• 28Nov

    Venue The Bluebrick, Restaurant
    Address  
    Score 3/10
    Food Evening dinner
    Group 1 Adult
    Date 24th November 2008

    The Bluebrick Restaurant is affiliated with the Premier Inn chain and is your classic mid week sales rep on the road restaurant. Before I describe my experience I want to make clear that those working there are extremely friendly and provide you with some comfort that they have, rightly or wrongly, received some sort of training.

    The food is very disappointing as you would not be able to distinguish it from any Harvester eatery except there is no ‘fill your boots’ carvery or salad bar, which is a good thing. My suggestion would be minimise the the culinary disappointment and stick with steak and chips as you don’t want anything that the chef would have to read on the side of a packet. Its the sort of place that Ricky Gervais would use as an ‘Office’ stage set. When it comes to dessert then its classic defrost from frozen and zap in the microwave.

    Accepting that the culinary experience is going to disappoint if you are an ale drinker then I can recommend the ‘Pedigree’.

    The dining environment fits the culinary experience which would not look out of place in a travellers caravan.

    I would like to reiterate that the staff are very nice and if only they were given something to serve that required a chef then this would be a winning and very popular venue.

    Conclusion

    Would I eat here again? Probably if I was to eat alone but certainly would not take guests there.

    Improvements

    1. Cook some fresh food
    2. Do away with that awful Harvester type menu
    3. Do something about that classic 1970’s look and feel to the restaurant
    4. Ask the chef what he/she thinks of the food. If they think its good then its time to find another but if they think its bad then you as an employer are remiss.

    Understanding your staff are your greatest asset, so well done to them, justhope they don’t get asked to join some swanky establishment and see what good food is really like.

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7 Responses

  • I have just read the comments posted in November 2008, and to be honest I was very surpised to hear the food had not been enjoyed.

    A group of us went during the first two weeks of December, and all enjoyed the food immensly. We had a variety of dishes from the whole roast chicken, to steak, and every single person cleared their plates.

    The only negative feedback a member of our group had was that the portion could have been slightly bigger, but then he has got a big appetite.

    Overall I agree that the staff were very poliete and all of our group thourally enjoyed our evening and have since been back several times and will continue to do so.

  • I have just read the comments posted in November 2008, and to be honest I was very surpised to hear the food had not been enjoyed.

    A group of us went during the first two weeks of December, and all enjoyed the food immensly. We had a variety of dishes from the whole roast chicken, to steak, and every single person cleared their plates.

    The only negative feedback a member of our group had was that the portion could have been slightly bigger, but then he has got a big appetite.

    Overall I agree that the staff were very poliete and all of our group thourally enjoyed our evening and have since been back several times and will continue to do so.

  • I have just read the comments posted in November 2008, and to be honest I was very surpised to hear the food had not been enjoyed.

    A group of us went during the first two weeks of December, and all enjoyed the food immensly. We had a variety of dishes from the whole roast chicken, to steak, and every single person cleared their plates.

    The only negative feedback a member of our group had was that the portion could have been slightly bigger, but then he has got a big appetite.

    Overall I agree that the staff were very poliete and all of our group thourally enjoyed our evening and have since been back several times and will continue to do so.

  • I have been to blue bricks a few times now with friends the first time it was very busy and the service was very good considering, the second time we enjoyed it also but the third time the service wasnt good at all, it was an afternoon and there was only a hand full of diners however our food took ages to come and my main course was missing its side which I only realised after we left and then our cold desserts took 45 minutes to come because they had forgotten!! Overall I do like Blue Bricks and I think the food is nice I just think they can be a little disorganised

  • It will take you forever to get served at the bar, especially if you are the wrong colour.
    Lazy and slow staff.

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