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“Food was Average”
Review of The Bonchurch Inn

The Bonchurch Inn
Ranked #1 of 3 Restaurants in Bonchurch
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Romantic, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Reviewed 27 June 2014 via mobile

We ventured back to this establishment after having a meal there in 2012. On that occasion the food wasn't the as good as we had hoped for. I wrote a critical review, then got nasty emails from the proprietor. On this occasion the food was ok. The "Life changing lasagne" has still yet to work. But hey ho, we live in hope.

4  Thank David B
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Reviewed 17 June 2014

No coincidence that we chose the Bonchurch Inn for our Ruby Wedding anniversary meal.

We eat at this inn whenever we visit the island. Atmosphere is unique and the food has always been top quality.

The life-changing lasagne is particularly irresistable but in fairness all the food is quality.

Would suggest pre-booking as the inn can be very busy especially at weekends.

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1  Thank GrahamJ451
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Reviewed 13 June 2014

This is one of the most charming places I have ever been. The setting is olde world and transports you back in time. The staff are friendly and welcoming, the food is superb and the whole ambience of the place makes for a truly memorable experience. Definitely worth a visit.

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2  Thank JVenezuela
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Reviewed 13 June 2014

We can't come to the island without paying at least one visit to this charming pub. Its unspoilt and friendly and they really do serve the BEST lasagne (and tiramisu)! I hope it never changes.

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Thank Liz P
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Reviewed 12 June 2014

On reading the previous reviews what becomes apparent is that when a negative observation or comment is made by the restaurant's client it will illicit a rant from the "euphemistically described" Chef, such was our experience too. The restaurant made a mistake giving one of our party (who is a vegetarian notification of this was convey when making the reservation) a non vegetarian meal. While the error was corrected the damage had been done and as such it was decided that we would ask for the bill while stating that we would not pay for the incorrect meal. It would appear that on being advised of our decision an irate Chef appeared to abuse us and stated, in a sarcastic manner, that if the client was so traumatised he would pay for a couple of counselling sessions. As the member of our party passed the Chef he was clearly discussing the incident with friends who immediately burst out laughing. What has become apparent is that vegetarians are not respected by the Chef, rather he thinks they are a Joke. In addition, the meal overall was below par and not up to our previous experience, albeit three years ago. This is not a restaurant we would recommend to anyone and in particular vegetarians. An extremely disappointing and unprofessional display by the kitchen staff.

14  Thank Nikki30_11
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