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“Above average meal”
Review of Fagins Diner

Fagins Diner
Ranked #90 of 392 Restaurants in Hastings
Price range: US$7 - US$28
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Fagins family restaurant in the heart of the famous and historic Old Town of Hastings first opened its doors way back in 1981 and we are proud to boast that we are now the longest established restaurant in George Street and count amongst the oldest established businesses in the Old Town. We are child friendly offering a special menu for the little ones and to accomodate smaller offspring there is a highchair. Disabled access is easy with the main resturant being at street level and no steps to contend with but unfortunately our toilets are not equipped for the disabled. Food and Drink Over the long time that we have been trading it has been a deliberate policy not to make too many changes to the main menu, there is nothing worse than going to a restaurant expecting to order your favourite dish and finding that it is no longer available. And all credit to our policy because our menu has remained remarkably unchanged and still exceedingly popular. We believe this is because there is something on the menu for everyone. A tasty selection of starters, at least three different cuts of steaks, pizzas made from fresh dough that we make each day in our kitchen, homemade lasagne verdi, spaghetti with our own bolognaise, seafood or vegetable sauces, fried chicken and 100% beef burgers. All orders are served in generous portions and many come with side orders of french fries, croquettes or baked jacket potato and most are accompanied with a salad. If there is nothing to tempt you on the main menu then have a look at the specials menu which changes on a regular basis. To accompany your meal there is a good selection of wines at reasonable prices and to finish choose from a selection of deserts that include perenial favourites like hot chocolate fudgecake, bannana split or deep filled apple pie or more exotic items like lemon brulee.
Reviewed 16 March 2014

We enjoyed eating here, nothing spectular, but good filling food, pleasant servers, but why no local beer?

Thank ReenPA
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Reviewed 9 March 2014

Had a lovely meal at fagins diner with my wife and in laws food very very nice decor not so. Seated quickly upon arrival with drinks order taken soon after. Had the potato skins to start with sour cream dip. Tasty tasty very very tasty. Then had the special burger for main (which was half pound with mushrooms cheese and egg). The burgers were incredibly juicy and tasted fantastic. The only downer was the look of the place with the walls covered in artex which looked like it was applied back in the 70's but this did not affect a very nice evening.

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Reviewed 1 March 2014

I've recently moved to Hastings and have probably been to Fagins more often than any other restaurant. It has become that reliable restaurant that my visitors remember and want to go back to. It's not fancy, or particularly ambitious, but there's usually something on the menu for everyone. It always seems to be open, and there are always plenty of people in there (yet you can always get a table). The service is friendly and fairly fast, the food is very good, and the prices are also reasonable.

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Thank FionaHoran
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Reviewed 10 February 2014

Food was lovely, great sized portions and lovely staff.

I don't know if it was just the night we were there or if they always do it, but if you don't like salt mention it to the staff as my chips arrived covered in salt and picky eater as I am - I couldn't eat them. The waitress was lovely though and replaced them straight away.

Thank Orli623
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Reviewed 2 February 2014

Sunday lunchtime at 1.00pm.It was quiet but by the time we finished our meal the place was full.I ordered cheeseburger and chips.Service is good and we waited for 10 mins only before our meals arrived.Ample portion.My only gripe was that the burger had processed square cheese slices in it and not fresh 'proper' cheese.The cheese squares tend to stick in your mouth.I'd expect any restaurant to be using real cheese and not the processed stuff....and yes....the decor could be modernised a tad.

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Thank tom h
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