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“Second Opinion”
Review of The Boot

The Boot
Ranked #1 of 5 Restaurants in Histon
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 2 April 2018

Held back saying anything until our second visit on Easter Saturday but now having had two lunches here feel in a position to be subjective about this very welcome addition to our local eating establishments.
So one weekday visit and another at the weekend, both I am happy to say well received with both food and staff.
The hospitality trade is notoriously difficult at keeping good staff and here they have certainly made an excellent start. Really from entering the building to departing one feels welcome and an interest in you as a person rather than a money machine. I only hope that they can continue to maintain this level of staff, it might be helped of course by the fact that they do impose a 10% service fee on both food and drinks which we are assured is given back to all members of staff. Whilst it is true that one can remove this I see no reason to do so whilst the service remains as good as it is.
The main dining area is full of light with good spaces between tables, even the tables for two are adequate and for once not all shoved in the dark corners.
Good variety of ales and wines although as usual the mark up on wines encourages one to weep, specially remembering that a further 10% will be added to your bill. Well run restaurants can make a very decent living from food and it continues to annoy me that they mark up really quite ordinary wines by I guess a factor of at least three.
The food is good, not outstanding but good, certainly good enough to want to come back.
Talking of "add ons" I am not sure why the pies are not served with a potatoes, they just come with beans. Add another £3.50 for potato and they are creeping towards £20 for a meat pie!
There are still a number of dishes for us to try so we will be returning certainly for lunch and hopefully for dinner if we can get a table!
Two car parks and very clean toilets.

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Thank Alan L
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

Thought it was going to be amazing food, so may have been disappointing because of high expectations but it really wasn't very good. For how much you're paying for the food it should be so much better. Also they shouldn't bother offering vegan options when they are terrible! Fair enough if you can't cook good vegan food but don't put it on the menu. The steaks were small and there was nothing else on the plate which was like 'oh'. Booked 2 months ahead of time for a table of 8 and the table wasn't ready when we arrived and was a table for 6 not 8.

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Thank katie2205anne
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

This is a recently refurbished pub/restaurant. Food very good and not too too expensive but it’s not your normal pub food! We had 3 kids with us and they didn’t like anything!!!! So don’t take kids/teenagers! Ambience very pleasant and staff very helpful and friendly. Would certainly go again but without kids!

Thank J6tarot
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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

A lovely pub which has recently re opened, had a great bottle of wine with fresh muscles, staff very friendly and nothing too much for them. Definitely returning for an evening meal with friends

Thank David K
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Reviewed 31 March 2018

Beautiful decor and atmosphere and blazing fire and 2 log burners.morocan lamb was really good my partner whose birthday it was had rump steak, not impressed at all flavour good but slightly chewy, sister had pork, with cabbage, cabbage undercooked and portion very small and Luke warm. I can honestly say I feel food very overpriced and expected for a resturant associated with a master chef to be of a much higher standard. Some of the staff certainly need much more customer service training. Plates need to be hot not Luke warm. Didn't like idea of inclusive service charge as prefer to give own gratitude depending on good service.

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