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“Really average”

Brewers Fayre Loch Iall
Ranked #46 of 69 Restaurants in Fort William
Cuisines: British
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed 10 June 2012

First the good things - its cheap. Opt for the buffet and your bill will be £10 for two of you; as to whether it represents good value for money I would have to say no. The Minestrone Soup tasted as though some had opened a packet and put the kettle - the bread though was crusty and fresh. For the 'Tex Mex' Buffet the food was pretty nasty. Again it tasted like someone had just opened a packet rather than something that had been cooked from scratch. The service was chaotic, minimal and curt bordering on rudeness. Once you'd found your table, you queued the set up your account and order your drinks. If you don't know at that stage what you would like to eat you have to queue again once you've decided. It doesn't look good in a restaurant with queues of five or more people waiting to pay, buy drinks, order with usually one member of staff serving.

All in all it wasn't a pleasant experience. I hate giving bad reviews however people who want to go out in the evening deserve better rather than this 'you get what you pay for' approach.

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Reviewed 4 June 2012

Having visited this venue on numerous occasions I can truly say that there is nothing about this place that sets it apart from any other eating establishment - Average. The service is generally quite decent to start of on a good note. The staff are well trained and fairly efficient. They mostly serve with utmost professionalism but are arguably too robotic. They only make the necessary interactions that are required and rarely make light conversation on arrival. I understand that many people prefer it this way but I see no harm in staff asking the customer on arrival or when seated how they are doing. This is not a complaint I hasten to add. Simply a suggestion. The atmosphere is pretty pleasing and the music is not too loud but I have noticed that they play an awful lot of country music which I personally dislike. They need to vary their music more often because it can be quite tiring eating along to the same old sounds every time. The menu is balanced fairly and very well laid out with some lovely illustrations of some of the dishes. Sadly, the food does not continue in this fashion and is almost always relatively bland and mass produced heated with the use of microwaves one might speculate given the intense heat that the food can sometimes have. However, the price of food and drink is reasonable and they have some excellent deals and themed nights too.

The Brewers Fayre is the place to dine if you are set in your ways and only desire fare that is served and cooked with simplistic methods. There are worse places to eat for sure and many places that are significantly better. An average experience...

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Thank Brinski
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Reviewed 29 May 2012

Outside play area for kids. Food ok.Drink ok. Travelodge next door. Close to town centre.

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Thank Highlander950
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Reviewed 15 May 2012

Some great deals and different 'food theme nights' going on at Brewers Fayre in Fort William. Great value for money - good for couples and families alike.

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Thank myislandhideaway
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Reviewed 23 April 2012

My partner and I visited on a Saturday evening, we were quickly seated and after ordering it took around 30mins for the food to come! I had chicken burger which was tasty, however my partner ordered Scampi - first they brought it and they hadn't put the peas on the plate and the bread&butter we ordered never appeared after several times of asking we gave up!! The scampi was cold and tasteless..so a vast mix of my dinner being tasty and my partners being terrible - it was that bad he went and got a McDonalds when we left!!
The waitress that served us was uninterested and didn't seem to know what she was doing...disappointing!!

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1  Thank Blondepunkyfish
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