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“Should be Tapas & Fine Ale”

The Rake Mediterranean Tapas Restaurant
Ranked #20 of 308 Restaurants in Rochdale
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Spanish
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed January 6, 2013

We have been going to this fine restaurant & bar for some time and it has always been excellent but recently has got even better. Mark the owner has started brewing his own beer. I must say all 5 brews are simply outstanding and one even got first place at a prestigious regional beer festival.
Keep up the good work Mark
If you are thinking of going to eat it is best to book as this is another (rare these days) country pub that gets stupidly busy

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Thank Phil C
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Reviewed December 11, 2012

Not Just excellent food but great beer from the on site micro-brewery. Beware the portions however if you are used to other Tapas restaurants; you may end up being embarrassed!!!
So large portions and terrific value for money what could be better!

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Reviewed December 10, 2012

We went to the Rake Inn for my wife's birthday and the food was excellent as was the atmosphere. I would have no hesitations in recommending this restaurant. In fact I am going again on the 28th December.

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Thank Rob H
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Reviewed November 13, 2012 via mobile

We have visited The Rake on a couple of occasions, the food has always been fresh and more importantly delicious!

The staff are very friendly and helpful and catered to our dietary needs.

It's great to have a good tapas restaurant locally rather than having to travel to Manchester.

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Thank Sophjasp
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Reviewed November 11, 2012

I have visited three times, twice in a party and most recently as a couple. The food is excellent (albeit a bit expensive) with a wonderful ambiance - always try and book the main room to the left of the entrance. At a most recent visit there was a three piece ensemble playing music.

There is a huge choice of food with an extensive specials board. However if you visit as a couple there is a problem – the portions are huge which really limits your choice of dishes. We managed the anti-pasta, pigs cheeks and mussles, but have to leave our third dish (we were so full) – what a waste!

Tapas is supposed to allow you to enjoy a wide selection of dishes – not here I’m afraid. This is not really tapas – it is more like a restaurant with huge choice of main courses. It would be far better to serve half the portion at half the price, so we could enjoy more choice as a couple. If you go in a party, you can all order two different dishes, and get the benefit of a ‘tapas’ meal.

Finally, we were served our main dishes before we had got half way through our starter, and ended up with dishes everywhere on a small table – annoying!

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Thank Dangary
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