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“A curates egg”
Review of The Cork & Claw - CLOSED

The Cork & Claw
Price range: US$13 - US$34
Cuisines: Steakhouse, British, Gastropub
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Reservations
Description: The Cork & Claw is a Seafood and Grill restaurant designed as a 'fisherman's shack' with high quality fresh fish and meat delivered daily by Ramus Seafood and Sykes Farm. The new restaurant opened in February and has a wide selection of great seafood, shellfish and meat. It also has a good choice for our young guests and our vegitarian lovers. Enjoy a light lunch or dinner with also early starter and main course option between 5.30Pm and 7pm for just £12.95.
Reviewed 16 May 2014

We went on a Thursday for the quiz night. The pub, as a pub, is excellent. The little girl behind the bar could not have been more helpful or friendly. The Journeyman was excellently kept.

The food was a disaster.

We shared a crispy duck in pancakes for starter, The duck was obviously a confited leg that had been chopped and was cold, the pancakes were ovbiously from the freezer and the edges were crumbling.

My Yorkshire cassolet included a confit duck leg that was hard (!) and belly pork that was ALL fat, the sausages were OK though (can't do much wrong with sausages). The sauce was a mystery, it seemed to be an exotic fusion of a can of chopped tomatoes and a can of cannelloni beans, all artistically topped with a layer of dry, uncooked cous cous which, over the course of the meal, absorbed any juice present to make the plate an unappetising sludge.

My partners sea bass, mash and salad appeared to have had the dregs of the olive oil bottle splashed all over it (Jamie Oliver has a lot to answer for!") and looked greasy.

The website makes a great thing of their Kiwi chef - maybe it was his night off, if not then send him back down under.

Its a shame really the beer, the pub and the pub staff were great.

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2  Thank Merlinthemage
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Reviewed 23 April 2014 via mobile

Really refreshing change from microwave pinged food. Traditional food and friendly service. Keep up the good work guys

Thank Martin W
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Reviewed 2 February 2014 via mobile

Great service, lovely food and reasonable prices. Had three courses for £16.95; Thai fish cakes roast beef dinner and treacle sponge. All divine!!!
Martin's hosting was wonderful, being very attentive but not too much so. Will definitely go again.

1  Thank helen_lenton
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Reviewed 10 November 2013

Stopped here today by chance as driving from Leeds trying to find a pub for lunch. Food excellent great portions and very good Yorkshire Puds. Will definitely return when visiting Leeds.

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1  Thank Jyacinth59
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Reviewed 29 October 2013

Had a great Sunday Lunch here, I have tried a few pubs in the area and this is the best so far.
My partner had the chicken, which was moist with tasty stuffing and I had the beef, which was very flavoursome. Great Yorkies and nice selection of veg carrots, swede, green beans, courgette, cabbage, cauliflower and brocoli. 3 roasties.
Chocolate brownie with chocolate sauce and ice cream for afters - delicious!
2 courses were £13.95 ,which I thought was very reasonable.
They also serve some great Ales, I had Copperdragon which was fantastic.
Nice polite waitresses and Manager was friendly and helpful.
Great open fire in the bar area, now it is turning cooler I would reccomend that they also light the fire in the restaurant to.

Credit where credit is due! well done the Duke.

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Thank zulusussex
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