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“A pleasant dining experience” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Sutherlands Restaurant - CLOSED

Sutherlands Restaurant
Cuisines: British
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly, Groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Co. Durham
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“A pleasant dining experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2013

We called at this restaurant for lunch on the 24 September 2013. It was just starting to become busy at about 1 pm but we had no problem getting a table. The waitresses were quick and pleasant and our order was taken and processed in short order. We ordered steak and ale pie with chips and vegetables ( boiled or mashed potatoes were available ) and were served quickly ( about 5 minutes ) with delicious, piping hot food in quite large quantities.
The steak pie was of the type served in a bowl with a pastry crust and contained good quality chunks of meat rather than the slurry some restaurants serve these days...delicious! A good quantity of properly cooked chips as well as two veg provided a very filling meal.
Drinks were average prices about what we would expect for a tourist area, and of good quality. Altogether, a very enjoyable meal.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank SunNfun60
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Nice food. Poor service.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2013

We were told that no tables were available but could buy a drink from the bar and sit in the waiting area. Stood at the bar while 4 staff went behind it for whatever reason and totally ignored us. no signs telling customers where the waiting area actually was so got the impression that staff thought all customers were psychic. Get some signs up please!!!

Visited September 2013
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1 Thank paulanderson801
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Disappointing”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2013

Unfortunately we didn't check out any where to eat before we arrived for a weekend in Bowness, so decided to wander around and came across this restaurant and menu looked ok, place itself looked ok from outside so decided to try it out. It is very dated inside and the area we were shown to had food left from earlier in the day on the floor and crumbs all all over the chair. Service not too bad initially,but the food was terrible. It was Sunday evening and main advert was Sunday roast, so I thought plenty of fresh vegetables and tasty potatoes! I ordered off main menu - stew in a pot - which to be fair wasn't too bad, but there wasn't much veg and the mash tasted very much like packet, it was horrid. I actually asked for more gravy and was told that there would be a cost and I shouldn't need it as there was plenty in my pot. Never been any where before and got that response when asked for extra gravy. Sorry but wouldn't recommend it and won't be returning based on our experience.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank tim6666
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Durham
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Nice lunch, good value for money”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2013

Starter and main for less than ten pounds!
Choice of roast or salmon with beautiful selection of vegetables - a good colourful plateful.
Also tried lamb of the full menu, large portion of deliciously tender meat with mash and veg. (mash bit lumpy not as good as mine ;) ) Child's meal chicken nuggets, chips and peas - good too.
Impressed with service -welcoming, friendly, efficient, helpful..... I had a coughing fit and the waitress was quick to come and offer a glass of water and later returned to check I was feeling better!
Worth a visit.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Helen_mumof3
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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Pleasant early evening meal”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2013 via mobile

We really enjoyed our visit to Sutherlands. The food was very nice, the staff were attentive and we hardly waited any time for our food to arrive. We went very early in the evening and the restaurant was very empty which was nice. It started to fill up as we were leaving. The restaurant had a welcoming atmosphere and was beautifully decorated. We would return here when we next visit Bowness-On-Windermere.
Many thanks.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank little-leoniee
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