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“Fresh produce”

The Ness Hotel Restaurant
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Ranked #6 of 15 Restaurants in Shaldon
Cuisines: European
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Good for: Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
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“Fresh produce”
Reviewed August 27, 2013

We ate twice here during our holidays the food was lovely although the portions were on the small size.the children food was very Good not a processed chip in sight.the drinks were expensive and i didn't appreciate being charged £1.75 for a caprisun which was taken out of a multipack which you could buy from asda for £2.50.Also on both occasions we had to wait for the table to be cleared from the previous diners and there were no knives or forks.the toilets were very clean and we were allowed plenty of time to eat and chat with our friends. service could be better whilst ordring drinks the bartender stopped to dish out food orders before returning to complete my order all the time my coffee was getting cold. Also our food had been delivered and we still had no utensils when i asked the waitress she said she would send some out when she had a container full of them behind her when she saw i was annoyed she turned to the cpntainer and handed me a couple of knives. But i feel the poor customer service may be due to the fact it wAs a very busy bank holiday but i would recommend this restaurant due to the fact the food was fresh and well cooked and the childrens food was verygood

  • Visited August 2013
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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“Good but by no means great”
Reviewed August 27, 2013

Visited for an evening meal on a Sat night with my lady.

Service - some consider service equally important as the food, unfortunately for the Ness on this night the service was not great. A mistake by the Ness with the booking meant we had to wait for our window table. No real drama. This was followed by long waits for food - in total we were there for two hours, having only bread and a main course. Excessive we felt.

Food - the choice was good, although there were only two vegetarian options. Prices ranged from £10 upwards for main courses, so something for most budgets. Portions were huge, not in a good way. Tuna steak was tasty as was the fish and chips.

Restaurant & facilities - Decor was nice and views lovely. Toilets needed cleaning as paper on the floor.

Overall, not a bad visit on this occasion, but let down by slow service and oversized portions.

  • Visited August 2013
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“Best food in Shaldon!”
Reviewed August 27, 2013 via mobile

They've really stepped it up - great service, great atmosphere, awesome views, and the food is excellent. Tuna tartare for starter, yum, and steak&ale pie to fill up - oh no, here come the desserts!

  • Visited August 2013
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“Rude”
Reviewed August 27, 2013 via mobile

Place looks lovely and have eaten here before 6 years ago so we decided to go again during our recent visit to shaldon. However we arrived and were ignored by staff for 5 minutes not one member of staff said they would serve us shortly or hello how can I help you WE had to ask for a table to then be told a table for 5 was not available. Will not be going there again

  • Visited August 2013
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“Fab lunch and fab view”
Reviewed August 27, 2013

My daughter loved the duck salad and she's a major foodie. My hummous was fab too - fresh and just what I wanted. Sat on the terrace in the sunshine with superb view over the bay. Service was quick and efficient and mostly friendly. Had 2 attempts to find the loos. In the boat bar. Yes literally a bar with booths made form upturned bows of boats.
Handy hint - the loos are behind the boats !
Easy parking above a great place for lunch now there is no cafe on Shaldon beach at the end of the smugglers tunnel.

  • Visited August 2013
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