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“FOOD OVERPRICED FOR THE QUALITY SERVED.” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Saracen's Head Hotel Restaurant

Saracen's Head Hotel Restaurant
Ranked #17 of 38 Restaurants in Towcester
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Large groups, Kids, Special occasions, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Wirral
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123 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“FOOD OVERPRICED FOR THE QUALITY SERVED.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 19, 2014

Staying here for two nights, we thought we give the Restaurant another go. Our previous experience left us unimpressed. My Partners choice "was out of stock", the alternative was ordered with a Side Order, they didn't arrive and had to be re-ordered. My Fish meal was average at best. The final evening we ate elsewhere, and that was very good.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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  • English first
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English first
Santa Barbara, California
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104 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Very good food, but slow service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 3, 2014

I have stayed at this hotel three years ago but never thought to use it as a restaurant. There have been a number of business meetings with plated food that I have attended but the meals were basic and there was limited menu choice.

Today was different. We were stuck for a family lunch place as many restaurants are closed on Mondays. I looked on the hotel website and saw an extensive menu and they confirmed that the full menu was available.

As it turns out two of the items we ordered were not available and one of the desserts which was to have been topped with hot cherries actually showed up with some other red sauce and no explanation.

BUTTHE FOOD WAS VERY GOOD and served HOT! We all enjoyed the food and it was very good value - five of us, including some drinks, starters and three desserts for UKPounds 79.

Would I go to their restuarant again? Yes for the food but no for the service. Two hours and 15 minutes for lunch is too long and our waitress was not attentive. I had to hunt her down twice and ended up going to the bar to request and pay for the bill. I suspect she ended her shift and left without telling is or the hotel staff that there was a gaggle of customers in the back room

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Yelbid
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Towcester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Not the quality you expect for the price”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2014

It is a cheap dinner out compared to some other local spots, but the food is not worth the savings. Generally poor quality and flavour. My partners salad was missing some of the ingredients promised in the menu - literally just lettuce and stilton turned up. Drinks aren't any cheaper either and apparently the New Zealand sauv blanc is the Chilean one right? Also had a long wait for food.

    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank 77PaulAT
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