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“Close but not quite there. ”

The Marquis of Cornwallis
Ranked #4 of 21 Restaurants in Hadleigh
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Easter Monday lunch. Upon entry we were impressed with the front of house staff and beautiful refurbishment of an old building. The aged mirror behind the bar being a highlight!

We were over faced by the excessive menu. We counted over 20 main courses.

We ordered two sharing platters to start. Although very well presented they lacked variation. A baked avocado starter was also massively under seasoned.

Then on to a selection of main courses all presented very well. However the execution was just not there. Some pataoes had far too much pepper and the vegetarian lasagne seemed to have no salt at all.

Finally the deserts (Apple pie, passion fruit meringue, banoffee and shortbread)
were imagination but instantly forgettable.

The service was inconsistent. We had a different member of staff for every order and delivery to the table.

In our opinion it wouldn't take much to sharpen the experience of this place. Less choice on the menu, consistency of waiting staff, an obvious host in the dining room and seasoning needs to be checked on each dish.

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Reviewed 2 April 2018

Have been to this restaurant a few times. Very pleasant setting with views over valley. Comfortable seating with nice interior. Their is an open view of the kitchen. Visited for lunch with my wife over the weekend, service was good as usual. Enjoyed starter of baked camembert. We both ordered the burger which was priced at £15.00, it came with fries. Both burgers had been pre-cooked at some point, I presume earlier that morning,& possibly kept warm or just re-heated. This resulted in them being dry and not particularly hot. The tomatoes that were served with them had probably come straight from the fridge they were so cold. The burgers were disappointing particularly for the cost.

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3  Thank glas21
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

The service was second to none the food was of the finest quality prepared cooked and served with finesse. The setting and the decor make this restaurant a real treat to visit, very relaxing and peaceful. We were all well impressed by the choice and variety in the menu. We did expect small servings as this is often the case with high end restaurants, but this is certainly not the case with The Marquis. We were all well fed and really enjoyed the overall experience.

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1  Thank trevor d
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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Travelled back to Suffolk to take my dad out for lunch for his birthday. I remember this pub back when I was a teenager, and it’s unrecognisable!
Food was lovely, looked fab and tasted great. Staff were super helpful

It’s not cheap, but it’s not too expensive either.
Great atmosphere, interesting and varied menu and super views.
We’ll be back!

Thank TLCMP
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Reviewed 1 April 2018

Celebrated my sister's birthday here with all the family - she had driven past it several times and thought it looked interesting. The setting is really stunning and in the summer it must be beautiful on the outside terrace. The interior is very modern with a partially open kitchen but the tables were far to close together for what is quite a pricey restaurant. In the main the food was very good, but some dishes were overcooked. The bar upstairs looked lovely and the toilets were palacial. Overall the service was good but felt a bit over-bearing until we had eaten our main course and then you couldn't attract a waiter! I was disappointed by the fact that at one stage, we felt our waiter made one of our party 'feel small' when he asked for a dish to be returned to the kitchen and in addition, the waiter who took the cash for our bill then didn't return with the change. As we got up to leave, he re-appeared, so I asked him about it and was informed that as the amount we had given him was £20 more than the total, they had kept it, assuming it was their tip - bad form for a high end restaurant. We were going to leave a £30 tip, so as a result they did themselves out of a further £10!! Taking everything into account I felt it was over-priced.

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Thank Wedgie27
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