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“Faultless!”

Ego at The Hollybush, Stockton Brook
Ranked #36 of 634 Restaurants in Stoke-on-Trent
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $13 - $28
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Enjoy freshly cooked Mediterranean food, wine, cocktails and cask ales in a beautifully restored early 1900 character pub nestled between Leek and Stoke. The Hollybush is a must visit for its Mediterranean food, family friendly dining, kid’s playground and a stunning fully enclosed glass terrace, perfect for all year al fresco dining. This Mediterranean inspired pub and restaurant is ideal for large groups, special occasions, family celebrations and intimate dining.
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to visit this restaurant while enjoying our narrow boat holiday. We went on Sunday evening and had the most lovely meal with superb service.... only slight niggle was my husbands sirloin steak was really small - for his appetite anyway! We popped in again tonight ( Tuesday) and had another really lovely meal with superb service. The vegetarian options are original, interesting and just so tasty. I’m hoping “EGO” restaurants will come a bit further South because I would certainly be a regular customer. Thanks very much for two lovely evenings..... we have been on holiday for nearly 3 weeks and have decided these were our favourite meals of the trip.

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank suebutler627
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MariaSmithson, Guest Relations Manager at Ego at The Hollybush, Stockton Brook, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Sue,

Many thanks for leaving us such a lovely review - we are so pleased that you enjoyed your visit and we hope you had a fabulous holiday!

We do hope you will come and visit us when you are next in the area - we would love to see you..

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited Sunday for Lunch. Not what I expected I had a voucher for a free bottle of Bubbles but was unable to use it as we decieded to have a sSunday Lunch Starter arrived & the Pate was very nice, The mushroons on the other hand left a lot to be desired they arrived on soggy bread with lumps of garlic not very nice at all. Our roast arrived minus potatoes as chef forgot to put them on when cutting into my slow roast pork it was pure fat that had not been rendered down the fat on the meat was at least 1& half inches thick with a small layer of meat. The veg was a bowl of mush, peas brocille cabbage cooked altogether until they were tasteless & served in a bowl at the side of the plate. Chef needs to learn how to make gravy there was no taste to it & it was almost transparent. I fetched the waitress over (who I might add was very nice) showed her my meal & advised there were no potatoes on the other 2dishes, she apoligiesed took my plate away & returned with a fresh plated up meal of Pork which wasnt much better & roast potatoes for the other 2 roast. Not a nice experiance but the waitress was excellent & did refund the money for one of our meals although I didnt ask for a refund it was a nice jesture.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Thank Driud55
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MariaSmithson, Guest Relations Manager at Ego at The Hollybush, Stockton Brook, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi there,

Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your visit and we are so sorry to hear that you were disappointed with your food. We do hope that the discount on your bill helped a little, but we will be sure to pass on all of your feedback to our Management team for them to look into what went wrong - please accept our apologies.

We hope to have the oppertunity to welcome you back again in the near future...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My partner and I have dined several times before and were very happy with everything so we visited again on a Saturday lunchtime to celebrate a family wedding anniversary. Our meals were brought out at different times, we were served by three or four different staff (when one who knew our orders would have been better) and a jug of water and extra portion of veg were ordered but never showed up. Desserts were ordered and three of our party had finished theirs before the other three desserts turned up! All in all this was a very disappointing visit after we'd told our family how good Ego was.

Date of visit: September 2019
1  Thank Bentaygabloke
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MariaSmithson, Guest Relations Manager at Ego at The Hollybush, Stockton Brook, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello there,

Please could you forward your contact details to info@egorestaurants.co.uk with the date and time of your visit and the reference STB2209 and one of our team will be in touch to discuss your review with you,

Many thanks...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited Ego as they sent a voucher for my Wife's birthday. Never been here before so decided to give it a try. Starters were acceptable. Main courses however, were not great. Roast potatoes were undercoooked and tasteless, not crispy. Mixed vegetables were mushy and tasteless. Everything was underseasoned. Yorkshire puddings were dreadful, dense and very heavy. On ordering asked for a yorkshire pudding for the 11th month old child was told they would be charging £1. A bit disappointing when you are spending over £100 on meals and drinks. Can't comment on the a la carte food but the Set Sunday Lunch menu food is truly abysmal. Only plus was the Waiter who was very efficient and polite. Very unlikely to visit again for Sunday lunch.

Date of visit: September 2019
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1  Thank fergie507
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MariaSmithson, Guest Relations Manager at Ego at The Hollybush, Stockton Brook, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Good evening,

Please could you forward your contact details to info@egorestaurants.co.uk with the date and time of your visit and the reference STB2209507 and one of our team will be in touch to discuss your review with you,

Many thanks...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked EGO for my fathers birthday.Its the first time we have visited.The restaurant ihas good parking,and is very nicely set out. The staff were courteous and prompt.The food was very good, The sea bass was well cooked and the chips too.Would highly recommend this venue for a special occasion.

Date of visit: July 2019
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Thank Andy W
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MariaSmithson, Guest Relations Manager at Ego at The Hollybush, Stockton Brook, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Andy,

Amazing feedback - thank you so much for the 5 stars!

We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed everything about your visit and Happy Birthday again to your Father!

We hope to see you and your family again many more times in the future - thank you again...

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