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“Diner looks great, but the food needs work”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Milford perk

Milford perk
Ranked #31 of 41 Restaurants in Milford Haven
Cuisines: Diner, American
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Good for: Child-friendly, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Highchairs Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Milford Haven, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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“Diner looks great, but the food needs work”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2014 via mobile

I was really excited to eat at Milford Perk Diner and got even more excited when I saw the "Pancake Bacon Stack" which was described as "3 Fluffy Pancakes with 2 rashers of Back Bacon covered in Maple Syrup" with a picture of a large stack of American Pancakes to the side.

When it arrived, I was so disappointed. The "fluffy pancakes" were crepe like and practically cold with rubbery edges and the bacon was just what you'd expect with an english fry up, not an American breakfast staple. There was a small amount of maple syrup drizzled over the horizontal "stack".

The price was good, the milkshake was great, the service was pretty average, the decor was a bit too much and the food was bad.

I hope it wasn't the usual chef or an off day as the premise of the diner is great. Multiple food challenges with (seemingly absent) walls of fame and shame.

If as much effort had been put into the food as the actual restaurant, it would be amazing. Sadly it seems to have missed a very key part of traditional American diners: Good food

  • Visited July 2014
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Milford Haven, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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“Great Family 'Diner'”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2014

My family has been coming here for a while now but recently visited for the first time since it's impressive refurb. The place has been turned into an American 50s diner with music and uniforms to match. It's good fun and as an added bonus they have invested in a small soft play area at the back to keep the little ones occupied.

The menu is varied and features some new Man V Food type challenges. The food is basic, burgers, baguettes etc but it's what you expect when you go in there. Most impressive of all on the menu are the variety of milk shakes, hot chocolates and ice crem sundaes. I will work my way through them all.

Love this place. Great little cafe, especially if you have children.

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank Stacey J
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“Quality is everything”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2014

What a great addition to the town centre. Bright, breezy funky and fun all add up for a real Rock & Roll experience and the food is up to the mark too. A carefully planned menu caters for customers of all ages and that in itself is guaranteed to get you talking. The choice is great, service speedy and food tasty.

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank CelticWarrior1
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Milford Haven
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“A real asset to the town”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2014

When you step in off street you step back in time. From the seating booths to the life sized statues of Rock 'n' Roll icons, the piped music from the 50's and the waitresses in their polka dot outfits everything creates the illusion of a vintage American Diner. Even the service is full of the courtesies you would expect from a bygone age.

The menu is large and creative with several "challenge" meals and sharing deserts.

For customers with young children there is free soft play area at the rear.

The Diner really is a very special place and it is worth visiting Charles Street for their meals alone.

Visited June 2014
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1 Thank Mrswildthing
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Pembroke Dock, United Kingdom
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“pretentious or what?”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2014

A really good themed diner with obvious thought applied, but underlying all this is a lack of professionalism and detail to service. Food is acceptable and average and probably satisfies its locals who know no different.

  • Visited June 2014
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