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Really enjoyed the food and service could not be faulted. Atttentive without being intrusive second visit in a month. We will be back
Came here for an 80th party. The venue is lovely and the food great. What made the party for us was the amazing service from James who looked after us the whole afternoon. Nothing was too much trouble for James, he was just fab! Thank you
We had spent our weekend in Liverpool and finished it off with an amazing Sunday roast. Couldn't recommend this restaurant enough, staff were very friendly and the food was amazing. Definitely returning.
We had the most amazing time , food ,staff and singer all fabulous , great atmosphere we didn’t want to leave
Arrived early. Had 2 grandchildren with us. Quickly shown a table. Waitresses were excellent. Gave us a complimentary glass of prisecco each as we had mentioned it was our 40th wedding anniversary. There were 2 seoerate hen parties in the restaurant whilst we were there but they didn’t disturb us. The disappoint was in the actual food. We both ordered winter vegetable soup. That was a spicy mush. More peppery than taste of vegetables. The roll was cold and tiny compared to the large round pat of frozen butter that was served with it. Enough butter to spread on 3 rolls so most was unused on both our plates. I ordered steak and frites - not an apertizing meal when it arrived... small round steak (cooked medium as requested) one mushroom and small sprig of watercress 3/4 of the plate was of skinny fries which covered rest of plate. Very dry meal. Disappointed. My husband ordered fish and chips... chips were chunky chips - very average taste, let most of them uneaten. Fish in batter was not the nicest. Husbands verdict was 3/10 for the fish. Said it tasted it didn’t taste or look like fresh batterec fish more like frozen fish heated up in oven. The pot of mushy peas were dry - again most left uneaten. For dessert I opted for apple delice with a portion of ice cream - when it arrived. Nice presentation. icecream was in separate pot. The apple delice was ok. Stewed apple with a type of creesecske mix on top. I ended up giving husband my pot of ice cream as he had ordered sticky toffee pudding with ice cream which had arrived with the smallest serving of ice cream - not even a full scoop! There was lots of sauce which the sponge seemed to be surrounded in. The sponge was dry even when trying to eat it with the sauce and the allocated ice cream,. So I gave husband my pot of ice cream too. In the end half the dry sponge was left on plate uneaten. We had a £50 gift voucher which we used towards cost of our meal and we left a tip for the waitresses as we felt the poor food quality was not their fault. Our overall opinion of the Bastion restaurant was - not worth a re-visit and we wouldn’t be recommending it as a place to dine to any of our many family or friends. We will tell the. Honestly about the excellent waitresses but that alone is not a good e bough reason to return there. We didn’t complain to restaurant whilst there. But we have come away feeling disappointed with what should have been a lovely gift treat meal. Sue Fevine firstname.lastname@example.org
My overall assessment was one of this lunchtime experience not meeting my expectations. Maybe I expected too much but these were based on experience of using good quality and renowned hotels nationwide. This experience fell short and I would rank it alongside a pub lunch and not a hotel restaurant. There were some positives of course but also a number of areas where things could have been so much better. When we arrived it was clear that we hadn’t been expected. Strange as I had booked a table for 5 some time ago and had confirmed the booking (adding an extra seat) the day before. I’m afraid the service was rather amateur and inexperienced - though it did improve. For example the waiter didn’t know what the soup of the day was and had to go away to check when asked as we were ordering We also had to ask for a desert menu when it hadn’t been offered some 10 minutes after main course plates had been cleared. The restaurant chairs were clearly too low for the height of the tables resulting in a very odd seating position for those on a chair rather than a bench seat. A cushion could have been offered but wasn’t I also thought the menu was rather limited On the positive side the food that we had was very good and beautifully presented. I noted above that the service improved and the best example was when the waiter interacted with us and learned that it was my father’s 81st birthday - shortly after a very nice mini desert arrived for him with a personalised happy birthday greeting. A really nice touch - thank you. So all in all an OK lunchtime experience with good quality food but below expectations for the experience.
Brilliant service from Paul and a young blonde girl with a pony tail (didn’t get her name sorry!). Dealt well with our awful sense of humour, really lovely and fun staff but still ooze professionalism at all times also. Food was lovely - scotch egg definitely a favourite. Only negative was that the set menu was different than the one online so that needs to be updated; the choice you’re left with for the mains is not the best. Chicken, fish, lamb or veggie. I’m allergic to fish & seafood and can’t eat lamb either so you’re limited to two options - the menu online was much better so slightly disappointed but the courses were lovely alll the same. Chicken slightly undercooked so half pink and slimy & couldn’t eat it but it happens! Cocktails fantastic - love the bubblegum tom Collins gin thingy. Good wine choice too. Free glass of bubbly due to a prepaid table cancelling made my mums birthday even better! Music was great, brilliant atmosphere brilliant decor and nice range of guests, all staff even outside or the restaurant fabulous. Can’t wait to return and try the full menu as well as stay over. Thanks for a wonderful evening.
Overall, we had a fabulous meal in a lovely restaurant. Not too formal. Comfortable surroundings. Just felt the service could be a little sharper and the food a bit warmer. When our order was taken we were told they would bring a jug of water and some bread. The jug of weather arrived. No bread. This omission was rectified later, but the bread was then brought with our main course. Lovely bread by the way. Not sure how far the kitchen is from the restaurant but would not describe the food served as hot, more lukewarm. Fortunately it didn’t detract from what was a beautifully presented and very tasty meal, but I do prefer hot dishes to be served hot. I will visit again, and as a Liverpool fan I found the memorabilia interesting and a talking point. The staff were helpful and friendly. We arrived early, and at that point the restaurant wasn’t busy and the noise level was quite low, but as the evening progressed the noise level increased and if there are a couple of large boisterous groups I suspect it could get a little noisy. Overall a very enjoyable experience and I will visit again.
Went here for a special Xmas meal out with friends. Was impressed with the menu, good variety and although on the pricey side not too pricey to put you off. Starters arrived ok but then there was a LOOOONG wait for the mains, were on the point of asking if we were ever going to be fed when it arrived a good 40 minutes after our starters. The place wasn't busy but perhaps the food was cooked fresh, even so it was a long wait. All the food was lovely but the servings were a bit stingey on the the veg. Why don't places give you enough veg? It's the cheapest thing on the menu. They can only be wanting you to buy the accompaniments, but you don't know you'll need this until you are eating. Meat was wonderful, very tender and flavourful. Between us we had ox cheek, fish, pork and lamb. All delicious. There was a singer performing on the night we went. Unfortunately it wasn't really our thing - very droning James Blunt style and he was so loud. We couldn't hear each other talking, which was a shame because it was a catchup meal where we hadn't seen theses friends for ages. We asked if the music could be toned down a bit but nothing came of that and we ended up sitting looking at each other. The other aspect that was mentionable was the height of the chairs at some tables. My husband is quite tall but even he looked like a child sitting on very low chairs at a table that came mid chest height. Very strange. Staff were very friendly and attended to us making sure we had enough drinks and even attempting to act on our request to have the music down just a bit. Overall we enjoyed our evening but I'm not sure I would recommend any of my friends to go there or go again myself.
this is an amazing hotel if you area a follower of Bill Shankly, or Liverpool Football Club or probably both. We went for afternoon tea and it was so lovely. One of the party was is a vegetarian and was very well catered for, she was well impressed. it is a very pleasant hotel, nothing is too much trouble for the staff, they made sure we were topped up regularly with fresh pots of tea and coffee. The icing on the cake for us all as we are Liverpool supporters was meeting Bill Shankly's grandson. He spent about 20 minutes with us posing for photos, so we ere all pretty happy when we left. Although it's a few days ago now I still smile at the memories.