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“Not good”
Review of The Griffin

The Griffin
Ranked #1 of 22 Restaurants in Caversham
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed June 2, 2013

Used to eat here regularly a couple of years ago...great food. Took friends for Sunday lunch, terrible. Ordered large roast and cauliflower cheese, my kids could have done better when they were younger! Potatoes were both burnt or soft, almost from frozen. My husband had belly pork with crackling, the crackling was soft and chewy. The meats didn't have any real taste....really poor value for money from a restaurant that used to excel!
Poor show!!!

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Thank Familycrick
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Spirit P, Guest Relations Manager at The Griffin, responded to this reviewResponded June 7, 2013

Dear Familycrick, thank you for your recent review on Trip Advisor. Your feedback was a concern to hear and we would like to look into these comments further with the Management Team of the pub. I have sent you a direct message to discuss this further and look forward to hearing from you soon. Kind Regards, Chef & Brewer

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Reviewed May 19, 2013

My wife and I popped to The Griffin yesterday for a spot of lunch. It wasn't too busy when we arrived so selecting a nice table was easy. We looked at the menu and there are so many choices!! We opted for their lunch special which is a main course ranging from £4.95 - £6.95 and you can add on a starter and/or dessert for £2 each. So my wife had the mushroom for statrter, Scampi for main and Apple pie and Ice cream for desert and I had the Bubble & Squeak, Steak and Ale pie and Apple Pie and Custard for desert. All courses we excellent and we were not rushed. The total bill for the food was just under £19!!! Value for money.

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Reviewed May 10, 2013

Have been in the past for birthday meals and are good. One has to wait at the bar as I think they do not have enough staff as it gets packet out This visit was for lunch and we were not disappointed steak and ale pie, roasts and duck were all vey tasty and the baked canibret was to die for . All the staff are really friendly and nothing is too much trouble

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Thank Lynn S
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Reviewed May 8, 2013

fast service good value easy parking right next to the river nice outside seating very good staff made to feel very welcome and had a lovely time

Thank wjpj
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Reviewed May 7, 2013

Been before, did not have a good meal,yet my wife, liked hers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This time i ordered, the 3 roast deal, and my wife ordered duck.
To my surprise the meals were very good, the waitress, was 1st class.
I have to say, the Griffin gets packed out, almost every night, so they must be doing something right, and the punters seem to be regulars, so the atmosphere is always friendly

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Thank carmine69
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