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“Food great, music too loud”

The Vine Restaurant & Cocktail Bar
Price range: $8 - $42
Cuisines: British
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Seasonal food served daily, offering breakfast, lunch, tapas, afternoon tea & dinner in a luxurious and welcoming atmosphere
Reviewed May 18, 2013

We went to the Vine for a birthday dinner. The food and service were brilliant. Having to go into the bar to pay was a disappointment; it was heaving and very noisy. Otherwise would highly recommend

Thank JulieL186334
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Reviewed May 1, 2013

Only visited with friends for a drink in the bar. Last time I came in here it was called the Crowded House.
It had a good atmosphere with plenty of people but it took ages to get served due to people standing drinking at the bar. There were two families with children around the age of 5 just drinking which is against licensing laws. you have to negotiate the children running around. Also there were a number of young people who would not pass for 18 drinking alcohol. They were getting served no problem without any challenge for ID
So if you like visiting a youth club or are underage and fancy a drink this is the bar to visit.

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1  Thank Narcky
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Reviewed April 30, 2013

Do not let any previous reviews (when The Crowded House) put you off. Massively improved.

We've always struggled to find somewhere in Ashby, which isn't a curry house or a pub chain serving microwave rubbish. At last 'The Vine' ticked all the right boxes.

A modern feel, with a nice atmosphere, and perfect for a few cheeky ones before your meal!!! I booked The Vine for a party of 12, where we were treated to the upstairs room, perfect for small parties, or entertaining clients.

The food was great, freshly cooked, hot, and all served together. The menu catered for all, any no-one had a bad word to say. I would have scored it 5/5 but for the slightly poor service, inexperience and attention to detail with the drinks.

Worth a visit, and definitely go back.

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Thank Craig D
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Reviewed April 29, 2013

My wife and I called for lunch a couple of weeks ago, we could not fault the food or price(£6.90) each for steak,chips,peppercorn sauce and sausage,mash and veg.We where so impressed we booked to take friends for a Saturday night.We had a great night food excellant, staff very friendly nothing to much trouble.Restaurant was very busy but staff coped admirably.We was not charged for our second bottle of wine because in our waitresses opinion it was not chilled!! Brilliant. Also liked the bar area, busy and good atmosphere.Great place, a breath of fresh air for Ashby.

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Thank ericfreeman53
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Reviewed April 22, 2013

After reading some favourable reviews we decided to visit The Vine last Saturday. The food was lovely. The menu wasn't extensive but there was ample choice. The dishes we chose were delicious and well presented. The kitchen team were doing an excellent job.
Sadly the front of house experience was a shambles. The waitress made us feel like we were a massive inconvenience. A warm friendly welcome and an offer to take coats was distinctly missing. There were only three menus initially provided for a table of four. Our order was taken abruptly without any attempt to engage in friendly conversation. No wine list was offered so we had to ask for that. We ordered one white and one red. The bottle of red was plonked down on the table with the cap still on as the waitress was passing to serve another table. There was no checking if we had glasses, that it was the correct wine, offering to pour the wine or even opening the bottle. The bottle of white wine was forgotten so we had to ask again. Eventually it arrived by which time I'd finished my fish starter. Empty pre-dinner drinks glasses were left on what was now a very congested table. Main meals were served as abruptly as the orders had been taken.
When it came to the bill we discovered that we'd been overcharged by £35 for two extra bottles of wine. Neither the waitress nor the manager who we spoke to seemed to be particularly bothered by this. Whilst the bill was corrected the apology seemed half-hearted and again it felt like we'd caused an inconvenience by asking to pay just the right amount. We were then ignored for some time as nobody actually seemed to want to take payment. The staff had started sweeping around us which was rather bizarre for 10.15 on a Saturday night. We sensed that they had other places to go which may have explained our rushed dining experience. After about ten minutes we were told the card machine doesn't work in the restaurant so we had to go into the bar to pay.
So in summary, I would recommend The Vine for the food but wouldn't go back in the near future. If the management can organise the right level of staffing and proper training then it could be a good venue.

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1  Thank Pete118
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