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“Good food, but need to improve the BBQ sauce!”

Toro Steak House & Cocktail Lounge
Ranked #39 of 211 Restaurants in Kettering
Cuisines: Steakhouse
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Leicester, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Good food, but need to improve the BBQ sauce!”
Reviewed January 10, 2013

Went in a group of four in January for unlimited Ribs Tuesday. I had a Rump Steak which I have to say was delicious and cooked perfectly medium rare as requested. The rest of the party had the ribs which were also tender and delicious. The chips are lovely and chunky too! Just one criticism - the barbecue sauce is not very nice! Ok so the ribs don't come out smothered in it, you get a dish and apply yourself, but it's just not that nice and you need a bit of barbecue sauce with your ribs! It would be good to maybe offer a variety of sauce e.g. Whiskey BBQ Sauce, spicy BBQ sauce etc, but the one on offer needs improving!

  • Visited January 2013
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English first
Rothwell, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
“good 1”
Reviewed January 9, 2013

perfect place to have steaks great place, great customer service,very fast service and very busy place and fits everyone perfectly has got two floors so you will never struggle to fit in and steaks were unbelivable fantastic taste ,staff very friendly and its worth going in there.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank ukb0y
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northants
Level 5 Contributor
23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“1st visit and un-impressed”
Reviewed December 21, 2012

When we arrived the welcome was rather bland and slow to react to take us to our table which was the very 1st table right in front of the entrance.

Drinks order was slow, we had to ask to order the food because the watiress didnt come to take the order after we had been there 30mins and it wasnt busy.

Average overpriced unimpressive food - the steaks are better at the Beefeater Oakley Hay!

Visited December 2012
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Thank ntmb
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Droitwich, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
340 reviews
232 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
“Nice, friendly restaurant”
Reviewed December 7, 2012

Excellent steaks makes the trip worth while. The nachos as a starter were a meal in itself. Wouldn't pick the empanadas as there was no comparison with the other starters.
The chefs clearly know what they are doing at this restaurant.
The steaks come with a small but tasty salad, so you order other side dishes. We had the garlic and spicy chips ( fantastic in themselves). One portion would have been enough to share.
You get warm bread and garlic butter with your drink before you order so a desert was nigh on impossible due to being full up.
The only critism being the seating arrangements. They are cramming people in, so you are very close the your neighbour and I don't like that.
This aside, we would definitely go again.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank Chris P
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Kettering, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
104 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Mixed Bag!!!”
Reviewed December 5, 2012

We've been to Toro twice now within weeks of each other and have mixed opinions about the place. The first time we went on a Friday night and absolutely loved it, the food was nice, the atmosphere was great and the staff were attentive. The second time we went we took friends because we had liked it so much and went on a Sunday for a birthday. It was a complete transformation, I ordered the same thing again and half the quantity on my plate, the presentation was bad and the service was slow. A friend also had a beer spilt on him by the waiter and received no replacement by way of compensation. Another friend went to the toilet and found her dinner taken away. We asked for it back and it looked as if half had already been scraped in the bin. (Needless to say, she didn't then eat) Because we had such a good time the first time, I'm just putting the second trip down to Sunday staff and the fact they weren't expecting anybody else in, but even so the quality shouldn't change depending on what evening you go on. Unfortunately it has put me off returning.

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank SarahC511
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