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“Stay far, far away”
Review of Crabs Creek - CLOSED

Crabs Creek
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Reviewed 23 February 2013

We organised to meet some friends here after a trail run/ride through the forest. It all started well enough - booked a table for outside as we'd be a group of smelly, dirty people for lunch - drinks were ordered and menus were brought. After about an hour, we ordered our food. An hour-and-a-half later, after numerous requests, there was still no food. Tables that arrived after us had eaten and left. Our waitress finally advised us that they'd run out of food and that we could have some pizza. We asked to speak to the manager, He never arrived at our table, so some members of the party went to find him while the rest of us sorted out the drinks bill. They came back to the table to say that the manager, clearly drunk, had got aggressive and was demanding we stay as the kitchen was preparing our food and that we needed to pay for that too. Needless to say, we paid for the drinks and left. We'll never be back and I really advise people to stay far away from this place. We told this story a few times over the holiday and it appears that we got off lightly.

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2  Thank Mandy B
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Reviewed 12 February 2013

Great location just a pity it is catering as if it is a biker bar. Loads of potential if up the food standard.

2  Thank Back_Road_Tours
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Reviewed 6 January 2013

Nice for lunch, would not recommend for dinner. Simple but pleasant food with a lovely setting next to the lake

2  Thank Ingrid N
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Reviewed 2 January 2013

A large group of us went here for lunch last week. The whole experience apart from the company and the view was just terrible. Half an hour after placing our orders we were told that they hadn't received their seafood delivery that morning and so there was no calamari, but that we could have hake instead... It was well over an hour before only 4 of the 14 plates arrived. It would be another 45 minutes before everyone's dishes had been served. The chicken livers were raw in the middle, the hake was still frozen, the tartare sauce was inedible and the pint of prawns was half full of red grease, with mushy prawns and more heads than tails! When I went up to ask if there was a manager so I could complain, the waitresses blankly looked at one another asking if there was a manager- no one seemed to know.
In summary the waterside location is lovely, the management is diabolical and the food is nothing short of repulsive.

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2  Thank Miss_Bliss82
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Reviewed 2 January 2013

This was the worst meal I have ever had. The service was non-existent, the food was substandard and there was no manager to talk to. Such a pity as the venue is quite lovely.

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2  Thank VeeHara
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