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“Slow service, food good though”

The Malt House Harvester
Ranked #434 of 568 Restaurants in Exeter
Price range: US$4 - US$19
Cuisines: British
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Description: At The Malt House Harvester in Exeter food is fresh, full of flavour and just how you like it. Choose your tasty grill, sauce and side at our restaurant and we'll get cooking - while you head off to the famous Harvester salad bar to grab as much crisp, freshly prepared tasty salad as you like.About our Harvester restaurantIf you're looking for a family friendly restaurant in Exeter, there's nowhere more popular than Harvester. Close to St Thomas, Heavitree and Stoke Hill, our restaurant is a great choice for anyone who loves tasty grills, indulgent desserts and eating out in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. Plus we've loads of choices for young guests.
Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

Group of 8 plus a high chair early Saturday evening, wasn’t that busy but was kept waiting for a while to order food, when we did order we also ordered more drinks but they never arrived. Salad bar needed restocking of certain items but was done within 10 minutes, not that big a deal, food arrived within a reasonable wait, and couldn’t fault any of it really! Waitress never came to check meals were okay, nor ask if we wanted deserts or the bill - so went to the bar and paid up.

It’s a harvester - you know what you’re gonna get and it’s no frills :)

Thank RichJH2111
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General Manager A, Manager at The Malt House Harvester, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2018

Hi, we're sorry to read that your recent visit wasn't as fully enjoyable as it could've been. However, I am glad you enjoyed your meals :) Thank you for taking the time to leave us this review. All feedback received is taken seriously and will be passed along to the team for further training opportunities

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Kerensa, Supervisor

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Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

great building with great views! The food was lovely, we weren’t left waiting to long and the salad bar was constantly stocked and kept tidy. All of the staff were an absolute pleasure to come across and nothing was too much for any of them. Thoroughly enjoyed our visit and will definitely be back!!

Thank amanda85121
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General Manager A, Manager at The Malt House Harvester, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2018

Hi Amanda, we are so glad to read that you enjoyed your recent visit with us. Thanks for taking the time to leave us this feedback. We look forward to seeing you again soon :)

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Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

I visited with my friend and my four boys for lunch. The service was quite slow and the first lady who attend our table looked miserable and as if she didn't want to be there. The food took quite a while to arrive given the restaurant wasn't that busy, though it was ok when it arrived - I'm told the chicken was good. It took a while to clear our table and for dessert to be offered and when I eventually found someone to ask for the bill I was then handed it and sent to the bar - where I waited a fair while to pay - with my visually impaired friend and children in tow. Overall the food was ok but the service really let it down, unfriendly and slow.

Thank natalies5891
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General Manager A, Manager at The Malt House Harvester, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2018

Hi Natalie. We are sorry you did not fully enjoy your visit with us. all feedback received is taken seriously and passed on to the team for further training opportunities. We hope to see you again for a more enjoyable experience

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Kerensa, Supervisor

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Reviewed 25 April 2018

We left feeling very disappointed and not at all happy. Eating out is not cheap and we felt ripped off.
We ordered the vegetarian roulard......it was tasteless and dry, the baked camembert was over cooked and virtually liquid, our jacket potatoes were cold bland and soggy not with a crispy skin at all. We returned the rocky horror as it was a bowl of cream, and ice cream with a very small solid brown cold 'biscuit' at the bottom not a brownie, the second one was the same. The chocolate fudge cake was half the size of what we have been served at other harvesters.
Very very disapointed

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1  Thank Sandy7331
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General Manager A, Manager at The Malt House Harvester, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2018

Hi Sandy. We're sorry to read that you didn't enjoy your recent visit with us. All the feedback we receive is taken seriously and used in future team training opportunities

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Kerensa, Supervisor

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Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

I haven’t came since my last visit was so awful, to say the least, this time wasn’t much better, the food quality hasn’t improved at all and my child didn’t approve. Won’t be returning

Thank sarahcook81
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General Manager A, Manager at The Malt House Harvester, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2018

Hi Sarah, we're sorry to read that you did not enjoy your visit. All feedback is taken seriously and used constructively in future team training opportunities

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Kerensa DM

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