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“Philippine Special”
Review of Aston Marina

Aston Marina
Ranked #3 of 63 Restaurants in Stone
Price range: $12 - $24
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed March 5, 2013

We have been here many time on a summers day to enjoy sitting outside with a light lunch and just to watch life on the water slipping by....This time we went with friends to the Philippine special evening with slight trepidation at the thought of a suckling pig, (one of us being more vegetarian) however the philippino chef was there himself to explain every dish and what sauce complemented what, which was very helpful. The whole thing started with a yummy soup and then the rest was buffet style so you could pick and choose with direction... it was delicious!! I had a mainly vegetarian plate and there was so much flavour and texture to enjoy with the option of going back for more too. My friends really enjoyed the pig with the chef personally going off to get a nice bit of crackling for one of them as well. I didn't enjoy the puddings as they were a bit stodgy but two out of four of us loved them... The whole thing was £12.95 a head which is amazing value for money! My only criticism would be the way the tables were laid out as two long tables so you were a bit close to your neighbours if you wanted a bit of privacy, but all in all a lovely different evening was had by all...

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Reviewed February 21, 2013

Very nice food, nice surroundings + service extremely friendly + attentive. Would have given it an extra star if the furniture didn't feel more like a cafe than a restaurant, other than that well-worth a visit.

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1  Thank Mister J
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

Reading on social network about the philippine night we decided to go as we love asian food. We loved the starter of spring rolls with dip. We where a bit disappointed when the main meal turned out to be a lovely chicken dish served in a holed out pineapple and not the suckling pig that is on the sample menu. The chicken dish was full of flavour and served with sticky rice that was cooked perfectly. We had the cassava cake for dessert which was a nice but different. They had good affordable wine that complemented the food and the service was quick with a friendly smile....Looking forward to the end of the month when the last Philippine dish would be served which would be the suckling pig......We'll worth the experience......Thank you...

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1  Thank Altyd
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Reviewed January 11, 2013

poor quality, nicley presnted food , far to expensive food for ambiance and setting. not the best value place around for lunch.

3  Thank ladymary67
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Reviewed January 5, 2013

This is a gorgeous location just off the A51. We ate in the cafe/bar/restaurant for lunch and the food was great and obviously home made. There is a farm shop which sells local produce and we loved it. Lots to offer in this place.

3  Thank Sarah B
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