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“Very Disappointing”

Ask Italian - Hornchurch
Ranked #29 of 110 Restaurants in Hornchurch
Price range: US$9 - US$17
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: ASK Italian in Hornchurch is a place for great food and warm service. Think fresh bread made to tear and share. A glass of fine wine worth deserving of your time. Delicious main dishes prepared the traditional way. Everything we know and love about Italian food is served straight to your table. Take a look at our Hornchurch menu and, if you like what you see, book a table.
Essex
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Very Disappointing”
Reviewed 9 August 2014 via mobile

Unfortunately we both chose to have pasta dishes which were very poor. As other reviews have commented the impression we had was that they were warmed up and not fresh. Portions were not very large so we decided to have dessert as well which was a big mistake. The grande gelato is definitely not grande ! Served in a very small bowl. I have previously had the honeycomb cheesecake in other ask restaurants and it is normally very good. Again the portion size was small. All in all, poor food and poor value. We will not be returning to any ask restaurants and will stick to prezzo. The only positive we had were the staff who were very good.

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English first
Romford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Never going back”
Reviewed 21 July 2014

Went there for lunch with my family.... Found a hair in one of our drinks... Not a good way to start even though the manager replaced it. Ordered a spaghetti bolognaise for mains which is price at £10 and was served a kids portions. I think a pasta should be hearty portion and does not cost the restaurant much to prepare one.... Ended up ordering a side portion of bread which arrived after I had finished my pasta. Overall fairly disappointed and never going back!!!!

  • Visited July 2014
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Hornchurch, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Amazing Food Cooked By The Manager”
Reviewed 17 July 2014 via mobile

I visited this Ask Restaraunt Tuesday night 15/7/14 with some friends. We was risking it as last time we came we was served by a very unfriendly middle aged woman Manager and it made us feel unwelcome and very unhappy. On this visit when we walked in we was greated by the Chef what was great he even took the time to make coversation with us about the food and made us giggle with saying he is the best Pasta and Pizza Chef in Essex. He was very busy but still made the time to interact with us but not only us we noticed he was talking to everybody, we have never experienced a Chef like this before it was quite delitfull thankyou. Our waitress was great she was a tall Girl not sure of her name as we lost the reciept but she was great. We later found out that the Chef was the Manager due to a issue with chefs he was running the kithen and i must say thr food was the best we have had from there in years! No delay perfect presentation and full of flavours! You could tell this guy had something special. After this visit we would reccomend Ask Hornchurch to anybody 5* well deserved we will now be coming back more often as if the Manager cooks like that then i am sure his Chefs will be better. When we was leaving he asked how it was and introduced himself by name. Chris reasurred us after we told him about past experiances that it would only be like this from now on. Truly amazing best High Street food i have ever had. Well done to Chris and his team.

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Aveley, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Nice for lunch”
Reviewed 17 June 2014 via mobile

Me and my sister sometimes go here and they always have a nice menu but I think as it more of a lunchtime place. I don't think it has enough atmosphere for dinner.
The staff are friendly and the food is good, plenty to choose from.

  • Visited February 2014
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essex
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“too loud”
Reviewed 14 June 2014

slow serving food ok nothing special, had lot better ok for just quick night out meal not for you if its a special night

Visited June 2014
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