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“They couldnt even be bothered to serve us!”
Review of 17 Again - CLOSED

17 Again
Cuisines: British
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
herts
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“They couldnt even be bothered to serve us!”
Reviewed 6 September 2009

Stayed in Keswick for a week and had seen this place while out shopping which looked lovely somewhere different to go.

Only a small place, but when we went in at lunchtime there was only one table full of people there, Decided to sit on the table outside in the garden but was in full view of the waitresses and door. Was given a menu. Looked lovely we decided to order some rather nice looking deserts and hot drinks. And we waited..... and waited....and waited.... the waitress came outside not sure what she was doing and told us we would get served soon and went back in. In the mean time two more tables of people arrived. Still we waited. Finally another waitress told our waitress that she would take over from her, and she started serving the people who came in after us. Charming we did say something got ignored, so walked up and out of the place telling them thanks for ignoring us. They didnt bother to say anything!

Would only recommend this place if you like being ingnored, you have plenty of time to sit around and wait. If you have kids only bring them in if they have endless supplies of patience!

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Cheltenham
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“A refreshing change from the Keswick tourist traps”
Reviewed 28 August 2009

High-end gift shop by day, bistro by night, XVII is a charming little dining venue. Tables are crammed amongst prams full of teddy bears with the result successfully creating a convivial atmosphere.

The dishes varied in quality; a slightly overdone steak was saved by the delicious side vegetables whilst a tasty fishcake starter made up for an Eton Mess which plumped for far too much cream. However, at £14 for three courses, it was good value.

Service was slow (due to a busy night) but charming and, to be fair, this is somewhere to linger for an evening. A refreshing change from the Keswick tourist traps.

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Thank jatherine
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York
Level 5 Contributor
59 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“Fantastic food, service and surroundings”
Reviewed 19 August 2009

We have visited this little bistro on the last few occassions that we have been in Keswick and always had a lovely meal and a brilliant welcome. Its not a big place so if you are in the area call in during the day to book a table for the evening.
Cant remember the price but you get a two or three course for set prices and they are very reasonable. Everything is freshly cooked and there are some lovely vegetarian options.
There are masses of trinkets around the place - many of which are for sale. Sandra - your hostess - supports a local musician and plays his music peacefully in the background and will sell you a copy if you ask.
All in all this bistro is in our opinion the best place to eat in Keswick for a lovely reasonably priced meal with some very interesting dishes on the menu.

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Thank BaxyYork
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