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“Will not disappoint.”

The Bear Grills Bistro
Ranked #38 of 81 Restaurants in Devizes
Cuisines: Steakhouse
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed March 28, 2018

Had a well-crafted tradition Sunday lunch. Everything was well presented and prepared. The wine, a Rioja, was good.

I was most impressed by the staff, who worked with the quiet efficiency of a seamless team. Will not disappoint.

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1  Thank Mark L
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Reviewed October 15, 2017

Booked up for a birthday treat for my husband oh dear wish I hadn't bothered.

We have eaten here before quite a few times. Lovely atmosphere and it was very busy.

Staff were reasonably attentive but could have injected a bit of personality into their service. No interaction whatsoever.

Now to the food. Our starters of beetroot soup and smoked duck salad were lovely and so we were looking forward to our main course. For some reason our roast dinner was served in what I would call a large soup dish. The meat was chewy, the veg was sparse and the potatoes were rock hard. There was no way that the potatoes were home prepared and cooked; they were like a cheaper version of Aunt Bessies and then some. Also the menu did not mention that horseradish sauce would be on the plate as I can't stand the stuff and would have asked for it to be left off. Really put me off as I had to scrape it off the food.

Desserts of Apple Pie and Cheesecake were okay.

Unfortunately this has put me off eating here again which is a shame because as I said earlier the Bear is a lovely venue with a great atmosphere but I want to be able to enjoy the food that I am paying for.

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2  Thank bernipops
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Reviewed September 21, 2017

Called by chance when visiting Devizes and what a find. We were made very welcome by Marta who oversaw that one meal was adapted for a gluten free eater. The food was excellent and well presented and a good choice on the menu. The ambiance was good and you could choose to eat outside. We had starters and main course and although a wide choice of desserts we could not be tempted. A most enjoyable meal

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Thank Malcolm C
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Reviewed August 13, 2017

Very disappointing, roast potatoes undercooked, roast beef very tough, when table was cleared and staff member asked if all ok, I replied that the beef was very tough and should have been given a steak knife to cut it with, his response was that they would have provided one if asked for! Ignored when I reminded him that it still needed chewing. Not a cheap lunch at £13.50 per head for main course, no return visit planned

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1  Thank jtc234
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Reviewed July 31, 2017 via mobile

We stopped for supper and came back later for coffee. There is a lovely atmosphere and a menu with many options.

Thank Fritse Z
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