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“What a gem!!”
Review of JK's at St. Michaels Restaurant - CLOSED

JK's at St. Michaels Restaurant
Price range: $16 - $39
Cuisines: European, British
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Oxfordshire
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“What a gem!!”
Reviewed August 30, 2012

We stumbled across this lovely restaurant quite by chance as we were seeking refuge from a torrential downpour-what a find!! The staff were very welcoming and nothing was too much trouble. We had the fish and chips(excellent chips and the other table were also oohing and ahhing over them as well!) and the chicken pie. Oh my! The chicken was the the most tender chicken I have ever eaten -sublime!! The veg were all fresh and everything was prepared fresh on the spot. The restaurant has a lovely feel, friendly staff, a good menu and a great chef. This little gem is well worth a visit -you will not be disappointed. Well worth a visit!!

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank atw1
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English first
Epsom, United Kingdom
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230 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
“Outstanding tapas”
Reviewed August 26, 2012

A group of us had a selection of tapas on Suday lunchtime. Most other dinners in this small restaurant had the buffet roast. The tapas were excellent. Hot, good flavours, reasonable quantities. Very friendly and helpfull staff. A little gem of a place. Booking any restaurant in Painswick advisable as town busy with tourists and wedding groups

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Thank Steve t
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Cambridge
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34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“What a disappointment....”
Reviewed August 21, 2012

On our last night in Painswick, we thought we would try JK's, especially as the vegetarian menu posted outside the resataurant looked pretty enticing.

Big mistake. The service was indifferent. The food was, frankly, pretty terrible. I ordered the baked figs with blue cheese - the figs were unripe and consequently, tasteless.

The mushroom and spinach crepe was unavailable so I opted for the aubergine and coconut korma. The aubergine was not properly cooked. The rice was not properly cooked. The poppadum was flobbily. The korma sauce was tasteless.

My husband chose much more wisely. His pate was fine and his lamb shank was, evidently, very agreeable.

Maybe this is a place for very conservative eaters with no idea of service? Such a shame as it could have been lovely....

Visited August 2012
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“A very special experience.”
Reviewed August 14, 2012

We came across this quaint little restaurant by chance when passing through the village. We were made to feel very welcome and the food was absolutely outstanding. Our every need was catered for and we will certainly be returning. Would highly recommend this lovely restaurant.

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Thank Patienceandcolin
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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105 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Fantastic veggie and non-veggie menu”
Reviewed August 9, 2012

EXCELLENT variety, presentation and flavours. Beautiful, calm little restaurant with friendly and efficient staff. Very good wine list.

Visited August 2012
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