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“Great fresh veg,tasty gravy,”

The Royal Shades Hayling Island
Cuisines: British, Bar, Pub
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Good for: Bar Scene, Groups, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Havant, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Great fresh veg,tasty gravy,”
Reviewed 9 January 2014

I was very empress fresh greens fresh sweed fresh carrots I recommended it to my friends but when they went they was disapointed, they said the roast potatoes were frozen and the gray was thin i can only guess they went late and that is there back up roasts as we all had real roast potatoes and are gray was really tasty even the chef said it had red wine in it so go early the price was fare to and the afters were nice affordable old fashion afters. I would go back again but early lunch time on a sunday.

Visited October 2013
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English first
Southern England
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221 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
“Best carvery in a very long time”
Reviewed 1 December 2013

We picked this restaurant on a last minute basis, based on the reviews we had read, and what a find. The food was exceptional, the produce fresh and plentiful. The meats were well cooked and plentiful too. I really liked the idea of the stuffing in the yorkshire puddings as well. It is very much a family orientated and family run business.

As we went on a Sunday we could only have the carvery, but it impressed big time. The dessert my son had was just gorgeous and very reasonably priced.

The staff were young, but behaved like seasoned professionals, attentive without being over bearing and very helpful.

Did we enjoy our time here, a big yes, and on the back of this visit, we booked for Christmas Lunch, something I have never done before.

Keep up the good work.

I could not recommend this place highly enough, give it a visit, you will be glad you did.

  • Visited December 2013
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2 Thank Surveyor47
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Portsmouth
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“What a great find”
Reviewed 11 November 2013 via mobile

Took the dogs to the pub, the dogs were aloud in to the main bar, a great welcome, the waitress was efficient and the food was great we had the sea bass, liver and bacon and rump steak the baileys trifle for dessert was Devine thank you to trevor and Xanthe

Visited November 2013
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2 Thank Davidw1960
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Hayling Island, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Royal Shades Pub Restaurant Hayling Island”
Reviewed 8 November 2013

Royal shades Pub Hayling island has a large restaurant inside this very large pub, The outside of this culinary gem is very deceiving as we have lived on the island for over 15 years and never new it existed !!! The service was great,The food was great and also the presentation, We were made to feel as though we had been going there for years ,Trevor and xante made us very welcome and at home,The food was cooked perfect and well above average for a pub,The prices are reasonable too, We will be going back for the liver and bacon with trevs mustard mash, Well worth a visit

  • Visited November 2013
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2 Thank 152steve
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Hereford, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“great food ,lovely friendly staff ,very good value for money”
Reviewed 8 October 2013

5 of us 2 were kids with the dog had walked for ages to find somewhere to eat,seen this place with the restaurant and asked if we could take in the dog ,obviously not but staff couldnt do enough to help,it didnt look the sort of place we would generally take the kids but they offered to lay a table in the bar ,the staff especially one young girl who was a gem were very polite and helpful,the food was very good and very reasonably priced for the portion size and the quality was very good ,wish we had time to go for the sunday carvery as if what we had is anything to go by I sadly missed it .Recommend the Lasagne which was a large lovely home made one with salad and garlic bread for £5 and the rump steak massive amount of lovely food with all the trimmings for a great price

  • Visited October 2013
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3 Thank Caroline W
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