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“Poor service lets this place down ”
2 of 5 bubbles Review of Chives Deli

Chives Deli
Ranked #12 of 20 Restaurants in Watchet
Cuisines: Cafe, British
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Breakfast, Highchairs Available, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
surrey
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95 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Poor service lets this place down ”
Reviewed 27 July 2014 via mobile

We came here twice on holiday this year and both times were disappointed with the unfriendliness of the staff. Everything (and by everything, I mean welcoming us, taking our order and delivering our food) seemed like too much effort for the staff who were unfriendly almost to the point of rude and abrupt. Asking for a highchair provoked a sigh and portable highchair shoved at us to fit the chair ourselves. They advertise a gluten free menu which suggests they cater to people's dietary requirements but when my husband ordered a gluten free choice there was more sighing which just made us feel very uncomfortable. Disappointed.

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Date | Rating
  • English first
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English first
Taunton
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Not Welcome after 3pm!”
Reviewed 26 July 2014

Arrived at 3.10pm on a lovely hot, sunny day.First week of the summer holidays, full of visitors and for once a 'buzz' in the quaint town, only to be told when we popped into Chives café that no sandwiches were available as it was after 3pm, and if we wanted sandwiches we should use the café opposite! When we pointed out there wasn't a sign or anything to this effect on the Menu, or outside the café, we were given some lame excuses. Also the menu listed afternoon tea including sandwiches- no mention of after 3pm again. Felt we were in their way whilst there in spite of having been there before and had service and good sandwich.
Chives has great potential but sadly we shall not be returning.

  • Visited July 2014
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Good breakfast”
Reviewed 25 July 2014

Good hearty full English on our day of departure to set us up for the long journey back to Manchester. Good food and cheap too at £3.85 plus the cost of a brew

Visited July 2014
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Telford, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Great little find”
Reviewed 15 July 2014

Went here a couple of times for both lunch and a cream tea. The food is good and portions are large. The scones are huge and the tastiest I've tried in a long time.

The only criticism I can find is that the sandwiches are made with packet sliced bread - a bit of a letdown after sampling the homemade scones and pasties!

Visited June 2014
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Minehead, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Downhill”
Reviewed 1 July 2014

Have been going to Chives for ages, always been good BUT my last visit with my daughter, granddaughter and young grandson was awful. Far from being welcoming we met with icy stares, very curt responses to our questions on the menu, when the food arrived it wasn't quite thrown on to the table but not far off. A bit sad really, wont be paying another visit

  • Visited April 2014
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