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“A delightful gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Hartleys

Hartleys
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$13 - US$51
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Cheap Eats, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Manchester, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“A delightful gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2011

We stumbled across this lovely restaurant while holidaying in the lakes. We were welcomed by the chef (nice touch, he was chatting to some other guests at the time), delightful waiting staff offered top quality service through out the meal. The food was amazing, lots of creativity and delightfully varied menu, not your usual boring fare, and clearly the chef has thought about vegetarians rather than them just being an after thought, as so often is the case. A truly wonderful place, which we will recommend to anyone visiting the area. I would advise you to book as clearly a popular place.

  • Visited June 2011
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English first
Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Best restaurant in the area!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2010

I have dined at Hartleys many times over the years but have never had a bad meal.
In fact every meal has been outstanding in flavour, presentation, portion size and value for money.
Hartleys is understated and unpretentious but it knocks the socks of any competition it has in the area. Do yourself a favour and try for yourself. You won't be disappointed.

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yorkshire
2 reviews
“Excellent food!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2009

Having visited hartleys various times I can honestly say the food has been excellent everytime. Real tasty home cooked food.
Sometimes the service is a bit slow but at least you know it is all cooked to order , and for the quality of food it is fantastic value for money.
The only negative is the staff are'nt particularly friendly or welcoming which is such a shame.

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Babs046, Chef Owner at Hartleys, responded to this review, 17 March 2009
Thank you very much for your comments and your custom. We are concerned about your review of our staff, we pride ourselves on the service and standard of food we offer and obviously our staff are important to our business. We note that you have mentioned you have visited us on various occasions, is it possible to narrow this down for us ie day of week and time etc in order that we can investigate fully any problems that we may have and alleviate for the future.

We look forward to hearing from you, Andrew and Lisa Turner
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89 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Top Restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2008

If you are looking for a first class meal then look no further. Hartleys is a small restaurant in Dalton and while being somewhat plain in decor the food is first class. As the place is on the small side it is advisable to book. A real bargain at present is the early bird menu that runs from five to six thirty (phone to confirm as the times may change). For a mere £4.50 a meal you have the choice of a selection of pizza and pasta dishes. I chose a sea food pizza that was simply the best i have ever had, lots of topping including chunks of cod and salmon. The total cost for two meals, a bottle of spitfire biter and a large excellent house red wine was £15.15p. If your in the area try it out you will not be disappointed.

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“Food was delicious, service was great but a little slow.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2008

Food was delicious, service was great but a little slow.

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