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“Attractive venue but that's about it”
Review of The Wavendon Arms

The Wavendon Arms
Ranked #36 of 555 Restaurants in Milton Keynes
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed February 14, 2013

A party of four for lunch on Valentines Day who all agreed that this restaurant falls short of expectations but it really shouldn't take much to make it so much better. To start off with had a couple of dirty side plates and a dirty glass which we asked to be replaced. Not a great start and something which simply should not happen. Service OK but nothing to write home about and certainly nothing to make you feel welcome. Now to the food. Three starters of tempura soft crab. Tasteless with greasy batter with no resemblance to tempura whatsoever. Main course.....two dishes of sole and two haddock and chips. Afraid to say that the sole was overcooked,the batter on the cod too greasy and the mushy peas tasteless. All this may sound rather harsh but bearing in mind that all dishes we ordered were the most simple on the menu it really should not be beyond the capability of any reasonably competent kitchen to deliver these dishes to a really good standard. And to cap it all this place isn't exactly cheap for what are very basic dishes.
It's such a shame as the venue promises so much. I urge the management to address these issues otherwise the likelihood of repeat visits will be very limited. Come on shape up...please.

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Reviewed February 9, 2013

50 / 50 chance of good food, certainly not consistent and with a menu way above their ability to deliver (typical of large chain pretending to be small). Bar area well furnished and much improved with current manager - used to be impossible to be served. Really good beer and wine selection.

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Reviewed February 8, 2013

A dozen of us visited the Wavendon Arms on a January Saturday evening to celebrate my sister-in-law's significant milestone (21st birthday) and despite the restaurant being full we were very well looked after. The surroundings were pleasant with an open fire to give a ski-lodge feel to the place. The menu covered most options and the bar stocked a wide range of beers but it was the service which impressed the most. The waiting staff were very attentive and friendly, all of our meals arrived pretty much together and our drinks were replenished regularly. Well done!

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Reviewed January 30, 2013

We are a local company who come regularly for lunch with customers.
The surroundings are pleasant,the food mostly good apart from a bland peri peri chicken that has no flavour.

The main issue that will stop us returning is the stress of waiting too long to be served, it's always bad and the reason is very simple. They need more staff to actively serve, it always one lovely girl chatting away to the tables, taking orders and someone else doing the drinks. The lovely girl is doing her job perfectly but she's just one girl ! ....get a grip management it's unacceptably bad, if you keep it up you will only need one in the end!

2  Thank jamforjames
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

This is a very cosy place to eat and drink and very good value for money with many special offers , good parking and a place to visit all year round.

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Thank ian b
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