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“Fantastic food” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Lawns Restaurant at Thornton Hall

The Lawns Restaurant at Thornton Hall
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$38 - US$100
Cuisines: British, European
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Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Breakfast, Lunch, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: With 3 AA Rosettes for fine dining, our restaurant offers a menu for lunch and dinner of superb international cuisine, and we have an extensive selection of wines from around the world to accompany. Our beautifully styled restaurant is the ideal venue for any special occasion or just a treat! Come along and have a look around our lounge is open from 11am until 11pm for non-residents. The Lawns chef, Ben Mounsey, has a background working in of some of the most exclusive venues in the country. He brings his experience to Thornton Hall and has created a selection of fantastic menus suited to all occasions, together with the ambience of Lawns, an unparalelled dining experience is created. Our Restaurant Manager and team will ensure that from the moment you arrive to the moment you leave, you and your guests will receive the very best in service and advice on how to enhance your dining experience.
Torquay, United Kingdom
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218 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“Fantastic food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2014

The food here is as good as most Michelin starred London restaurant - different, flavoursome & attractive. Service does need some work although the staff are lovely and try hard. Price point is good and wines not crazy prices (try the house Rioja). Some nice touches too.

Visited March 2014
1 Thank david s
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  • English first
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English first
West Kirby, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Barb & Carol's Spa Experience”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2014

Beautiful surroundings but quite quiet - appreciated the complementary chef's dishes and friendly service

Visited February 2014
Thank Carol D
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Preston, England, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Birthday lunch”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2014

3rd visit to lawns and as fantastic as ever, the staff are polite helpful and knowledgable . The food is filling beautiful and well prepared and cooked. The staff even dealt with the very sleepy lady in the window impeccably.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
1 Thank Alison S
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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Pretentious menu, pretentious food.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2014

Minuscule, albeit tasty, portions - over priced. Nice environment though. Menu aims to appeal to the 'sophisticated' palate - veggie menu as ever not very inspiring. Children's menu has exactly 3 choices - again none of which were anything other than standard 'chicken nuggets' stuff. Staff very nice, professional.

Visited January 2014
1 Thank Katfish_7
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Almost perfect”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2013

Stayed in this wonderful hotel and had one meal here. The starter was lovely, the portions small but curiously satisfying, had the scallops. We were treated to amuse bouche from the chef which was haggis in a mousse, very tasty. Main course was pheasant and it was fantastic. My desert was rhubarb with custard, but it bore no resemblance to any such dessert i had ever had and was the best dish of the lot. Sadly the wine waiter was a joke and condescending, even though he had no knowledge of wine at all! Would have been five starts without him.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank terryfandorla
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