We only booked a table the day before arriving for Sunday lunch to celebrate our daughters 24th birthday. The whole restaurant/bar looked very tastefully decorated considering the £1.8m makeover, and as it's our first visit to this restaurant we were impressed. We had already looked over the menus online so had an idea what to expect. The staff were very friendly and welcoming, which was good news as I'd noticed quite a negative review when looking over the finer details. We were shown to our table without any waiting around and coats taken & hung up. Our drinks orders were taken promptly and given a few minutes more to make our dinner choices, then water was offered. A large jug of iced tap water (our choice), was brought along with glasses of ice & lemon too. When our dinners arrived, (2 pork belly, 2 lamb shoulder & a vegetarian butternut squash with lentils), all portions were a good size, and we all tucked in eagerly. All plates were cleared, which gives an idea of what we thought of it all. The red wine that we chose was great too, if a little pricey, (£29 Rioja), although there were some cheaper wines on the list. All in all we were very pleased with the service, food and the whole look of the Crown & Thistle. I would recommend.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Crown & Thistle has benefited from a £1.8m refurbishment and is a stunning restaurant, bar and rooms with character and elegance.Serving quality food and drink all day every day, from breakfast through to lunch and dinner, as well as a range of coffees, fine wines, cocktails, local real ales and international lagers, it is the perfect place to relax in comfortable surroundings.There are 18 beautiful en-suite bedrooms with luxury features and finishings, and a stunning function room, The Barn, for private celebrations, weddings and functions. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Crown And Thistle Hotel Abingdon
- Crown And Thistle Abingdon
- The Crown & Thistle Abingdon, Oxfordshire