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“Very good, value for money!!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Spruce Goose

Spruce Goose
Ranked #139 of 253 Restaurants in Basingstoke
Cuisines: Steakhouse, British, Bar, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Basingstoke, England, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Very good, value for money!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2013

We regularly visit the restaurant and are never disappointed. They have a wide variety on the menu and is definitely value for money.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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English first
Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“OVERPRICED LAZY STAFF”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2012

Was there over the festive period with friends,food is ok but overpriced

I orderd my food 10 mins after my friends and my food came out first and friends came out about 30mins after i had finished mine

i had the chicken skewer and chips which is £11 which came with an iceberg lettuce chopped in half and coverd in a large slop of cheese which looked like cat sick,no presentation would of been better of at kfc as chicken and chips would of been better there

table was not cleared for about an hour and half after we had finished and it wasnt really buisy also empty glasses were not collected for the whole time was there over 3-4 hour period which which had acumilated to over 20 glasses between a group of friends over a few hours period.

The staff behind the bar seemed be to buisy playing with beer matts behind the bar instead of clearing tables.

it only seems to be in the uk we have the worst service lazy staff cant even be botherd to collect glasses,clean tables.

all in all you would have a more enjoyable experience in another restaraunt dont waste youre money here.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank dave959
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Farnborough, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“An average experience”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 24, 2012

I have a good and bad experiences here. The service was good, the food was hot but a bit bland! Would wait a while before going back!

  • Visited October 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank crystalslug
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berkshire
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Bad choice”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2012

We had a meal today mid afternoon which was poor quality and cold. We had the mixed grill meal, charcoal sausages, rump steak like leather and fried egg that was congealed. The chips were also tepid. No excuses for any of this as the restaurant was quiet.
This restaurant is in need of a jolly good clean as the interior is very tired plus the ladies loos were filthy.
This restaurant is to be avoided.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank rockchick52
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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Worse burger I've ever had”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2012

I took my father here today just for a quick bite to eat as it wasn't bad last time I visited. Wow, it's really gone downhill since then.

We ordered the burger with onion rings. The service was fairly slow but not dreadful. Unfortunately the food didn't redeem it in any way.

We ordered the chicken burger and got the beef burger. The burger itself was dry, tasteless and overcooked, the bun was stale and crumbly, the onion rings were soggy, the BBQ sauce was dull, there was a hair in the salad and some sort of fluff on the plate.

The 12 chips it came with were ok, although

I mentioned it to the barman (as no one actually asked us if our food was ok) and his final response was 'ok I'll bear that in mind'.

It cost £25 for 2 meals and 2 drinks, which was about £24 too much.

I will not be returning here and would urge others to do the same. There are much better places in Basingstoke to eat, the first place that springs to mind is McDonalds bins.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank James O
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