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“Early Bird”
Review of Magnolia Belgian

Magnolia Belgian
Ranked #60 of 155 Restaurants in Keswick
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: British
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed April 13, 2013

Went here for an early meal before going to the Theatre, they advertise Pizza & Pasta Early Bird Menu. Nice place but small and tables very close together, however at the time we went (5.30) this was not a problem. Service lukewarm at best, staff were discussing very loudly about a staff member who had not turned up, they seemed to be more concerned about this than us as customers. Food was pretty poor, I ordered the Lasagne and the top of it had been cremated, surely either the chef or the waiter could have noticed? Must be better pre-theatre options in Keswick, I would avoid again and suggest you do too

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2  Thank essate
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Reviewed April 9, 2013

Went for a meal here early evening on Thursday 4th April 2013. The staff obliged in arranging tables together so our family of six could sit together. However I wish they hadn't bothered, we went to the bar to buy drinks and two of the staff behind the bar ignored us and continued to look busy doing nothing! Another couple walked out as they could see they were being ignored also.
We ordered tomato soup which tasted like a tin of chopped tomatoes with herbs in it, the spare ribs were tasteless and the blackpudding in batter with peppercorn sauce (there wasn't a peppercorn in sight) was sickley. My son had bangers and mash, the potatoes were lumpy! My sister had langoustines which smelt and tasted like they had been boiled in plain water, they had no flavour. She felt sick all the way home. Another two of our party had burgers that tasted fine but the bun was hard and difficult to chew. Overall a very disappointing meal however it did give us something to talk about on the way home, we couldn't believe how bad it was.

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1  Thank Jan35
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Reviewed April 8, 2013 via mobile

We recently stayed in Keswick and spend a great afternoon on the day we arrived in this cafe bar sampling the Belgian beers in a great location with chilled out tunes. The perfect start to the break. We ate there later in the break and the food was really good. It was also dog friendly which was a bonus.

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Reviewed April 4, 2013

We went on a recommendation and weren't disappointed. Lovely food and wine. The staff were very pleasant. In hindsight I wish I'd bought a bottle of wine as the large glasses were £5.50 each and it probably would have been cheaper. The bar sells over 40 different types of bottled Danish beer which my husband was tempted to try but at the same price as a pint he couldn't be tempted to fork out £3 - £4 on a bottle! That said it was our personal preference and wouldn't put us off going back as the positives definitely outweighed the very few negatives.

Thank JKn0x
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Reviewed April 3, 2013

Food and service was excellent. The menu was exciting and very varied. something for everyone. Our waitress was so attentive and also could see when we needed space. Will certainly return on our next visit to Keswick

Thank moira4
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