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“Good food and excellent service”

The Venus Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 8 Restaurants in Dinnington
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$24 - US$46
Cuisines: British
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Traditional British Pub Restaurant specialising in old style home cooking, group bookings and celebrations
Reviewed 29 July 2018

Although we have driven past many times over the years and it has been recommended by friends, this was our first visit to the Venus Restaurant. There is a pleasant bar area to have a drink whilst looking through the extensive menu and the wine list. The dining room is surprisingly spacious with a good space between tables. The service from all the staff was excellent. The dishes are cooked to order, accompanied by a range of vegetables and served silver service. Portions are more than adequate but staff give plenty of consideration for time between courses. This is good traditional cooking (e.g. duckling, lamb shank and steaks and chicken breast in various sauces) rather than nouvelle cuisine. There are also vegetarian dishes.The wine list has a range of reasonably priced European and New World wines, including a good Argentinan Norton Malbec. We were thoroughly satisfied by our first visit to what must be one of the best restaurants in the area.

Thank Harry B
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Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

A bit of a rarity but the wife and I have done a review each on this eatery, simply put it’s superb!
The food is excellent, staff friendly and efficient, good selection of drink (if the ‘Grumpy Git is there try it lol) and the prices very reasonable.
It’s an old pub that’s well known in the area and recommended by the locals, this is how we found it, we were pointed in its direction by the Airbnb hosts we were with (Nick and Ann, Anston Hall) also highly recommended.
The only thing I would say is the portion sizes are ample, to the point of too big for some. I’m a big eater and it was more than enough and the wife left a bit, so if you’ve a more reserved appetite then tell them up front!

1  Thank Chris B
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Reviewed 20 July 2018 via mobile

Lovely food, excellent staff. Not a gluten free menu but they were happy to adapt anything off the main menu. Good value as we had the £39.90 for 2 - 2 course each.
Recommend for a great meal.

Thank michelle j
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Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

Been to the Venus a few times for family dos as it’s near my uncle and aunts

I say this every time and this Sunday was no exception - there’s too much food!

Service - excellent
Venue - tired (particularly the loos)
Food - good for the money, the cod bake and steak pie are the highlights, the veg were a bit mushed and the yorkies a bit hard, but we were a late sitting

And that’s the issue for me - they provide so much food! Portions are vast - so consequently they cater in bulk which means it all turns a bit “school dinnery”

Not one of us finished our main course - as my dad said, I bet there’s some happy pigs around here

I also didn’t have a pudding - just felt massive

At twenty pounds or so per head you can’t really knock it - you’d get a starter for that down south where we live :)

Thank MJH1
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Reviewed 10 July 2018

If you feel like treating yourself to a special meal, then this is the place to visit. Delicious food, comfy setting, pleasant and helpful staff and at an affordable price. Well worth a visit if you’re in the area.

Thank vbeaver2017
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