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European, British, Contemporary
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our first visit since the change in ownership and we gave them a few months to settle in to avoid any hiccups. Although the food was lovely and the service started off well, this declined towards the end of the evening. We were...asked if we wanted a dessert and we were unsure so it was left with us for a few minutes. As it was towards the end of the evening, we were finding it difficult to catch the attention of any staff to order even a coffee. Happy to pay a premium price for a premium experience but this fell short of the mark. Not such a special occasion for us after all...More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow what an amazing meal, I've always been regular at Launeys and dont often leave reviews. However, the new management are just as fabulous as before. Guy was a lovely waiter, very attentive ensuring our drinks didn't get too low. The chaitebraid we had yesterday...was insane and I regularly eat bistecca in Italy. I think yours was better. I'm so pleased seeing people dressed up coming to enjoy a lovely evening with fabulous food. The chilli coconut mojito is insane too.More

Date of visit: June 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well what a come down in food since the previous owners. Tasteless nothing on the patch of Alan’s food. Just a completely different clientele. Not a special place like it used to be. Shame.

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 10 May 2024 via mobile

We visit friends who live in Edwinstowe and usually try the different pubs in the area today we went to Launay’s for lunch and our first visit . What a delight . Food was lovely , service great and my husband loved the local beer....Perfect ….👍More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 30 April 2024

Having visited before and now recently moved into Edwinstowe we decided to go back to our favourite spot in the area after holidaying here back in 2017 Upon arrival the restaurant was cosy and had been updated a lot since our previous visit. After speaking...to the very nice man from behind the bar, we now knew that the business had changed hands and it was apparent throughout. Early Saturday evening and we were surprised how busy the restaurant was, easy choices for me and my wife we both went for mussels and Chatuebriand / both full of flavour and cooked impeccably! We didn’t have room for dessert, however the complimentary wine that comes with the sharing steak was enough for us, we finished it when we had strolled home! Fantastic evening - we will be backMore

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 29 April 2024

I so wanted to be able to write a positive review about my visit but unfortunately our expectation really fell short. We had 2 fillet steaks, they both came with a sauce that was hardly lukewarm. The mushroom was still hard in the centre, it...was barely cooked. My steak was meant to be medium but was still red and leaking blood in the centre. It was the chewiest fillet steak I’ve ever had. The chips were gorgeous and red hot thankfully. The service was good, lots of young but knowledgable and polite staff. I was really disappointed with the menu. A really small menu, even on a Saturday evening! The set menu only has 2/3 choices on it, which was a shame. All in all I am not sure we will rush to return, we are happy to pay a premium price but only for quality food cooked properly.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 27 April 2024

I came with my 11 Yr old daughter for some quality girly time early evening. I hadn't booked and it was packed but the lovely hostess managed to find us a table. Really lovely atmosphere with a mix of customers, well behaved children and dogs....We had the 3 course set menu, which was excellent value and very generous portions. Mussels to start which were all open, huge and delicate with a delicious home made roll. We both had rump steak, one rare and one medium rare. Melt in your mouth delicious with the mushrooms and green peppercorn sauce! One of the best steaks I've had! The jenga chips defeated us. I asked for dessert to take away, but this couldn't be done due to their presentations. I understood this when they came out. Rhubarb rum baba and chocolate and Guinness sponge. To say we were full, we almost inhaled them, the peanut brittle with the chocolate dessert and ganache was divine. I didn't try the cocktail menu but will definitely be back. The atmosphere was lively and relaxed in different areas, the staff were helpful despite being rushed off their feet. A fantastic gem that I'm fortunate to be local to.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 20 April 2024

Booked in for the family night menu and it did not disappoint! All 3 courses were delicious, special shout out for the garlic dough balls and the chocolate fondant dessert 😋 Such good value for all 3 courses. The staff were brilliant and attentive, with...a great atmosphere in the restaurant. We'll definitely return!More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 19 April 2024

Lovely friendly staff. Food was excellent. (Sharing platter) and cocktails went down a treat! Have recommended to others and we will definitely return!

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 15 April 2024

First visit since the new owners took over and we were not disappointed. Staff are fantastic and friendly and the food was scrumptious. The tall gentleman behind the bar was especially pleasant as always. The only thing I would like to mention and it’s not...a complaint but that the gravy has changed….it was still tasty but I did prefer it before so hopefully they take that on board and might make it the previous way again. We are looking forward to many more Sundays at your establishment.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 15 April 2024

First and foremost the venue is lovely, and the staff were very welcoming and accommodating. Starters of fresh mussels for me and my partner had the scallops, both presented very well and super fresh. Main course was Venison for both of us which has to...be one of the best meals I’ve had in the area. It came with beetroot, braised venison ragu, a bbq roasted onion and wild garlic. We couldn’t help but go for a cheese and biscuits and a sticky toffee for after and both were brilliant. As for the drinks, my cocktail was fantastic and my partner went for a glass of red, we soon after ordered a bottle of the Romanian pinot noir as it was recommended with the venison and did not disappoint. Worth a visit and no doubt we will be back.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 11 April 2024

Very disappointed! They took £20 deposit and we expected at least a two course lunch as per the web site! But we were the only customers and had to settle for either a pie or fish and chips! We had seen a positive article in...the Southwell magazine and were motivated by a new restaurant offering an upmarket menu! Sadly they are worse than the old owners! Maybe if they didn’t demand and take a deposit they might get more customers. Seems they will not be around very long on the current strategyMore

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

Was excited Launeys reopened again. Had the potato and asparagus salad for starters which was very disappointing especially for that price. This was followed by the chicken which was very tasty and filling Followed by the Eaton mess which was very nice. It was a...shame that the venue was more or less empty by 930 ish which mend an earlier home time for us than normallyMore

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

Had a lovely experience today for our anniversary lunch. On entry we had balloons on the table which was amazing, especially as we hadn’t requested them. The staff were attentive at all times and the food was sooo tasty. Will definitely be returning for the...food. Oh, and then the two for one cocktails were so very tasty. An added bonusMore

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 27 March 2024 via mobile

Booked in here for an evening meal, first time since changing hands. Nice friendly atmosphere and friendly staff. Food all very nice we had the pigeon starter, the monk fish main and chicken mains, and would recommend all. Puddings also nice , would definitely go...again. Costs are reasonable for the standard of restaurant and we were made to feel welcome Thank you for making an enjoyable evening.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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No, it's not what I would call a pub. This is a gastro restaurant with a small bar
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5