Excellent food and service. Cannot fault the restaurant. Excellent choices for gluten free
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Good menu choice 'quality food and excellent service
Very enjoyable evening
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.
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.
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.....
Excellent food and service, highly recommend, could not fault
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
Excellent menu choices along with great service for a good night out with friends for a catch up.
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.
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.
Lovely food, beautifully presented. Good value. Staff wonderful
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.
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.
Excellent menu and very friendly staff. The food came quickly and good portion size
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.
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
Fairly quiet midweek. Food and service were excellent. Need a couple of draft beers on.
We went on Friday evening with another couple and a child. Very friendly, efficient staff. The food was excellent, all 5 of us thoroughly enjoyed our meal. Special weekday offer for 2 or 3 course made the cost very reasonable
went for first time at 530 in Friday.. nice place but was very quiet... Food was great although portions could be slightly larger.. Whilat the staff where attentive time between courses a little slow.. bearing in mind was very quiet... would go again..
Outstanding food and service. Friendly staff and excellent food. Would certainly recommend a visit and I will definitely return
We had a lovely birthday lunch. Both the food and service were very good
Food was so yummy!!! And the service was amazing. The only thing was it was quiet so not much atmosphere. We went on a Sunday dinner time so would have thought it would have been busy. Will defo go back the food was so good 😋
Our second visit in a party of 5. Everything was very enjoyable, so much so we have booked a table on one of their Christmas party nights in the function room. A bit of a delay getting the food but there was a close up magician entertainment whilst you waited. There was a function on, so maybe that delayed service but the food was spot on and the delay and the entertainment added to the overall enjoyable evening
Food is excellent and great value for money. Been a few times and will continue to go regularly.
Staff are there if you need them but not constantly around bothering you.
A restaurant with a very nice atmosphere, very friendly and attentive service, good food but a fairly limited lunch menu perhaps could do with a little more imagination but overall somewhere I would return to.
Excellent service but a couple of criticisms regarding the food.
A lot fat on my piece of lamb.
Yorkshire pudding over cooked and therefore crumbled when I tried to cut it.
Vegetables excellent and pudding, chocolate Eton Mess delicious.
Noisy with some parents not catering for their small children . Device was good and food lovely. Just a bit noisy for us .
Lovely food and cocktails, good atmosphere. Been lots of times and never had a bad meal. Booked again for a family birthday meal. 🍹🥂🎂
Great meal, attentive staff. Good choice on the menu and although there was a wedding party also booked in, the quality of the meal and service didn't suffer. Will definitely go again.
The food was delicious. The service even better. What lovely polite staff.
Visited on a Friday evening. Restaurant fairly quiet. Had forest mushrooms on toast for starter, followed by a smoked salmon pizza. Both tasty. Staff friendly and efficient.
Very friendly staff and food very good. Recommend the restaurant to friends and colleagues.
Enjoyed the food and whole experience. The magician was unbelievable.
Great service from friendly staff. Food came quickly. Good value for money
Starters & puddings were lovely & portions were good. We all had lamb mains which was mostly fat & we could not eat. Would come back but not for a roast dinner it was mediocre & expensive.