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“Allocated table”

The Walnut Tree Inn
Ranked #3 of 102 Restaurants in Abergavenny
Certificate of Excellence
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Description: old pub conversion set in attractive Welsh countryside. Formerly a famous Italian restaurant but now the platform for chef Shaun Hill's style of cooking
Hereford, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Allocated table”
Reviewed January 12, 2013

We booked our table the morning of our visit and we were told there would only be tables available from 1.30 pm which was fine for us . One thing I really dislike is being offered the worst table position in a restaurant . Sure enough we were shown to a table for two right in the main doorway ... one of us sitting in an open door way and the other looking straight out of the doorway. This is the only doorway into the room so all the waiting staff with food plus all the diners would be brushing past us all the time . We asked for another table as there were plenty of others . Why do restaurants try to foist these poor tables onto clients ?
I suggest they get rid of this table altogether to avoid disappointment and awkwardness for diners .
We will not be revisiting although food was very tasty .

  • Visited January 2013
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English first
Oxford, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
“Probalbly the best restaurant i have ever eaten at”
Reviewed January 9, 2013

Great service, superb food and all in all a wonderful experience. The shellfish dish I had as to die for. They even made me my own lactose free chocolate pudding (being lactose intollerant I havent been able to have chocolate pudding for many years).

Visited December 2012
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Ebbw Vale
Level 5 Contributor
58 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
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“Excellent Q's quality but portions won't suit all”
Reviewed January 7, 2013 via mobile

I cannot speak highly enough of the food and service at The Walnut Tree however I'm quite a tall person and find the notion of paying £££s for small portions as rather frustrating

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Westerham, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
130 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Worth the wait”
Reviewed January 6, 2013

This is a place we've wanted to visit for years. Visiting near by, we took the opportunity to go.We got a last minute lunch booking and were not disappointed. Even though it is the quiet post New Year time, it was busy, but service was friendly and efficient. We both had fish (turbot and dover sole) which was beautifully cooked and presented and the marmalade pudding was heaven - as was the quails egg tart starter! Our only gripe was the very small portions of vegetables - we don't think we'd have made even one of our five a day!

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank EMALULA
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“Fabulous food and service”
Reviewed January 6, 2013 via mobile

Really enjoyed a birthday lunch.
Busy but service really good,
Food memorable for all the right reasons.

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Thank Lyn T
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