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Table Table Pub Restaurant
Member Name: euphie
Table Table Pub Restaurant
Advantages: Clean, fairly reasonable prices, friendly staff, nice food
Disadvantages: None for me
Table Table was set up by Whitbread Plc in 2008, .and there are currently over 110 Table Table sites in the UK, mostly at Premier Inn sites. The particular branch that I will be reviewing is the Coleraine, Co Londonderry branch, although I have also visited the branch in Belfast. The Coleraine branch is located in the Riverside Retail Park on the outskirts of the town. I have been here many times, although not as frequently recently as I tend to frequent Frankie and Benny's which is just up the road.
The Coleraine branch is large with lots of tables, ranging from 2 seats to larger groups. The restaurant is open plan, although there are some more secluded areas. Wood seems to be a main design feature, with the entrance porch wall being entirely made of logs (although on my last visit I noticed someone had helped themselves to a few of the logs!). The furniture is fashionably mismatched and the restaurant area with its huge windows is light and airy. The bar area is darker, but as there are only a few lonely bar stools there for seating in this area, I'm guessing it was never designed for people to congregate there. There is also limited outside seating available
When you arrive, you just decide where you want to sit, depending on how busy it is. All the menus are on the table although a member of staff does take your order. Occasionally, there will be specials on offer, which is usually displayed at the bar area, but if this is the case, a member of staff will inform you of that day's specials.
There is special offers available from Monday - Saturday from 11:30 - 17:00 where you can have meals available from £4.99 for the main course. This menu includes Fish and Chips, burgers and lasagne and desserts and starters are available for £1.99 extra. There is also the evening menu available for £9.99 for 2 courses and £11.99 for 3 courses. The options include Gammon, lamb burgers and again, the Fish and Chips. Sunday lunch is also available at around £5.49 for 3 different roasts. The main menu has meals for around £7 - £11 each for a main course and includes an extensive grill menu and also lighter bites. The desserts are also nice, and these include a tasting plate of 3 different desserts, ideal if you're not sure what you want to have for dessert!
I think that the kids menu is a good idea (even though I don't have any of my own). You can choose from kids favourites such as chicken gougons and fish fingers and 2 side dishes which include vegetables and chips/potatoes. There are also some kids versions of adults meals available. Kids meals are around £5.
There is also a wide range of wines and spirits available, with special offers regularly available. There is also some cocktails available on the menu. I can't comment on the alcohol, as I have always been the driver when I've been at any Table Table.
I am a fussy eater, and by my own admission, I'm sure I can be a bit of a nightmare when it comes to waiting staff taking my orders, but every request I have made has been acknowledged when I have been here, and I've never received any orders wrong. It's never been anything major but when you ask for Caesar Salad with no Parmesan, it's annoying when you receive your order wrong.
My most recent visit was last weekend with my mum, as she loves the food there (and she had a buy one, get one free voucher). Our drinks order was taken promptly and a few minutes later, the same waitress took our food order. Even though we were using a voucher, we received excellent service (I'm always wary when using vouchers, but my wariness was unfounded here). The food did take about 20 minutes to arrive, although this was understandable as the restaurant was busy.
Food is always fresh and well cooked. The method of serving food is slightly theatrical - staff carry trays of food in the air, which is then served with a flourish. I'm always concerned that they will drop something but it hasn't happened while I have been there yet!
Usually when I am here for a meal, I order the same thing - the BBQ burger and chips. It always arrives cooked medium, with plenty of toppings and sauce. The chips are well cooked and crispy. My mum always orders fish and chips, which she really likes. She mentioned to a member of staff how much she liked the fish and he confirmed that this was a frequent comment.
The staff are always very welcoming and friendly and the restaurant is always clean. It's not the fanciest food ever, but I have had no complaints with this chain at both restaurants that I have visited. I would definitely recommend this place to a friend. The prices are similar to any other chain pub style restaurants.
Check out http://www.tabletable.co.uk for locations or menus.
Summary: Nice place for a casual meal