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A good grill chain
Harvester Pub & Grill
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Harvester Pub & Grill
Advantages: cheap, wide range of food
Disadvantages: poor choice for vegetarians
This is a great grill chain. Reasonable food at reasonable prices.
They have introduced a new menu system over the last few years where you pick 3 different items.
Firstly you pick your main (e.g. grill, steak, burger, sausages etc.), then you add your side ( mash, chips, new potatoes, rice of baked potatoes) and a sauce (ketchup, mayo, piri, parsley with creme fraiche and many others)
This is good, because it means that you can customise your meal without the awkwardness of having to ask the waitress to change items.
The average meal cost is about £8-£12 ish. This comes with a free unlimited salad bar.
I would rave about the salad bar, it comes with warm fresh bread rolls, potato salad, pasta salad, lettuce cucumber etc, and choices of dressings such as red devil, vinagerette and blue cheese. With crutons and onion and becon crispes.
The soft drinks are £2.25 and are unlimited refils. (lemonade, pepsi max, diet pepsi and pepsi), however you have to refill them yourselves, so it does slightly detract from the eating experience.
The alcahol is very reasonable, you can get a local beer for roughly £2.50-£3.00
However, on the bad side...
There is a poor choice of vegetarian alernatives. There is now a spicy chick pea burger (which i hate to see is absoutly revolting), a simple pasta dish and a butternut squash tart. The tart is the only thing worth ordering really.
And, although i dont eat meat I have been informed by my other half that the steak is not great quality.
However, for the price, you get alot of food and a wide range of choices. The mixed grill is a particular winner with my family.
The desserts are fantastic, they specialise in sundaes, with a standard choices aswell as special depending on the time of year.
Basically, dont expect the gourmet food, but its cheap and chearful!
Summary: cheap and chearful