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“steak nights fantastic”

HQ Bar and Restaurant
Ranked #21 of 152 Restaurants in Douglas
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Bar, British
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Part of Mereside Guesthouse
Chester, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“steak nights fantastic”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 15, 2014

Steaks for two and a bottle of plonk for 25 quid in Douglas was outstanding value. We also dined off the "normal" menu another night and all four of us were really impressed with the food and the friendly service Good chef and good prices. The rest of the Island is overpriced!

  • Visited May 2014
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English first
Cork, Ireland
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200 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
“Bad food”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 15, 2014

I was the first into the HQ bar on a wet and windy Tuesday afternoon, and had a drink and a perusal of the menu while waiting for service to begin. I wish I hadn't bothered. I ordered the special, steak and ale pie with chips. What I got was a suspiciously uniform slice (as in it didn't look in any way hand made and may have come from a packet, although I can't comment on whether that's true) and some floppy burned chips. Whether I got the leftovers from the lunch rush, I don't know, but it was a terrible meal.

It was steak night on the night I was there, and perhaps I should've had steak, but specials are usually recommended in these sorts of places.

By the time I left, there were 2 more customers hanging around, and the only member of staff on show was also loudly checking in customers for the Mereside and Rosslyn boarding houses, so they were in for a long wait.

  • Visited May 2014
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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Chips to die for. . .”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2014

Popped in on spec for a quick lunchtime bite. No one else there but warmly welcomed by Angela. Prawn sandwiches with chips to die for. Speedy service and great crack from Angela (but then, like Ross Noble, she is from Cramlington. . .).

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank David C
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Jersey, CI
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41 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Pleasant”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 1, 2014

It isn't the most obvious place, part of a B&B up a side street north of the main town. It was quite empty on a Monday evening at 8:30pm, but the steak was good, as was the service.

Visited March 2014
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Thank KFjersey
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British Isles
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29 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Consistently good”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2014 via mobile

Good food and friendly service in a relaxed atmosphere. Starters are about £5-6 with main courses generally £10-14. Bar serves draft beers too.

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Thank NW76
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