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“Slow service, mediocre food”
Review of Hacketts

Ranked #32 of 104 Restaurants in Witney
Price range: US$8 - US$23
Cuisines: European, British
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
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50 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Slow service, mediocre food”
Reviewed 25 May 2014 via mobile

Visited on a Thursday evening 7pm for cocktail specials evening! Tip to waiter; let me take my jacket off and sit down before telling me the specials. He was pleasant and friendly and asked if we wanted drinks. I said we would be having cocktails and would like a minute or 2 to choose. We didn't realise that the menus didn't include any cocktails. The cocktail menus arrived 10 minutes later. First course arrived fairly promptly. Tasteless mushroom risotto but good belly pork. I then had the pleasure of gazing at the remains of my risotto as our waiter appeared to have totally disappeared. Staff meeting or tea break? Eventually 2 men came flying down from upstairs and started clearing other tables and eventually our table. The main course arrived fairly quickly after this and they could have been hotter. Half an hour under a heat lamp? The pie, mash and chicken burger and fries were all mediocre. Hackett's you spoiled what was planned to be a pleasant romantic evening. We felt like we were an inconvenience to you. We won't be back.

Visited May 2014
4 Thank flintstone50
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English first
Bicester, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Friendly staff, nice environment but little veggie choice”
Reviewed 17 May 2014

Had lunch at Hacketts today. It's a nice place and the staff were friendly and attentive.

No veggie main courses though. I ended up with a sandwich .... was served with a nice salad garnish and sweet potato chips ... but I would have liked something a bit more special.

Some of the options that were marked as veggie had parmesan in ... wonder whether it was a veggie friendly parmesan ... its not easy to find!

  • Visited May 2014
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1 Thank VeggieElaine
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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105 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Good food, slightly slow service”
Reviewed 6 May 2014

As a party of four, with a toddler in tow, the service was a little slow and we had to ask twice for some napkins to mop up a toddler spill. However, the food was good, the menu quite varied and for a cheap and cheerful lunch, with free parking outside, I'd go there again.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank billinlau
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4 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Good deals”
Reviewed 20 April 2014

This a great restaurant right in the middle of town wit good parking. Every night they have a deal of the day which is very cheap and worth while. On a Friday they have jazz up till 9 and when we went 2 steaks and a bottle of wine for £20. You can pay more and get a better bottle of wine or steak. We did both and added a sauce, but even with a pudding it only came to £35 for two which is excellent value.
Because of the deals it has always got a good atmosphere any time of the week. A really good place to go any time of the week. The service is very good and the decor is very modern. Enjoy.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank Mark L
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Witney, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“coffee or more formal”
Reviewed 16 April 2014

good for all occasions ... nice atmosphere plus cute balcony upstairs for more privacy.Some special meal deals on a tuesday

Visited March 2014
Thank wendy j
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