katem1 - 10-04-2012
9/4/12 What a disappointment ! . On entering we were ignored for 10 minutes , then, when finally seated our waitress didn't come back for 10 minutes even though the place wasn't busy . We then watched as the lady on the table next to us stormed out, as her order which she had placed 50 minutes prior, had been forgotton to be processed through the till and she didn't want to wait for another half an hour . We were then served luke warm , machine coffee and my daughter had to wait another 10 minutes for her milkshake, which had no cream etc .We ordered the combo platter , when it got to us 45 minutes later, the mushrooms were still frozen , the chicken wings were only just cooked , the potato skins were solid and dry , and the salsa solidified . It was all pretty inedible,and very expensive ,( not that we paid for it as i refused).We watched as our waitress was more interested in bad mouthing her supervisor behind her back and less interested in seeing to rectify our meal , and when i did finally get her attention , she took just the mushrooms off , gave them back to the chef who then proceeded to cook some more and wanted to present them nearly 15 minutes later in which time we had discovered the rest was rank .Also various customers with small children were wandering about as the kids were getting bored with waiting . The music was also not inkeeping with the theme of the place, and there wasn't many smiles or ambience , the outside could also do with being smartened up and more accessable . If this is new venture for the owner, i would offer advice that this place really does need some attention, if not , take comments on board as your losing custom fast !
sebastianmorrow - 01-06-2011
I adore this place. We stop here on way to and from West Country when holidaying or playing music concerts. Great views over the Blackdown Hills and the mysterious Rosemary Lane, i the valley below. Food: great fry-ups and old-fashioned coffee. Experience: It's like going to a caff in the sixties with original fixtures and fittings from that era. The place was being renovated when we last visited (about 2 weeks ago) and I hope the y retain that fformica charm and don't go the way (which is usually half-way) towards modernising! An absolute hoot! Ye who berate it just don't get it!
sebastianmorrow - 01-06-2011
Oh, and the liver and onions is to die for!
Henryhorn - 13-09-2010
I have to say this place wins my all time worst restaurant ever.. I arrived to find the toilets smelling pretty disgusting , holes in the walls, one toilet seat looked as if the rats had eaten the edges etc, and the whole place looked decrepit. The waitress was friendly and when I commented to the miserable gent who brough the food how quickly it had appeared he glared at me and dumped a plate of food literally swimming in grease on the table. No smile, no comment, just "thud" and off he went. The food was pretty awful but I was starving having had nothing since breakfst so I ate it, finding it hard to relax as the other waitress started hoovering the entire place whilst I ate. At this point I started wondering if everything else was falling apart, what were the kitchens like and so left the food, paid up and went. I have never been in such a hole to be truthful, and judging by the state of the fixtures/window frames etc it needs kncoking down. Go there at your peril, instead stop at the Little Chef a couple of miles nearer Honiton, where at least you know what you're getting...
lucypd - 23-08-2010
An absolute failure to food. The 'big breakfast' was foul. The sausages and bacon were far overcooked and so neither I nor my family could eat them. The beans had formed a skin suggesting that they had been left out on the plate for quite some time. There was no tomatoes on one of the plates. The toilets smelled very strongly and there was loo paper all over the floor. All-in-all quite a bad experience.
kevlynch - 01-11-2009
We called into the Newcott Chef on our way to Cornwall from London this weekend. The place looks like something from 30 years ago in terms of decor and menu contents but the prices have certainly kept up with time - £11.75 for 2 cups of tea, 3 milks and 3 toasted teacakes soaked in butter or marg The serving staff were ok but the guy who took the money was grumpy and barked that the kids should only take one lolly each which they did and then promptly binned them due to quality. Toilets were poorly maintained and did not smell fresh
Jeff Wright - 29-07-2008
On ordering 4 'big breakfasts' one of our party stated that he didn't like fried bread and could he change it for beans or something - "no we don't do substitutes" said the morose owner/waiter before dashing outside to berate a car owner parked at the far end of his empty car park for daring to drink from a flask - need I say more - more expensive than Little Chef and offering poor quality coffee and food.