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“Food Tasty but small portions”

Simplicity Restaurant
Ranked #17 of 51 Restaurants in Magherafelt
Price range: $20 - $30
Cuisines: British
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Good for: Romantic, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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159 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
“Food Tasty but small portions”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2012

This is quite a nice restaurant inside, although very average on the outside. Staff are very friendly and helpful. The food is quite good but very poor value for the money as portions are extremely small.

Visited August 2012
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  • English first
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English first
N. Ireland
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174 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
“Great Place, Great Service, Nearly Perfect!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2012 via mobile

Called in with a friend for lunch, was informed soup or portion of garlic mushrooms were free when a main meal was ordered, not sure how this would pay for them to have this offer on!!!!welcomed & shown you our seat very promptly, drinks ordered & served. Mushrooms were lovely, soup was good, probably a much smaller bowl, I hope) than the one you would get if you were paying for it., no bread offered with it.
My friend had a burger, came with a small well presented salad & a portion of fries, well presented but Alas, out pet hate, served on a Wooden Platter, how can these be hygienic??? My friend requested a plate, no problem, plate arrived very quickly. How can you put your salad, your sauce, fries etc & cut your burger on a long wooden platter?? Everything would fall off it!
I had the pan fried chicken, a whiskey sauce, I think it was, tobacco onions all on a bed of mash.
Mash was lovely, onions & sauce was great. Chicken was a little tough, probably fried too fast!

All in All this is a great restaurant with great people working in it. Staff are well presented, excellent at their jobs, very pleasant & prices are reasonable. Just hate the wooden platter, chicken a little dry, otherwise this is a perfect place.
Will return and will tell all my friends about it.

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Northern Ireland
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35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Service with a smile but could do better!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2012

A group of Women's Institute ladies completed our day out with an early meal here. The staff were very pleasant and helpful. The meal was pre-booked. We were allocated booths all down one side of the restaurant - reminded me of the 50's Italian fish & chip/ice cream parlour type of thing. Although we were early we didn't have long to wait on our food....soup was very tasty - a chunk of bread with butter was served with it. I had salmon which arrived on a bed of mashed potato and two spears of asparagus. The asparagus had too much bite in it for me and was cold....the salmon was tasty enough but not hot enough, nor were the potatoes hot enough for me....but this is being picky as they were eatable...I just like hot food on a hot plate.
Desert was three small scoops of ice cream in a waffle basket....the waffle was not good to eat at all but the ice cream was just very average. Coffee was undrinkable....tasted like the dregs of a pot which had been sitting for a long time. My companions seemed to like their food ok...especially the chocolate desert.
I don't know how much this meal cost us so can't comment on that.
All in all it was a pleasant experience with friends - could do better would be my final comment.

  • Visited June 2012
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Co. Derry
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Nice food, pretty reasonable prices”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2012

Went with a large group for an evening meal, we had booked in advance and they were very well organized, we were in a closed off area. We all decided to opt just for a main course but we were impressed by the menu, generally quite varied and there were some nice dishes. Service was second to none, food was really nice, portions were pretty big and the side orders were really well presented too. I can't fault it, relatively reasonable price wise.

  • Visited May 2012
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Good clean food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2012

Staff pleasant and friendly.

Food clean, local and tasteful.

Presentation good.

Been a number of times and would return.

Thumbs up!!!

Visited April 2012
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