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“FOOD SERVED ALL DAY... but not at teatime.”
Review of The Kitchen

The Kitchen
Ranked #16 of 128 Restaurants in Spalding
Cuisines: British
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Post code is PE12 6EU - It is a new restaurant
Reviewed March 19, 2013

We've been to this place quite a few times since it opened with the name "the Gardener's Arms". It changed names a few times, and supposedly management. It was always a very mediocre place, but since we hadn't been for a year or two, we decided to give it a go, attracted by the big signs outside the restaurant advertising "Food Served All Day". We ran from the adjacent car park as it was pouring down with rain; we could not access the back door, so ran to the front. We waited in reception, only to be told by a very embarrassed waitress that "unfortunately, we stop serving food at 5 pm", at which I replied "what, at teatime?"

Unbelievable. At this, we were directed to F&B's around the corner. As for this appalling experience, turn to my previous review.

The moral of the story - 'mean what you say, and say what you mean'.

1  Thank Ste11o
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Reviewed March 14, 2013

Three of us were visiting Springfields retail village & went here for lunch. We all ordered cheese & tomato sandwiches, menu stated it was Lincolnshire poacher cheese, which is quite a strong flavoured cheese, the small amount of cheese in the sandwiches was quite bland. The other two ordered a side portion of chips for £2 extra which came in a small bowl. I ordered a side order of tomato soup, again for £2, it came in a large cup & was quite tasty. Service was qick & the staff pleasant enough. I would go there again if in the area (ie visiting Springfiels), it was ok, but nothing outstanding.

Thank EdinaCloud
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Reviewed March 10, 2013

I visited The Kitchen this Saturday (Mothers Day weekend), and the service was excellent, fast, friendly and welcoming. The restaurant was immaculate, really liked the decor and layout. The staff were attentive and the food was of good quality. The menu was laid out really well and look forward to bringing family here again. Thank You and see you again, Daniel

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Thank Daniel T
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Reviewed March 9, 2013

Only been a couple of times since became the Kitchen and both have been fine. In summer is lovely to sit out with a glass of wine. Wine is expensive but then is a much better wine than a lot of pubs!
Food was fair to good. Better than when it was the gardener s, more friendly staff too and shorter waiting time.
Would go again but not as first choice.
Much better choice than the Frankie and Bennys across the road though!

Thank DonDons369
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Reviewed March 4, 2013

Visited the Kitchen on a wet Sunday afternoon after walking round the shops, was seated very quickly and looked over to see a great choice of local ales, JHB was perfect. Me and my girlfriend order the bread with dipping oils as a sharing starter, we were amazed on how much we got. For my main I had the stew with horseradish mash which was amazing, and my girlfriends ham, egg and chips looked and tasted just as good. All in all great place, great food and great service. Will be heading back there soon..

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Thank Adamd8584
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