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“Great atmosphere”
Review of Byfords

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Ranked #11 of 54 Restaurants in Holt
Price range: $14 - $21
Cuisines: Cafe
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed July 22, 2014 via mobile

We have used Byfords a few times for morning coffee (we have a holiday home nearby), be we recently tried the restaurant. We had originally booked to go to one of their restaurant jazz evenings (last Wednesday of every month), but had to cancel at the last minute. We went the following Monday and had an excellent meal. We were seated in the part that is fitted out like a library and the atmosphere was very pleasant. The menu offered a good selection of dishes and service was excellent. Just need to check the calendar now to find out when we can try the jazz evening.

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Rozina F, Manager at Byfords, responded to this reviewResponded July 29, 2014

Thank you for your comments. We’re pleased to hear you had a lovely experience with us! We can thoroughly recommend the jazz! The next two dates are 30/07 or 27/08. We look forward to your next visit!

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Reviewed July 22, 2014

We stopped here for a spot of late lunch on the Saturday of our anniversary weekend. The food was spot on, the 'restaurant' itself was wonderfully appointed, with a 'vintage' feel to it. The shop at the front has an excellent selection of foods to take away with you after your meal.

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Rozina F, Manager at Byfords, responded to this reviewResponded July 29, 2014

Thank you for your lovely comments. We’re so pleased to hear we were part of your special weekend! We look forward to seeing you again!

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Reviewed July 22, 2014 via mobile

Visited at coffee time. Coffee was OK, though not the best in this town, but the real downer was the waitress who couldn't manage to look remotely interested in serving the customers. Seriously, Byfords, you've been around long enough to know that friendly service is important.

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Rozina F, Manager at Byfords, responded to this reviewResponded July 29, 2014

Thank you for bringing this to our attention. We’d firstly like to apologise for your experience with us. At Byfords we pride ourselves on our customer values and we can assure you that attentive and friendly service is our first priority. We have a rule at Byfords that 'a smile is part of your uniform'. Your comments have been forwarded to our staff to ensure they understand the importance of a genuine smile. Thank you again for your feedback.

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Reviewed July 20, 2014

Great little place but a lot of the customers are a little ott. Holt attracts a lot of weekend wannabe locals. Too many pretentious town type tourists for me

1  Thank Leon F
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Rozina F, Manager at Byfords, responded to this reviewResponded July 31, 2014

Thank you for taking the time to score us. Perhaps you would prefer Byfords in the quieter times after the holiday season. We look forward to seeing you.
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Reviewed July 20, 2014

Always twee - if that's what you like. The cakes are good but over-priced, the food is OK - but that's about it. The ambience is great and the service is always friendly and excellent - but - they could do so much better. And the same goes for the other two places they run in the area. Mediocre and twee are the themes.

3  Thank ArturoDente1
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Rozina F, Manager at Byfords, responded to this reviewResponded July 29, 2014

Thank you for your feedback. Here at Byfords, we are constantly trying to improve. We will keep trying harder.

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