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“Excellent food”

The Royal Shades Hayling Island
Cuisines: British
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Hayling Island, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Excellent food”
Reviewed 29 May 2014

Really enjoyed two good value i.e. inexpensive but well made meals, one Sunday lunch & another a Thursday evening that was home made & served in a clean, pleasant pub.

Visited December 2013
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  • English first
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English first
Farnborough, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Worth a visit”
Reviewed 27 January 2014

We visited the Royal Shades with some trepidation last Sunday as we had not been in for a long time.
Small carpark but still chance to park, front entrance made us think twice about entering through a huddle of smokers (one who later turned out to be a bar staff member!) and a slight hint of 'tumbledown....however we pressed on!

The bar area was reasonably busy with locals watching the TV and playing pool, we went through into the restaurant area and asked if we could have a Sunday lunch.
Carvery style service was adequate with a good selection of roast meats and vegetables.
The restaurant itself was clean and tidy and the young waitress - Milly? was polite and efficient.

All in all a happy visit - and would recommend for value for money...
Just please sort out the blonde girl behind the bar who swore to easily.....other than that well done Royal Shades!

  • Visited January 2014
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2 Thank Rupert H
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London, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Excellent carvery”
Reviewed 26 January 2014

We have been here a few times now for the sunday lunch carvery - and it really is good value for money for a great lunch. I think this place came under new management some time last year and it really has made a massive improvement. I will definitely go here again and would recommend to friends. When we went today at 1200 I think we got the last table and were told that its a good idea to book if you want to be sure of getting in.

  • Visited January 2014
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4 Thank JRP2000
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Havant, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
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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2 Thank familyholiday42
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Southern England
Level 6 Contributor
244 reviews
199 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 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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