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“Nice food good service! ” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Beefeater The Somerford

Beefeater The Somerford
Ranked #43 of 148 Restaurants in Christchurch
Cuisines: Steakhouse, Bar, British, Pub
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Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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133 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Nice food good service! ”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2014 via mobile

We visited this beefeater on a busy Wednesday evening. We ate off the evening set menu which is not bad value. Food was served quickly and was hot. Waitress was friendly and efficient.

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English first
Rainham, United Kingdom
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118 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Yummy”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2014

The staff went out of their way to accommodate a late booking for a small party of people, they could not do enough for us, the food was delicious the service great.

Visited August 2014
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Fabulous food and friendly staff.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2014

Visited on a Friday afternoon/evening with hubby and three children. The staff were very friendly and helpful and the food was fantastic. The sirloin steak was amazing. The puddings are to die for and thee kids menu was fab.
Will definitely visit again when next in the area.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Hertfordshire UK
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Excellent Food and Service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2014 via mobile

Stayed in the Premier in which is attached to the grill for four nights. We found the food for this type of chain resteraunt to be very good and reasonable. The staff could not of been more helpful and attentive. We have eaten in many much more expensive establishments were the food has not been as good and the service laxidaisical. The breakfast here were also good with an excellent range of hot and cold foods which was constantly refreshed. Considering to reasonable bills and the service we had I am prepared to rate it at 5 stars in giving value for money. At weekends I would book in advance as I noticed that many locals use the resteraunt too.

Visited July 2014
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New Forest National Park Hampshire, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Great for Lunch/Dinner but manic at breakfast”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2014

I used to come here some years back and it was ok/fair. Not a choice that excited me but after revisiting a few weeks ago I've since been back a couple of more times.

I like the choice - good place for steak, cooked to expectations nicely. Love the Bangers and Mash, the burgers are good. In fact the choice is almost too much and have trouble deciding which is a good pickle to be in.

The Deserts are good - I like the Black Forest Gateau (I'm a 70s child). The ice cream also very good.

All in all for lunch and dinner a very nice place.

BUT We tried Breakfast one day - we had friends stay and they said it was a nice selection and all you can eat. The drawback is it was heaving. Coffee had run out so we waited, plates had run out so we waited, got the last Fried egg. The issue is the hotel next door and everyone is on the breakfast run - some looking worse for wear after a heavy night, children walking across the seats etc. That is not the restaurants fault but a buffet brings out some greedy mania in guests i suppose.

The food itself was good (the bacon was a bit limp for me - I like it a bit more cooked/crispy) The scrambled egg was nice, sausage good, but the atmosphere was too manic and rushed so you couldn't enjoy it and take your time - you wanted to escape quickly. So for nearly a £9 (i think it was free for hotel guests and the 'kids eat free' option made this a very busy place) we had a coffee and small hot plate of food and left.

But it was a Weekend so maybe not the best time to visit unless you are a guest.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 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
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