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“Such potential!”

The Old Post Office
Ranked #9 of 57 Restaurants in Wallingford
Price range: US$11 - US$37
Cuisines: Mediterranean
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Level 6 Contributor
123 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Such potential!”
Reviewed 31 August 2014

What a lovely venue with a menu that is varied; I'm sure most people will find something to tempt them; sadly beyond that the rest of the experience was disappointing. This is our second visit as I like to give businesses a fair chance. Unfortunately this was, if anything, less satisfactory than the first. Our problems started with a 20 minute wait for our drinks; eventually I caught the eye of one of the staff and they explained our order had been lost. Fair enough, but from that point on our waitress turned very cold and worst than that looked down her nose at us. When our meals arrived the steak was only lukewarm, our snooty waitress said she would speak to the chef, but we received no response. Suffice it to say we finished our meal and left. Not really good enough guys; sorry Mr Hughes I know you will not enjoy reading this.

Visited August 2014
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OPOWallingf0rd, General Manager at The Old Post Office, responded to this review, 9 September 2014
Hi KernowisHome,

Thanks so much for taking the time to leave your review, we’re always open to constructive criticism as it’s so helpful for us to be able to keep growing and developing.

Whilst I’m delighted that you enjoyed the venue and the variation on the menu, I’m obviously very concerned by the rest of your experience with us. I apologise that the service you received was not up to our usually high standard and I would love for you to contact me directly so that I can isolate the table and waitress concerned in ordered to eliminate the issue in the future. My email is damien@oakmaninns.co.uk.

We hope that we can resolve these issues and that you’ll be joining us again soon,
The Old Post Office Team
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Huntly, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
61 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Stamp of class”
Reviewed 29 August 2014

Light bright and welcoming with outside seating , comfortable settees inside and a nice division from bar area to restaurant .

Staff were helpful but many had English as a second language and struggled with my Scot's accent - possibly more my problem than theirs !

Relaxed comfortable and spacious

Toilets are upstairs and ?? accessibility issues though I did not check for disabled access so cannot be certain

Only had drinks here so cannot yet comment on the restaurant - will do so soon

Visited August 2014
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Thank dahe47
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OPOWallingf0rd, General Manager at The Old Post Office, responded to this review, 1 September 2014
Hi Dahe47,

Thanks for taking the time to leave your feedback, it’s so nice to hear that you enjoyed your time with us. We do, of course, have downstairs toilets for disabled access – don’t worry!

We hope you’ll be back soon to sample some of our delicious food! If you do, we’d love to hear what you think of it.
The Old Post Office Team
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Roeselare, Belgium
Level 6 Contributor
342 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
“New (and old recipes) food in an old building.”
Reviewed 28 August 2014

When going in, we thought we would be paying the trendy interior, but we were wrong!
Excellent food, nice service in a nice restored building. For a reasonable price!

Visited August 2014
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Thank rattenpakker
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OPOWallingf0rd, General Manager at The Old Post Office, responded to this review, 1 September 2014
Hi Rattenpakker,

We’re delighted to hear that you had such a great meal with us, and we’re really pleased that you enjoyed the décor too. Thanks for taking the time to leave your feedback! Not only is it helpful for other Trip Advisor users but it really helps motivate and lift the morale of the whole team.

We’re looking forward to seeing you soon!
The Old Post Office Team
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Newbury, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
88 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Great relax Sunday lunch”
Reviewed 17 August 2014

Lovely lunch...tasty food, fab service and nothing too much trouble. Deserves 5 stars.

Only slight niggle I had roast pork for Sunday lunch and it was advertised as crisp crackling - mine was just soggy fat...didn't bother to send back so not fair to mark down.

Had a lovely time and will def return.

Thank you.

  • Visited August 2014
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Thank BodenMummy
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OPOWallingf0rd, General Manager at The Old Post Office, responded to this review, 26 August 2014
Hi BodenMummy,

We’re so delighted to hear you had a wonderful Sunday lunch with us! It’s so motivating for everybody involved to get this kind of feedback, and we really appreciate you taking the time to write a review. We’re so sorry about your crackling though, in future please feel free to tell us if you’re unhappy about anything and we’ll be more than happy to sort it out for you – crackling is such a guilty pleasure and we’d hate for that to be ruined!

We hope you’ll pop back and see us soon,
The Old Post Office Team
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Pangbourne, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
62 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Twice in one week”
Reviewed 15 August 2014

Visited last Sat for dinner for 2 - great menu, but be aware not the place for a quiet evening out. Delicious fish from specials menu. Extensive choice of wines by the glass although whites were not quite chilled enough.

Good selection for vegetarians and non-drinkers (ice teas, mocktails) so returned last night to celebrate daughters A level results. Very accommodating when 5 of us arrived having booked for 4. Cheerful and helpful staff and another good food experience - something for everyone.

  • Visited August 2014
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Thank Fuss1er
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OPOWallingf0rd, General Manager at The Old Post Office, responded to this review, 18 August 2014
Hi Eva,

It’s such a huge compliment that you chose to spend two nights with us this week, and we’re especially honoured that we were chosen to celebrate your daughters A Level results – such a special night!

We do tend to get very busy at the weekends, but if you’re looking for a more intimate meal for two then we can recommend coming earlier on in the week when we’re slightly less full and the noise levels are reduced!

We hope to see you again soon,
The Old Post Office Team
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