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“Fantastic service”
Review of Pointing Dog

Pointing Dog
Ranked #23 of 88 Restaurants in Cheadle
Cuisines: British, Grill
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Stockport, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Fantastic service”
Reviewed 27 April 2014

Arrived early and had a drink in the bar which was relaxed and not pretentious. Checked in at the restaurant and were seated in a lovely room overlooking gardens. Pleased to have a room with tables not too close to each other so felt spacious and relaxed. Our waiter was faultless not too full on and simpering but attentive and "on it". The food was well cooked, maybe a touch on the large side portion wise but probably what most people like. Beautifully presented but for me a touch more seasoning would have made the difference. I had Chilli Squid Taco to start which was delicious but the chilli kick did not happen and flavouring a bit bland. Again Hake main course with foam but the foam flavour just was not intense enough as the Hake took over the very subtle flavours of the foam. I think they are playing it safe flavour wise but they need to bring it on - get in there with the flavours please :) Hubbie had Sweet Potato Frittata which was a huge portion but very nice and Steak for main which was well cooked and a lovely woodsmoke flavour. Did not have desert as the portions were so big but a lovely relaxed atmosphere and would definitely go again.

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Stockport
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Average”
Reviewed 26 April 2014

Nice place, but I asked for a vegetarian dish and got the same dish but with meat! However was not charged for it when the bill came. I asked for cream on my icecream but failed to get it and had to ask again. Wine- merlot was good but generally I think the good was very uninspiring and tasteless. It was overpriced too. Get a new menu and new chef!

  • Visited April 2014
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Simply Lovely”
Reviewed 21 April 2014 via mobile

Love the Pointing Dog!

Great staff, wonderful food and a interesting and tasty wine list.

We enjoyed dinner on Easter weekend, and although the restaurant was busy, we were seated quickly and the drinks arrived quickly. Love how Relaxed but attentive the staff are.

Duck fry up and squid taco, followed by mussels and jerk chicken. All fantastically fresh and seasoned well. Ended with the chocolate in a jar which was to die for!

Loved the wine recommendation, it's great to see something different on the list.

Would thoroughly recommend to anyone looking for fresh food, efficient service and great wine!

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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“Pointing Dog a big disappointment..”
Reviewed 13 April 2014

I have passed a few times and thought i looked like a nice place so on saturday i thought i would give it a go, i wish i hadn't bothered!! lots of staff but no one to greet and after sitting for an awkwardly long time unsure if one of the many waiting staff would come to us i ended up going to the bar ordering at the bar had to ask for a highchair 3 times just to be given an illegible menu with absolutely nothing on it for children and no my children have a good palate and will try most things! over priced rubbish,if your thinking of going i wouldn't bother very expensive mistake!!!

  • Visited April 2014
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Hong Kong, China
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36 reviews
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“Lovely venue for a milestone birthday!”
Reviewed 9 April 2014 via mobile

My Mum recently celebrated her 70th at the Pointing Dog. She opted for afternoon tea for 40 guests.

Jenny and her team couldn't have been more helpful in supporting me to arranging the party (I live in HK, so this was far from straight-forward!). From recommending florists, co-ordinating photographers, sorting out menus and drinks packages, the whole event went super-smoothly.

The room was beautifully done, and the staff on the day couldn't have been more helpful and attentive. My Mum and her guests had a wonderful afternoon. I would highly recommend the Pointing Dog (particularly to any overseas party planners!)

Visited April 2014
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