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“Very Disappointing and unhygienic”

The Airman at Meppershall
Price range: $19 - $32
Cuisines: European
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Description: An independent hotel and restaurant in the glorious Hertfordshire countryside, The Airman at Meppershall is an idyllic dining getaway mere miles from the sprawls of Luton and Bedford. Classically styled in keeping with its idyllic location, The Airman is comfortable and spacious, perfectly turned out with immaculate white tablecloths, gleaming glassware and polished brass candelabra style lighting. Working closely with local suppliers and producers, the kitchen team at The Airman use high quality, well sourced, seasonal ingredients in a menu of British favourites with a homemade, hearty flavour. A superb, considered children���s menu has cemented The Airman���s status as a favourite family destination while the Sunday Roast is truly unmissable.
Sand, France
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“Very Disappointing and unhygienic”
Reviewed April 16, 2012

We visited the airman on Sunday 15th April because it was recommended to us from friends. There was three adults and my five year old daughter, we were shown to our table (which we had book). We were eventually approached by a "waitress" to give us the sheets of paper aka the menu however by which time my partner and dad had already walked out of the restaurant to the bar. The notice on the road said Sunday carvery with free salad bar, there was no salad bar in sight. My partner is a chef and was disgusted that the carvery chefs were not wearing aprons as their whites were filthy. We ordered the starters (a prawn cocktail and two chicken liver pâté) when my prawn cocktail was brought out I asked for the bread that came with it and was told "I can get you some if you like". Once we had finished our starters we were told we could go to the carvery. The meats on offer was very well done beef, very fatty pork or gammon. We were given two slices of meat (each slice was approx 3inches by 1 inch), my daughters meal consisted of exactly the same as an adult portion just on a smaller plate!! After we had chosen our veg we were asked if we wanted gravy (which was extremely watery) then the waitress carried our plate to our table using a paper napkin. Half way through our main meal the chefs placed the lids back on the vegetables which they had placed on the floor behind them (we were disgusted by this). We too noticed the water marks on the wine glasses. There is no atmosphere in the restaurant in actual fact the money was so loud we had trouble holding a conversation. Safe to say we will not be returning and certainly not listening to our friends recommendations again

  • Visited April 2012
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Thank TeePee82
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“extremely poor quality food and dirty”
Reviewed February 17, 2012

We took our daughter for sunday lunch. We ordered pots of tea, one pot had 8 old tea bags inside, when we complained we were tutted at. The three sunday lunches were of a quality that would of failed for pet food! The whole place is of a very dirty standard. I couldn't stress enough how bad this restaurant truly is. We didn't stay to eat the food on forkful is suffice. Such a pity because it is in a good situation.............. Kim n Aggie need to visit. Followed by the hotel inspector!!!!!!

  • Visited January 2012
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Thank gailr r
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Shefford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“A Disappointment”
Reviewed December 28, 2011

We took my cousin and her husband, over from Canada, to the Airman - tempted by the outward appearance of the place and the sign for "Fine Food". The disappointment was that each of the four wine glasses and four water tumblers served were almost opaquely dirty - one wine glass even clearly showing red wine stains left by a previous user. The staff agreed to change them "if we wished" - as if they felt we were being a little picky

Visited August 2011
Thank derek W
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