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“Food with shopping experience”
Review of Howards Restaurant

Howards Restaurant
Ranked #34 of 55 Restaurants in Welshpool
Price range: US$4 - US$10
Cuisines: British
Description: Delicious, Homemade, Seasonal, Local Food Come and relax in Howards, our spacious 200 seat restaurant. Whether you fancy a full English or just a coffee and slice of cake you can be sure all our food is freshly prepared. We take great care in sourcing quality produce and keeping it local wherever possible. Hot lunches are served from noon until 3pm, offering all your favourites as well as daily specials (freshly made sandwiches and paninis are available until 4.30pm). If you fancy a night off, join us for an evening meal, every Thursday! Hot meals are available until 7pm, drinks, cakes and snacks available until 7.30pm.
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Description: Delicious, Homemade, Seasonal, Local Food Come and relax in Howards, our spacious 200 seat restaurant. Whether you fancy a full English or just a coffee and slice of cake you can be sure all our food is freshly prepared. We take great care in sourcing quality produce and keeping it local wherever possible. Hot lunches are served from noon until 3pm, offering all your favourites as well as daily specials (freshly made sandwiches and paninis are available until 4.30pm). If you fancy a night off, join us for an evening meal, every Thursday! Hot meals are available until 7pm, drinks, cakes and snacks available until 7.30pm.
Reviewed September 28, 2018

Not quite sure about Howards Restaurant. I sang it's praise to a friend, what a fantastic steak & ale pie with proper shortcrust pastry, the best around. Only to be served what I describe as a stew with a piece of puff pastry, to represent a lid. I refused the dish and was really disappointed.
To their credit they have reinstated the pie served as a pie with real pastry.
I do think the pricing is on the high side, I have to say it is not a restaurant that springs to mind when thinking about where to go to eat.
On the other hand, to grab a bite to eat whilst shopping, is a different kettle of fish.
Overall I can't say anything bad about Howards, but then, I am not it's biggest fan.
It is spotlessly clean, the staff are friendly, the food ok. Give it a whirl and make your own mind up. I guess its horses for courses

Date of visit: June 2018
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Thank Salter2014
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Reviewed September 25, 2018

Visited Coed y Dinas and saw sandwich board advertising menu available in restaurant (CAFE) and decided to eat there. Overpriced, tasteless and peppery pumpkin soup £4-50 per serving, and tea served in a small coffee cup. Asked for meal that was on display board at the entrance to the garden centre, to be told only available on Thursday, also time was 1-30 and another customer told only two servings of one particular meal available. More staff than customers and self service at waitress service prices. better value and choice at Morrisons supermarket and pleasant staff plus orders taken and meal brought to table freshly cooked and hot. Only stayed for soup and travelled later to Morrisons for a hot freshly cooked meal and a respectable cup of tea and coffee. Must say that 2 servings of soup plus roll, cup of tea and cup of coffee cost more than 2 cooked meals plus dessert and tea and coffee at Morrisons.

Date of visit: September 2018
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1  Thank vgp1943
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Reviewed September 23, 2018 via mobile

Howard's Restaurant is part of a great shopping experience. Animal and working equipment in one building and ladies wear, kitchen and home wear, furniture and furnishings, outdoor clothing, toys, pet supplies, garden supplies and garden furniture in the summer with a great Christmas display from October on, craft items, food items shop and more:- not forgetting the restaurant. Once you've had a good look round and spent your fill, sit and relax as you look out over the mid Wales countryside. I've stopped for tea and Apple pie today which has got me ready to carry on driving.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Lindz_Powys
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Reviewed September 21, 2018

Love this place so much and the food its great, just wish the service was a bit better.

If you order hot food from the main servery its all great but if you order something hot from the cake/coffee counter like a wrap or a hot sandwich there always seems to be a protracted delay with food delivered long after everyone has drunk their tea and coffee.

Wont stop me visiting just a nudge to the management that this is an area of service that could be better.

Date of visit: September 2018
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1  Thank debbie y
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Reviewed September 5, 2018

If travelling in the Welshpool area, I always stop off at Howard’s restaurant in the Coed Y Dinas shopping complex for breakfast.
Lovely breakfast, beautifully cooked, quickly served by pleasant helpful staff & great value at £5.99 including a coffee or tea. Free parking and a chance to take a look around Charlie’s shopping complex are a bonus!

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Graham681
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