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“5 Stars Not Enough”

andwhynot Bar and Restaurant
Ranked #5 of 161 Restaurants in Mansfield
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub, Wine Bar
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Good for: Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Brunch, Drinks, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Grantham
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54 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“5 Stars Not Enough”
Reviewed 17 August 2014

This bar and restaurant is located on Leeming Street in the heart of Mansfield. From the outside it looks clean and smart and this impression follows through to the inside. Bearing in mind our ages are the wrong side of 50 we found the music a little loud, but that apart it is a good place to be. The staff are all smartly dressed and as friendly and helpful as we could have wished. And I never had to wait more than 10 seconds to be served at the bar. But the main star of the show was the food - in particular the Roasted Salmon and the Brisket of Beef. Wow!! Fish and meat perfectly cooked, in fact I didn't need a knife for the beef as it just fell away and melted in my mouth. Likewise the veg - beautifully fresh and cooked to perfection. We took advantage of the "extra chunk of bread", which turned out to be a whole baguette, warm and soft.

This place really deserves a 6 star rating for the bar, the food and the staff. I have thought long and hard but I really can't remember eating a meal more enjoyable than this one. Will definitely return!

  • Visited August 2014
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English first
Mansfield, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Don't walk away”
Reviewed 6 August 2014

We were recommended this by a friend, as we walked up to the door we both had that look at each other, i said lets look and if you don't like we can get a take away. Well the bar was comfortable, though as it was a week day i suspect a weekend will see it more lively. The staff were knowledgeable and we were warned about the wait as our meals were cooked from fresh. It was worth the wait, fresh hot food, and very tasty indeed. We were both glad we didn't walk away, and will be back

  • Visited July 2014
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nottinghamshire
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“lovely food what more .......”
Reviewed 2 August 2014

the food is excellent although the price is not cheap but not extortionate, so exactly what you would expect, its a great place to eat for those special occasions, like birthdays, would definitely eat here again. we did do a works Christmas here to one year and was a little squashed in but not bad enough to say "never again"

Visited November 2013
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Mansfield, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Lovely fresh food cooked to perfection”
Reviewed 24 July 2014 via mobile

Andwhynot is a treasure. The best eating place in Mansfield by far and a lovely ambiance too. To sit out in the garden eating lunch is such a pleasure and the beautiful decor inside is a lovely place to eat. The food is always fresh, no ping meals here, and always so tasty. Sunday lunch is delicious and the vegetables are always fresh and cooked to perfection. The meals are very reasonable priced and there is always plenty too. I would certainly recommend anyone to visit when in the area.

Visited June 2014
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Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Constantly good”
Reviewed 19 July 2014 via mobile

I eat lunch here quite often and would agree it is the best place to eat in Mansfield, they lose one star for lack of attention to detail but on the plus side the staff are really friendly and helpful

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