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European, British
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Had dinner there last night. There was 6 of us and we all really enjoyed the food – starter, main and dessert. Everything tasted amazing. The waitress was so friendly and professional. Brilliant service. We all said that we will go back again soon.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A bit special, we have been here several times now, each time excellent food, service and atmosphere. I would definitely recommend the salmon and prawn parcel for starter. main meal very nicely presented but did not lose any taste i had the seabass and my...husband had the liver and bacon, both excellent. the pudding was excellent, white choc cheesecake lovely and fluffy. All in all a very pleasant meal in nice surroundings.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 17 January 2024

Very disappointed with the food. Ordered sea bass in white wine sauce , but when it arrived it was covered in a brown sauce . When I queried the sauce was told it was a white sauce with spices added( that made it taste of...curry). The sea bass was then replaced but although the sauce was a lighter colour it still tasted of curry and I’m not sure it was even sea bass! Be very careful when you order anything as most of the sauces taste of curry. Such a shame as nice venue but I wouldn’t eat there again.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 12 January 2024

Absolutely top class food,, Used the lunchtime options 3 courses £29.50, Try it,,, same Al a carte Quality food , Nice airy place good furniture & decor Good service, You can definitely tell the food was cooked Then,,,, not warmed up, ok it takes a...little longer, BUT,, that’s what your paying for As Ex Publicans, we were “Very” impressed Alan & Carole Hireson On my birthday 12 January 2024More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 7 January 2024 via mobile

It was the first time we’d had Christmas dinner “out” and there was 16 of us to cater for so we were a little nervous that the service and food would be below parr but we needn’t have been. The Rose Garden superseded all our...expectations. Charlotte who took our booking was an absolute diamond. She accommodated some of our picky eaters which I was frankly stunned at as it’s a Christmas Day set menu! Charlotte was always helpful, always communicative and was very precise with our order, checking and rechecking we had what we wanted. I can’t speak of Charlotte highly enough. The Rose Garden is very lucky to have her. When we arrived as was seated immediately with a polite, welcoming smile from serving staff and our drinks ordered taken straight away. There was just one sitting that day unlike other pubs and restaurants where you are only allowed to have the gavel for two hours so we didn’t feel rushed between courses. The food came out piping hot and delicious and considering the staff were working on Christmas Day they were all just so lovely, and couldn’t do enough for us all. The meal went perfectly. We couldn’t have asked for more, and we won’t hesitate in coming back or recommending The Rose Garden.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 2 January 2024

2/1/24 Our 64th wedding anniversary we spent it with our grandson and his wife had the most amazing food and great service will definitely be back thank you

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 27 December 2023

My self and 6 other members of my family went to the rose garden on 25 th December for 3 coarse dinner it was absolutely delicious starters main and afters think probably one of the best restaurant dinners we have ever had the owner and...the staff were amazing throughout.THANK YOU we will be back and would guarantee the Rose GardenMore

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 15 November 2023

Spending Xmas day meal here so tried the food today for lunch.cant fault it .above average 4 different meals all first class .I had the chicken curry and it was better than our local Indian restaurant.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 3 November 2023 via mobile

Great service, extensive choice and delicious food. A real gem of a place that we are so pleased to have found. Looking forward to returning.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 23 October 2023

Excellent food, service and when I got the bill was amazing price. Had 3 courses loved that we had time in between the meals to digest the food and have a chat. Very relaxed atmosphere and loved every minute we will be back Thursday to...try the beef wellington 💥More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 9 October 2023

Mixed feelings about this place, the food is lovely but the service lets it down. Not sure that wait staff wearing cropped tops is conducive to a food service outlet? Service always feels a bit lacking here, heard a table near to us ask for...their bill 3 times.....they also had been charged for drinks they didn't have and said it wasn't the first time. Might be an idea to get someone in who's actually trained in front of house to show them what good service looks like. Having great food and not so great service can bring a place down.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 11 September 2023

Great service. Very helpful in organising the big family get together. Food was spot on.staff were so helpful and happy .Great prices. Can't thankyou enough we had the perfect afternoon. Thankyou

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 1 September 2023 via mobile

Probably one of the best meals we've had in a long time. Went here on Thursday 31st August for an evening meal. We wanted a quiet, cozy evening to celebrate our anniversary, and that is exactly what we got. The food was absolutely lovely and...all freshly cooked. We had the set menu, and after the starters and mains, we were both stuffed and could not manage a dessert. Good portion sizes and at a really reasonable price. I have no hesitation in recommending this restaurant apart from the fact I don't want it to be so popular we would not be able to then book another table!! Will definitely be back. XxMore

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 20 May 2023

Friendly staff and good food, couldn’t fault the service, yes like other comments food slow coming out but it is freshly cooked and we all had something different so what do you expect. It was worth the wait as everyone enjoyed their meals. Will be...going again soonMore

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 11 April 2023

Been here a few times before and even when quiet it's not the fastest of service, but oh dear, Easter Sunday was awful. Food very good, a carvery, so what can go wrong. Table for 6, took my daughter and boyfriend and grandson. Staff were...friendly and helpful. But the service? Sat at our table, after 10 minutes we ordered our drinks. 20 minutes later the starters turned up which was ok. 'Evrything ok', well, any chance of a drink? Eventually we helped ourselves to the carvery, nice. Ordered another round of drinks. There is no draught there, just bottles. 30 minutes later, still no drinks. It was a warm day. We had to ask for the bread rolls, ask for water, and the service was honestly abysmal. My daughters boyfriend said it was the worst and longest he'd ever waited for drinks. We were embarrassed to be honest. I didn't bother with desert, quicker to go home and have something and grab a beer out of the fridge. One of the young girls apologised and said a staff member was absent, but cmon, how hard is it for a few girls to serve starters, drinks (out of the fridge) and a few deserts. Yes, it was busy, but it was all pre booked! Honestly l, will not be rushing back anytime soon.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Response from Jimpendrigh | Reviewed this property |
Hi we’ve only ever eaten in the restaurant but guess you need to keep phoning so they have as much notice as poss. Enjoy happy birthday
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No idea, don’t recall any vegan. You’d need to ask the restaurant or look online for their menu.
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The Rose Garden Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4