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Reviewed June 4, 2014

Prior to buying a Living Social voucher for a meal at this place I didn’t even know it was there, despite having been to Waterloo many times.
The food and service here were very good, but there were a couple of minor niggles.
The Royal is a substantial old fashioned hotel with a bar and restaurant. We were seated in the “posh” side rather than the “bar side” (where they also do food). There is a dress code, which we were unaware of ;I think my boyfriend’s tartan trousers were deemed to maybe frighten the other clientele so we were sat in a corner which was a bit disappointing considering the restaurant was pretty much empty (bar side was much busier).
When I booked I had asked for a 7pm table but was told they only had 6pm or 6.15pm available. When we finished our meal there were still only two or three other tables seated…hmmn, who knows maybe they had a rush once we left…
Despite this we both enjoyed our meals. Service from the young staff was attentive and my fish was delicious. It was served with a side of veg (onions/ courgettes/ parsnips) which while tasty were a bit random and didn’t really compliment the meal, seemed more like something you would have with a roast dinner, but otherwise the food was very good.
So overall good and yes we would return, but next time would probably try the bar side (and leave the tartan trousers at home!)

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled as a couple
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GordonDirector, Owner at Royal Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded June 6, 2014

Hi
Thank you for your review and minor niggles.
We do have a dress code for the hotel, however, it is limited to simply excluding the notorious tracksuit and baseball hats. We certainly do not seat people according to their dress and if any guests are unhappy at where they are sat, please do ask as we can move you to another table if required. Tartan troozers are no problem as we often have Kilts at weddings and nobbly knees are far worse, plus personally, I am a Keer Clan descendent so enjoy the tartan. I take on board your comments regarding the vegetables and will look at it in the next menu revamp
4 out of 5 isn't bad and hopefully on your next visit we can make it 5 out of 5
Kind regards
Gordon
Director

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Reviewed May 19, 2014

Myself and husband recently purchased a living social deal for the hotel it was 2 courses for 2 people £20 served in the hotel restaurant which was a fabulous deal we enjoyed it so much so I told friends and family who also got the same deal.
We have a real soft spot for the Royal as we had it as our Wedding venue back in 1998 and we have been regulars ever since, we visit the Royal Bar area at least once a fortnight either for just a few drinks or for a bar meal with drinks and never have we been disappointed, as for the staff they couldnt be any nicer so friendly and helpful including the management team nothing is too much trouble for them and you do get a nice friendly welcome which is why we have been returning for over 16 years and look forward to many more happy nights/days in the Royal,
If your looking for a real nice place with a friendly atmosphere good food and drinks at good value with fab staff serving you then this really is the place to go.
Well done to all the team.

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled as a couple
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GordonDirector, Owner at Royal Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded June 5, 2014

Hi
Thank you for your review. It is a testament indeed that you have been coming to us for 16 years and we shall continue to provide you with great food and service
Kind regards
Gordon

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Reviewed May 15, 2014

Excellent well filled sandwiches on good fresh bread, nicely garnished with salad and chips.

Old fashioned, formal service from young well trained waiter.

A lovely change from usual fast food outlets.

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled with friends
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GordonDirector, Owner at Royal Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded June 5, 2014

Hi
Thank you for your review. We pride ourselves on the fact that we have not followed in the footsteps of the chains who often use ready meals and pretend it is freshly cooked. Even our ham is roasted on site unlike a certain sandwich chain which uses reformed. Our bread is from a local bakery also. We hope you will return in the near future
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Gordon

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Reviewed May 14, 2014

Visited the Royal Hotel tonight and really enjoyed the food, ambience and general feel of the place staff are smartly turned out and really care about what they do. If you want a nice place to eat in pleasant surroundings then give this place a try.

Room Tip: Only called for food
  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled as a couple
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GordonDirector, Owner at Royal Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded May 15, 2014

Hello again Brian,
I am pleased that you enjoyed our other premises at The Royal Hotel which is the sister to Barbacoa.
Kind regards
Gordon
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Reviewed May 12, 2014

I stayed in the Royal hotel for one night as the hotels in the city centre were booked out. In doing so I uncovered a hidden gem, The hotels whilst being somewhat old-style in its design and features was very clean and well-appointed. The rooms have undergone some refurbishment and the common areas were beautiful in their decor. The staff were extremely friendly and the service very good in reception and at breakfast. No faults either on the quality of the food. Best of all the prices were much better than in town.

Room Tip: There is a beautiful view to the front of the hotel.
  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled with friends
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GordonDirector, Owner at Royal Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded May 15, 2014

Hi
Thank you for your review. It is a view that is shared with many of our guests in so far that being slightly out of the city centre gives our guests a break from the hustle and bustle and concrete boxes of the large chains. We offer an individual service and product in a traditional hotel environment. I am pleased that you enjoyed your stay and we hope to be of service in the near future
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Gordon Tartt
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