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“Great theatre experience, shame about the Bistro food” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of White Rock Theatre

White Rock Theatre
Ranked #19 of 66 things to do in Hastings
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Battle, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great theatre experience, shame about the Bistro food”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The theatre experience wasn't bad on the whole. The staff were helpful and the seats in the circle good, although could do with a little more leg room. Have sat in worse though. The food experience however in the Bistro wasn't great and we won't be going back. We'd booked a table for 6pm, leaving an hour and a half before the performance. It was already busy when we arrived and service took a little while to get going. We'd both ordered the scampi but were sorely disappointed. It honestly looked like a child's portion. Six measly bits of battered crustacean accompanied by more crockery on the plate than in the kitchen...a ramekin for the tartare sauce, a ramekin for the teaspoon serving of peas and a ceramic pot with a few chips in. Certainly not worth £8.50. We had wanted dessert but due to the slow service there wasn't time and no one bothered to ask us if we wanted anything else when they took our plates away. Other tables around us were experiencing slow service too, seemed to be a recurring theme sadly. The young serving girls looked harassed and rushed off their feet and when I went to pay at the desk, one had a rather unprofessional mini meltdown with her colleague, exchanging somewhat annoyed sounding banter. I wished we'd booked elsewhere to be honest. Thankfully the show we saw made up for our disappointment.

Visited February 2017
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English first
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“Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to the White Rock Theatre last night to see the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain. Tickets were booked on line, very easily, when we collected them on the night the staff were very helpful and pleasant taking time to explain where everything wrong. A small venue and it felt very crowded the auditorium is compact and feels intimate, seats not very comfortable. The sound was very good and the show excellent.
Being a Sunday parking adjacent to the theatre was free after 6.00 pm.

Visited February 2017
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Staffordshire
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196 reviews
75 attraction reviews
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“A super evening with very friendly staff”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Alovely night at the Theatre with a very pleasant per event supper a truly wonderful evening in Hastings we will return again.The per theatre supper in the theatre bistro was especially pleasant!

Visited February 2017
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
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“Birthday celebrations Think Floyd”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good show especially if you like Pink Floyd, Customer care was excellent. A lovely old theatre. Would go again to see other shows.

Visited January 2017
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Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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“Surprisingly good”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went here last night before the Think Floyd show and we had booked a table, they were late opening it up and service was a bit hit and miss, certainly not fine dining, but I ordered the spicy chicken burger and it was really lovely, the menu is very limited, so its a choice of 2 burgers a pie a veg burger or scampi, I do not know if this changes night to night, or week to week, but the food was really nice, I did have the Eton mess for desert but it was mostly cream.
The service is not great, like for desert they threw me a soup spoon, I asked for it to be changed and it was done but why give a soup spoon to begin with? it felt lazy.

Visited January 2017
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