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“Disappointing”
1 of 5 bubbles Review of Momentum - CLOSED

Momentum
Cuisines: British
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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“Disappointing”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2012 via mobile

This was our second visit to Momentum and we were really looking forward to a quality dining experience as the previous time was excellent, this time however was a major disappointment. As we entered the restaurant we went to the bar for a drink before dining, we were asked if we had a table booked and were told to take a seat and somebody would be over to take our drinks order, 10 minutes later and with the bar staff chatting between themselves I went to the bar and ordered our drinks, not the best start!
Looking at the menu we were impressed with the selection and decided to have the roast king scallops and baked goats cheese starter, couldn't fault the goats cheese but some of scallops weren't cooked through fully and as I found out later that evening were not fresh either!!!
For our mains I had the Rib eye steak and my partner had the potato gnocchi, I asked for my steak rare which arrived medium, and the potato gnocchi was missing the sticky walnuts and blue cheese. My partner politely asked the waitress about the missing components to her dish and it was taken away, she returned shortly after and apologised that the menu had recently been changed but there was blue cheese in the sauce which is an insult to our taste buds obviously, however with the addition of the 2 missing ingredients the dish was beautiful.
Couldn't fault the choice of wine, we had two bottles of the New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc, but that isn't exactly hard to mess up. The final bill came just short of £130 which I think is reasonable these days, however it felt like a waste of money at the end of the night, I just wish now that I had complained on the night.
I was so disappointed with the meal that I felt that I had to write this review and hope it will be helpful.

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1 Thank Andrew B
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English first
Bolton, UK
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45 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Fantastic restaurant on my doorstep”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2012

Been twice now both on a Friday night and once with the girls and this most recent visit with my boyfriend and both times the service and staff were brilliant, good fun, chatty but didn't constantly mither you to see if everything ok (like they do at Lucianos at the millstone in chorley another brilliant restaurant but you get mithered to death!!) the food is excellent as are the cocktails and ambience, I love it here!! Yes bit expensive but you get what you pay for in my view!! Cost £82 we had starters and mains (sirloin steak with peppered sauce cooked to perfection and huge steak!!) Great chunky chips too and the sauce was divine! I had three cocktails and my boyfriend had three beers so not bad considering it was a great night out!!

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Thank DebsnMark1967
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Bolton, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“rather expensive, food rather poor”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2012

The atmosphere here was lively and warm with an inviting, open fire. The wait staff were all very friendly and attentive and the cocktails were superb.

I'm afraid that is where the praise ends. This restaurant is very pricey at approx £6-8 per starter and £20 for a steak. I am very willing to pay this if the food is good enough but I'm sorry to say that it was just average.

We waited 40 minutes for our starters and had finished a bottle of wine by the time they arrived. We then waited another 40 minutes for our mains and were well on our way towards finishing our second bottle by the time they arrived. I don't mind waiting if the food is excellent but it really wasn't.

The dishes were well presented but lacked on taste. My husband's tomato soup was very watery and my goat cheese was warm on top but cold underneath as it was placed on top of cold beetroot salad. My medium-rare rib-eye steak was definitely medium-well (and no, the waitress hadn't misheard my order because she definitely said 'medium-rare' before serving it to me). The meat was only about a centimetre thick and the onion rings were very scrappy. I really hate to leave negative reviews but I have to say that I've had nicer at Wetherspoon's.

On the plus side, the manager was kind enough to give us a cocktail at the end of our meal as we were celebrating a birthday.

Overall I would perhaps return here for the weekday market menu or for a cocktail or two but for the main menu food? No. All night I kept saying to myself, 'This is okay but it's the same price as Nick's and it just doesn't compare. Nick's (5 mins away) has never failed to make my mouth water and has beautiful succulent steaks that are perfect every time.

Very sorry Momentum.

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank Leanne J
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Bolton
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64 reviews
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“Great for a drink and quality meal”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2012 via mobile

Visited several times over last three months mainly for a relaxing beer or cocktail for my wife on last occasion decided to háve a meal
Chefs special lamb on the bone fantastic well prepared top quality meal cheese and onion pie was a meal within a meal and recommended if your a big cheese lover . Prices seem expensive but the quality and richness of the food is well worth it especially as a main is all you need ... Michelle and the rest of the staff spot on look after you all night and bring you drinks all night wether your eating or not nice and relaxing no queuing at the bar, service and atmosphere set it apart jb and nb !!!

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Thank Normjanineb
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Skelmersdale, United Kingdom
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“Warm welcome, great food and lovely overall experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2012

We visited Momentum on a Monday evening for a birthday celebration meal. We recieved a very warm welcome and the service throughot the evening was excellant. Friendly, pleasant staff who were incredibly helpful.

We took our time enjoying the tasty cocktails whilst browsing the menu. The menu choices are great, offering a good number of tasty options.

Food was faultless and we requested a break between our first course and our main course which was honoured without an issue.

Had a wonderful experience and will no doubt be going back soon and reccomending to friends and family!

  • Visited September 2012
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1 Thank Lucy-Ann D
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