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“Good food, bad decor”
Review of The Food Stop

The Food Stop
Ranked #35 of 67 Restaurants in Fort William
Price range: $8 - $23
Cuisines: British, Scottish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Gateshead, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Good food, bad decor”
Reviewed June 7, 2014 via mobile

Ordered fish and chips and sea bass. Fish and chips was great, large portion, fresh and cooked well. Sea bass was good but over seasoned with rock salt. Service was ok, no smiles from staff and paying the bill was chaotic but not a deal breaker. The reason why I've only given a three is the decor. Its like an old peoples home. Dated, beige, bland and no atmosphere. Its a shame as the food is decent and reasonable. Could be be so much better with an update in decor and name.

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Devon, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Annoyed!”
Reviewed June 6, 2014 via mobile

Called up today to book in for a meal after a family funeral..all 21 of us.this was not a problem they were happy to accommodate us on such a busy weekend in fort.
The food was as good as always but what was not good is when we got round to sorting the bill. We were asked on arrival how we would like out bill to be done,and we said one bill and we will come up pay for what we have at the end of our meal (separately) this was not a problem untill we went to settle our own bills. The foreign lady on the till didn't know what to do. Someone had put our bill on two tabs so I couldn't pay for food on the other tab even tho it was my bill. This finally got resolved after 10/15mins of the lass not having a clue and asking for what we think was the manager,who then managed to merge the bill and let me pay for what I had. In the mean time a huge Que had developed! After all of our party had paid our bills it turned out there was still a outstanding amount of £20something. Normaly you'd look at your receipt only to notice only half of our group actually got receipts..20 mins later of standing at the till the manager came along again and printed out all our bills left it for us to sort out while he disappeared to god knows where. So 12 of us at the wee till bit trying to see what hadn't been payed..to see that yes indeed they had tried to over charge us when everything had been paid for!! What a joke
of a service ..to think I have the staff a tip when paying then1st time. Will not be returning to what was meant to be a quiet family meal and turned out to be more stress on such and already emotional day!

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank Tysoni
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Fort William, United Kingdom
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172 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
“Good Service, Good Food.”
Reviewed May 20, 2014

Party of 12 (kids and Adults). No two meals the same ordered. No waiting time for it to arrive either. Good quick polite service. Tea served in a pot. Pleasant staff. Nice surroundings. Plenty parking near by. I would recommend. Just one fault. Need a bit more room in between the tables. If you find it helpful tick the box please.

  • Visited May 2014
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Good food”
Reviewed April 2, 2014

10% discount card given by hosts of Tigh na Drochaid for meals in here and the food was excellent.
Easy to find - at the north end of the town centre and plenty parking spaces

Visited March 2014
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Thank James P
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Bristol, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Great food”
Reviewed March 4, 2014

Superb selection and quality - staff friendly and nice aroma about place - good seection of malt whiskey !!

Visited February 2014
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