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“Absolutely met expectation!”
Review of Austell's - CLOSED

Austell's
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $26
Cuisines: European, British
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Austell's is an open planned restaurant with a raised level eating area for the guests to view the chefs working! We pride ourselves in innovative cuisine with an informal, relaxed service!
Teddington, United Kingdom
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87 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Absolutely met expectation!”
Reviewed November 4, 2013

Staying in St Austell for the first time this restaurant was recommended by a friend. Checked out the Trip Advisor reviews and booked on these bases. Went with very high expectations and they were absolutely met in every respect.

Welcoming host/maitre'd, delightful service, and wonderful food and wine.
Set menu was £25 with just a few choices but the carte was not expensive, and added maybe another fiver or so per head to the cost. Had a rabbit croquette, hake and orange crème brullee from the set menu and smoked trout and lamb from the carte. We had a really lovely Vedejho from the Rueda region of Spain to accompany.


Could not fault anything and will go back for certain if ever in St Austell again.

  • Visited November 2013
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English first
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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644 reviews
266 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 290 helpful votes
“gorgeous in every sense”
Reviewed November 3, 2013

Easily one of best meals ever had (which perhaps isn't saying much !) We pre-booked, a good job as it was very busy ! We were offered a table for 4 facing the open-plan kitchen and the chef took great delight chatting to us about various things such as which fish caught nearby in Cornwall are the best and also showing us how his 'jus' (stock / gravy) takes three days to make using meat bones, carrots, red wine, onions, various herbs. Complimentary water and starters made up of fresh local Cornish bread which could be dipped in oil, butter and balsamic vinegar which was so tasty we needn't have bothered with a 'proper' starter but we did anyhow and my goats cheese was excellent. Main course : baked haddock, dauphinoise potatoes, peas, leeks and mushrooms with creme brulee to finish. 3 courses came to about £28, not extortionate, waitress service was extremely attentive, informative and friendly and the manageress took time out to have a chat with us as we were leaving - usually such busy establishments just want to get rid of you once you've settled the bill ! So all-in-all, tourists and locals alike, you should visit here ....regularly !

  • Visited November 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great food”
Reviewed November 2, 2013 via mobile

Just had a fabulous meal at austells, a massive thank you to Brett for my delicious pudding too, :))
Staff attentive, helpful and friendly.

Visited November 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Astell's amazing food & service!!”
Reviewed October 30, 2013

The food is excellent, the service attentive without being intrusive and the price is very reasonable. A real find.

  • Visited October 2013
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Excellent”
Reviewed October 29, 2013 via mobile

Strips of trout with tempura squid and wasabi sauce was lightly smoked on a covered plate just before serving and was delicate and light. Pigeon breast cooked perfectly and served with truffle infused celeriac purée, quince jelly in a consommé was superb. Roast lamb on a bed of cabbage and mushroom with quenelles of pea purée was also excellent. Overall food was excellent but main course portions prevented pudding. Service was friendly, helpful and prompt and outstanding value for the quality of the food.

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