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“Service hit or miss”

Vardon's Restaurant Chorley
Ranked #22 of 220 Restaurants in Chorley
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$0 - US$48
Cuisines: British
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Description: Set within the idyllic surroundings of Shaw Hill Country Club, Vardons Restaurant at Shaw Hill Hotel serves classic European cuisine made using the finest locally sourced produce. Opulent yet relaxed, the Regency-style dining room features lavish drapes and elegant corniced ceilings. An array of rich and heady flavours includes venison carpaccio with roast beetroot, roast monkfish with Pernod sauce, or a succulent sirloin steak filled with creamy Roquefort.
Reviewed 13 July 2014

We went to Vardons restaurant for my wife's birthday, it's not the first time we've been there, we've been many times before, the food is always good, the presentation is of great standards. However the service can be fantastic if Paul ( head waiter ) is working that shift. If Vicky is working god help you, just remember not to complain to her, because she can offend you. It's not the first time she has done this, we complained previously about her before.
We took our child with us, and we where informed that a child potions would be half the size of an adult potion and price, which is enough, when you get the bill you find an unpleasant surprise on the bill, they've charged full price for the child meal. Vicky makes it known, she's right your wrong. Other customers can hear her also, as she speaks loudly.

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Thank scopesoft
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Reviewed 7 June 2014

Front of house hostess is rude and discourteous , food good, but not compensate for being spoken down to.

1  Thank Gerald H
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Reviewed 26 May 2014

Preformed meat, no flavour, reheated rubbish - Chef needs to rethink his methods. Nobody enjoyed their meal.

2  Thank princesskatem
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Reviewed 19 May 2014

I took my mum to Vardons for afternoon tea as a 77th birthday treat expecting a lovely atmosphere especially when booking, the guy said they were fully booked but could squeeze us in at 1430. When we arrived there were only 2 other tables occupied and when they left we were the only guests left!!!
When the cake stand arrived the smallest rectangular sandwiches I have ever seen were at the bottom of the stand, 2 grated cheese, 2 ham, 2 egg mayo and 2 smoked salmon, all on bog standard white sliced bread The smoked salmon was not accompanied by cream cheese or any other filling but were not very pleasant
The cakes 2 strawberry meringues, 2 slices of Victoria sponge and a scone each with jam and cream were very nice.
The sandwiches were a massive let down and if I could offer a suggestion of some fresh baked bread as open sandwiches would improve the experience vastly. White sliced bread and smoked salmon are not a good mixture at all.
We visited the Pines hotel, 10 mins down the road from Vardons, for afternoon tea last year and it was far superior to this one. Not much of a treat this year though!

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2  Thank watty26
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Reviewed 23 March 2014 via mobile

My wife and I celebrated our tenth anniversary with night here cannot praise it enough gorgeous surroundings excellent quality food and the staff could not have done more I would recommend people give this a go #absolute pleasure

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1  Thank Hungryjamie
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