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“Disgusting food and service”
Review of Oswald's Cross

Oswald's Cross
Ranked #39 of 120 Restaurants in Oswestry
Price range: $5 - $20
Cuisines: British
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Description: A Restaurant that provides food and drink for all occasions,We also cater for Buffets for Birthdays,Christenings Weddings and Funerals. we are also open for breakfast from 6.30am-10.30am Monday to Friday and 7am-11am on Saturday and Sunday. 2 Kids under 15 eat free at Breakfast with every full paying adult.
shropshire
Level 5 Contributor
86 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Disgusting food and service”
Reviewed November 19, 2013

Went last night with a friend. The initial welcome was good but went down hill after that. The rocket on the risotto was dry and inedible. The presentation was awful. The skinny fries were cool and the chicken hard. Service was slow and had to ask several times for various items. Lack of interest from waiting on staff.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank Jacky B
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English first
Shropshire
Level 4 Contributor
44 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Good food and service (for a change)”
Reviewed November 18, 2013

Did not want to visit yet another Whitbread food outlet. However we were staying at the nearby Premier Inn and were very tired. What a surprise! We were actually welcomed with a smile from the manageress and our waitress. Order taken very quickly. Drinks then arrived quickly. Starters of chicken goujons and breaded mushrooms took a while but were quite good, Main courses then arrived very quickly. My chicken and ham pie was only OK, but my wife was very impressed with her spinach lasagne. Caramel apple crumble was very tasty. OK it is not haute cuisine but the food and service were a lot better than other Whitbread restaurants we have visited recently. WELL DONE to all.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank ShropshireDavidH
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Oswestry, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
43 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Table Table, Oswald's Cross, Oswestry”
Reviewed November 16, 2013

A warm, friendly atmosphere, clean and tidy. Well presented menu, tasty dishes, value for money. The staff are helpful The seating is well set out. No overcrowding. Ample Parking and easy to find on the outskirts of Oswestry. Would recommend it.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank Alan S
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shrewsbury
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“mid week lunch”
Reviewed November 16, 2013

Decor very nice and service good but food could have been much better. I had the chicken caesar salad which was very bland, it mainly consisted of lettuce, croutons with tasteless chicken chunks with some cheese shavings on the top!! My husband had sausage and mash with onion gravy,the sausages were undercooked, tasteless and lumpy, also the mash tasted like the packet variety!!
What we paid was not excessive but even so we will not be returning as there are plenty of other places to have lunch that serve "good quality" food at the same price!!

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank linda w
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Wherever I Lay My Hat
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Wouldn't eat here if you paid us!!!!”
Reviewed November 1, 2013

Popped into this place next to the "Premier Inn" expecting something completely different to what we found. OK the place was smart enough, the usual clinical "wine bar" look.. but looking around we were astounded by how many tables were cluttered with empty/used glasses and dirty plates. One customer came in, sat down at a table which still had dirty plates on it, he studied the menu, ordered food, but when his meal arrived there was nowhere to put it as the previous plates were still on the table!!!! We left after our one drink, and couldn't believe the pile of filthy plates full of leftover food and chicken bones piled up by the til by the door!! Disgusting and as in the title of this review.... we wouldnt eat here if you paid us!!!

  • Visited October 2013
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2 Thank Scoooobz
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