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“Very Good Meal (just)” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Pointing Dog & Duck

The Pointing Dog & Duck
Ranked #15 of 82 Restaurants in Bakewell
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: European, British
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, View, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Very Good Meal (just)”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2014

We noticed how good the food was here whilst visiting for a drink. We decided to eat here on our last night and my wife and I both had an excellent starter and main.

Our only gripe was our children's main, which was the beef burger.

Having noticed how good the adult burger looked we were disappointed when the kids burger came and was very poor. It basically looked and tasted like a birds eye burger.

This should not deflect from the rest of the menu however as every other meal we seen looked superb. If anything it has taught us a lesson as there are much better options for kids instead of the typical burger ( specially on this menu).

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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English first
hong kong
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114 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Great food and service and a lovely setting”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2014

Lots of restaurants in Bakewell but surprisingly few, right on the river. We were delighted to find this place and enjoyed our experience so much, we went back the following night. Wonderful food and since it was warm and sunny, we sat outside. The staff here were so friendly and helpful; no wonder they were busy each time we went.

Visited July 2014
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Leek, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Grandmother grandaughter ”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2014 via mobile

On arrival I was recognised from a previous visit.
Our table was nicely presented and when our drinks order taken and my grandaughter requested milk , she was treated with the same high level of customer service as any other adult guest, we will return soon food exellent .

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Went last year when under old management”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2014

Food very good, but restaurant very noisy between 6 and 8 pm when there were lots of children eating. Maybe the noise level has gone down now that it's under new management!

Visited August 2014
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Louth, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Glad standards are being maintained!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2014

We used to visit this restaurant when it traded as "Felicini" and always enjoyed the congenial atmosphere and food, although table service could sometimes be disappointing.

When it was rebranded "Pointing Dog & Duck" we were a little apprehensive, but needn't have worried. The lady who greeted us and subsequently served some of our meal - didn't get her name, but she used to be an ice skating coach! - was very pleasant, as was our main waitress.

My calzone was packed with prosciutto, chorizo, cheese and jalapeños. My wife had the fish of the day; cod with clams and bacon. Both excellent. No room for dessert!

We will return with confidence.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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