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“Friendly service”
Review of Chair and Chai

Chair and Chai
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Breakfast
Description: We are a friendly small bistro / cafe serving delicious home made food with locally sourced ingredients. All our meals are freshly prepared for you to enjoy. Our cafe is cosy and warm but if you prefer you can alfresco out front and watch the world go by. Come and have a nice cup of tea and a cake for only £3.50 after 3pm or taste our bespoke lasagna. We are looking forward to see you soon.
Reviewed 27 August 2014

Just had a lunch here, very nice. We both had homemade lasagne, which was very tasty. The salad garnish was lovely, crispy and fresh. I had a very lemony homemade lemon meringue pie, my husband had the plum tart. No complaints, whatsoever. The place was quirky, the waitress very friendly, even though they were very busy. Tables were promptly cleared and cleaned. Everything was spotless. My husband had tried the lasagne the other week at a riverside pub in Walton, he thought this one far more tasty. Definately go there again. The smoothie was also yummy

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Thank Sandy K
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Reviewed 21 August 2014 via mobile

Nice cafe for a cup of tea and lunch.
I came here on a lunch break as I had walked past it a few times. I ordered a triple cheese ciabatta, which comes with a side salad. The ciabatta was lovely, generous on the cheese, not so generous on the side salad.
Friendly and polite staff. Could have been quicker serving food, especially as salad was just a couple of strips of iceberg lettuce on a plate.
Fine for a quick catch up with family/friend over a cuppa.

Thank alison p
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Reviewed 25 July 2014

Walton is lacking in a great cafe for lunches and coffee/cake. Chair and Chai has potential but is lacking in quality in my opinion. The decor is odd. The food is ok but certainly nothing special, service was quick and friendly. The coffee was pretty rubbish... I went elsewhere after to get a decent coffee. I won't be returning unless things change which is a shame as I love a good cafe!

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1  Thank RSHWalton
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Reviewed 24 March 2014

This cafe has lots of things going for it: quiet location yet within falling distance of Walton-on-Thames High Street, nice ambience and pleasant, speedy service.

Unfortunately, I won't be visiting again. To see items on their menu such as "Tuna Mayonnaise", "Prawn Cocktail" and "Smoked Salmon Salad" marked with a "V" for vegetarian, does not inspire confidence in their cooking ability or knowledge.

When I pointed out that these foods were not vegetarian, the waitress was polite but insistent that they were vegetarian as "vegetarians can eat fish, only vegans can't". I was disappointed at this lack of knowledge and surprised that even basic dietary awareness is absent and left wondering what non-vegetarian ingredients are hidden in the rest of the items marked "V" on their menu.

Please, if the owner reads this, go to the Vegetarian Society website where you will find out that fish are not grains, pulses, nuts, seeds, vegetables or fruits and as such VEGETARIANS DO NOT EAT FISH. Anyone who says they do is wrong. So please do not identify non-vegetarian food as vegetarian on your menu. You need to ensure that all ingredients in anything you do say are vegetarian on your menu are indeed really vegetarian otherwise you will be losing a section of your potential clientel who need to have confidence that things they are eating are suitable for them.

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4  Thank StumpyPumpy
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Reviewed 20 January 2014

A nice tucked away little place to relax and enjoy your meal after/during or before a hectic shopping trip. Friendly easy going service with great tasty food at reasonable prices. you feel relaxed there and it's like stepping out of Walton and taking a moment. You are able to sit and enjoy your coffee/meal without being rushed or feeling put out. The service is just right, enough to give you exactly what you need but not over the top. I recommend this to any weary shopper and would even make a trip just to go there.

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Thank Heidi B
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