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“Lunch”
2 of 5 bubbles Review of Little Chef

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Little Chef
Ranked #1 of 1 Restaurants in Shute
Cuisines: British
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Highchairs Available, Seating, Waitstaff
Honiton, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Lunch”
Reviewed 31 March 2013

I foolishly ordered a steak, which was like a piece of shoe leather - very tough and overcooked - I complained.

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English first
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Only a tactical nuclear strike could improve this dump”
Reviewed 25 August 2012

After being stuck in traffic for 2 hours and missed breakfast because of an early start packing up from a muddy but fun weeks camping, we were desperate for somthing to eat. But not it would seem desperate enough for this place. From the outside it looked like it has shut down years ago. Inside it didn't get any better. It was dirty and in desperate need of refurbishment or knocking down. The family in front of us were begrudgingly seat by a less than enthusiastic member of staff. We were ignored, my wife took our son to the loo and when they returned I went, when I got back our presence had still not even been acknowledged. A family who had been sitting when we arrived had too ask for the dirty plates from the previous customer to be cleared. It was at this point we decided to leave. I beg the management of Little Chef to shut this abomination down ASAP. AVOID AT ALL COSTS!

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Houston, Texas
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Jubilee Pancakes and a Knickerbocker Glory”
Reviewed 3 October 2011

My British husband tells me of family trips he used to take that stopped at Little Chef's around England. They are basically a roadside diner chain that's been around for years. Anyway, he described something called Jubilee Pancakes which are regular pancakes with a cherry filling and a scoop of ice cream on top. I managed to convince him to stop on a recent trip and was able to experience the dish. Certainly not gourmet but quirky and something to add to your list if you are into odd local customs. They also have something called a Knickerbocker Glory that I intend to try on my next visit to see the Grandkids.

  • Visited July 2011
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Sidmouth, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“A shockingly terrible experience; the worst breakfast experience we've ever had!”
Reviewed 4 December 2010

We visited the Little Chef, Shute for breakfast one morning last week, and were frankly disgusted and apalled. There was not one redeeming feature from start to finish. We arrived to find the place freezing and a makeshift electric freestanding heater doing nothing to warm the place. We ordered three breakfasts; they were awful when they arrived; the butter for the toast was rancid. The beans tasted as if they were the cheapest watery beans and had a nasty off taste, and the hash browns were soggy and laden with fat. There was nothing tasty on the plate, and everything tasted cheap and nasty, all for £24.90! An absolute rip off!!!. No wonder we were the only ones in there during the whole hour. The toilets were even colder, freezing in fact, and there was no hot water to wash hands with, the cold water was ice cold, and the hand dryer was out of order. Both toilets and restaurant were in a sorry state, and a full refurbishment is about 20 years overdue.

The management of Little Chef show alarming arrogance, as, despite recent publicity, they have clearly not listened to Heston, and the company deserves to go into liquidation with their shortsighted attitude, as the experience they provide is an insult to its dwindling customers. I feel very angry ans advise customers to avoid at all costs!!!

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