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“Could do better”

Red Lion Hotel Restaurant
Ranked #47 of 178 Restaurants in Fareham
Cuisines: Pub
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 21 May 2018

We were staying here for a few nights and ate in on 3 of those. The dinner menu is a combination of decent if average bar food and overcomplicated dishes - beef rib with pulled pork on the side? baked cod loin with a fishcake? The crowning glory was my sirloin steak. It was maybe a third gristle. When the waitress (with no fuss at all, the waiting staff are great) took it back to the kitchen, she returned with the message that if I wanted a steak without gristle I needed to go for a fillet.
And the toast at breakfast - a choice between underdone and soggy or burnt.
It might be better to stick with the bar meals (I had the beef chilli one night and it was fine) and install a toaster in the dining room as some other chains do.
We've stayed in Old English Inns a number of times, but I fear this has put us right off.

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Nick M, Manager at Red Lion Hotel Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2018

Hi Giffythegardener,
Thank you for your review as it is important to us to keep our standards and help us improve our service.
Your points are taken to the departments of Food Development and Brand Standards in our Head Office.
I hope to see you again in the future.
Regards,
Nick

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Reviewed 30 April 2018

Poor eating experience (for the 2nd time). Need to review quality of food and value for money. I have completed a detailed review to Old English Inns.

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Thank rayv339
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Nick M, Manager at Red Lion Hotel Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2018

Hi rayv339,
Thank you for your review. I am sorry to hear you had a bad eating experience. Rest assure that your points are noted and raised to the relevant departments.
Kind Regards,
Nick

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Reviewed 27 April 2018

The food here is lovely. Especially the Roast dinners!
Great menu choice for children. Liked it so much we've been back for family Birthday dinners,

Thank Clare H
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Nick M, Manager at Red Lion Hotel Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2018

Hi Clare H,
Thank you for your great review. A pleasure to welcome you. We strongly advice to book a table for Sundays in the Restaurant as it is a popular day with our regulars.
Hope to see you again soon.
Regards,
Nick

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Reviewed 27 April 2018

We took our nephew there for teat after taking him out for the day, arrived at around 5PM, it was just starting to get busy in the bar as the restaurant was not open to 6PM.
This was not a issue as the lady behind bar said find yourself a table and come up to the bar and place your order.
Order taken and three fantastic Burger meals arrived in great time, cooked to perfection, extra drinks order taken and we settled down to eat our food. Probably one of the best burgers I've had for some time. Ten out of ten from three very happy people.
We have eaten here on many an occasion and have not been disappointed with the service or food.

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Thank simon g
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Nick M, Manager at Red Lion Hotel Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2018

Hi simon g,
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Always a pleasure to welcome you and your family time after time. I will pass on your comments to the Kitchen and Bar staff.
Hope to see you again soon.
Regards,
Nick

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Reviewed 7 April 2018

Stayed here overnight recently, the food is fresh, nicely cooked, great tasting, and very reasonably priced, The breakfast menu is almost vast, and again very enjoyable.

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Nick M, Manager at Red Lion Hotel Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2018

Hi forlorntraveller,

Thank you for your review. Happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us.
Hope to see you again.
Regards,
Nick

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