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“Sardines in a tin!!”
Review of Damon's

Damon's
Ranked #382 of 1,455 Restaurants in Sheffield
Price range: $0 - $39
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Damon's is a great family restaurant serving English and American cuisine from Fish and Chips to Lobster. Enjoy our famous signature dishes, our Onion Loaf starter and our succulent Damons ribs, we have a wide range of Cocktails and Mocktails all to be enjoyed with a classic American Vibe. We have a wide range of year round promotions including Kids eat free - Monday to Saturday 12-6p.m., O.A.P. discount- 12-6p.m. Monday to Friday, Cocktail Time-Half price cocktails and house wines plus 25% off soft drinks Monday to Friday, An Early Dinner combo special 12-6 Monday to Saturday and of course the Birthday promotion-Receive a free main course, dessert and a birthday card entitling you to 30% off your next visit on yours and a guests main meals. Don't forget to make sure your waiter/waitress sings to you on your birthday, our wait staff will happily embarrass your loved ones on their special day. Please ensure you bring Identification to show it is your birthday and your birthday does need to be on the day of your birthday. Please book to avoid disappointment. From all at Damons Sheffield, we sincerely hope you enjoy your visit.
Doncaster, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Sardines in a tin!!”
Reviewed February 13, 2014 via mobile

Booked for 16 people for a 16th party. After waiting for our table for 20 mins,we're shown to a back table, which we had to crawl under table to get to the other side! The people at the next table were squeezed next to us,and if any one had to leave table,everyone had to stand and let people pass,as there were no space wot so ever. The heat in the restaurant was unbearable,and the waiteress's we're run ragged as the place was so busy and hectic, the prices for soft drinks is a rip off,and trying just to get to the bar was like being in a nightclub Saturday nights!! The side dishes come before the starters,so are just waiting on the table until the main course comes? The management don't seem bothered,and just want to cram the place and put customers second. The whole experience was stressful l and hectic, and for the price you pay, you expect a whole lot more. Damon's get your act together because there are a lot more restaurants very near, where they appreciate the customers!!

Visited February 2014
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English first
Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
78 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Not what it used to be”
Reviewed February 11, 2014 via mobile

I have visited for years and slowly become more put off.
Although it is always clean and the staff are very attentive, the food just lacks the umpf that you'd expect.

Pricey pub food, some are not too bad, but it is all on,y what I can describe as frozen food.

The cocktails perk things up.

Weekend: book a table before hand, it gets incredibly busy and you may be sat in the waiting area for a while.

Week days/nights, we have turned up before and got a Table pretty quick.

Visited September 2013
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1 Thank bernie_yorkshire
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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Believe the negatives ....”
Reviewed February 1, 2014

What an experience... Booked for sons birthday .
read the reviews some very poor for long waiting times and thought this is probably a one off.

How wrong we were, waited over an hour and still no sign of a seat, those seated were still awaiting their food 40 mins after they had ordered .
Final gave up and walked out along with three other couples, while countless other were at the desk complaining about the wait they were having.
Appalling service, £2.20 for a glass of coke for the please sure of waiting
Never , never ever again.
The staff try there best but need better managerial direction in planning and service.

  • Visited February 2014
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1 Thank Rhys W
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Bakewell, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“No respect for customers”
Reviewed February 1, 2014

Booked a table for 8 pm for a birthday celebration (only 3 of us). When we arrived we were told that we wouldn't be seated until 8.20 pm (20 minute wait). The place was like a nightclub - absolutely packed. We bought drinks from the bar (£2.20 for half a pint of coke, £4.40 for a small glass of white wine). We still hadn't been called to our table by 8.20 pm so we joined the queue to ask when we'd be seated. The queue of people asking the same question was getting longer and the poor staff at the welcome desk looked frazzled and embarrassed. When we got to the front of the queue we were told it was likely to be another 30 minutes (50 minutes after our table had been booked for). If we had been seated by 8.50, which we doubt, we would still have been likely to have waited until almost 9.30 pm before we ate anything.

Whilst standing in the packed bar area, we observed a table that had been seated as we'd arrived. They still hadn't been given their food after 30 minutes.

We gave up in the end and had to tell a very disappointed birthday boy that we wouldn't be waiting any more.......we ended up leaving at 8.45 pm and going across the road for a fabulous Indian meal instead.

I don't think we need to say anymore......

  • Visited January 2014
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Leeds, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Disappointing, going downhill rapidly!”
Reviewed February 1, 2014

Having been regulars at Damon's when we lived in Sheffield we had high expectations. These were rapidly dashed on entering, when the greeting from staff was 'who's the birthday girl, can I see your ID? Happy Birthday' all spoken in monotone. We had a party of seven squished into a space that would be comfortable for four or five. When I asked for a glass of Chenin Blanc, the waitress looked as shocked as if I'd ordered moondust and had to look at the menu to make certain it existed. We had to ask for someone to take the food order after being seated half an hour. The sides came before the meal. My coleslaw had a nice thumbprint in it. They brought out two bread rolls for all. The mains came stacked and consequently, many plates had residue from other dishes underneath. Talking of plates, they were plastic! Well melamine picnic plates! Food was average and too highly priced. Terrible service. You really need to up your game Damon's.

  • Visited January 2014
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