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“Lovely terrace, great food” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Harrys Restaurant

Harrys Restaurant
Ranked #43 of 82 Restaurants in Ross-on-Wye
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $112 - $112
Cuisines: British
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
UK
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Lovely terrace, great food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2013

We visited the Chase on a hot Friday evening as we fancied sitting outside for a nice meal. The revised terrace (last year) was perfect, lovely view and nice chilled out atmosphere. The choices on the bar menu, including specials was great. We ended up having 3 courses and didn't regret it at all - the meal was really excellent, especially the pudding!
Service was really good, very attentive and polite.

A few points of note:
When we ask for rare steak, we mean rare. The meat was really tasty but it wasn't even really pink - it was definitely medium if not a little more. Please can UK chefs learn what rare means and cook the meat properly? It would have merited an excellent had the steak been cooked as requested
It is a massive pity that the bar only offers boring big brewery lager and bitter - with a heritage in beer making as good as Herefordshire, massive shame nothing from a local brewery is available and would have thought guests would appreciate it very much.
The menu would be a little better if it looked at where the food is sourced, as many local good pubs and hotels do well to let you know where food is local - its really useful and is an attractive feature if you can source your food locally and advertise the fact, and great to see hotels supporting local farmers and businesses.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank Lish_uk
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English first
Ross-on-Wye, United Kingdom
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108 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Excellent meal in spacious surroundings”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2011

We came here on an impulse without booking.The food was delicious and the service was very good with more than enough staff..
We are both very tall and it struck me how nice it was to be in a building and restaurant with plenty of room.The Chase has a spacious feel.
Often in some restaurants it is a pain to sit so close to others after a struggle to get seated.In fact it is as bad as flying steerage.Even some top places are like that ..Dining at Rick Steins was not good because we were all packed in far too close.
By the way we are not fat but a tall couple.

  • Visited August 2011
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank MrsPumps
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Good Food in Lovely Surroundings”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2011

Good food with lovely flavours and a pleasant, helpful waitress. The hotel is set in beautiful grounds. Lunchtime set menu was good value. Was told had to pre-book, even though the restaurant was empty!!

  • Visited July 2011
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank toots013
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Bournemouth
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Outstanding evening”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 3, 2011

We recently ate at Harry’s whilst spending the weekend in Ross-on-Wye, having visited the Chase Hotel (where the restaurant is situated) during the day for afternoon tea. We had a look at the menu and it looked very good, so we booked a table for the evening and planned to return.

All in all, we were not disappointed! The menu is Table d’Hote, but very extensive, with a number of dishes available at a supplementary rate on top of the set price (£22 for two courses and £27.50 for three). There is also an impressive wine list, plus a selection of bin ends at excellent prices (clearly marked as such on the menu, despite the previous reviewer’s comments!)

The restaurant is elegantly furnished and decorated in a fairly contemporary style, and there was quiet music playing in the background. Unfortunately, on the evening that we visited (Easter Sunday), there were only two other tables occupied, both of which left shortly after we arrived, as we tend to eat quite late, so we effectively had the restaurant to ourselves! That said, the staff could not have been better – striking the right balance between attentiveness and leaving us to enjoy our food without constant interruptions.

The food was absolutely excellent, with a lot of choice and a range of local ingredients. I opted for a Hereford cheese soufflé with real ale chutney and my partner had a game terrine. For main course, I had an unusual dish of chicken with mango, and my partner had noisettes of lamb, which came served with pan fried lamb’s liver and was a meat-lover’s dream as it had two noisettes plus two sizeable pieces of liver! We also had a selection of vegetables to share. All of the food was absolutely excellent (as you would expect, with having the chef’s undivided attention!) and we would have loved a dessert, but sadly were too full! We also had a bottle of very nice Chilean Merlot to complement our meal.

Afterwards, we were offered a drink in the lounge bar, which once again was nicely furnished and very pleasant. The restaurant and lounge are also worth a visit during the day as the hotel is in a beautiful location and has lovely gardens.

Aside from a slight lack of atmosphere due to the emptiness of the restaurant, we could not fault our evening. The food, wine and service were all excellent and we would definitely return. Particular mention must go to our waiter, Jack, who was outstanding and is a credit to the restaurant, and really made the evening for us.

  • Visited May 2011
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank hannah_193
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Bedford
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34 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great food, pity about the rest”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 2, 2011

The place has a very classy feel. We were asked if we wanted to have a drink in the bar first, but we opted to go straight in and order a bottle of wine. The waitress took so long to come back and take our order that I was already hot under the collar and considering walking out, but she turned up just in time.
I ordered a bottle of sparkling English wine from a local vineyard, but they were out of that - "It was bin end, sir." (odd, it didn't say that on the menu). So, I ordered a Chilean white, but that was unavailable too, so they brought me an alternative that wasn't even on the wine list.
The waiting staff were never there to attract their attention - if they weren't delivering food to a table then they simply weren't there, which is no use at all in any restaurant.
Now, the food was excellent - so full marks to the chef. He deserves much better front-of-house than this.

  • Visited February 2011
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank orreryBedford
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