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“Enjoyable meal, much improved”

The Mallard Harvester
Ranked #131 of 180 Restaurants in Hemel Hempstead
Price range: US$8 - US$33
Cuisines: British
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Description: At The Mallard Harvester in Hemel Hempstead food is fresh, full of flavour and just how you like it. Choose your tasty grill, sauce and side at our restaurant and we'll get cooking - while you head off to the famous Harvester salad bar to grab as much crisp, freshly prepared tasty salad as you like.
Reviewed 19 October 2013

My daughter decided to take me out for a meal and she chose the Harvester, I was not expecting much given my last experience here was disappointing.
However, to my surprise, the 12oz rump steak i ordered was cooked properly, had virtually no fat or gristle and was full of flavour. It was served with chips, peas and a half tomato and a very nice Jack Daniels sauce. The chips were great, the veg was disappointing on flavour.
My daughters meal (a burger with various optional extras) was apparently very enjoyable.
The salad cart was well stocked and everything looked and tasted fresh.
The ice cream deserts were tasty and no doubt very fattening.
The service was good and the staff friendly and helpful.
After this visit, I would not hesitate to come here again.

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Thank MarkM503869
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Harvester R, Public Relations Manager at The Mallard Harvester, responded to this reviewResponded 21 October 2013

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to The Mallard Harvester and we were delighted to read that you enjoyed your time with us. On behalf of all the team we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future and we have replied to you personally asking for a little more information.

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Reviewed 25 September 2013 via mobile

Poor service. Dirty tables. Very grimy salad bar...with brown wet lettuce! An inexpensive experience thankfully. Cheap but not cheerful. We were given the wrong order and no offer of compensation. Table was probably last cleaned when it first opened. Waitress was pleasant but had dirty hands, not appealing at all!

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Thank nandm71
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Harvester R, Public Relations Manager at The Mallard Harvester, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2013

Thank you for taking the time to post your review following your visit to The Mallard. We have replied to you personally as it is our aim to give every customer the very best experience possible, and your feedback will help us achieve this.

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Reviewed 24 September 2013

a good, friendly harvester. you now what is on offer with a reasonable selection on the menu, we have been on busy and quite times and found the staff helpful and polite. the food has been good and plentiful, with a good selection of wines and beers etc.

Thank vic_mcd
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Harvester R, Public Relations Manager at The Mallard Harvester, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2013

Thank you very much for your recent review on Trip Advisor. We were very pleased to read that you had a positive time here with us at The Mallard Harvester. Our teams love to hear when they have done a good job and we have replied to you personally about your review.

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Reviewed 23 September 2013

I went to this harvester for dinner today and it was terrible.

First of all at the salad cart all of the bowls are filthy.

We were served by an extremely awkward woman that looked like she didnt want to be there.
Not only did she seem like she didn't want to serve us her friends appeared on one of the tables in the same area as were we was sat.

She eventually came to clear our plates away and we looked at the desert menue. She then walked away and said she would be back in a minute.

She then sat with her friends laughing and shouting with then and ignored the customers for half an hour. We had decided what we wanted but by the time she eventually bothered to make an effort the people next to us were equally as annoyed and we left after the awful service and got a desert from Tesco.

I can honesty say this isn't the first dreadful experience I have had here and I will never be returning.

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Thank Mlb139
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Harvester R, Public Relations Manager at The Mallard Harvester, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2013

Thank you for taking the time to post your review following your visit to The Mallard Harvester. We have replied to you personally as it is our aim to give every customer the very best experience possible, and your feedback will help us achieve this.

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Reviewed 3 September 2013

This was our second attempt of the day to eat (after the dreadful Three Horseshoes and before the brilliant Fishery Inn) - no grille, we're doing a reduced menu. Well I can say, reading the reviews, I'm glad we didn't stay!

Thank Tim O
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Harvester R, Public Relations Manager at The Mallard Harvester, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2013

We appreciate your feedback after your disappointing visit to our restaurant.
Kind regards
Harvester

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