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“Fantastic meal in a relaxed atmosphere” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Mawgan's - CLOSED

Mawgan's
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Southampton, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Fantastic meal in a relaxed atmosphere”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2013

Myself and my wife came across this restaurant quite by chance as we wandered around Looe - one look at the menu was enough to convince us to give it a go. By chance we were visiting Looe at the same time as the Looe Music festival so were lucky enough to be able to phone up and book a table at very short notice as most people had no interest in eating food (no matter how good it is) when they have the chance of watching The Darkness & Chas and Dave to name but two. On arriving at the restaurant we found that we were sharing it with only one other couple and can only agree with other reviewers that it had a cosy feel with a very warm welcome from the owners. Menu was fantastic, and we were given as much time as we needed to choose our food. Both our meals were well presented and perfectly cooked, neither the tenderloin pork nor the steak could be faulted and the owners were even kind enough to put the rest of my wife's pork in a 'take out' bag when she told them that she was 'absolutely stuffed'. We were made to feel welcome for the whole night even though we had the restaurant to ourselves for much of it, and ended the evening with a nice long chat with the owner and her husband (who cooks most of the food). We would not hesitate to recommend this lovely restaurant to anybody that is visiting this area. PS We have only marked the restaurant as an 'Average' for atmosphere because it was virtually empty due to the music festival - I'd imagine that the atmosphere is very good on a 'normal' night.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank StuWeightman
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Kim T, Owner at Mawgan's, responded to this review, October 5, 2013
Thank you for your comments and it is good to know you enjoyed your evening with us. As you say we do not hurry our guests and encourage people to enjoy the whole evening as well as the food. Our portions are quite generous so we are always happy to provide a 'doggy bag'. Look forward to welcoming you again to Mawgans.
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Gerrards Cross, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“PERFECT EVENING”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2013

We have visited Mawgans on five occasions this year during our two holidays in Looe, three times in June and twice in September. A friendly welcome on each visit set the mood for the evening. We always want to try something new from the menu, but often end up with favourites (the prawn and scallop starters are highly recommended). Portion sizes are spot on, the vegetables cooked to perfection and the presentation is first class. You never feel rushed and can enjoy the ambiance at your leisure. We were offered the chance of asking for a specific fish to be bought by the chef for our last visit, and we chose brill, which was a real treat. A perfect evening every time.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Gunnerjanet
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Kim T, Owner at Mawgan's, responded to this review, October 5, 2013
Thank you for your very kind comments and it is a pleasure to be able to welcome you back. We always try and accomodate any special requests and were pleased to be able to do so on this visit. Looking forward to welcoming you back again. Thankyou
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London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Relaxing evening”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2013

Last night we attended Mawgans after recommendation from a family member and I have to say it did not disappoint. We had a warm welcome and were able to choose which table we wanted as at this point we were the only ones in the restaurant. The restaurant has a cosy feel as you do feel like you are in someone's front room - just minus the tv! We were given the menus and plenty of time to decide what we wanted to eat, this was the great thing about this restaurant that unlike so many you did not feel at all rushed and the food was all cooked fresh, therefore a wait for your food was inevitable. It's nice to have time for your courses to digest before you start another. We could not have faulted our food either it was both nicely presented and tasted lovely. I had the duck and my fiancé had the pork, both meats were cooked superbly and I would not have to think twice before attending this restaurant again. All in all we had a lovely relaxed evening!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank Kelly H
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Kim T, Owner at Mawgan's, responded to this review, October 5, 2013
It is always rewarding for us to read such lovely comments as yours. Thank you for taking the time to post them. We do encourage our guests to relax and enjoy the evening without feeling rushed. Looking forward to seeing you both again when you are in Looe.
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Looe, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Never disappointed”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2013

Just arrived home from another great meal and evening at Mawgan's. This time it was with mother-in-law but it doesn't matter who you are with it's never a disappontment.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank Alison F
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Kim T, Owner at Mawgan's, responded to this review, October 5, 2013
Many thanks for your kind comments and we look forward to seeing you again soon.
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Hertfordshire
Level Contributor
290 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 260 helpful votes
“Very good”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2013

We both had a lovely meal at Mawgans. The food was very good and freshly prepared and well presented but I did think that the portions were a little too large which was a shame. The service was excellent.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank TheBurgers
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Kim T, Owner at Mawgan's, responded to this review, October 5, 2013
Thank you for your kind comments regarding your recent visit. We make no secret of the fact that our portions can be quite generous but we would hate for you to leave at the end of the evening not feeling that you had been well fed! Thank you again.
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