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“rip-off.”
Review of Avon Causeway Inn

Avon Causeway Inn
Ranked #37 of 149 Restaurants in Christchurch
Price range: US$6 - US$21
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
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Good for: Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Brunch, 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, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“rip-off.”
Reviewed 27 March 2014

Should have known better, but decided to join friends for a meal before a get together at the Avon Causeway. The reason for this assessment is that we have been disappointed here before. The restaurant was not busy, but the meals took some time to appear after ordering. The quality was fair, but quantity for a supposed main course special would have sufficed for a child's menu. At £12.95 for a pie and one spoonful of mashed potato (supposedly meant to be bubble and squeak!), no vegetables, was a disgrace. It was lost on the plate. If we were eating at a chic establishment, may have been expected. If you are thinking of eating here, don't bother, unless you want to achieve your weight-watcher's target for the week.
If Wadsworth's have a quality control team they need to give the Avon Causeway's sat-nav details to them; it is obvious they have missed it.

  • Visited March 2014
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Brighton, England
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Not good”
Reviewed 14 January 2014

Perhaps it is a little petty to review a place based on a lunch of baguettes but they were so bad and the staff so disinterested in our comments that I'm going ahead anyway. Five of us ate here yesterday, the pulled pork baguette consisted of what looked like meat paste and had no flavour other than a faint taste of mustard. My bacon and brie baguette had a rasher and a half of bacon and two small slivers of brie that only half filled it, the barbeque beef again had a paste like filling that was just unpleasant. These were £6.25 each and came with a small handful of limp leaves. You can get a decent meal around here for not much more than this. When we were asked if everything was ok by the guy serving, two of us said that it wasn't and we were told our comments would be passed onto the chef. So that's alright then.

Visited January 2014
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Needs improvement”
Reviewed 8 December 2013 via mobile

Starting this visit with an electric shock was one thing, seeing that it was a damaged fitting that had electrical tape holding it on, at shoulder high, and had just been hidden by a curtain was another, but the worst was the staff member who seemed annoyed at me for bringing it up! Fortunately a second member of staff at the bar actually did something about it and switched the power to it off! This was not the only danger there, and I wouldn't think of myself being overly concerned about health and safety, the food was average, and price didn't show any real value. Potential to be brilliant, lovely place, but it seems there is a lack of caring!

  • Visited December 2013
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1 Thank gazh10
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New Forest, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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“Satisfied Customer”
Reviewed 8 December 2013

We visited as a family party of seven for a Saturday lunch and were seated next to a homely log fire. Good choice of food on the menu, which when it arrived was clearly freshly cooked. The duck with noodles was delicious as was the steak & ale pie with home-made pastry. The staff were attentive and we all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and would definitely return. For a special occasion they have a fantastic 'Pulman' railway carriage which is used for breakfast and Themed Murder Mystery nights, sounds great.

  • Visited December 2013
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Wells, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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“Will not be going back!”
Reviewed 6 October 2013 via mobile

Visited last night for a meal with friends and our daughter. Although the staff were friendly enough and they found us a nice table, the food was not good! I had to send my meal back because the egg was solid but worse than that was the ham was sour! Another plate was brought and the ham was still off. The menu claims it's home cooked honey roasted ham but that's not true... it was so thinl sliced and so obviously Tesco Finest! Maybe the poor food is the reason it was so quiet for a Saturday night! If they hadn't had a function going on in the carriage, there wouldn't have been anyone there! We will not be going there again.

  • Visited October 2013
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1 Thank alliebabes
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