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“Nothing special...”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Harvester Stanway

Harvester Stanway
Ranked #176 of 476 Restaurants in Colchester
Price range: $4 - $19
Cuisines: British, Pub, Grill
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Good for: Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: At Harvester Stanway in Colchester 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.
Clacton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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153 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Nothing special...”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 7, 2013

Shown to a table quickly, but did notice other customers weren't so lucky and were kept waiting at the entrance. Had to wait a while to place our order but waitress was pleasant and attentive, and meal came quickly. A good selection of items available at the salad bar but the meals (2 steaks) although cooked as asked were not that good.....sirloin was tough and food wasn't hot. Haven't been back there for a couple of years and, sorry to say, we won't be rushing to go back again.

  • Visited March 2013
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English first
Colchester, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Had better”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 2, 2013

Nothing special in all honesty. If you want something run of the mill then it's fine. Service ok but nothing outstanding.

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Colchester
2 reviews
“Cheap and nice”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 23, 2013

Went here years ago and had a bad meal but thought would give another go and really enjoyed our meals we been back several times now and be lovely for a quick cheap meal even got salad :) fast service and done out nicely x

  • Visited January 2013
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Clacton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Great meal”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2013

Just returned from a real good meal at the Harvester Colchester .Their is a good size car park and looked busy. We were shown to a table straight away and soon offered drinks.The food was served in very good time and was excellent as was the service.
The downside was the place looked like it needed plenty of tendered loving care.
The other thing was when I asked for the toilet i was told they were up stairs in fact they were up two flights of stairs.If you are disabled I would check if there are any others before using this restaurant.

  • Visited February 2013
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Munich, Germany
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52 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Cheap, hearty and cheerful!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2013

we were a group of six people including two kids, we went there spontaneously on a thursday evening and space was made for us.
the adults opted for the grill menu, and we were all very happy with the food and the portion size. the kids meals were yummy too and very good value. some of the soft drinks are refillable which is great for kids.
service was excellent, we were well attended to. price-wise this place is hard to beat.
the sale bar was very fresh and unlimited trips mean you won't leave feeling hungry. definitely heading back some time soon.

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank J M
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