The Hawthorns

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Sunday Lunch
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OT
Newcastle
3 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere, perfect tasty food and good service with friendly staff

PT
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had a really nice meal here on a late sunday afternoon. 3 adults and 3 children.
Everyone loved their food.
Staff were friendly and very accommodating.
The table magician was brilliant.
A lttle pricey but it was a treat.
Would reccomend and would return.
Thanks

CD
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Friendly service and lovely food. Would certainly return.

l
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing, highly recommended. Good service

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience3

To satisfy your hunger yes as a dining experience not really. Value for money ok but not brilliant. Don't fell the staff had had enough training - willing enough but rather too amateurish.

OT
Newcastle
3 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal, tasty homemade food to be exact, great service and friendly staff.

MV
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit but it won’t be our last, the staff are very friendly and attentive without being too full on. The service was excellent and the food was amazing, great food and perfect portions

B
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, great value for money and the staff are amazing!! We will definatly be back again and again

DJ
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great decor, great location next to the golf course, fantastic staff and good food. We even had a slight of hand magician call at the table who was unbelievable! Would definitely recommend this place!

NM
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

I booked myself and my partner into the hawthorns for a valentines meal.
The food was fantastic. I had the fried camembert which was cooked to perfection. My partner had the soup of the day which was leek and potato. Nice and creamy and well seasoned.
For our main course my partner had the sirloin steak, which came with bone marrow. Now. I am not sure why we have started to eat bone marrow, but we both found it bland and tasteless. Needless to say it was taken home for the dog who devoured it.
I had the lamb henry with was delicious. Perfectly cooked and falling off the bone.
Cheeseboard for me for desert, however - if you have had a starter i'd get something else as it was MASSIVE. I gave it a good go but I couldn't finish it all.
My partner had a chocolate brownie which was a special. It was well enjoyed.

Now. The staff seemed very hit and miss. They seemed to be a younger workforce, which isn't a problem, but seemed relatively in experienced. One girl couldn't really crack a smile, no matter how hard we tried.
Most of the others seemed lovely and willing to have a chat and a joke.

I would recommend this place to others for sure.

SB
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Our experience was fantastic, Valentines evening and everything was extremely good including the magician and singer!!

DN
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food excellent with a great menu. The overall appearance of the restaursnt is clean, fresh and relaxing. Staff very attentive. Definitely worth a visit

OT
Manchester
10 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Food was good but my issue is this is the second time they have tried to charge for drinks we've not had. The worst part is they argued we"d had them as if we had lied.

DR
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and very attentive staff and not a killer price

D
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Not our first time here, staff always polite and friendly and the service excellent. We had lamb Henry and pork belly, delicious and the fish was lovely and fresh, all served quickly and with a smile. Will definitely go again and recommend to family and friends.

OT
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovey as always.

AT
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 27 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely evening. Food superb, service brilliant. Look forward to our next visit.

OT
Manchester
10 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another fantastic meal. We went with the market menu. Excellent value for money and so nice to see the restaurant busy. It truly deserves it

JG
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lovely place for lunch. The food was really nice and the staff were very friendly.

JE
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Cannot fault the restaurant. Excellent choices for gluten free

MC
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Disappointing restaurant that did not live up to expectation. It's hard writing a review when you've had a terrible meal and not sounding like a petulant child "this is the WORST restaurant ever!" but genuinely this was a very poor experience from a catering perspective.

Upon arrival, early on a Saturday night, the two things we wanted from the main menu weren't available. We were served bread that was stale, butter that was liquid. All the food was greasy and abnormally warm like that classic microwave feel (food came out remarkably quick too). I had to return a main (breaded veal) as it was rubbery and tasteless (and incredibly hot, as were the plates, another dead giveaway for microwaved food).

Fortunately the (young) staff were polite enough and deducted a main from the bill, but this is a restaurant that is charging a lot for terrible food. I couldn't in good conscience recommend this to anyone, particularly with the outstanding Cherrytree restaurant just down the road charging similar prices for fantastic food.

OT
Manchester
10 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another fabulous meal. Steak was cooked to perfection. We had the garlic pizza bread to start it was one of the best I have tasted. Just amazing.

AN
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never been to Hawthorns until today ( 12/01/20 ) l will definitely be returning in the near future.
Firstly the staff are friendly and pleasant, very engaging,
The atmosphere is lovely,
The food was first class and the service was excellent.

SN
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Staff pleasant enough, very quite not many people in even though it was approx 17.40pm.
Food no more than average, French onion soup didn’t have much taste to it at all. Prices are reasonable and the roast dinners looked good, we ordered off the menu.

OT
Manchester
10 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another excellent meal. I started with the pate and then I went for the Sunday lunch (beef) I wasn't disappointed. The food was excellent. My husband started with the bread basket and then the cheese pie from the specials menu.

AE
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good menu choice 'quality food and excellent service
Very enjoyable evening

K
Manchester
4 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We regularly eat here because it’s excellent food and great value. The food is exceptional quality and the staff don’t hang around but are there when needed for extra drinks etc.

Highly recommend and will be back again very soon.

NM
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to The Hawthorns for a works Christmas meal. The staff were lovely, all very happy and polite and the food was perfect. We would all highly recommend The Hawthorns and can't wait to go back.

AW
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Last time we came here, over 10 years ago, it was awful. I am really happy to say things have changed for the better. Nice food, good atmosphere and prompt / pleasant service. Will surely come back.....

DH
London
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service, highly recommend, could not fault

OT
Manchester
10 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We choose the Christmas menu and a flatbread pizza from the childrens menu.
My first christmas dinner of the year and one to remember. Delicious. Our Grandson wanted some broccoli, strange I know. so the kindly brought a side portion out for him, he eat the lot pizza as well

K
Manchester
4 reviews
Dined on 26 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent menu choices along with great service for a good night out with friends for a catch up.
Highly recommend

OT
Manchester
10 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delicious meal here the staff were brilliant, I couldn't fault a single thing. People really need to give this restaurant a go.

JW
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went as a party of 4 for my dads 84th birthday on Sunday 17th April, the staff made us welcome immediately and took us to our table and ordered our drinks And handed us our menus. Three of us had starters which were very good, my husband loved the scallops, three of us then had fillet steak which was cooked to perfection in the way we had all ordered it, my dad is usually really fussy and always orders the same at every restaurant which is fish and chips, here he ordered the sea bass and mussels and he absolutely loved it, that’s worth a review in anyone’s books, we had two starters between us which were gorgeous as well, the waitresses were always coming over to make sure everything was ok and that we had enough drinks. We will definitely be going back again and taking/recommending it to friends.

LI
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, beautifully presented. Good value. Staff wonderful

S
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely love this place, fantastic food , perfect setting and decorated beautifully. Staff are so polite and helpful, there was even a magician doing card tricks inbetween waiting for food he was fab! definitely recommend.

s
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

See trip advisor but in any case the whole experience was exceptional. We were celebrating a family birthday. The staff were very attentive and helpful . The menu is extensive and the food well cooked. Well done to you all and good luck with a fairly new business and new owners.

OT
Manchester
7 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent menu and very friendly staff. The food came quickly and good portion size

GC
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We has a lovely lunch and chose the Sunday roast which was delicious and obviously freshly prepared and presented beautifully. The staff were smart and suitably attentive. Atmosphere nice and quiet which suits us. Desert was lovely and the whole lunch really good value for money. The loyalty card is a nice touch and I will return again soon. Thank you to everyone for such a lovely lunch.

MW
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience2

Although the service was excellent as always, I was most disappointed with the new menu...
As far as recommending, I did and this resulted in our visit on Saturday 26/10/19, 3 out of the 4 of us We’re unimpressed with the new menu...
The old menu was far better choice wise !!would definitely return myself and recommend again with old menu choices