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“A curate's egg”
Review of Hannahs

Hannahs
Ranked #35 of 130 Restaurants in Newton Abbot
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: British
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Kingsteignton, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“A curate's egg”
Reviewed 28 August 2013

The Bistro at Hannah's is worth the not inconsiderable effort to get there. The Seale-Hayne campus is quite a long way from the main road and the access is steep and winding. If you are not entitled to use the disabled parking area, the car park is quite a long way from the main buildings and the walk from there is, again, very steep.
When you do eventually arrive the location is stunning - the views fantastic and the silence almost physical.
The main dining room is a cosy 'clubby' wood-panelled room with comfortable chairs and large tables. The staff are friendly and jolly. The menu is small and very restricted for vegetarians - if you don't like smoked cheese there is nothing for you.
My party of four ordered four different main courses. They were all well presented, well cooked and of adequate size. The service was very slow - which did not matter to us but anyone on a fixed lunch break would be under pressure. It was disappointing that our four hot meals were all served on cold plates - a 'hanging offence' in my book!
There seems to be quite a turnover of chefs here. We came to The Bistro a few years ago for lunch and had a superb meal. We came as guests to a formal lunch in their function suite last year and the meal was a disgrace!
This is a very special location; if they have finally managed to sort out the kitchens, it will become a little gem.

  • Visited August 2013
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English first
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Perfectly imperfect.”
Reviewed 18 August 2013 via mobile

So they don't always get it absolutely right but the staff at Hannahs really try their best and they're friendly and they make good coffee, I mean the best made coffee in Devon. Some make it better than others but the Beauty and the atmosphere and the warm welcome means the little mistakes can be forgiven. After all, have you ever been to a cafe/eatery that is 100% all of the time? No, thought not!
You won't regret calling in :-)

  • Visited August 2013
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Exeter, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
107 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“A hidden gem”
Reviewed 10 August 2013

Hannahs is definitely a well kept secret in my opinion. This place gets great art shows and has a delightful bistro that does a very reasonable and tasty menu. With a few shops and a few animals for kids to see it's a nice place for a walk and a bit of culture.

Visited August 2013
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Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
89 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Lovely place let down by disorganised staff”
Reviewed 11 May 2013 via mobile

A lovely setting. A warm inviting room with comfortable seating. The staff are very welcoming and friendly but on the 2 occasions we have been, it has taken ages for the food to come. Our ticket got lost last time. Then some of it didn't come at all. But sort that out and it would be great.

  • Visited April 2013
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