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“Awesome”
Review of The Cardinals Hatt

The Cardinals Hatt
Ranked #8 of 44 Restaurants in Saltash
Price range: US$16 - US$29
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Seafood, British, Grill
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Welcome to the Cardinals Hatt, which is on the site of the old Holland Inn in Saltash. Our superbly refurbished restaurant, bar and patio area are now open for business. The restaurant is open to for breakfast, lunch and dinner. We are happy to provide private dinning for your special occasions (by prior arrangement).We have comfortable rooms available on a Bed and Breakfast basis. All our rooms are ensuite and come with colour TV's, Tea and Coffee making facilities, off road private parking and a full English Breakfast which is served in our restaurant. Our room rates are highly competitive.
Reviewed 25 January 2014

Visited with a couple of girlfriends for a quick bite to eat. What fantastic service we received, it was a fairly quiet Tuesday evening, two staff were working the bar area all credit due to them for their friendly, undivided, warm service..... Nothing was too much trouble. The food was absolutely delicious and the presentation fantastic, I ended up having 3 courses !!! Which I never normally do. If this is the service they offer and the food they serve I definitely will be making this a more regular trip. Brilliant, well done too you all. Xx:)

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Manager T, Manager at The Cardinals Hatt, responded to this reviewResponded 14 April 2014

Dear Kerryh607, thank you so much for your amazing review. We are so glad you and your girlfriends enjoyed yourselves and we look forward to welcoming you back very soon. Many thanks, Ellie Venables

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Reviewed 19 January 2014

Sunday lunch at the Cardinals Hatt was a last minute decision and one that I found disappointing. It seems to have all the makings of a nice restaurant but all these things don't come together for some reason. When we arrived and were shown to our table, I noticed that the restaurant was full but no one was eating, so had a feeling that there would be a long wait. I was right. We were offered drinks immediately by a pleasant but stressed waitress and then we waited ages to order. My partner made the mistake of ordering something other than a Sunday roast which meant that our wait was a long one. (We received our meal forty five minutes after we ordered our drinks). The food was OK...but no apple sauce with the pork which I thought would be a basic inclusion? Staff looked slightly stressed out which made me feel a bit uncomfortable. All in all it was just about OK and I would not fault the food...just eaten much better in places with more character and a less stressed out feel to it.

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Manager T, Manager at The Cardinals Hatt, responded to this reviewResponded 14 April 2014

Dear Sunnymiz, we are so sorry that your experience at The Cardinals Hatt wasn't a pleasant one, our Sunday roast has proved very popular (not that that is any excuse for the bad service). The apple sauce is served separately, but should have been offered to you with you meals. We do hope you try us again, but if not, thank you for taking the time to leave your comments with us. Many thanks, Ellie Venables

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Reviewed 12 January 2014

You have to admit, from the outside this place is not very appealing! I don't know how you make a building like this look good... However, inside is actually pretty good! It has been totally revamped since 'The Hollands' days with fakery everywhere- but the beams are still there. Nice decor and comfy sofas are aplenty. The menu is also good, we had Risotto and fish platter- both lovely and good portions. My only slight niggle was no one greeted us at the door, and I'm unsure whether this is a pub or restaurant, but either way all that matters really is the food was good. If it had a roaring log fire- it would be a read the Sunday Papers type place on a wintery day- point to note!

Anyway- bloody good effort by the new owners.

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Manager T, Manager at The Cardinals Hatt, responded to this reviewResponded 14 April 2014

Dear Zotar, we are so glad you enjoyed your evening and you like the new decor. The beams, however, could not be removed and the owners had wanted to put in a log fire, but unfortunately could not. But we hope to welcome you back very soon! Many thanks, Ellie Venables

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Reviewed 10 January 2014

Visited this Restaurant during the Christmas 2013, excellent food and a really nice relaxing place, after the meal you can relax in arm chairs & sofa's in the bar area. Will go back for another meal during the summer and eat outside.

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Manager T, Manager at The Cardinals Hatt, responded to this reviewResponded 14 April 2014

Dear Mand33, thank you so much for your kind words about us here at The Cardinals Hatt, we are so glad that you enjoyed your evening. We look forward to welcoming you back very soon, many thanks, Ellie Venables

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Reviewed 8 January 2014 via mobile

After reading mixed reviews I was worried about taking my 6 year old out for tea, a group of 6 including 2 children decided to go to the Cardinals. I can honestly say from start to finish it was a great experience! I wasn't sure if it was child friendly but the staff were excellent! Our waiter I think he was called Jack was brilliant they made small changes for the kids food and offered other vegetarian alternatives that were not on the menu! Overall I was very impressed nothing was too much trouble and I had a lovely relaxing meal not having to worry about taking children with me!

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Manager T, Manager at The Cardinals Hatt, responded to this reviewResponded 14 April 2014

Dear PoppyC163, thank you for your kind review, we are so glad that you and your child (and friends/family?) enjoyed your meals. Yes Jack is a 'good egg' as they say!! We hope you come back very soon! Many thanks, Ellie Venables

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