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“A good supper and the haverster :)”

Harvester Cardinal Park
Ranked #244 of 459 Restaurants in Ipswich
Price range: $3 - $15
Cuisines: British, Grill
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Welcome to Harvester Cardinal ParkAt Harvester Cardinal Park in Ipswich food is fresh, full of flavour and just how you like it. Choose your tasty grill, sauce and side at our restaurant and we'll get cooking - while you head off to the famous Harvester salad bar to grab as much crisp, freshly prepared tasty salad as you like.About our Harvester restaurantIf you're looking for a family friendly restaurant in Ipswich, there's nowhere more popular than Harvester. Close to Chantry, Castle Hill and Rushmere, our restaurant is a great choice for anyone who loves tasty grills, indulgent desserts and eating out in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. Plus we've loads of choices for young guests.
Reviewed October 25, 2012

Lets start at the beginning... Wasn't aware that there was a cost for parking, however if you arrive after 18:00 the cost is very minimal at only £1 for the whole evening.
We were greeted and shown to our table pretty quickly, my only criticism is that the waiter showed us to our table and then simply walked away and we were left for a good 15 minutes before our order was taken, which would have been fine, however no drinks order was taken in the meantime.
Once we had ordered, our drinks were brought straight to us (unlimited refills for just £2.35!!)
we only had a short wait for each course to be served. :)
The service was pleasant and friendly, but not intrusive and over bearing. This may be a personnel preference but I prefer to be left alone to enjoy my meal and the company I am with. Having said this our food was brought to us with a smile and our plates were cleared efficiently after each course.
The food itself was very very tasty, we had nachos to share for starters, the presentation left a little to be desired, however the quality and quantity was superb. For our mains we had bacon and cheese burgers with fries, again very pleasant a large amount of food, so great for people with hearty appetites. We then had cadbury sundaes for dessert, these were mourish an plenty big enough to share.
There was also an unlimited salad bar, where there was a large choice of perfectly fresh salad, also a selection of breads and pasta salads and plenty of salad dressings.
Overall I was very impressed with the service, the quality of food and the atomosphere, I would definately return and I believe the negative reviews are fairly unjust... Definitely judge the place for yourselves, it's well worth a visit an very good value for money. :)

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Thank Dobbythehouseelf
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Reviewed October 13, 2012

We've visited here several times now and have had pleasant meals each time. The salad bar is available to help yourself to, as many times as you like, and whenever we've been for a meal we've seen someone refreshing and replacing various items, which assures us of its freshness. Waiting times for meals are reasonable, staff are friendly, and whenever we've been (lunchtimes on weekdays and weekends) we've found that tables and surrounding areas are cleared quickly once customers leave, so no mess staring at you as you eat your dinner.

Our food has always been served hot, and well cooked, and we'd be happy to go back for an every day type of meal while out shopping.

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Thank Poohtlepops
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Reviewed September 26, 2012

Went there recently, what a terrible place to eat. Waited ages to get seated the over 15 minutes to take an order, then had the misfortune of eating there dire food, we barely touched the main and asked for the bill.

I don't get what they are trying to do? it all seems half hearted to me and the waiting staff look so disinterested it made us just want to walk.

For me, never again.

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Thank Harris2001
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Reviewed September 20, 2012

An evening stop after the cinema and the restaurant was bustling, a slight delay in getting seated before ordering. The menu has a lot of variety and is good value, with my partner and I opting for the piri piri chicken breast and ribs, both of which were cooked well and had a fair amount of flavour. The chips were better than expected too. A free salad bar was filled with the standard fare, however a cheap and pleasant meal all round.

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Thank legend187
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Reviewed September 16, 2012

We have been to this harvester a couple of times because we go a lot to the one in Essex,so thinking it would be the same standard of service here.When it first open people were walking out because the staff were not taking any notice of them.went here on Saturday after the theatre and the waiter was very helpful and polite,all the staff seem to be very willing to help that night.A good place for a quick bite to eat.

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Thank keri123
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