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“AMAZING! JUST LIKE USA”
Review of Lunch in a Bag - CLOSED

Lunch in a Bag
Price range: US$0 - US$7
Cuisines: American, British, Cafe
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Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Family Friendly cafe with a great atmosphere. We take great care to make sure that we give you the care and attention you deserve whilst dining with us. We may only be small but we have big values and we pride ourselves in making your visit as enjoyable as possible. Our portion sizes may be big but we truly believe that we need to give you our customers value for money. Everything we cook here is made fresh upon ordering and that's the only way to ensure you have the freshest food possible. If your passing we would really love for you to pop in and say hi. We accept cards and we have no minimum spend. We can also be found on Facebook and here we have all the up to date information on our cafe.
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“AMAZING! JUST LIKE USA”
Reviewed 10 February 2014

i recently came back from USA.. and the food out there is unreal.. massive portions freshly cooked food every time.... lunch in a bag have bought it all back!! amazing food freshly cooked and the sizes!? are huge.. eaten from here about 7/8 times now neva had a bad meal.. many more to come!

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank Ricky C
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English first
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Average ”
Reviewed 9 February 2014 via mobile

Ordered a takeaway from here the other night , took around an hour and twenty mins to arrive however I appreciate that I placed the order at a busy time . Can't complain about the portion size or indeed price in comparison to size however I found the food lacking somewhat. Burger was let down by the bun which by the time I received my order was soggy , also tried the pulled pork which was pretty bland. Chips however were amazing.

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4 Thank Georgieboy88
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Happyhappy744, Owner at Lunch in a Bag, responded to this review, 10 February 2014
Hi,

Thank you for your review and comments.

I would like to just clarify a couple of points with you, firstly we understand that during busy times orders can take a while to make as you yourself have pointed out, but please understand that as we cook everything fresh this can take time and this is why we normally give an hour on all Just Eat orders.
I see that yours was a few mins late and that you also had a problem with a soggy bun. A little more information would have been helpful here as I can then pinpoint the cause of the soggy bun.
If you have ordered a King Kong size burger instead of a quarter pounder then that has a difference of 16oz of meat and therefore this can cause some of the product to sweat whilst it is in transport to you.
Rest assured that when all meals are cooked that they are wrapped in recyclable boxes rather than polystyrene but are then wrapped in foil to retain the heat and then placed in thermal bags to be delivered to you which from the point of the food being cooked we always like to have it at the customers door within 10 minutes. The bigger burgers can have a lot more juice and therefore can make the bun a bit wet. If however you would like to pop in a try the same burger again as an eat in then you will see a big difference.

As for the Pulled Pork being bland again you haven't mentioned how you ordered it? We do it three ways here at the cafe, hot pulled pork on its own or marinaded in BBQ Sauce or Apple Sauce so again your average rating of your review does seem to be a bit unfair given that you haven't expanded on this information.

We are glad that you liked the portion sizes and the chips. Portion sizes at Lunch In A Bag are big as we feel that it is only right to give every customer value for money, as you yourself can appreciate there are places out there that serve small portions and charge the earth.

Thanks again for your review and I do hope that you would pop in a have a chat with me the next time you're passing and we will see if we can allay any problems that you have incurred from your delivery.
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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Fantastic”
Reviewed 9 February 2014 via mobile

Ordered via just eat absolute lovely burger and chunky chips with chips partner had a chicken wrap first time from this place definatley won't be our last top marks

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Thank Lorkin66
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1 review
“Great food great value.”
Reviewed 8 February 2014

great quality food , in a great atmosphere and with lovely people that aim to please ur appetite. Enjoy eating at the caffe or as a take away the quality and service is always fantastic.

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank colombiano_90
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Essex
1 review
“Great friendly service”
Reviewed 6 February 2014

The people at lunch in a bag are very helpful and can't do enough for you to make sure you have a great meal! The delivery service is fast and always delivered hot to your door!! Great place!!

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank Kelhurley
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