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“Poor service, even worse meals”

Beefeater Oyster Reach
Ranked #144 of 469 Restaurants in Ipswich
Cuisines: Steakhouse, British
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Description: Beefeater opened their doors back in 1974, and were driven by a passion for glorious steak. Mouth-watering cuts at mouth-watering prices was their motto. Reassuringly nothing's changed, these things still drive them today and they always will. Beefeater believe in two things, a warm friendly welcome and serving incredible steak that you can kick back, relax and enjoy. Whether you're in town visiting Jimmy's Farm, Suffolk Ski Centre or Wherstead Park, pay a visit to the Oyster Reach for a delicious steak & a warm welcome opposite the waterfront!
Reviewed April 4, 2018

Our group of four ate here, as it was on the way to the Regent Theatre. The restaurant was warm and welcoming. We were shown to our seats in an efficient manner, but this is where the meal took a turn for the worse.
The drinks order was taken and served shortly after, however taking the food order was very slow considering there was not many diners present.
After waiting some 35 minutes and watching other diners, who placed their orders after ours,being served, my wife enquired where our food was.
Within two minutes our meals where being served(one wonders how and where had they been until now)
Apart from my wife who's meal was edible, the remainder of the food was over cooked,dry and inedible.an example was my battered fish, which contained hardly any fish but was just an oblong piece of batter,so over cooked that it snapped throwing pieces of batter every where.
I do not like giving bad reviews but this meal was truly terrible

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Thank kathanddes
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Chris R, General Manager at Beefeater Oyster Reach, responded to this reviewResponded April 5, 2018

We are sorry to hear you did it enjoy your visit to us. Please feel free to contact me at the oyster reach to go through your experience. I hope to speak to you soon

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Reviewed March 13, 2018

We are regular users of this restaurant and were disappointed at being sat at a table near the door that looks like it's been added as an after thought. Every time the door opened we felt a cold draught. We pre booked our table so were expecting to be in the restaurant not where we were seated. Also another table that were seated after us had there food arrive first. We waited about 40 minutes for our food to arrive. The new menu hardly caters for vegetarians and they obviously don't know what being vegan means as they don't cater for vegans at all. Over all a pretty rubbish experience which sadly means we will no longer being eating at this restaurant.

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Thank LesleyH1315
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Chris R, General Manager at Beefeater Oyster Reach, responded to this reviewResponded March 21, 2018

Dear Lesley

I have passed your comments onto the mgmt team and team here. We are sorry you did not enjoy your visit on this occasion. Please feel free to give me a call on 01473 692372

Regards
Chris

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Reviewed March 12, 2018 via mobile

Booked a table for Mother’s Day, which was really easy to do over the phone. Had a Mother’s Day special menu which was smaller than the normal menu but was extremely reasonably priced and still had a brilliant range on. Food tasted fantastic, staff were really friendly and despite being busy we were not rushed at all!!! Highly recommend!!!

Thank cg2792
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Chris R, General Manager at Beefeater Oyster Reach, responded to this reviewResponded March 22, 2018

Thank you for this great review

I will pass this onto the team who worked on the day

Hope to see you again soon

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Reviewed March 11, 2018 via mobile

Well I have to say I wasn’t really looking forward to todays meal as never been here and some reviews weren’t great . But as we left it to the last minute it was the only place we could get booked but omg I have to say that was the best meal I have had out in a very long time x the food was fabulous and our waitress Michelle done us proud and got everything spot on x
Thank you the oyster reach I had a lovely lunch out xx and we will definitely be returning

Thank bobbieken
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Reviewed March 4, 2018

took a friend for lunch with 40% off vouchers staff were excellent and the restaurant was very clean and tidy only minus was the very small portions on the mains and even with the vouchers I did not consider it to be value for money

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Thank tonyradford23
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