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“Nice enough food but nothing special”
Review of Star

Star
Ranked #1 of 1 Restaurants in Chalton
Price range: $20 - $30
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Luton, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Nice enough food but nothing special”
Reviewed March 5, 2013

I often go to the star for a few quiet drinks on a Friday night, which is great. Sometimes have to stand if its too busy, but I like the warm, cosy feel to the place. However, I went here to eat with some tesco clubcard vouchers and wasn't massively impressed by the food. Nothing was bad, but it wasn't particularly great either. As with a lot of chain pubs you can tell a lot of the food is not made fresh on the premises, which does let it down. I will be visiting again for a drink no doubt, but wouldn't rush back for the food.

  • Visited October 2012
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English first
London, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
220 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
“Surprisingly good food”
Reviewed February 13, 2013

Very surprised to find such a varied (inc. veggie options) and interesting menu in a pub. The food and service was very good and perhaps the only weakness was the desert which, didn't match up to the rest of the meal - probably just unlucky. Prices very reasonable for the quality of the food, particularly good value is the set menu option. Would recommend booking a table as it was busy even on a midweek evening.

  • Visited February 2013
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Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Over priced”
Reviewed February 13, 2013 via mobile

Sorry but the service was terrible, our steaks were over cooked and bland. I did complain but staff were not bothered at all!!!
We have eaten here before and it was ok, but this time I felt as if I was done out of my dinners. The chips were hard the sauce was a strange combination blue chees and pepper. The good good bit was the onion rings whoopee doo. Come on guys it was only steak and chips you should be able to do better :0(

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Thank Lillybot
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Spirit P, Guest Relations Manager at Star, responded to this review, February 17, 2013
Dear Lillybot,

Thank for taking the time to provide us with your review.

I would like to apologise about the food you received at the Star I have passed on your comments to our management team and have sent you a direct message to discuss this further.

Kind regards

Chef & Brewer
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Garvagh, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
69 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
“Enjoyable Evening”
Reviewed February 9, 2013

We visited The Star (Chef & Brewer) for a family meal for seven people in Feb. The pub is very quaint, with a cosy atmosphere... and low ceilings with beams.
The variety of food offered on the menu is very good, and gives different choices to some other pubs who serve meals...venison etc. Food was plentiful and very tasty. Will visit again.

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank Toby6859
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luton
Level 5 Contributor
65 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“enjoyable meal”
Reviewed January 30, 2013

We were looking for somewhere to eat whilst travelling back from London on a Sunday evening and settled on the Star. We both enjoyed the food we had and the service was ok, with the staff being friendly and efficient. Three hand pumps with Real Ale.Above average chain Pub.

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank LutonRobert
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