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“Changes Needed”

The Printroom Cafe Bar
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Ranked #36 of 254 Restaurants in Loughborough
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $9 - $28
Cuisines: British, Bar, Cafe, International, European
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Good for: Business meetings, Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: The Print Room is the perfect place to relax and enjoy great food, drinks and service in elegant and stylish surroundings with a vibrant atmosphere.The Print Room is open throughout the day and is an ideal venue to drop in for a special coffee, meet friends, entertain business clients for lunch or dinner, or maybe just for a relaxing glass of wine at the end of a busy day..'Weekly changing special offers on Monday to Saturday for lunch or dinner' e.G. Wrap & soft drink £5.95 / 2 Courses for £10-95... Under 18's welcome to dine with adults lunch / dinner. Celebrate your special event at The Printroom....No hire charge if we provide the buffet!
Leicester, United Kingdom
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92 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“Changes Needed”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2012

Visited on a Saturday lunchtime and didn’t enjoy it. The menu in the window offered a reasonable mix for a simple lunch and looking inside the bar/café environment looked good. The room for reasonably busy, about half full and the waitress told us there would be a 10 minute delay with meals as they were busy – OK so we chose our drinks and after a delay they came and we asked to order but were told that the kitchen was too busy to take orders. As we had been there over 10 minutes I got up to walk out but the waitress then and asked the kitchen (open plan so we can see & hear) for "permission" to take an order and was told – “not yet, shortly”. We decided to stay and wish we hadn’t. Eventually, with a push from the manager our order was taken and after another extended delay we eventually got our food. We ordered simple items - filo prawns (straight from the freezer), tacos (no salsa or guacamole arrived) and chicken/chorizo melt. It was sloppy and unappetising. Three in the kitchen should easily be able to cope with the numbers that were there, based on the simple menu.
What this place tries to be, and should be, is fine but it fails because the business is run for the benefit and whim of the kitchen and chef rather than for the benefit of the customers and unless that changes it will never deliver service or value. Every table around us was frustrated with the delays and I would guess they, like me, won’t be returning

  • Visited October 2012
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English first
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4 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Could have been better”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2012 via mobile

Ate there on a Saturday night, there was only one waitress and bar man, service was so slow or even non existence. Order the special starters that was on the board as is still on the board today Spicy King Prawns with bread . Disappointing as the size of the prawn was as small as a 5 pence coin. My wife had the fish of the day, came in cold an swimming with oil. Overall not going back there again

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1 Thank zepol81
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“disapointment”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2012

Poor menu- small measures- cooking smells from the kitchen most off putting quite dismal inside not as I remembered it from a couple of years ago

Visited June 2012
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1 Thank MJW480
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Def worth a visit, you won't be disappointed”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2012

This is a great little bistro restaurant in the heart of Loughborough market town centre. Food was delicious and well presented, the staff were really friendly and went out there way to make sure we were satisfied. Service was quick and the atmosphere was relaxed with a buzz. We will be back thanks

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2 Thank Mainerox
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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101 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Top notch lunch!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2012

Were stuck for somewhere to eat in Loughborough and stumbled across the printroom cafe. A really good find- some of the most friendly staff ever who provided excellent service. The food was amazing for the prices charged. Definetly planning a second visit.

  • Visited March 2012
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1 Thank btr24
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