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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a delightful perfect lunch; from scallops and tuna tartare to the best ever roast beef - amazing, incredible friendly staff, beautiful wine choices and scrumptious puddings. Thank you to the whole team there. Will be back.

Date of visit: June 2024
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Reviewed 6 May 2024

Met up with 4 of my tennis friends, obviously lots of chatting. Loved everything, the staff were friendly and efficient, our waiter was brilliant, the food was incredible, we had a few starters to share, mains were delicious and some had desserts, which were just...as tasty. I can highly recommend Light on the Common - I will be going back. Thank you!More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 6 May 2024 via mobile

Great food and service in delightful settings. Drinks and small plates or full dinner with wine, Light on the Common is just what we needed in the village!

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 18 April 2024

Light on the Common restaurant is the best!:) Very charming place in a great location. Fantastic atmosphare and excellent service, very professional and helpful. We had a great birthday lunch experience last Sunday at the Light on the Common restaurant. Food was delicious and very...well presented. Massive thanks to the Head Chef. Crab tortellini and chicken burger were fabulous, chocolate deessert best I ever tried. We are difinitely coming backMore

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 16 April 2024

A really lovely evening out. The refurb makes the place so much more inviting and the staff were delightful, just the right amount of attentive and very friendly. Menu is short, but a huge improvement on pre-refurb, when it never seemed to change. This place...is a great addition to the village and I wish it every success. We will definitely be back.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 20 March 2024

Beautiful refurb and long awaited Sadly food and service let’s it down Menu is very small as are the portions Food is tasty but needs improvement

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 11 March 2024

Refurb has been done to a high standard and looks amazing. Staff were friendly and service was good. However. There is no children's menu which seems crazy for a place that will clearly attract lots of families. Also, they won't swap anything out of meals....We wanted scrambled eggs instead of fried eggs on the full English and they would not accommodate this request even though they serve scrambled eggs! Food otherwise is good but very expensive. Overall ok but considering the local competition this would not be my first choice. A few small changes would make all the difference here!More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 9 March 2024

Attractive remodel of the old restaurant . The lack of soft furnishings mean the conservatory end has poor acoustics and the chairs are a little hard. The food was delicious especially the super fresh stone bass and broccoli side and the serving staff delightful.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 26 February 2024 via mobile

Delicious food, excellent service by Hugo and beautiful surroundings. Went twice with different friends. Starters of croquettes and calamari were hot and tasty. Salmon and chicken schnitzel were also delicious. This restaurant certainly rivals The Ivy with decor and the food surpasses it. Two courses...with shared dessert and mocktail £39. What’s not to like!More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 24 February 2024

So pleased to find it had re-opened at last after the very long refurbishment, which looks lovely. However the experience is decidedly average. Second visit today, the first was lunch. Same experience both times so won't be going back soon. Appreciate only just re-opened and...may be teething problems but they need to sort them out fast! The restaurant is cold, the service ok but not very friendly and very slow. The people next to us waited 45 minutes for their breakfast. Ours was about 20 mins, but food was tepid, the poached eggs not cooked very well and the coffee was tepid too. Menu looks promising but the delivery doesn't match up. Such a shame.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 19 February 2024

The refurb looks lovely, but the service was really slow and the food OK. Preferred, the more extensive old menu, and staff did not know the mains needed some sides. Hope it improves, but for now, not so great.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 29 November 2021

The restaurant was a little short-staffed as one of the team was away but the food was excellent and the service courteous. Salmon with coconut curry for me and venison pie for my husband who declared it very good. This is one of the best...places in the Village to "drop in" for anything from a cup of coffee to a full meal and we go there quite often.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 13 November 2021

I see similar comments by other reviewers regarding the hospitality standards.Visited on Saturday around 8 am , when it was not very busy. Politely requested the person serving me for a change of table who spoke to the manager. Was spoken to rudely by the...manger. The voice was loud enough to get the attention of people seated in the place. Felt humiliated. Not sure this place needs to be in the hotel and hospitality business.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 22 October 2021

We both had haloumi wraps - two tasty wraps for each of us accompanied by a pleasingly generous amount of salad (rather than the two lettuce leaves, a tomato and a few slices of cucumber that is provided too often). For drink, I had an...excellent freshly-squeezed orange juice. It's a good place to sit outside in a traffic-free side street with attractive architecture. Service amiable, but rather inexeperienced.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 10 October 2021 via mobile

Food ok but coffee tiny and bread even smaller. One slice of toast for a poached eggs and avocado breakfast. Smaller than my palm. For £10 with bacon. Not acceptable.

Date of visit: October 2021
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Light on the Common is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4