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“Drinks Only. Dont eat here!”
2 of 5 bubbles Review of White Rabbit

White Rabbit
Ranked #33 of 51 Restaurants in Lyndhurst
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Kids, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
London, United Kingdom
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94 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Drinks Only. Dont eat here!”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2013

This pub looks like it has potential but is very disappointing. We went in for drinks in the afternoon and it was OK apart from a forgotten coffee. The menu was good so we decided to go back for dinner, what a mistake! If it wasn't so late we would have sent the food back and left. We waited a long time for starters, which were OK then the dinner arrived pretty much burnt. Even the waitress apologised and said the chef had advised it was supposed to be char-grilled! The burgers were incinerated and the fish turned up with the wrong side. The waitress even apologised for the melted ice cream!

I would not return to this pub and would not recommend it at all. This was a quiet time in January so i would have expected more.

Visited January 2013
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1 Thank KellyT79
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Spirit P, Guest Relations Manager at White Rabbit, responded to this review, January 15, 2013
Dear KellyT79,
Thank for taking the time to provide us with your review.

I would like to apologise for wait for your food you have received at the White Rabbit. 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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English first
southampton
2 reviews
“christmas lunch”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2012

We were a party of four. We recieved a very warm welcome. Starters excellent. Christmas lunch arrived with the DREADED FROZEN SPROUTS!!!!eughhh!!!!! My friends told me the Christmas puddings were good. I had the trifle and was not very impressed. So ordinary. Only four crackers and one small plastic bubble blower on the table. Not a lot of festive goodies for our money. To add insult to injury our friends went to another Cheff & Brewer and had all the festive goodies like chocolates, poppers party favours and FRESH SPROUTS. How can two venues from the same chain be so different.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank craftycatSouthampton
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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94 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Great food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2012

Without a doubt one of the best steaks I have had in a long time. The food was fresh and well presented and good value for money

Visited December 2012
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Thank Witwatersrand
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Lymington, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“A pub with no bitter!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2012

Typical pub chain food - not exciting, but just about OK for the price. Amazed they had no bitter, even more surprised by the explanation given: "We haven't been selling much bitter, and it only keeps for two days!"
Staff friendly and helpful, but would not rush to return .

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank whenim64_10
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
“Don't”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2012

We walked in to find the had no beer, apparently all 4 ran out unexpectedly the day before! There was no specials board. An available table was pointed out to us from behind the bar. We had to ask for it to be cleaned. Several menu items were not available including vanilla ice cream!
This place desperately needs a competent manager.

Visited November 2012
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Thank Gary S
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Spirit P, Guest Relations Manager at White Rabbit, responded to this review, December 5, 2012
Dear Gary S,

Thank you for your review regarding the White Rabbit. We are sorry that you received poor service, we will be passing your comments over to the management team to enable them to complete a full investigation.

We have sent you a direct message to discuss this further.

Kind regards
Chef & Brewer
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