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“An absolute must visit if you love good food......” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Fat Seagull

Fat Seagull
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $22
Cuisines: Seafood, British
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Licensed. Fresh,varied seasonal menu. Fabulous fish dishes all through the summer. Relaxed atmosphere, friendly service.Outdoor seating area, ideal for our four legged friends. Seasonal Opening.
Lincolnshire
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41 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“An absolute must visit if you love good food......”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2014 via mobile

Went to this establishment for lunch following good comments from friends and good reviews on this website (take no notice of the two less than complimentary ones as the authors clearly have no concept of what good food and great service really is, and the owner has clearly got the measure of both of them)

My wife had smoked trout salad and I chose loin of tuna with red pepper sauce. Both dishes were well presented, extremely tasty and generous in their proportions. We chose knickerbocker glory for desert which was fabulous and the two versions of ice cream used were fantastic award winning ones that tasted sublime.

Our service was attentive without being intrusive and the bill was entirely reasonable for what we ate and drank.

We will be coming back to eat again

Visited April 2014
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English first
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Foodie”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2014 via mobile

Seafood platter awful slop misleading deep fried cheap and nasty crab balls I expected a fresh seafood platter.

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16 Thank Cyril W
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Catherine H, Owner at Fat Seagull, responded to this review, April 22, 2014
Honestly (rolls eyes and slaps forehead), it's like a scene from Dawn of the Dead, you shoot down one swivel eyed slow moving object and up pops another one ! Yet again a self proclaimed "foodie" bragging of their culinary expertise but strangely have only ever written one revue in their lives, yep, you guessed it, a bad one for US !
Thankfully I am able to post a photo of the very dish you complain about. You see, I was so proud of the volume we had sold over the weekend, I took some photos, phew, thank heavens I did, at least Tripadvisor readers can judge for themselves. Oh, but hang on a minute, you took lots of photos too didn't you, so why haven't you posted yours ? May I say you certainly didn't look like a couple out enjoying an al fresco meal in the Bank Holiday sunshine, very nervous and twitchy, you even ran your hand underneath the outside balustrade to check for dirt, didn't find any though did you. You ordered one dish to share between two and scarpered 4 minutes after it hit the table. We didn't even get a chance to check back as you furtively looked around before positively bolting down the road to avoid any staff
(don't you just love cctv ).
You see, as hard as we try, we are not always perfect and mistakes can be made, decent, genuine folk and seasoned diners know and respect this, tis a unwritten rule that complaints should be made at the time, thus giving the opportunity to put things right. Trolls don't get this, they eat and run, sadly Tripadvisor is a bit of a cowards charter in that respect, but hey ho, can't have it all your own way.
Now, moving swiftly on, how about another free glass of wine offer ? These pair of clowns reminded me of a very famous comedy starring Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau any reader who comes into the Fat Seagull and gives me the title will get a free glass of wine with their meal, hey ! we might even join you, look forward to seeing you, your our kind of customers, cheers ;)
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mansfield
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Excellent restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2014

Been to The Fat Seagull several times and it never fails to impress. The first time we had the Sunday roast which was excellent and such massive portions. On the other occasions we indulged in the fabulous cakes and cheesecake on offer. Very friendly staff. We'll definitely be back again next time we are in Sandilands. I would highly recommend it to everyone.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Derby, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great fish and chips with super friendly service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 18, 2014

Called in for lunch after a mega walk on the beach with our dog, we were starving!!!
3 of us Chose fish and chips and they were lovely, came with bread and butter and a generous portion of tarter sauce, not one of hose silly plastic portions!!!
1 of us had liver which came with mashed pots and beans , large portion enough to give our dog a decent snack as well.
Beers and coffee afterwards made for a lovely family lunch in the sun!

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank david F
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Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“very dis-appointed, has the making, but!”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2014

Once again just had a few days in Sutton, great little place, but sadly short on places to eat, we were told about this place, though we'd give it a go, looked good from outside, be it small, but it seemed warmly.
won't go into details about the order but we ordered, and waited, far to long really, and when it came it looked 'ok' that's all 'ok'
down side the price for food and drinks were to say the least way over the top, we think the owners 'think' the food is good,, take it from me it's not, café food at over the top restaurant prices.
sorry 'fat seagull' it had to be said

very dis-appointed, hoped we'd found a new place to eat around Sutton, we haven't, my advice don't bother. unless you want basic food at over the top prices

  • Visited March 2014
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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11 Thank sam b
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Catherine H, Owner at Fat Seagull, responded to this review, February 1, 2017
No facts, not one, never wrote another review ? just this bad one ? enough said.

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