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“It still is no better than before”
2 of 5 bubbles Review of Harvester Eastlake

Harvester Eastlake
Ranked #147 of 533 Restaurants in Milton Keynes
Price range: US$9 - US$19
Cuisines: Barbecue, British, Pub
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Good for: Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: At Harvester Eastlake Harvester in Milton Keynes food is fresh, full of flavour and just how you like it. Choose your tasty grill at our restaurant and we'll get cooking - while you head off to the famous Harvester salad bar to grab as much crisp, freshly prepared tasty salad as you like.
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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343 reviews
209 restaurant reviews
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“It still is no better than before”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2011

We’d had a busy day having driven a long way and simply wanted to eat without any fuss, so against previous experience we went to the Eastlake Harvester. We walked in and waited, and waited, and waited. The couple that had arrived behind us were even more impatient than me and accosted one of the servers floating past and ignoring us all. A few minutes later we were seated. Food and drinks were ordered and off to the salad cart while dinner was cooked. We love the salads, so that went very quickly while we waited, and waited and waited till the server asked had we had our main courses yet! He then found out they’d been forgotten. Hmm. A return journey to the salad cart failed as it had not been restocked.

Harvesters have their place, and the one at Leighton Buzzard excels. This one at East Lake fails to improve and remains mediocre.

  • Visited September 2011
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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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“Run down”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2011

Typical "plastic food" - pre cooked and no doubt heated up in a microwave.

  • Visited July 2011
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Newport Pagnell
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“As someone else said - it's a Harvester.”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2010

I came here on a Christmas meal trip with people from work, and it was all very usual Christmas fare from a pub chain. Appallingly tasteless cardboard-textured turkey and overcooked vegetables, solid roast potatoes and lots of stodge. I know, what can you expect at Christmas? It wasn't my choice of venue, and I wouldn't come back again. It was cheap though, which may be the reason it was chosen. The staff were all cheerful and hard-working too, so another star for that.

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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343 reviews
209 restaurant reviews
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“It's a Harvester”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2010

We love the Harvester salad carts, so if for nothing else we keep returning to various local Harvesters. I think their new menu is a step in the wrong direction, it's more limited and probably based on being easier for them to prepare and cook in bulk.
This one in particular can lack atmoshphere, but service has improved since they got rid of the annoying 'greeter' who implied by his attitude that he's rather you weren't there.
Food generally is so so. There's no 'wow' but it's good tasty food.

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Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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“Good Food, Great Service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2010

We visited Harvester as we were staying at the Holiday Inn Express which is situated next door. Didn't know what to expect as this is our first visit to a Harvester but we were pleasantly surprised. It was extremely busy and we expected a long wait for the food but it arrived pretty quickly. The food was well cooked, though basic (steak, chicken, sausage etc). The salad bar was well stocked. What made this place stand out for us though was the excellent standard of service - the waitress (Sherrie) was very friendly and couldn't do enough for us.

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