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“Great food in a slightly surprising location”
Review of Austell's - CLOSED

Austell's
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $25
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
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!
Dawlish, United Kingdom
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294 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
“Great food in a slightly surprising location”
Reviewed October 9, 2009

Although its on the outskirts of town, and situated in an otherwise non-descript row of shops, this is a restaurant really worth taking the trouble to find. Imaginative menus, thoughtfully put together and beautifully presented. All in all, a real foodie treat.

Our evening was slightly spoilt by a group of loud and slightly tipsy lads celebrating something or other. The volume only diminished when they were eating their food but in-between, the staff didn't make any effort to shut them up which was a shame.

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English first
Surrey
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Fantastic food and great atmosphere”
Reviewed September 28, 2009

Tried out this restaurant on a recent trip to Cornwall. The food was outstanding, full of flavour and well presented. The restaurant is open plan and you can see the chef at work. He came over to speak to us at the end of the meal and is truely passionate about the food and how he likes to try different things. The pie night sounds delicious, its a shame its too far to come from Surrey. Definitely worth a visit if you are in the area.

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Par, United Kingdom
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114 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Fantastic food, wonderful atmosphere!”
Reviewed September 27, 2009

Austells is a brilliant place to visit. The food is superb, beautifully presented and all locally sourced, perfectly sized portions so you can manage all three courses.
Warm and welcoming atmosphere attentive friendly staff and a highly talented chef.
For the high quality the menu is very well priced you can spend as little or as much as you like.
Best restaurant of its type in the area!!

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Surrey
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39 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“An example for more to follow”
Reviewed September 20, 2009

A French friend of mine said to me that the problem with food in England is not the quality ut the price and there are now restaurants where high quality food is available at a reasonable price. and in general I agree BUT this is the exception. The food was very good and compared well with our three weeks in Fance just weeks ago, with very pleasant low key but efficient and friendly service. The owner/chef has to be congratulated for creating an excellent but affordable rstaurant that is stylish yet down to earth. Thoroughly recommended

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Toronto
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Excellent Meal”
Reviewed August 16, 2009

A wonderful spot, the food was outstanding and the service friendly and efficient. Do not miss an opportunity to dine here, truly delicious!

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