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Very enjoyable visit. Food is delicious, atmosphere relaxed (we had the sunday roast). Staff are extremely friendly and attentive.
It's a great place - food, service and atmos all very good.
Stunning food from start to finish, and great atmosphere and service.
Great food but the real stand out was the staff.
Starters and main course were great - really enjoyed them. Service was friendly, efficient, helpful, personal, attentive. Price was more than reasonable for was we had. Big disappointment was the dessert. We rarely eat desserts either at home or when we go out. Last night was an exception - the Eton Mess appealed, so we chose to share it, although we both knew that I would eat most of it because my partner has a mild allergy to uncooked strawberries. Eton Mess comprises crushed meringue, whipped cream and chopped fresh strawberries. Especially strawberries. I have no idea what we were given. but it had no strawberries in it. We questioned it, and were assured that it had all the usual components of Eton Mess, but in a different format. But it had NO strawberries in it. I didn't see any whipped cream or crushed meringue either. I didn't eat it. My partner did. Not a hint of any allergic reaction - just something that he said tasted like peach or maybe nectarine. It was just a dessert, the rest was enjoyable - but it was a shame to end the evening that way. We paid and left without saying anything more because it was my partner's birthday and we didn't want to make a fuss. But you asked, so I'm telling you now.
For a group of 6 guys who were chattier than average, having not seen each other for a while, the staff were very patient and courteous with us. The food was really tasty and everyone was happy with what they got, and there was a great range of beers on offer including some lovely real ales. The bill was also reasonable, given the beer we consumed, and all round it was a nice place and I would definitely go back again.
Went for Sunday lunch with high expectations- the starters were good, but the flat iron steak was tough and had to ask for steak knife to cut and really had to chew, plus roast potatoes were only just warm - so main course very disappointing - same for my wife, and bearing in mind we went for a Sunday lunch ( classic pub style ?) ,it did not deliver on the expectations - although my daughters fish was great. The lunch is billed as £20 for two courses but they charge per item and then discount on the bill- very confusing and did not seem to be a good deal on some combinations. Service was generally fine, although we had to search for help at times even though only small restaurant. It was busy , so the locals must think OK, but I do not think we would go back .
Excellent food, great service, cosy and relaxed setting. The Lyndhurst is quickly becoming one of my favourite pubs in Reading - definitely recommend it to others.
The team running the Lyndhurst have really nailed it - friendly, great food with a good range from nicely done burgers to more unusual dishes and reasonably priced, good range of ales and other interesting beverages (including some surprisingly tempting non-alcoholic cocktails). Delighted it's on our doorstep.
Everyone has his own 'bad days', and restaurants are not immune. This time we were not satisfied with the food at all. I hope this was a temporary défaillance. The Scotch egg was good, the duck confit so hard that was challenging to cut, the dessert was ok. One side note about the catch of the day: good but the portion was small for the price. That was the comment of one of the diners. So I hope that was only an unfortunate day.