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“Generic building, awful quality food.”
Review of White Rock

White Rock
Ranked #62 of 185 Restaurants in Paignton
Cuisines: Steakhouse
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Devon
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Generic building, awful quality food.”
Reviewed 22 February 2014 via mobile

I like the idea of places like this for simple functional food that is not trying to be anything it is not. They only have to get the basics right and if they do I am happy as I appreciate we are not looking at Michelin stars and gourmand food. When simple chicken and steak are poor quality, cooked badly and really do nothing for me , I get unhappy. We went for a functional lunch with the kids and all of us had to leave most of the food. Very poor sirloin steak, awful paprika chicken, cold chips, nasty salad dressing and really just poor. I have basic cafe expectations in-places like this and it did not get there. The manger tried to explain the chicken but only dug a hole for himself.

Saving graces?- the waiting staff were enthusiastic and friendly and the nachos were good. The place was clean.

If we eat in places like this all we want is very good quality simply cooked food.

Visited February 2014
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English first
Cornwall, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
247 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
“Delicious steak”
Reviewed 20 February 2014

Probably the best steak I have had for a while. I ate here for two nights whilst staying at the premier inn and have to say each night was excellent, great food and great service with a really nice family atmosphere. Well done guys and compliments to your chef!

  • Visited February 2014
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Devon
Level 5 Contributor
93 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Beware the 'deals'”
Reviewed 23 January 2014

We are locals and have made regular visits to the Beefeater since it opened. The general quality of food and service has always been good. It is however comparatively expensive for this area, but as regular customers with a 'loyalty card' or if we write a review online, we are rewarded with discount vouchers and we try to make use of these whenever we can. But whilst we have always been able to use more than one voucher per visit they have now changed the terms and conditions. (these can be read in the miniscule print at the bottom of the voucher) and it is easy to come away spending a small fortune having been expecting a 'good deal'.
ONLY ONE VOUCHER ACCEPTED PER VISIT! This is not made clear at the time of booking or ordering the meals, only when the time comes to pay.

  • Visited January 2014
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Birmingham
Level 5 Contributor
49 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Great place for a good meal at a reasonable price.”
Reviewed 15 January 2014

We were staying in Paignton over the Christmas period and had done the Turkey and Tinsel to death, so decided to give the steak dinner a try at at this well known grill chain.

We were not disappointed, the area was quite new and well furnished with excellent waiter service even though we visited during the holiday period.

Our food was well cooked and served quickly and efficiently and easily was on par with other Beefeater grills that we had visited in other parts of the country.

  • Visited December 2013
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Paignton, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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“Don't go, only if you wish for your meal to be returned!!”
Reviewed 8 January 2014

We visited this place last week, and when we first started going about 2 years, the service was great and staff very attentive. We had 2 meals returned in August, but thought it was a blip and would re try this place again. However, we should of gone with our instincts. We both ordered rump steaks from the early bird menu, both asked for medium. When they came out my husband tried cutting into it and it was tough as old boots. When he eventually did, it was lots of stringy bits in it, very hard to chew. I must stress that the Steak could not of been cooked any better, it was the quality of the meat. I in turn had the same cut of meat and again was tough. We asked our waitress politely that we couldn't eat it and could we have fresh steaks. She then proceeded to ask our 7 year daughter if there was anything wrong with her macaroni cheese, what a cheek!!! Anyway we had new ones brought out within 10 minutes and they were fine. At no point did any member of staff ask us if our new steaks were to our satisfaction, subsequently no tip was given. We will not eat here again.

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank Emma05081970
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