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“Confused Theme”
Review of Alley Cats Diner

Alley Cats Diner
Ranked #23 of 70 Restaurants in Kingsbridge
Price range: US$6 - US$11
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Family friendly cafe & Restaurant
Reviewed 23 May 2014

I first visited this place a few years ago. Was not sure what to expect especially when outside there is an effigy of a pirate intended to get you to go into Alley Cats. This certainly confused the theme, which on entry, the result of which bore no resemblance to anything piratical.

The theme was slightly reminiscent of anAmerican diner. A few vinyl records, an electric guitar and homages to Elvis and Marilyn Monroe ornately dotted around.

The staff were initially very attentive and accommodating. Mushroom soup was very tasty and well presented.
Rump steak again well presented if somewhat 'dry' well garnished, (although a curious taste to the peas).

No one returned to enquire as to whether the meal was to our liking or whether we required any further items. Unfortunately the staff seemed more content to hang around the serving counter to chat. However I eventually made eye contact for the bill, paid up and left.
I sincerely wish this establishment well but feel they could afford to engage a little more with their clientele throughout the whole process beyond the delivery of the food.

Thank hepa
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Alleycatsdiner, Manager at Alley Cats Diner, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2014

Hi

I am sorry for the service levels as this is not how it usually is, we have addressed the comments you have made so that we will be better going forward.

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Reviewed 7 May 2014

As a family we cannot recommend Alley Cats highly enough. We have eaten there on numerous occasions in the last month and have sampled everything from a simple latte, steak baguette to a full roast followed by desert!
The portion size is almost too much to eat and definitely represents the best value in the area.
We have a 2.5 year old son who loves going in there as the friendliness of Lisa, Neal and Ronnie (the pirate) is really welcoming and the food is simply delicious.
The entrance is a little bit hidden as its down an alley way, however, you can't miss the pirate outside on the pavement guiding you in as you walk up Fore Street on the left hand side.
Try it next time you're in the town...you won't be disappointed.

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Thank Im_Sticky
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Reviewed 7 May 2014

Looking for somewhere to eat in Kingsbridge and stumbled across Alley Cats. My wife and I were the only people there and so we started having doubts about what we were about to receive. We were very surprised by the quality and taste of the meals we ordered - a curry and cottage pie - both were very hot, well presented with large portions and flavoured beautifully. Service was good, a large choice of menus, price was real value for money and the diner was clean and presentable. We are going back again tomorrow.

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1  Thank sillie27
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Reviewed 4 April 2014

We visited this restaurant for lunch during our holiday to kingsbridge with out two young children. Restaurant clean, Simple menu with a number of daily specials, all the sorts of food one would cook the family at home e.g. Lasagne, fish pie, stew, spaghetti bolognase. Service was excellent, staff very attentive and happy to make adjustments to the set meals to suit more fussy individuals. Food didn't take too long and was absolutely delicious clearly made with high quality ingredients. Children loved it. Excellent value for money too. Would highly recommend.

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2  Thank Puddle83
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Reviewed 20 February 2014 via mobile

Busted this diner with the family during half term

Very friendly owners and exceptional value
The bread and butter pudding is heavenly

All of the meal was great with lovely flavours

Greatly recommend this place to eat
We will be back

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3  Thank Bodfish1967
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