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“Nice restaurant not meeting expectations”

Harringtons on the Hill
Ranked #7 of 63 Restaurants in Kenilworth
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $38
Cuisines: British
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Harringtons on the Hill is a charming and rustic restaurant set in Little Virgina of Kenilworth, Warwickhire almost opposite the castle. The service is informal, friendly and efficient complimenting the delicious locally sourced (wherever possible), fresh ingredients dishes that are lovingly prepared by the kitchen team. There is a private dining room available upstairs that seats up to 30 people which makes Harringtons suitable for any occasion. Great food served well for good value.
Garches, France
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44 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Nice restaurant not meeting expectations”
Reviewed June 24, 2013

We went there for an informal dinner with friends, after reading some good reviews. Perfect location, nice settings with a cosy atmosphere (can get hot and noisy quite quickly downstairs), very prompt and friendly service, but the food did not match our expectations of a fine dining experience : pretty basic starters (bruschetta and "pate" OK but so what, scallops with bacon good idea but too salty), good fish dishes (again quite simple) with tuna slightly overcooked and plaice portion too small, good deserts without much imagination, very nice white wine but avoid having an expresso as a coffee. Still a good option in Keniworth, probably better value for money at lunch, but nothing to compare with a real gastropub.

  • Visited June 2013
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Minchinhampton, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
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“Fantastic”
Reviewed June 24, 2013

Varied menu, very reasonable , good quality food and staff are very friendly and professional. I recommend booking though as it gets very busy especially at weekends

  • Visited June 2013
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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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“Good lunch, spoilt by noisy family”
Reviewed June 1, 2013 via mobile

Revisited Harringtons for Saturday lunch. Food was good, we both had fish and chips. Service friendly and prompt, with a complimentary glass of house wine for ordering two courses off the set menu. What spoilt the experience for us was the fact that it got very warm, the air conditioning was at the other end of the restaurant, and unfortunately the family on the next table became very noisy, playing hide and seek with their child once they had all finished their meal. When we pointed this out to the waitress she did say it was like this at lunchtimes. Shame for the rest of us who were trying to enjoy a leisurely lunch

Visited June 2013
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na
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Disappointed Expectations”
Reviewed May 24, 2013

After reading some good reviews and hearing many positive things about the restaurant we finally went to check it out. It was a perfectly decent experience, but by no means lived up to my expectations.
The cauliflower soup was unexceptional, the chips were dry, the asparagus was not trimmed but the chewy ends left on, and the cheese plate simply a disappointment.
Some dishes were quite nice though: the fish (with the fish and chips) was juicy and flavourful, and the black pudding salad was a very nice combination.
The service was pleasant and polite -- no complaints there.

  • Visited May 2013
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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“Good Food”
Reviewed May 21, 2013

I went to Harringtons on the Hill after a recommendation by a friend. It was a thursday, and it was just a girly lunch with a friend. We had the lunch deal, 12 pounds for a 2 course meal with a free glass of wine. I was expecting the wine to be a basic house wine, but it was a really good wine, that went down far too easily and left me wanting more!
Just after we had ordered our meals, a table of local business people came in, and were very rowdy which put a dampener on things, but luckily the staff quickly went over and asked if they would like to sit upstairs where there was more space (and no other customers to annoy!).
I had the rump steak, and my friend had the risotto of the day. Both of us were more than happy with our meals. Excellent quality and good portion sizes. Dessert was treacle tart for myself, and creme brulee for my friend. Again, there were moans of appreciation over the table, and trying out of each others dishes.
I am now planning on taking my husband there for a meal.
Its pricey, but the lunch deal is very good quality/value for money, with a lovely location.

  • Visited May 2013
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