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“Welcome food after long hard day”

Stanney Oaks Harvester
Ranked #34 of 140 Restaurants in Ellesmere Port
Price range: $0 - $15
Cuisines: British, Grill
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations, Takeout
Description: At Harvester Stanney Oaks Harvester in Little Stanney food is fresh, full of flavour and just how you like it. Choose your tasty grill, sauce and side at our restaurant and we'll get cooking - while you head off to the famous Harvester salad bar to grab as much crisp, freshly prepared tasty salad as you like.About our Harvester restaurantIf you're looking for a family friendly restaurant in Little Stanney, there's nowhere more popular than Harvester. Close to Wolverham, Whitby and Stoak, our restaurant is a great choice for anyone who loves tasty grills, indulgent desserts and eating out in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. Plus we've loads of choices for young guests.
Reviewed November 23, 2013

Myself and three friends were working at the Wales Rally GB up on Deeside and were driving past this restaurant each time we travelled back to our hotel at Ellesmere Port. We called in on two occasions and were treated on both visits to excellent service good food and warm friendly atmosphere. the staff were friendly efficient and good humoured. and as stated above the food was typical harvester fayre good value, fresh and plenty of it.
Thanks to the Manager and his staff for a couple of very pleasant visits.

Thank Tim H
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Harvester R, Public Relations Manager at Stanney Oaks Harvester, responded to this reviewResponded December 13, 2013

Thank you very much for your recent review on Trip Advisor. We were very pleased to read that you had a positive time here with us at Harvester Stanney Oaks. Our teams love to hear when they have done a good job and we have replied to you personally about your review.

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Reviewed November 3, 2013 via mobile

Went for a late lunch today (Sunday). It was very busy (a 20 minute wait for a table for 2) The salad bar was well stocked with lovely fresh food - plenty of choice. We both opted for a simple prawn cocktail starter which came pretty quickly but looked like it had just been thrown in the soup bowl it was served in. There was then quite a long wait for the main. This is when we realised the cutlery was filthy. We polished a knife on the serviette and it left deep black marks from the serated edge
My husband ordered a steak which looked like it was cooked as asked (med/rare) but was very chewy. As a consolation he was given a complimentary dessert. Not sure I'll rush back

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Thank 946SharonF
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Harvester R, Public Relations Manager at Stanney Oaks Harvester, responded to this reviewResponded November 9, 2013

We are sorry that had disappointing visit to our Harvester Restaurant and we do appreciate you taking the time to give us your feedback.

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Reviewed November 3, 2013

Walked in with the missus to see a fair few empty tables all set up ready. We were stopped by a young lad, asked if we were looking to have some food. Said yes thanks. He then said there is a 25 minute wait for a table. I looked around and said 25 mins....
There's loads of tables.....
He said sorry that's the wait. We walked out and left. Thourghly shocked that he would rather turn away paying customers when there were ample tables to accommodate us.

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Thank Bigfriendly1980
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Harvester R, Public Relations Manager at Stanney Oaks Harvester, responded to this reviewResponded November 9, 2013

Thank you for taking the time to post your review following your visit to Harvester Stanney Oaks. We have replied to you personally as it is our aim to give every customer the very best experience possible, and your feedback will help us achieve this.

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Reviewed November 1, 2013

First trip to a Harvester and I was pleasantly surprised. Service was very good indeed and the food was well prepared with generous portions.

The only reason it got 4 not 5 stars was that there wasn't much choice on the menu if you're not hugely hungry and just want a light lunch - something like a chicken BLT sandwich (without chips), a simple steak sandwich, a chicken or steak wrap (for about 500 calories) would have been perfect.

But this is a minor criticism, it was a very enjoyable meal.

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Thank YankeesFan13
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Harvester R, Public Relations Manager at Stanney Oaks Harvester, responded to this reviewResponded November 3, 2013

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to Harvester Stanney Oaks and we were delighted to read that you enjoyed your time with us. On behalf of all the team we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future and we have replied to you personally asking for a little more information.
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Reviewed November 1, 2013

To be fair the restaurant was packed when we arrived and we had to wait for a table to become free which was fine. We go here quite often and my concern on this occasion was that there were not enough staff to handle the volume of customers. The host and waitress were excellent, professional and efficient however the food suffered this time with the chicken being over cooked and having a chewy, bouncy texture and looked like it had been flung on the plate with a few chips. It's a shame as we've never had a bad meal here before. There were also no wine glasses left and the white wine was warm and not very nice. Many of the salad bar trays were empty and looked like it had been bombed!

On a separate note as we were eating a group of about 8 children of ages ranging from 3 to 9years old came in dressed up for Halloween and began begging for money from the tables of people eating. I took me complaining to the host about it before the staff realised and threw them out (the mother was in a parked Mercedes by the front door and it seemed to be a scam by some unscrupulous people) Now this, obviously, was not the fault of the restaurant however they should have been more careful at the door and protected their customers from being harassed.

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Thank Manny E
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Harvester R, Public Relations Manager at Stanney Oaks Harvester, responded to this reviewResponded November 3, 2013

We’re sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy your visit to Harvester Stanney Oaks. Thank you for raising this with us, we really value all customer feedback and are working closely with the staff to ensure that this doesn't happen again. It is our aim to give every guest the very best service we can and we have written to you personally.

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