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“Good value quality food” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Griffin at Plumtree - CLOSED

The Griffin at Plumtree
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub, Seafood, Spanish
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Nottingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Good value quality food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2013

Just had an early evening meal at The Griffin and will definitely return. The service was friendly and the food was very good quality at an affordable price. Thank you

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank Stuart B
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English first
Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
112 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“A change for the better”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2013

The Griffin has undergone a number of changes over the last few years but the most recent one is definitely for the better. The strange tapas menu has recently been replaced with a more traditional, well priced, pub/restaurant menu.
We haven't visited The Griffin in the evening for a while but decided we would try the Thursday steak offer - two rump steaks and a bottle of house wine for £19.95. We were pleasantly surprised; the steak was excellent (and cooked just as we ordered it) as were the chips (crunchy "french fries" not hand cut monstrosities). The only niggle we had was that the field mushroom was over salted.
The service was very good, possibly because they weren't busy. When word gets out that The Griffin is back on form they will definitely need more staff.
They need to get their website and Facebook page updated to reflect their new menu and the £19.95 Thursday steak offer.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank Fiona C
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1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Absolutely shocking service and food”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2013 via mobile

We visited on a quiet lunch time, on arrival we were ignored by the staff, left standing there not knowing what to do.

When we finally got a table after it took them 20 mins to serve 4 soft drinks, it then took over an hour to serve 4 very small starters, I had pate and got half a slice of toast and had to ask for more bread as there was no way near enough. After waiting again for what seemed like a lifetime for someone to clear the plates we walked out. I would not recommend this place to anyone.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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2 Thank TanithLee
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1 review
“Very impressed!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2013 via mobile

We stopped in for lunch today and we're very impressed with the staff and the food. The service was excellent and the meal was delicious. All of our meals were home made and very tasty and the price was very reasonable. Definitely recommended and we will be back.

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Thank Glenn E
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Lunch At The Griffin”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2013

My husband and I went to the Griffin Inn for lunch. The menu had changed from the tapas to a more traditional pub style menu.

We were pleasantly greeted by a young man behind the bar who gave us some lunch menus.
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I had the cajun chicken wings as a starter whilst my husband had the prawn cocktail, we followed that by both having the salmon and it was good to see kale on the plate as a seasonal veg and the food overall was very good. The choice of wines and beer on offer were also very good.

We looked at the menus to choose a dessert, however, after having considered the options we decided that we only really wanted cheese and biscuits but sadly that was not an option, after saying this to the same young man who served us he instantly said to our surprise "let me see what I can do" and with that he went away. After a short time he came back with a wonderful platter of cheese and crackers, grapes and chutney!!

We were truly amazed and delighted that in this age of poor customer service this young man (and not forgetting the chef ) went that extra mile to ensure we had what we wanted.

We dine out at various places in and around Nottingham and have experienced differing levels of customer service, mostly lacking, and we were genuinely impressed with the team who looked after us on that day, nothing was too much trouble.

We will certainly be dining there again soon.

Visited November 2013
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Thank Kathy770
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