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“Great chips steak mixed”

HQ Bar and Restaurant
Ranked #25 of 155 Restaurants in Douglas
Certificate of Excellence
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Part of Mereside Guesthouse
Gateshead
Level 6 Contributor
361 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
“Great chips steak mixed”
Reviewed November 4, 2012 via mobile

We went for the steak night which was very good value but we felt misleadingly advertised outside. This gave a bad first impression . The 3 meat steaks were as we'd asked and the chips were wonderful . The Cajun Salmon was disappointing however. Don't think we'd have returned

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English first
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Good food but atmosphere not great.”
Reviewed October 22, 2012 via mobile

Food very good,chips were great! Quite a small dining area.TV was on the whole time which was distracting,overall pleasant meal.

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Douglas, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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“Great food, poor service.”
Reviewed October 1, 2012

Last time I ate at HQ I was so impressed by it that I made my first review. I commented something like "the food was great and that it was nice to see staff that looked like they actualy enjoyed working there" so I went back with more friends, telling them what a lovely place it was to eat etc. The food was still great and we all enjoyed it, no complaints there at all, but it was let down by poor service. We had to go to the bar to get our drinks, the lights were flicked on/off and then we were asked to move from our table into the bar area so they could get the table ready for the next day and, then last orders were called at the bar at 10pm (on a Saturday night and we weren't the only ones there). I felt the opposite this time, like the staff didn't want to be there and couldn't wait for us to leave and leave themselves. I will say it again though.....the food is great!

  • Visited September 2012
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Ellesmere Port, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
86 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
“Excellent Service & Great Value”
Reviewed September 22, 2012 via mobile

You know when a restaurant is good when it is busy most evening, and not on the main promenade. You need to walk up a slight hill at the Palace Hotel end of the prom, and will be treated to a very warm welcome.

Wednesday night is Steak Night - £25 for two. Thursday is Mexican Night - £20 for two! On both nights and every other night good selection of home made meals from al a carte. Also been for lunch and again excellent meal.

I couldn't find any faults with this restaurant and will be using it on many occasions through the coming months!

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Manchester, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“cazbar”
Reviewed September 16, 2012

Great food, great prices. Friendly helpful staff. Look out for themed nights ie steak night and mexican night.

Visited September 2012
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