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“Just average”
Review of The Landing

The Landing
Ranked #5 of 19 Restaurants in Franz Josef
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Invercargill, New Zealand
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Just average”
Reviewed January 4, 2013

We ate on new year's day for brunch, the place was busy but by no means packed. It took nearly 30 mins for someone to take our order. Our 1 year old was getting pretty antsy by then! My husband eventually went to the bar to order, they sent him back to his seat and said someone would take his order. 10 mins later and a waitress walking past notices us looking at her and asks "is everything ok?" so finally someone took our order. Food was pretty average, the pancakes were pretty bad (stodgy and undercooked) but the rest of it was palatable. We ate at the Plump Pigeon down the road twice, it was always empty but god knows why - the food and service there was good. The Landing was busy whenever we went past but I wouldn't go back

  • Visited January 2013
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Average food, good experience”
Reviewed January 2, 2013

Lively atmosphere, good service, but food only average. We both fancied the traditional sausage and mash but were disappointed. The sausages had very tough skins and smothering it in mayo detracted from the taste

Visited December 2012
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great service!”
Reviewed January 2, 2013 via mobile

The food was pretty average for pub food but I would go back again for the friendly and attentive service of the entire staff. We chose to sit outside, before it even started to rain the staff had us and our drinks moved to a covered seat with a heater facing our table. Everyone was super friendly and helpful!

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Denver CO
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33 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“a fun place to eat”
Reviewed January 1, 2013

This is a low key restaurant, by far the most popular in Franz Joseph. The green mussels were great, all the portions very large to enormous and the service very friendly

Visited December 2012
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Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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135 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“OK but can be noisey”
Reviewed January 1, 2013

This restaurant is on a corner of the main road and therefore attracts lots of clients because of its visibility. Unfortunately, this means that when busy it can be very noisey and difficult to hear your dining companions or the staff.
Also on the night we visited there were lots of people drinking at the out-door area, which created extra noise and foot-traffic behind our table which was near to the main entrance. We were unfortunately charged for lots of drinks (10+) we didnt consume - there was only two of us. We suspect that the problem was that each table is given a numbered flag and that the people at the outside area saw and used our number when ordering their drinks. The waiting staff are not allocated to any set of tables and seem to roam around the whole restaurant and therefore are unable to check if anyone placing an order 'owns' that number. We were probably asked about our meal and wine by every waiter in the restaurant and this eventually became an annoyance after the first couple of times.
The food was good but the whole meal was spoilt by the over-charging (which was removed from our bill when we complained). We did receive an apology for the error in the bill but they didn't agree with our conclusion of how it occurred.

Visited October 2012
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