Waterside Inn, Glasgow Road, Hurlet – Sep 2009

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Not a bad selection of beers on tap (Calders 70 shilling, Kelburn Goldihops as well as the usual suspects). We decided to have our dinner there as the atmosphere was pleasant. Starters consisted of Minestrone Soup with crusty bread (tasted like it was out of a tin) – for two people and I had Brie in filo pastry with cranberry sauce. Mains were two steak pies with potatoes and veg and a fish and chips. No mention of the fish being breaded and thats what we got, fish was small and didn’t look too happy. Steak pie pastry was nice, gravy didn’t have a taste at all and the steak was dry (!!!), tatties were undercooked and the veg was overcooked. We had a bottle of rose for £13.95 which was left on the table without anything to keep it nicely chilled.

Decided to miss pudding and escape! Thankfully they took one steak pie off the bill as I moaned (starving and I still didn’t eat it!!). Total was £39.60 and very disappointed.






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1 Comment

  1. paul

    Got out the car leaves everywhere it is autumn I suppose but a lot of rubbsh mixed in with it outside not loved although main building painted looked good front entrance full of leaves a wee bit of effort to brush them up.Sat down staff where very responsive gave us menu’s orderd to coffee’s straight away we ordered quickly I had chorizo salad with leaves and mustard dressing (french) was edible but very cheap chorizo 6 slices
    with lettuce & Mustartd for £6.50 very overpriced it wouldn’t of cost more than £0.90 to produce that starter dissapointing my mother had ministroni soup edible but not offered parmesan and it definetly need something and got freshly grated parmesan good I had ordered haggis neeps and tatties but weren’t available after I ordered poor had macoroni cheese because i was surprised to see it on the menu was ok but lacked seasoning and very small portion for £6.25 had salad with it nice my mother had salmon was ok it was fresh potatoes nice mange tout but carrots cauli and broccoli could of been fed through a drip they were obviously frozen but not good my mother enjoys going there but I felt is was poor value for money although she says it depends what chef is on if the food is hot or cold or tasty £34 for two 2 courses each 2 soft drinks and 2 coffee’s but food lacks flavour bar area a bit dirty look over the bar tatty and dirty and furry toys above the bar looks abit amatuerish
    sorry guys I was just dissapointed and the good thing was tou had a 20 customer in on a monday at 6pm although it was a bank holiday as we left a car had pulled in a lady came out and asked my mother what it was like I went in the car as my mother briefly spoke to her and a gent had started walking towards the restaurant from that car and turned back for whatever reason probably the first line of what i said they had told my mother the £5 carvery place down the road had run out off food !!

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