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“Friendly staff & good food”
Review of Sleepers - CLOSED

Sleepers
Cuisines: European
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Description: As well as the ordinary restaurant- decorated like an old station there is a converted train carriage in the colours of the Orient Express where you can enjoenjoy delicious food, and dream....
Reviewed 24 November 2011

We went with our Groupon voucher for the steak & glass of wine. We didn't know what to expect, so we were pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food & the friendliness of the staff.
Unfortunately we didn't get to eat in one of the train carriages, but we intend to go back with friends & try & book one for a meal.
Well worth the visit & I would recommend it.
PS. there's easy parking just across the street from the restaurant.

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Thank p2010c
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Reviewed 23 November 2011

First up, we were on a Groupon voucher, 2 steak dinners, one side each, one sauce each and a glass of wine.
No choice in the steak, to be ordered, it was rump or rump but a fair selection of the usual sides.
We waited at least 10 minutes from seating to place our order and another half an hour to receive our food.
Poor points -
No Garlic sautee potatos, but offered chips instead?? This despite the menu saying everything cooked fresh.
Everything verrrry slow, even the drinks were slow in coming.
Mash potato was obviously microwaved (or Smash) and had a very thick texture.
Tobacco onions were incredibly thick.
Really poor selection of starters, and over-priced (£5 for bruschetta!!).

Good points
Steak was cooked well to order.

Disappointed overall, if businesses use Groupon to try to drum up repeat custom, then Sleepers has a long way to go before I would return.

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Thank Chris W
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Reviewed 7 November 2011

We only found out about this place through Groupon.

Groupon was offering a good deal so I thought i'd book it, also the reviews were favourable,so I booked it.

The deal was for steak and a glass of Wine. We arrived an hour before our booking,I spoke to the girl and it was no problem to take us early.

It is a nice restaurant, good atmosphere and friendly staff. There are regular tables and at one side it is laid out like a train carriage with the carriage windows looking out onto the street, the floor is all on the one level, so you are not climbing up onto a carriage but when you are in the seat it does resemble a train. It is a little novel to get one of these seats, but be sure to pre book and state a carriage seat,as they are limited.

Irrespective of the seat you get, the food will taste excellent you will definately not be disappointed.

We had rump steak ,one medium, cooked perfectly, pink on inside yet no liquid running out of it, and a medium - well done , which was perfect yet not too well cooked. no traces of pink meat yet still flavour. There is a range of sauces and sides so you pick to you individual taste. so top marks to the chef.

Both meals were delicious, service was fast also, so no complaints about anything, everything is good about this place, so book it with no worries, you will really enjoy it.

Its located off the main street and there is ample parking nearby, just check some of it may be in pay zones depending the time of day you visit it.

In all a very enjoyable experience, and yes we will definately be returning, there is a lot more on the menu that needs to be sampled. lol

Finally, I think Groupon needs a mention for getting this offer right, well done.

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3  Thank TyroneTraveller1
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Reviewed 31 October 2011

Excellent meal with fantastic service, recommend eating in one of the carriages.

1  Thank Hotel_Sampler
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Reviewed 24 September 2011

Our first visit to this charming eatery on 23rd September - will definately not be our last & I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to all !!! We were greeted at the door by Stephanie who showed us to our 'carriage' and looked after us all evening even offering some welcome advice on the wines available which was spot on. (Thank you Stephanie xoxo)

The genuine warmth of the staff, (even on the phone when booking) the ambiance and the quality of the service which we received, truly added to our experience. We enjoyed a gorgeous meal, beautifully presented, ample portions with everything cooked to absolute perfection. Sleepers definitely ticks all the boxes......top class food at affordable prices served with a generous helping of good old fashioned hospitality !!!

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2  Thank whitetieandtails
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