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“appalling” 1 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Brewery Tap

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The Brewery Tap
Ranked #2 of 2 Restaurants in Burton
Cuisines: British
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“appalling”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2013

This is not our first visit to this restaurant but probably our third. on Two occassions we encountered the same experience.


our most frequent visit (Party of 9,12th April 13) was due to someone telling us how nice it was for Sunday lunch but as we couldn't get for Sunday Lunch we booked for a Friday evening, on our arrival we went to the bar & made our presence known & ordered some drinks. We were escorted to our table in the restaurant (which had 1 more table of two occupied) & sat down, we all started to chat before looking at the menu but were greeted within seconds of being seated by the waitress who said,"who's having starters" We replied with we haven't even looked at the menu yet so can you give us a bit more time please......... she left & went away only to return again 2 mins later !!.
We all placed our orders & checked she had the correct quantity on order (she had) when the starters arrived we had one short even though we had checked she had noted all the items down (clearly the Chefs fault). we then went on to our mains before the table was properly clear of starter dishes (on the whole startters were ok but non of the steaks we ordered were cooked to specification), but never the less we ate & completed. within what seemed like seconds of finishing the waitress appeared & cleared the table ready for our sweets........... the rush seemed to have eased & the waitress looked less flustered & in due course took our orders for deserts. When the deserts arrived they were lacking in sauce that was clearly stated would come with it on the menu. It appeared the waitress was now making the deserts as I can only assume the chef had gone home & left her to it, in no way do we any of this was the waitresses fault but feel this establishment is being dictated to by a chef who needs to get home rather than serve clients. If he doesn't want to be at this establishment then get another job

On our first experience we were told we must order quickly as the Chef lived in Derby & needed to get away. quite clearly on this subsequent visit the chef needed to get home again............ We will not frequent this establishment again as I feel we have given them fair chance.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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  • English first
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English first
Burton upon Trent, null, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“lovely”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2013

went here on a saturday night and although very quiet, the food was lovely and great poition sizes, service was very good and friendly service, has got an onsite brewery and servers all local beer.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Emma M
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Berlin, Berlin, Germany
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Good and reasonable prices”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2013

We visited the museum which is very well set up and gives plenty of information in a lively way. We got a voucher for free tasting of the local bier and eat at the restaurant. The service was very friendly and the food excellent (wide choice). Very nice and relaxing atmosphere. The fact that our clothes did not smell when outside is a further plus.

Visited March 2013
Helpful?
Thank DanielaDMB
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Didcot, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Northern hospitality and big portions”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2013

The Brewery Tap serves a brilliant roast at the carvery; all the staff are friendly, helpful and smiling and the portions are huge if you want them to be. I can't fault the food or the service at all. The cheese board was literally on a huge wooden board and they don't stint you on the crackers either, as some restaurants do. The added touch of a pot of primroses on the table on Mother's Day for the mum to take home was lovely.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Gail Y
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