us a cab at the end of the evening and gave us all a nightcap while it arrived.

Depending on your finances, this is more a special occasion restaurant. But, we would all go back without question and I would strongly recommend it.

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4  Thank PhilHunt
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Reviewed March 22, 2014 via mobile

We ordered crepes. The waitress informed us we would have to wait a little as it was busy. After an hour of being ignored and feeling faint (we were not even offered more drinks) I complained. A waiter said, "The chef is too busy."
This is a dish that is prepared at the table by waiter(s.) We saw at least 5 waiters and a waitress.
I asked for the bill and complained again. No apology so we left without paying the service charge.
If there is a problem serving this item it should be stated clearly on the menu. We left feeling extremely disappointed as we visited this expensive restaurant for a special occasion.

2  Thank John C
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Reviewed February 8, 2014

Loved the atmosphere at this quaint Italian restaurant. Lovely menu choices with super advice from knowledgable staff. Bit short on room but we both like to spread out. Food fantastic and beautifully presented.

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5  Thank Jacqui H
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Reviewed January 28, 2014

After many years dining here I finally get round to writing a review.
Regular lunch and dinner diner I have had some excellent meals here, the front of house are always friendly and attentive.

3  Thank GerGloss
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Reviewed January 3, 2014

Family came here to eat just before Christmas. Won't waste time with the details other than to say the food and service were truly awful, and no response received when we formally complained in writing.

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6  Thank R0meV
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