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“Ladie's Lunching on Tuesday”

Tavistock Italia Retro Restaurant
Ranked #74 of 422 Restaurants in Sunderland
Cuisines: Italian, American
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Sunderland, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
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“Ladie's Lunching on Tuesday”
Reviewed 29 June 2014

There was only three ladies lunching on Tuesday (after a sad occasion of releasing a balloon in memory of a loved one at the beach) and decided to go to the Roker Hotel. What can I say? It was okay but that's all. We all ordered fish and were so disappointed that the skin was still on! We honestly thought that the Roker Hotel would not serve fish with skin on! How naïve! We informed the waitress that we were disappointed and she said that if we had asked for skinless fish they would have served us with it, but how were we to know! It didn't state that on the menu! However, we were a little disappointed and they did offer specials which didn't really appeal to us but we will give it another chance and return at a later date.

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English first
United Kingdom
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Sunday lunch”
Reviewed 28 June 2014

Went for Sunday lunch here last week and it was lovely; I chose the pork and usually always moan at other restaurants, but this time it was beautiful soft and succulent. Partner had the lamb and there was lots, also got top marks!

Staff helpful & friendly, baby high-chairs ready available too. All in all a cosy & friendly restaurant that we will be going back too, and sunday meals just under a tenner for 2 courses was good value for money.

  • Visited June 2014
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sunderland
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Lovely meal”
Reviewed 25 June 2014 via mobile

We recently visited this restaurant and found the members of staff extremely friendly Sofien, Channel and Chris. It was not particularly busy and each course was served very quickly. The quality and presentation of the food was excellent. Price of the 3 courses mayhem menu was very reasonable. We will shortly be back.

Visited June 2014
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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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“Would have been good if they got the order correct.....”
Reviewed 23 June 2014

Have been to this restaurant a few times, primarily because it is in the same building as the R Bar, hence nice to go for a few beers and then pop down for a bite to eat. Unfortunately I have noticed over the past few months that the service has been getting very sloppy. The staff are friendly enough but their cheerful attitude hides the slap dash way they approach the tending of the tables. This time was the final straw for me. Not only did they get both my starter , and main wrong, they also included additional items which my wife didn't order and then tried to charge us for them.

Its a pity, cause the quality of the food is quite high...( when they get the order right ! )

  • Visited June 2014
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1 Thank Guy t
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Canberra, Australia
1 review
“Fantastic food, service and value for money”
Reviewed 10 June 2014 via mobile

Their food was of high quality and tasted awesome. It was extremely cheap and had a lovely atmosphere. Our waiter SoFien was extremely friendly and made it a memorable experience. If you are in Sunderland then I recommend to definitely check out Tavistock!!

Visited June 2014
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