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“Glum staff”

La Cloche at The Lion
Ranked #18 of 72 Restaurants in Teddington
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Post code is TW11 9DN
Reviewed June 30, 2014

I enjoy taking friends to The Lion. Prices are good and there is plenty of seating in the bar, garden and restaurant. I appreciate the welcoming of dogs in the bar and garden. That is GREAT.
The lunch menu is very reasonable, but could do with more frequent changes to avoid boredom for regulars like me.
There seems to be a problem with some of the serving staff, however, with the notable exception of cheerful Emma. For the last half a dozen times, some of the staff look at one as if they would rather you were somewhere else. They look GLUM.
Is there something wrong?

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Reviewed June 12, 2014

Discovered this pub less than ten mins from out home whilst out on a bike road. Love it so much have visited three times in two weeks. The portions are NOT HUGE but the food is excellent and the staff very professional yet friendly. Tuesday night is steak night so a good chance to get a great steak dinner for under £15. My fave dinner is the beef casserole and my partner loved the chicken. Dinner for two with wine comes to around £80 so isn't cheap for a 'pub' but the food is excellent, and so close to home too! :-)

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Thank SLMHHP
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Reviewed May 7, 2014

Whether you like an apéritif in a cool bar, some genuine French delicacies ( moules marinières, poisson en papillote, tarte au citron , mousse au chocolat ....) . It is all very fresh and very thought through : tiers of flavours , hearty ingredients and recipies , personal service to the customer . And it works .
Don't go there if you are a moaner : there is nothing to moan about : the staff, including the boss - will make you feel truly at ease , serve you , attend to your every wish . Brilliant to relax and enjoy the atmosphere !

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Thank Ysabel C
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Reviewed April 25, 2014

We have eaten at La Cloche a few times since it has opened but this visit was disappointing. We ate in midweek and the restaurant was quiet but it still took an inordinate time for the food to arrive. The food itself was only OK where it had been very good on previous visits. Service was friendly but as said above the food was slow to arrive. Felt as though management wasn't trying.

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2  Thank Chris L
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Reviewed April 20, 2014

I feel lucky to have this on my doorstep. The restaurant is excellent, great food and service. The environment and atmosphere is also good and you can sit outside when the weather is good. They also have a good range of events, such as the film club, which is great fun and good value. Highly recommend.

Thank Jane P
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