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“Shame there's only a few changes that could make this place really great!”
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The Hole in the Wall
Cuisines: British
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Empingham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Shame there's only a few changes that could make this place really great!”
Reviewed 5 April 2013 via mobile

We visited on Mother's Day on an offer. Can't remember exact prices but was very good value and mums received chocs and flowers.
We were a group of 7 inc one 1 year old, one 3 year old, one 10 year old and four adults.
We were first to arrive for a 12pm dinner. We were greeted well and shown to table and order taken all fine.
The place was Baltic!!! Kids were very cold.
The menu said children's choices available and when we asked it is just smaller portions of main menu. This would be fine but how many tots do you get eating dauphinoise potatoes or chicken with rich sauce, or salmon. The other choices apart from roast were all very grown up choices which don't get me wrong were delicious but suitable for young palettes. And this showed with wastage from kids. And one of the meals the veg was pretty much raw, this coming from someone who likes al dente this was too raw.
Deserts all went down very well can't fault it.
Atmosphere was just a bit dead really unfortunately. I appreciate it was a Sunday but it all seemed a bit unorganised and vague.
It's really not far off the mark, just needs a little adjusting.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank Akay26
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cambs
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“lovely little hidden gem”
Reviewed 3 April 2013

called into stamford today for a spot of lunch,absolutely lovely all home cooked food no microwave rubbish lovely staff will visit again.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank lsmith1966
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kings lynn
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Wouldn't serve us dinner”
Reviewed 26 January 2013

Rang up at 6.45pm on a friday advised they served food till 8, no need to book a table arrived at 7.30pm refused to serve us dinner because the chef had gone home!!?? Only saving grace for them was they had a fantastic band playing later on called the westwood press gang.

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank rproudfoot
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Kings Cliffe, Peterborough, Uk
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49 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“A great venue for lunch”
Reviewed 19 January 2013

Interesting menu and reasonable prices. The staff are both friendly and helpful. We always enjoy our visits.

Visited November 2012
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Thank Skybolt
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Stamford, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Food ok but freezing cold restaurant!”
Reviewed 13 January 2013

We went for a family lunch and found it was very cold in restaurant. We did ask if heating was on and were told it took a while to heat up, we were still waiting for it to come on when we left and we weren't the only customers sat with coats on! The food was nice but spoilt by lack of warmth whilst dining sadly.

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank KCStamford
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