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excellent restaurant and lovely service. food was amazing and waitress was brilliant. would highly recommend the brisket for mains. very intimate restaurant and not too crowded.
Don;t be put off by the decor it might look like a cafe but the food was excellent the service great the place very clean and overall a good night out, my only complaint was the ran out of some of the items on the menu.
The food was fabulous and plenty of it. Service was great - nothing was too much trouble and the staff were really friendly without being over the top. Highly recommended.
Lovely service and great food very nice experience. Waitress very helpful food was plentiful pleasant atmosphere. We did not have to wait long for the meal to arrive.
Service was mediocre and slow. we didn't receive the food we ordered but this was put right when we told the waiting staff. At the end of the main course we were asked if we wanted the bill, to which I responded that we wanted to see the dessert menu first, only to be told that they needed our table for another booking. When I pointed out that we had arrived early the waitress said she would speak to the manager to see if we were allowed a dessert!!! They very "kindly" allowed us to stay for dessert. I think they should make clear that reservations are for a set amount of time when you are seated. The service also needs to be much slicker to allow people to have a dessert if they wish. You cannot impose a set time unless you are able to serve three courses in that period! Very disappointing as this was for my sons birthday. In their defence they did give my son a birthday brownie which was on the house - but this is standard for any birthday booking. Unfortunately we won't be going back - a shame as the food was good quality. A quick word from the manager with an apology would have put everything right but instead we left feeling they couldn't wait to get rid of us.
Dray Yard Smokehouse is a lovely clean restaurant with very knowledgeable and helpful staff. The food was quite amazing to say the least. The All In burger was a challenge to eat but so worth it. We will definitely be coming back.
There seems to be a glut of US style BBQ restaurants around at the moment and the Dray Yard is one of the best. The weekday lunch menu is fantastic value and their combos are heard to beat, double hot-links and mac and cheese is a personal weapon of choice. Burgers held together with steak knives and a great range of craft beers and ciders. Just book already.
We arrived to a very badly lit practically empty restaurant. We hesitated at going in as it looked so uninviting- but I had booked as it was a posted cinema meal and felt bad. It was a Friday night at 8.30 and there was only one other table in there. The waitress that greeted us was very nice and seated us. The lighting was so bad it made us feel like we are in an operating room. They were energy saving bulbs and the light was too white and bright. I know this sound ridiculous but its was seriously unwelcoming an not at all what you expect from a restaurant. We chose from the menu and as were were the only ones there our food came pretty quickly. However the presentation was dreadful. Our 'boneless' chicken wings had been just bumped on a white plate with some blue cheese sauce in a paper pot (the ones you get in McDonalds for your ketchup) and one sad piece of celery. Our burgers arrived and they were enormous. Too big really it was about quantity rather than quality. The chips were seriously average and the meat was overdone and the burgers tasted very strange. Once again the presentation was school dinners. While we were eating the kitchen started shutting down and the waitress put her coat and bag by the door ready to leave. They started to clear our side plates before we had even finished. When were were finally finished (leaving about a 3rd each) our plates were cleared and we were presented with the bill without being asked if we wanted it! No offer of dessert, no "would you like anything else". My husband hadn't even finished his drink. We left the exact money and stood up to leave. We mentioned how rude it was to rush us out and the staff couldn't have been less bothered. The manager who had been sitting in the corner of the restaurant playing on his phone the whole time said nothing. We left and within 5 minutes the lights were off and the waitress left and locked up. it was 9.10pm. On a Friday night. We won't be returning. Food was poor and and the service, atmosphere and overall experience was dreadful.
Amazing food! Great staff who really wanted to help and were very funny. Excellent range of drinks. Good variety of food. Food service was just right, not too slow that you would e eaten a sock, but not so slow that you felt you were being rushed out! Thank you, we had a great time 😊
We've been many times before but unfortunately this time was disappointing. Seemingly there is a new chef and the offering is different. One good salad and one sub-standard meal. So poor. Soggy breaded cool chicken tasted like frozen and anaemic chips , not fries. Nothing like when the place first opened which at that time were excellent, fresh and plentiful. Standards have definitely dropped as have the choice of draught beer and quality of wine. We had a lovely, polite, friendly server who was apologetic. We fully understand the above is not her fault. We really hope they will lift their game again as we'd like to return if they do.