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“Good food, excellent service.” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Kempsters

Kempsters
Ranked #178 of 710 Restaurants in Halifax
Cuisines: American, Canadian, Diner
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Restaurant details
Good for: Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Hassocks, United Kingdom
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956 reviews
456 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 383 helpful votes
“Good food, excellent service.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2013

After reading the reviews on Tripadvisor, and not having eaten at Kempsters before, my wife and I decided to go for breakfast. The restaurant is nicely laid out and clean. I had the Kempsters breakfast and my wife had the blueberry pancakes. The food was very good and the servings were large and well presented. Our waitress was excellent, very friendly and attentive. We will certainly be returning to try the evening dinner menu. Highly recommended.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Edwin F
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GraftonConnor, General Manager at Kempsters, responded to this review, 17 June 2013
Dear Edwin F:

Thank you for your positive review of Kempster’s Cookhouse.

We’re pleased to hear that you enjoyed your food and dining experience with us. We look forward to your next visit!

Sincerely,

Kempster’s Cookhouse Management
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English first
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41 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Always great food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2013

I really love to eat here. They don't put MSG in the food, I like the meatloaf w/gravy & the real veggies. They have excellent food and the service is very good.

Visited May 2013
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Thank Debbie K
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GraftonConnor, General Manager at Kempsters, responded to this review, 11 June 2013
Dear Debbie K:

Thank you for your positive review of our restaurant.

We’re pleased that you enjoy our food and service. We look forward to your next visit!
Sincerely,

Kempster’s Management
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Halifax, Canada
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230 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
“Average is the most accurate term”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2013

i attended with a large group. Virtually the entire menu was ordered between the 15 people. A survey of the food came back as a resounding "it's okay". I had some spud appetizer, a burger, and tried the fish n chips.... oh and a milkshake. The burger was good with a generous portion. The fish was average as well as the spuds. Service was very slow and fairly inept. The server made numerous order errors, forgot to bring some beverages, forgot to bring requested water and was slow on billing. The place is showing a little wear and age. Their was insufficient parking. I would not return as this is nothing special.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Shrekman1969
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GraftonConnor, General Manager at Kempsters, responded to this review, 28 June 2013
Dear Shrekman1969:

Thank you for taking the time to post your thoughts on your experience with us.

We appreciate your feedback.

Sincerely,

Kempster’s Cookhouse Management
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Halifax, Nova Scotia
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96 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“okay I guess”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2013

1st time at this restaurant and it was okay.
Nothing fancy,service was friendly but our server seemed stressed out.
The milk shake was good and the onion rings were good but my fish and chips were not.
There are much better places for fish and the fries seemed like they were sitting under a heat lamp for awhile...ewww soft fries.
May not be back unless others want to go.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Chrissy27
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GraftonConnor, General Manager at Kempsters, responded to this review, 25 April 2013
Dear Chrissy27:

Thank you for taking the time to post your thoughts.

While we were pleased that you enjoyed your milkshake and onion rings, we are sorry that not all of your dining experience met your expectations – nor ours. We have reviewed your comments with the team for training purposes.

We value your feedback and hope that you will give us another chance.

Sincerely,

Kempster’s Cookhouse Management
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Halifax, Canada
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124 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Good Food at Reasonable Prices”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2013

I have been dinning at Kempsters for almost 15 years and it is one of my favourite value restaurants in Halifax. Lots and Lots of options on the menu. I really enjoy their wraps and "roasties" and their homemade soups are usually very good.
You cannot beat their 1¢ Daily Specials( Buy one at regular price get the second for one cent) . Sunday is Turkey Dinner, but my favourite is the Strip Loin Steak Special on Saturday. I have had about 6 of them and I am yet to have a bad steak. Tender, good trim but enough fat to ensure flavour and excellent portion size. You get an 8 oz strip for $14.99 and the second for 1¢. So $7.50 per steak! You could not cook at home for that. It would cost you at least $6 for the steak in the grocery store and you don't potatoes and vegetables and a roll. And you get a much better steak than the place up the road that is a family steak place or the famous tavern located in the mid part of town whose speciality is cheap steaks ( and you get it for half the price you would pay at either of those places!)
It is very popular with seniors and families so get there early on a Saturday if looking for the steak special.

Visited February 2013
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GraftonConnor, General Manager at Kempsters, responded to this review, 15 March 2013
Dear NSTraveller493:

Thank you for your positive review of Kempster’s Cookhouse & Eatery.

We’re delighted to hear that you have been dining with us for over 15 years! We look forward to seeing you on your next visit.

Sincerely,

Kempster’s Cookhouse & Eatery Management
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