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A303 Southfield Roundabout, Ilminster TA19 9PT, England
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Wisbech, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not a good visit. After being shown to a table we were ignored while people who followed had their orders taken. In the end, we abandoned the Little Chef in favour of the adjoining Burger King. We also noted that the place could have been cleaner. On the return journey of our holiday, we decided to give it another try,... More 

Thank briantawn
Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in on our way to Brockenhurst. Don't expect much at a little chef, however when it's not very busy I expect better. My wife had a toasted sandwich which was fine, overdone with salad and plain tortillas. I was just in the mood for soup. Fresh vegetable soup. I didn't expect it to be cold. Like I said it... More 

Thank philhalliwell
Folkestone, United Kingdom
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134 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Last leg of our journey home... thought we'd get some brekkie here... tbh wasn't sure what to expect.... Restaurant was very diner ish... it was clean tidy the staff were very good and the order was received very promptly... The food itself was ok, not going to be top notch but was adequate... It served a purpose and i was... More 

Thank tickers24
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

you can only see restaurant when going to devon as its up a side road of roundabout, so allways plenty of seats. food was very good and hot,staff helpful. very clean and tidy.

Thank davyboy11
Croydon, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've stopped here many times before with good experiences, but from the Heston B's first revamped Little Chef, this is not the standard of experience we would want to experience again. The restaurant was freezing cold and blowing out icy cold air through the air con system. Subsequent customers in turn found the same and so asked for it to... More 

Thank Chrispey57
Swindon, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stood waiting at the "wait to be seated" and was ignored for at least 5 minutes so walked over and sat down at a table. Ordered ploughmans and coffee. After waiting about 20 minutes although the cafe was half empty - it was brought over. A pile of limp salad leaves (no dressing, no tomato, onion, cucumber or any other... More 

Thank David G
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54 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

It was a late breakfast that we stopped for this time having stopped here many times before. The standard of the American style breakfast and breakfast omelette were both excellent with plenty of both to set you up for the day. Tina, our waitress, was very pleasant and most attentive and deserves a staff reward - if you have such... More 

Thank StuartMoir
1 review
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

We had 2 night stay in travel lodge ilminster and had to find some were to eat, we did Little Chef... on first night it was stupidly hot in our room so i popped over for milkshake was greated my Hayley and Linda who made us feel welcome and nothing was to much for them.... amazing customer service, so much... More 

Thank Jo I
Somerset, United Kingdom
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129 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

With fond memories of Little Chefs of the 70s and 80s, we dropped in one a few months ago on the A303 near Andover. It was appalling. But ever the optimists, we decided to drop in to this one. It was bright and clean and fairly busy. Plenty of breakfast choices and a wide range of cook-chill ready meals. No-one... More 

Thank peter h
Falmouth, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

We stopped for Breakfast here last Thursday, Breakfast was not too bad but not a lot for the amount you pay compared to a lot of other cafes. The café itself was reasonably clean but the toilets were disgusting, the smell of urine was overpowering, we had to use the disabled toilets as my wife needs assistance with her toilet... More 

Thank Mick D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, British
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: A303 Southfield Roundabout, Ilminster TA19 9PT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Ilminster

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Martock, United Kingdom
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?