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“Very disappointing”
Review of The Kingfisher

The Kingfisher
Ranked #224 of 303 Restaurants in Oldham
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed 16 December 2013 via mobile

Very disappointing visit to this place for a Christmas outing with eight friends. Vegetarian pie came with no filling and meat gravy and no alternative was offered, waitress and bar service was very poor and sullen. Manager who greeted us was very enthusiastic and pleasant though. Burgers were charred as was bacon. Portions are very big and 2-4-1 but quality was not good enough which was a real shame. Maybe a one-off bad experience, but not enjoyable food.

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Reviewed 14 December 2013

following a previous visit, booked for friends for a xmas lunch. food satisfactory and staff efficient and pleasant. a little sparse on xmas decorations. only complaint, that after spending £109.20 only got one stamp on loyalty card, which would have ensured return visit. Waitress unable to apply sensible discretion.

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Reviewed 11 November 2013

had lunch in this pub when our walk round dovestones was suspended due to bad weather. The food, price and staff made it an enjoyable experience. for pub grub it was excellent. will definately visit again

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Reviewed 7 November 2013

Not been for a while because the service was dreadful last time, but decided to give it another try yesterday. I should have known better. True to form, the service was dreadful. The food wasn't that good and the order was wrong anyway. While we were eating, another couple sent their meal back because it wasn't what they ordered. No wonder it's buy one, get one free.
Wont go again.

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Reviewed 21 October 2013

We came across the Kingfisher quite by accident. Had we read the reviews first we might not have gone in. To be fair it was late afternoon/early evening and there wasn't many people in. We were met by a very hospitable chap who was possibly the manager, who soon had us seated and drinks ordered. The menu was huge, not only was there the standard, on the table menu, but the specials board had a great range of meals, perhaps too many. At first it seemed expensive, but we quickly noticed the two for one offer, which to be fair covered most, if not all the meals. My wife opted for the chicken in cider sauce, while I went for the standard chicken/bacon/cheese combination served with a POUND of chips! I am getting older and my appetite is not what it was, but some things have to be done. My wife's meal was excellent while mine was a little overcooked. There were some very good beers on offer, which is much as an attraction to me as the food. The bill, for two meals and three drinks came to about twenty pounds. As we were leaving the pub was starting to get busy and you could feel the stress levels in the staff starting to rise. Would we go again? Yes, but we would go early if we could.

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