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“Mr W”

Sweeneys Bar Restaurant
Ranked #116 of 141 Restaurants in Keswick
Cuisines: British
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
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Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Reviewed 27 July 2014 via mobile

Today I had what can only be described as the worst Sunday roast ever. If microwaved vegetables, burnt potatoes and well done beef is to your liking at a great expense then Sweeneys is a must for you. I would also recommend you check your bill just incase they slip an extra drink which you didn't order. Perhaps we caught them on a bad day however given we were the only diners they were hardly rushed off their feet. Sweeneys certainly puts Keswick on the map, unfortunately for all of the wrong reasons.

3  Thank djw9980
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Reviewed 27 July 2014

REALLY disappointed with this place. The board outside promised a really nice roast dinner, so after walking round for a while, decided to give it a go. When we walked in, the silence was almost deafening, and the staff were really awkward. We sat down and ordered the food, and could hear the beeps of the microwave from the kitchen!! The waitress constantly sniffed which was pretty awful, but then the food came. The meat was over cooked, the gravy was watery, the veg was over binged and had no taste. The whole meal was shocking. Then to add insult to injury we were overcharged for drinks! Total waste of money and will never eat there again!

1  Thank Jaynecott
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Reviewed 21 July 2014

We were drawn into Sweeney's by the special board outside that advertised stuffed chicken breasts with chips and salad. Both of us thought the food was delicious and completely cleaned out plates. We washed our food down with draught bitters that were nice and refreshing. Good value for money. A few other diners ordered steaks and these also looked good and were served on hot sizzling plates. The restaurant was clean and tastefully furnished. The service was excellent for although the restaurant was fairly full the waitress was attentive and we were not at all rushed. We had a very pleasant evening and would definately revisit Sweeney's when we are next in Keswick.

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Thank michael b
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Reviewed 20 July 2014

We dont live far from Keswick, it was a lovely day so we decided to go out for a meal and make the most of the sunshine. It was probably 6pm when we went to eat, the decor inside was promising but we chose to eat in the garden as it was so sunny. We both ordered roasts, with it being sunday. Mine was by far the worst, I had beef, rubbery, thick and tasteless. It takes a lot for me to say I just could not eat it at all. The yorkshire pudding (I think that was what it was supposed to be) was the size and consistency of a cup cake, but tasteless. I have never had anything like it and hope I never come across one again. a few tasteless veg, and I mean a few, and two roasties which were nothing special. It was truly terrible and mostly inedible. Hubby fared a little better, he had the chicken which was a step up from the beef. Strangely a couple were served after us and their portions were entirely different from ours. It wasnt cheap, and we dont have money to throw away. I would have complained if anyone had bothered to ask how our meal was. To be honest when we left we couldnt even find a member of staff to make any comment to. We left feeling quite angry and disappointed but decided not to let it spoil our evening. Before eating somewhere again we will look on Tripadvisor as I see we are not the only ones to be less than impressed.

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3  Thank ajandk
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Reviewed 14 July 2014

We ate here after being unable to get in at our first choice restaurant. We weren't sure what to expect as this was not somewhere we had read a review on. It was quite late (after 9pm) and there was only one table occupied. We needn't have worried, however, as the food and service were very good. We both had pasta which was very good and the portions were huge. We also ordered a garlic bread which was excellent. The only minor complaint was that it arrived about 5 minutes after our main meals. The wine was also very palatable. The waitress was very efficient and even though we were the only people there and the manager looked like he was doing his paperwork in the entrance and ready to close up, we were not rushed at all.

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Thank Chrisandmike186317
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