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“Fawlty towers on Xmas Day.”
Review of Grecian Taverna

Grecian Taverna
Ranked #140 of 732 Restaurants in Plymouth
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$20 - US$31
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Good for: Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Torpoint, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
122 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
“Fawlty towers on Xmas Day.”
Reviewed 25 December 2012

We were looking forward to visiting this restaurant today Xmas day,booked this restaurant back in September we were told we had booked our table for the whole afternoon on Xmas day, with meal -music and dancing thrown in after. even three days ago when we phoned up with a query on the time of our meal and a meal I would like . we were told turn up we said just after 12 am, they said great your table is booked for the whole afternoon,

About 1.45 pm when the waitress took the order for our sweet, we asked if she could put it on hold for ten minutes, she said you will have to be quick I need this table for another booking, so we let that go thinking we had heard wrong. after finishing the sweet , the waitress brought out mince pies-coffee and presented us with the bill, and were told that we were welcome to stay if we took our drinks to the very small bar with very little space. I said this was out of order as as were told our table was booked for the afternoon, she went away then came back and said the
management had got it wrong, and there was a half carafe of wine on the bar, and further drinks on the house if we let the matter drop. My husband was just going to walk out. but we stayed because it was Xmas day no bars open.

We were sat behind reception with our drinks, as there was nowhere to sit. people were sat jam packed on the stairs waiting for a table. one girl said to me they were walking past at 1.30pm and asked if they were doing Xmas lunch they were told by staff to come back at 3am knowing the place was packed and tables were reserved. they were just letting people come in off the street and getting people off the tables, If I wanted fast food I would have gone to Mcdonald's, there were a hell of a lot unhappy customers. the food was not that good for a Xmas day lunch as for music-dancing it did not exist the dance floor had tables on it I am only giving this two stars because they gave us some drinks on the house but I would rather have paid for our own at sat at a table to enjoy them than sat behind reception with customers coming up to us with complaints thinking we were management on the booze.

  • Visited December 2012
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English first
Plymouth, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
356 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 205 helpful votes
“Good Atmosphere”
Reviewed 14 December 2012

I went with four friends the beginning of December for an evening meal it was our first visit but will be the first of many.
Staff and service were really good and the food was piping hot with plenty to eat but most of all it was very good value for money.
This is somewhere that I would most definately recommend it is not a huge place but is very friendly with a good atmosphere and lovely staff.

  • Visited December 2012
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“lovely place to have your bash”
Reviewed 11 December 2012

Went there on 7th December,for my wifes Xmas bash.The service was very good,and the food excellent.After your meal,everybody enjoyed dancing,to various music.the prices are good,and if you want a great night out,I reccomend the taverna.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank marcoil
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plymouth
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“never ever going back, poor food, staff very poor service”
Reviewed 5 December 2012

we were part of a large group, as it was very busy due to xmas bookings, exceptions should be made, BUT, some of the food was ok, the vegatable mousaka, was vile, it had brussel sprouts in, found this odd, never had it done in this way before, it also tasted like meat juices, the staff were rushed and havent a clue when it comes to giving great customer service, poor service and poor food, only one positive, the music was good, in my opinion, if you cannot provide good food and good service due to volume, then measures should be made, customers will be lost

  • Visited December 2012
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1 Thank snookes w
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Roborough, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“ANOTHER FANTASTIC MEAL”
Reviewed 15 November 2012

Thank you Grecian for a fantastic meal yet again. Wonderful value for money at £9.95 for a two course meal. The chips are real homemade, along with saute potato, rice, greek salad, cauliflower cheese all in with the price. Service matched the great food. Would recommend you visit soon though as they are so popular they get very booked up.

  • Visited November 2012
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