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“Breakfast at the Car Wash Diner.....”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Car Wash Diner - CLOSED

Car Wash Diner
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, British, Diner, Cafe
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Breakfast at the Car Wash Diner.....”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2014

This place was a great surprise with the feel of a 1950s American diner. The breakfast was really good quality and portions are massive. The only downside was that the food took a while to come and they weren't that busy but the food made up for that. Staff were friendly and attentive. Would recommend this over most cafe and the dreaded McDs breakfast experince!

  • Visited June 2014
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1 Thank Richard S
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English first
London
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58 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Fun and friendly”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2014

Fun american themed dinner with friendly staff. Good menu and food was ok but not outstanding. Would like to go back for the children film nights.

Visited April 2014
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1 Thank Purpletigger
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London
1 review
“Such a disappointment”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2014

We were so excited about this diner as we were out for the day near by. The decor etc looks great but the food is a disaster. People who own this restaurant need to go to the states. Do not waste your money on this diner. Expensive and not worth the money.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank Bubbles4u2nv
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Boycie67, Owner at Car Wash Diner, responded to this review, 8 July 2014
I'm really sorry that you were unhappy with your experience. Generally we have happy customers. Sometimes we get it wrong. I would prefer that you had contacted us directly and given us an opportunity to make things right. Perhaps you could let us know when you came, who served you and what was 'disastrous' about the food. These reviews have a knock on effect on all the staff, on me and my family. Positive and negative reviews. Positive suggestions are always appreciated; then we can try and get it right all of the time. Best wishes Helen
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Wadhurst, United Kingdom
1 review
“Great value at The Car Wash Diner We enjoyed our visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2014

My wife and I went to lunch with our grandaughter's on Sunday 1st June 2014 at The Car Wash Diner , the staff were friendly and helpful and we loved the 50's style seating.
I ordered the full English breakfast, which was huge, great value and well cooked, my wife Chilli Con Carne/Chilli Beans which was excellent and the grandchildren chose from the children's menu which included a sweet in the price. We decided to have a sweet which again was excellent value. We enjoyed out visit and will certainly be returning..

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank Guy W
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Sussex
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Coooooll...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2014 via mobile

Great retro diner, proper 50s jukebox, pool, funky pastel period decor, proper diner food, watching the calories the only problem. I can personally recommend the nachos, my lads loved the pancakes and the burger. Oh, and the car now looks super, too. Wholeheartedly recommended!

Visited May 2014
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Thank jonpost
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