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“Seafood platter.”

The Drovers Restaurant at The Fleece
Ranked #38 of 87 Restaurants in Malton
Price range: $6 - $22
Cuisines: British
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations
Rillington, null, United Kingdom
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“Seafood platter.”
Reviewed October 18, 2012

Had the misfortune to eat breakfast on the morning we decided to try the seafood platter. There is no way we could have eaten all that was served. A fantastic selection of seafood which we attacked for nearly 2 hours without managing to clear it all. How they can serve that for £30 per couple is beyond me. The chef is obviously trying to keep the British fishing fleet going single handed. The resturant is spotlessly clean and cosy although a little dated but a lot more comfortable than the usual plastic theme pubs. Jennie the owner and Mike the Chef have no problem with going the extra mile which is a pleasant change fron the "everything is too much trouble" attitude we have encounted in other Malton establishments. Will definatly dine there again and if your interested in doing the same, DONT EAT BREAKFAST!

  • Visited September 2012
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“Seafood experience”
Reviewed October 14, 2012

On the recommendation of friends we chose to try a 'special seafood platter' for a late lunchtime treat and we were not disappointed. Although we were the only people eating in the pleasantly decorated & spotlessly clean restaurant at that time, that in no way spoiled the experience. We had a table by the welcoming fire & by choosing to eat at 2.30pm we were able to enjoy the company of the tropical fish; quiet background music and the undivided & attentive service of our host Jenni, and chef Mike. The food was sublime! We began the experience with stuffed chillies - they looked amazing and they lived up to their appearance with an exciting 'kick' in the final bite! Followed by sorbet to cleanse the palate - we were ready to begin the platter - and what a feast!!! We could fully appreciate why we'd had to book a week in advance...to enable chef Mike to source fresh on the day. We sat for over an hour enjoying each mouthful - the heated stand keeping everything at the right temperature. The content of the platter varies according to availability and is served simply with a choice of rice or ciabatta - such a variety of fish and seafood it is difficult to describe; but if we had to pick a favourite element from the oysters, large lobster, lobster bisque, baked whole crab, whitebait, whole plaice, bass, mussels, huge prawns etc it would have to be the perfectly cooked scallops.... They were DIVINE! When my husband mentioned that we had been looking forward to trying razor clams (which our friends had enjoyed on their visit) ... within a few minutes we had the pleasure too!!! Wonderful service and quite unexpected. The only regret ... no room for one of Mike's excellent puds....but the good news is that you can have a 'take-away' and the chocolate fudge cake .... consumed much, much later was excellent. This Seafood Platter is a special offer and not always available but if you love seafood we'd recommend you try it while it lasts! However we have chosen off the extensive menu previously and have yet to be disappointed. This is a restaurant attached to a village pub - but offering the quality of food a good restaurant in town would find hard to beat.

  • Visited October 2012
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“Really impressed with the food”
Reviewed September 28, 2012 via mobile

We stopped off for lunch so weren't expecting too much but very pleasantly surprised. Although the chef wasn't there, we were served a huge, tasty burger each from the bar menu (which was extensive considering it wasn't the main menu!). Really cold in the pub, we were the only ones in there though so assume it would be a very cosy place when a bit busier!

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“Awful ! No taste. No atmosphere.”
Reviewed September 2, 2012

We were late for a taster menu voucher (5 course) and ended up having a bar meal instead. There was nobody in the "restaurant". Dead atmosphere. Awful decor and could do with a good clean and update. Meal was awful.. Obviously microwaved. Gammon and egg with grease on the plate and chewy meat. Maybe the chef had left already but we paid over £20 quid for a meal my daughter could have cooked better. The pictures on the website make this place look cosy and traditional but in reality it just looked tired old and dirty to me?! We got our money back from living social on the deal so we never returned for the taster menu. Would not go back. One of the worst meals I've had in years !

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“Fantastic menu, but fails to deliver”
Reviewed September 1, 2012 via mobile

Booked midweek, we were one of two couples present throughout so zero atmosphere. Very tempted by the taster menu but put off spending two hours in an empty room, so chose off the very appetising menu. Could have chosen many of the items due to description. However the food failed to deliver, everything was there but not executed well enough, considering we were the only ones there I would expect much better standard. Dated interior and all the real ales "just run out" topped a poor evening out. Thankfully I had a 50% off voucher to use, but even then I felt like it only just warranted that cost.

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