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“Doesn't make you want to return.”
2 of 5 bubbles Review of The Barn Harvester

The Barn Harvester
Ranked #12 of 238 Restaurants in Chichester
Price range: $4 - $19
Cuisines: British
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Good for: Bar scene, Dining on a budget, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: At The Barn Harvester in Chichester food is fresh, full of flavour and just how you like it. Choose your tasty grill, sauce and side at our restaurant and we'll get cooking - while you head off to the famous Harvester salad bar to grab as much crisp, freshly prepared tasty salad as you like.About our Harvester restaurantIf you're looking for a family friendly restaurant in Chichester, there's nowhere more popular than Harvester. Close to Westhampnett, Kingsham and Boxgrove, our restaurant is a great choice for anyone who loves tasty grills, indulgent desserts and eating out in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. Plus we've loads of choices for young guests.
London, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Doesn't make you want to return.”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2014 via mobile

Having been here quite every four or five months, for the last few years, I was very disappointed with the service on our recent visit. The first of our party to arrive was not allowed to go to a table, until we all got there. Surely, if she had been seated, she could have ordered a drink, or are they not interested in making money? When we were all there and shown to a table, the waitress came and took our drinks order. When I specifically order a bottle of Diet Coke, I don't expect to get draught Pepsi! Without any apology, the waitress just said she would change it. Not impressed!
On leaving the restaurant, we spotted a sign telling would-be customers that they won't be seated until the whole party is there. Fair enough, we should have spotted that, but it's very strange to advertise what you won't do and start the whole dining experience with a negative!

Visited June 2014
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Harvester R, Public Relations Manager at The Barn Harvester, responded to this review, June 16, 2014
We were sorry to see from your review that you were disappointed in your recent visit to us. Your feedback is always welcomed as our aim is to get it right, and we will learn from your comments. We have also replied to you personally on this matter.
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Chichester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Nonsense”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2014 via mobile

I too have not received a personal reply from the Public Relations Manager regarding my review, 'Needs a Face Lift'. I doubt if I will.

Visited April 2014
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Harvester R, Public Relations Manager at The Barn Harvester, responded to this review, June 16, 2014
Thank you for your interesting and informative comments on Trip Advisor following your recent visit. We are sorry that we did not meet your expectations and have replied to you personally, as we are working hard at getting it right.
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Chichester, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Not to be trusted”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2014

Wrote a scathing report about a bad breakfast not so long a ago.

The Public Relations Manager responded to my review

"Thank you for your interesting and informative comments on Trip Advisor following your recent visit. We are sorry that we did not meet your expectations and have replied to you personally, as we are working hard at getting it right."

They did not respond personally and I didn't hear from anyone, I wonder how many of the other reviews they promised to respond to personally but forgot about? . A cynical person might say they are just giving lip service to appear to be dealing with any issues.

Could do better, go to the headmasters office.

  • Visited April 2014
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Harvester R, Public Relations Manager at The Barn Harvester, responded to this review, May 25, 2014
May we take this opportunity to thank you for raising these issues with us. We always aim to learn through the feedback we receive, and we have replied to you personally about this matter.
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Letchworth, United Kingdom
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100 reviews
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“Great value for money”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 15, 2014

We went on a weekday lunchtime and the restaurant was busy but we were shown to a lovely big table slightly out of the way which we were delighted with. The service was great and the waiter could not have been more attentive. We both ordered rib eye steaks and they were most flavoursome and cooked to perfection. The accompaniments and salad were also spot on. A great value choice. it is very easy to be sniffy about the Harvester chain but they provide good value meals and we really enjoyed this one.

  • Visited May 2014
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Harvester R, Public Relations Manager at The Barn Harvester, responded to this review, May 25, 2014
Thank you for your kind review. All the staff here find it very encouraging to see feedback, and we are pleased that you enjoyed the experience when you visited us recently. We would love you to visit again, and have replied to you personally.
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3 reviews
“Nice place.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 4, 2014 via mobile

We went on a Sunday, it was pretty busy but we managed to get a table without pre booking. Staff were nice and friendly, got on well with the kids (10, 9, 6 &3). Food was really nice, portion sizes were good. Food was a little overpriced but we only eat out once a month as a treat so we didn't mind too much. There's a seating area outside so would be good to sit outside come the summer, especially with the lemon blast pudding which is light and refreshing after a big meal. Would be nice to have a small play area for the kids as colouring can be boring. Altogether we had a nice family meal and we will be visiting again soon.

  • Visited April 2014
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Harvester R, Public Relations Manager at The Barn Harvester, responded to this review, May 12, 2014
May we thank you for taking the time to give us some feedback, it is good to know that you found your visit to be a pleasurable experience, and we have replied to you personally.
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