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The Refreshment Rooms

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What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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US$13 - US$25
Bar, British, Pub
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Visited today and had a fantastic meal with the family. The wife and I ordered the Beef Brisket and it was gorgeous. Daughter had pasta and fries and again she loved it. We also visited boxing day with the family and all had the Xmas...lunch menu. I have to say it was better than the mother in laws on Xmas day! Thanks again for yet another fantastic meal. Highly recommended, can't wait to return.More

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Brilliant food with attentive, excellent service! Couldn't have asked for more! Fast service from the minute we were seated but not in a rushed way, hot tasty food. We will be back!

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Delicious breakfast - full English and lovely service! Sausages were particularly nice. Hash browns were beautifully cooked too! We will definitely return.

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Booked over the phone and was told they'd need the table back after 2 hours. On arrival we sat down and ordered, then to be told that the food would take at least half an hour due to orders backing up. 45 minutes later we...got our food which was reasonable quality. The fish in my fish on chips was pretty small and the batter was a bit soft. All the food we had was edible but nothing special. They also got my drink order wrong and forgot another one of our drinks. The staff were pleasant enough but this experience fell short of what I was expecting given the good things I'd heard about The Refreshment Rooms. Probably wouldn't return.More

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lost count the number of times we’ve been here and they never fail to deliver delicious food. Staff are amazing and a credit to the business. They go above and beyond with customer service. Came for New Years Day lunch and everything was spot on....Quickly served too. Thank you all for a lovely afternoon. Fab beach views too.More

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have been to this restaurant many times but not been back since covid. It was like we had never been away. The staff were extremely friendly and attentive. The festive menu offered lots of tasty options. I had the duck spring rolls and fish...and chips. Both were excellent and the fish was so nice and fresh. My husband had the pate and scouse. He was impressed with both dishes! We have recommended this restaurant to many friends and family and will be back again!More

Date of visit: December 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Couldn't believe how good the food was on our last visit so went again and not disappointed. Beautifully presented, friendly and efficient staff. Will be going again very soon.

Date of visit: December 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife, son & self attended the Refreshment Rooms Christmas Day offering. It was excellent from the moment we entered until leaving over two hours later. Made festively warm & welcome, our five course meal was faultless....with approx 6-8 choices of starters, mains and desert....All our courses were perfect, the service likewise. Usual house wine (Merlot) very good. We have attended several restaurants on Christmas Day over the years and this surpassed them all.More

Date of visit: December 2021
Reviewed 19 December 2021 via mobile

We had a nice meal yesterday but... we were disappointed with the dessert choices. Two of them were different and less interesting to the festive menu on the website. The creme brulee has been changed to Salted caramel which would just be very sweet as...caramel and brulee are much the same thing. It should have been orange. The strawberry and Toblerone dessert had also been changed for a less interesting option. In the end we all opted for the Frys chocolate orange but that wasn't very special. The chocolate sauce had very little taste. The mains were ok though (but mine had also been altered for lesser ingredients since the festive menu). The starters were fine. Overall happy to give 4 stars but be aware that the festive menu online is quite inaccurate as some descriptions in the restaurant have been changed to be less appealing.More

Date of visit: December 2021
Reviewed 15 December 2021 via mobile

Had an amazing meal at the Refreshment Rooms. Went with work for a Xmas lunch. It was 5 stars. Food was gorgoeus, value for money, and the service was excellent. I have booked for the family to come on boxing day. Can't wait to return....Thank you.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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9 July 2019|
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Response from BonnevilleBob865 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure might be easier to ring and check. The staff are very helpful.
24 June 2019|
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Response from arthurbA9761NI | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do a great breakfast 👍
15 October 2018|
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Response from Simonas2702 | Reviewed this property |
Are you asking me? I just eat there and left a review
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Refreshment Rooms

Yes, The Refreshment Rooms is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

The Refreshment Rooms is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5