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“Lovely”

The Brasserie Bar & Grill
Ranked #607 of 864 Restaurants in Norwich
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 5 January 2014

Have to start out by agreeing with other reviews this place is very pricey for the standard of food. However the ambiance, surroundings and attentive staff make all the difference. We were a party of 8 and all had a mixture of steaks, al a carte meals and carvery. Food was very nice and served promptly, but we were all there for a catch up and not once did the staff make us feel like we should be leaving the restaurant, which having been to places with 2 sittings and being rushed to finish dinners made for a pleasant change. We finally left at 11.30 and retired to the lovely bar, again drink prices very very expensive, but the bar area was truly comfy with nice soft arm chairs and perfect for us to continue our night.
Would recommend for special occasions but make sure you have deep pockets.

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Thank KimSned
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Reviewed 30 December 2013

We took a friend and her son to Dunston Hall for lunch today. We wanted to take them somewhere special. |We all had Carvery with three of us having turkey and one having Beef. The beef was so tuff and stringy it was uneatable. The turkey was ok and the vegetables dry and suffering from old age! When asked if everything was ok we explained the problem. The waitress shrugged her shoulders and said she would speak to Chef which she didn't do. When we left we were again asked if everything was ok and again I told the waitress about the food and also that the toilets were dirty and the floor covered in toilet tissue. She said that wasn't her problem but housekeeping. I said very politely that her customers would leave unhappy about the food and the toilets. This cost us £55.30! I have had better food and service in a motor way service station. Don't waste your money by going there.

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Thank TrishCornwall
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Reviewed 25 November 2013

Dunston hall is a lovely place to enjoy an upmarket carvery. Yes, you pay alot more then at say "Little Melton" carvery but then you get to sit at a clean table with proper service. We had a nice table for 2 near the windows which overlook the gardens. The carvery meats were delicious and a good variety of potatoes and veg. Sausages, stuffing balls and massive yorkshire puds were also available. You just go up and help yourself. Dessert options were great anything from big profiteroles to a lemon torte! All in all had a lovely calm romantic carvery and felt stuffed with food afterwards. We won't make this a weekly outing as its a treat but will definatly recommend and visit another time.

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Thank macaroni-chick
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Reviewed 24 November 2013

We came to celebrate a 75th birthday party and were a table of 7. There was some confusion over our booking as we had specified that we wanted the a la carte menu as one of our party didn't eat carveries. We were told on arrival that it was the carvery menu and there were only 3 other alternative meals none of which our diner could eat. We had a brilliant waitress who arranged for us to have an a la carte menu instead for all of us. This did mean a long wait but she cheerily accommodated our request as well as putting balloons and chocolates on the table for the birthday guest. I think now that maybe there was some confusion over whether we were booked in the other restaurant but nobody checked either way. The food was nondescript on arrival. That said the kiddy meal was fantastic and one of our party had the carvery which got the thumbs up. We had one bottle of red wine and one white and this came to £50 (house wines too so the cheapest available!!) The white wine was warm which at these prices is insulting. Desserts on the sweet cabinet looked tired and uninspiring. It was also too difficult to get 5 desserts, one coffee and a liquer coffee to come shortly within one another. I think that the surroundings are truly majestic and your heart sings when you arrive only to be dashed when you eat here. I have had better meals in gastropubs which have also been much easier on the pocket.

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Thank Sarahbr114
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Reviewed 10 November 2013

First and last visit.
£16.50 for a 2 course carvers so expecting a good meal.
Sausages with the carvers were awful and would have had better in a greasy spoon cafe, the meal was only warm not hot and only 1choice of gravy for all the different meats.

The cold desert trolley was not kept full.

£22.00 for a bottle of house wine also expensive

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Thank foodieboy66
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