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“Best Christmas Lunch ever”
Review of Players Restaurant - CLOSED

Players Restaurant
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: Players offers fine cuisine in vibrant surroundings. A destination restaurant popular in the local area.
Reviewed December 26, 2012

This was the first time we were able to get into the restaurant for Christmas Dinner as they are always fully booked months in advance, but to our delight their had been a cancellation early in the year and we were given the opportunity to enjoy dining at Players on Christmas Day. Having eaten their many times, our expectations were high.

The menu met everyone's taste buds, not always easy when dining in a party of 6, though my husband did ask for mash which they delivered to everyone's delight. To say everyone ate heartily was an understatement. The food was so delicious and well presented.

I had the scallops, perfectly cooked, followed by medallions of beef, cooked pink which is not always easy. Giving my son a taste of my beef, he commented that it was the best steak he had ever tasted and I must agree it definitely was.

Players definitely did not scrimp on the quality nor portion size.

There was only one sitting and the table was reserved at the outset, so there was no rush as to when you needed to arrive or leave. We were there 3 hours - and that is not because the service was slow, but because we were allowed to eat at our own pace and leisure.

Great service, even though the restaurant was fully booked with large parties

The whole family enjoyed the meal, with comments including this has to be the best ever Christmas Dinner. We are seriously considering booking next year - after all no preparation, no stress, no washing up - a relaxing time with great food was had by all.

Would definitely recommend this restaurant and not just for special occasions.

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2  Thank KarenWroeArtist
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Reviewed December 17, 2012 via mobile

We went to players for our works Christmas do. The atmosphere was perfect, food fantastic, service impeccable and to top it off we could even have a little boogie after 11pm!! 20 very happy customers. Thanks Players!

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Thank Puppypaws
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Reviewed December 7, 2012

We've visited Players on numerous occasions, but the service this evening was shocking.
The staff dealt with us as if we were in their way and that they didn't want us there at all.

Every course was rushed and each dish literally thrown in front of us with no manners. Not once throughout our meal were we asked if our food was to our liking (which it wasn't) and when we complained to one of the waitresses she argued with us and said that 'we had to be rushed because people want to dance'.

We paid £30 a head for a meal which probably would have even been served better at a Frankie and Bennies.

Rude staff, loud, tacky music and substandard food.
Not impressed at all.

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2  Thank Myles S
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Reviewed December 2, 2012

Have had dinner in this restaurant several times and have never been dissapointed. Food is good quality and has a nice selection of white wines at a reasonable price. The staff is friendly but could be a bit more attentive and professional.

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Thank Toine M
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

Went to a party here and really enjoyed it, the Location was good, The food was good but two of the staff not so good in fact rude. We will leave it at that.

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Thank greatgb
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