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Harvester customer’s rant after ’80 minute wait’ for food


A livid buyer has complained after claiming {that a} restaurant left him ready greater than an hour for meals. Nonetheless, administration of the Harvester pub in query have hit again and challenged his claims.

In accordance with BirminghamLive, the reviewer, recognized as Richard, visited Harvester’s The Foxhunt in Halesowen final month. He later left his ideas on Tripadvisor, posting a assessment beneath the headline: “Service garbage”.

Richard’s grievance stemmed from a delay which he claims led to meals taking up 80 minutes to reach. He claims after ready 80 minutes, he was then informed that it could take one other quarter-hour.

The Foxhunt in Halesowen has a rating of three.5 on Tripadvisor based mostly on greater than 500 impartial evaluations. One latest reviewer stated: “Had pretty lunch, employees very useful, additional touches reminded us of the Seventies. Modified seating to window seats, no drawback, we booked once more on similar desk for 2 weeks time.”

A reviewer recognized as Patricia added: “We couldn’t fault the meal or the service, and will certainly be going there once more! Properly accomplished the Fox Hunt.”

Nonetheless Richard claims he didn’t share the identical expertise as different prospects and gave the Halesowen pub one star out of 5. His assessment in full stated: “Horrible service meals hadn’t arrived inside 1hr 20 minutes and was then informed it was going to be quarter-hour. Can’t say in regards to the meals as by no means bought to attempt it as we cancelled the order which was the one factor they have been prepared to supply.”

Nonetheless, the administration workforce on the pub have since responded and provided a unique model of occasions. The pub claimed that Richard really did attempt a number of the meals – because it was logged that his starters had arrived “inside quarter-hour” of service.

The administration workforce additionally declare that Richard was provided the meals at no cost to take house with him, disputing claims that cancellation was the one choice provided. Their response in full stated: “Hello Richard, it’s disappointing to listen to that your go to wasn’t as much as our normal excessive requirements.

“I can see on our methods that the starters had arrived inside quarter-hour nonetheless the mains had taken longer than normal. We have been unprecedentedly busy on Friday afternoon, and with this on prime of ongoing points with kitchen tools meant there was a delay on meals which I can’t apologise sufficient for.

“I do imagine the responsibility supervisor had provided the mains to remove, at no cost, as you needed to depart, to which you declined as you wouldn’t be capable of eat them in time. The order was then cancelled and the remainder of the invoice wiped as method of an apology.

“Once more, I’d wish to apologise for the service delays you skilled and guarantee you we’ve got taken steps to make sure this stays an remoted incident. We’ve additionally responded to your grievance by way of electronic mail.”

The Foxhunt in Halesowen has 515 impartial evaluations on Tripadvisor – of which 271 are rated as glorious or excellent. One reviewer stated: “Visited Foxhunt Halesowen at lunchtime. Had 3 pretty meals from most important menu.

“The cod was enormous and batter gentle and crispy. Served by Sarah who may be very pleasant and places numerous effort into serving to with menu selection and many others.”

One other reviewer added: “Wonderful service right now from Sarah. The hen surf and turf was cooked to perfection. And the fish and chips have been excellent dimension and really tasty. Compliments to the chef.”


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