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“yummy sunday lunch” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Magpie

The Magpie
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Ranked #7 of 22 Restaurants in Sunbury
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
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Good for: View, Bar Scene, Groups, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: The Magpie prides itself at being at the heart of the community welcoming both the locals and those from further afield. In the summer its open and airy with an amazing garden terrace that is so close to the river you can moor your boat up. In the winter The Magpie is cozy with open fires and comfy seating you can have a drink or meet some friends for a meal Upstairs we have a restaurant area with its own self contained bar that overlooks the river Thames that is great for anything from a romantic meal to an unforgettable birthday party. You can park across the road in the Walled Garden car park for £2.5 Per day an even better reason to come and visit your friends in Sunbury.
Dublin, Ireland
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“yummy sunday lunch”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2014

my wife and i visited the magpie for sunday lunch with two friends who live in sunbury
have to say we were delighted with our experience.... location/atmosphere/menu/food.... great value for money and served with a smile and good banter from emma

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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English first
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Nice food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2014 via mobile

Went with my husband, son and friends for dinner. Food was really good although service quite slow. Good range of ales and different beers lively riverside setting.

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Thank Kirstiebird
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Shepperton, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“A good surprise”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2014 via mobile

We were there with my family. The pub is nice and the outside on the river is a good place to enjoy sun. Our food was good. Really enjoyed salmon and atlantic cod. Service is ok overall. Maybe not the best pub in surrey but we will come back in the future for sure

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Thank Lolo-Dudu
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1 review
“Very good riverside boozer”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2014 via mobile

I haven't tried the restaurant so perhaps this what the poor reviews relate to, but the pub area and beer garden is spot on.

A good pint and genuinely good food, they make a real effort with the service.

My parents live nearby and didn't want to come in as they have bad memories but we all found it spot on

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Thank Myles P
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London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Terrible service with food to match”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2014 via mobile

Slow, unfriendly service. We could have made better food just going to our local supermarket and cooking it at home at a fraction of the price.

We ordered hummus w/pitta and celery/carrots. Old Gloucester spotted chipolatas. Twice fried chips. Chicken drumsticks. Haddock bites w/tartar sauce.

The hummus had skin on, the pitta was stale and the carrots and celery were dried out and haven't even been freshly chopped.

Old Gloucester spotted chipolatas- what a joke. A small bowl of cocktail sausages that you would expect at a kids party, served on some old wilted lettuce leaves.

Twice fried chips, in my head I pictured lovely classic pub chips that were fat and fluffy on the inside with a bit of a crunch and a golden gleam. What we received were soggy, brown and a poor excuse for a chip.

The chicken drumsticks, were clearly just bought from the Budgens around the corner, could make better at home. There were only two and they were completely tasteless.

Haddock bites, we're not fresh and had clearly been frozen, defrosted and then fried. They were so rank that I gave most to my dog.

I feel that spending my hard earned cash here on a beautiful sunny day was a waste and we could have gone to a pub with much friendlier staff, nicer surroundings and edible food. Genuinely felt cheated of my money and won't be returning.

Visited May 2014
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