Advantages Food was great
Disadvantages We had to wait
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On a recent weekend where my boyfriend came to visit, we decided to go out for dinner on a Saturday night to Harvester in Nottingham city centre. We didn’t quite anticipate how busy it would be though at 8pm. As we came up to the restaurant, we could immediately see people waiting for tables. After finding out that there was only a 20 minute wait, we decided to stick around and we only ended up waiting a little more than 10 minutes.
A waitress led us to a 4 person table near the back of the restaurant, a little silly I thought considering there was only 2 of us and we didn’t need a table that big. While we had been waiting to be seated, we had both had time to look over the menu and decide what we wanted so our waitress took our order straight away. I ordered a 12oz gammon steak while my boyfriend had a mixed grill.
After a couple of minutes our drinks were brought over and considering how busy it was, I thought that this was really good. As the restaurant was so busy, I was expecting it to be quite loud and distracting but the tables are spaced out enough so that there is a little background noise but we were still able to have a private conversation. Due to us having a 4 seat table, we were able to sit next to each other rather than opposite which was nice for us both.
Our meals arrived after only 20 minutes and they looked amazing. If you don’t know already, meals from Harvester come with unlimited salad bowls but we chose not to eat this as we knew how big our proper meals would be. The salad bar is amazing but eating this would have made me full far too quickly.
We both chose to have fries with our meals and although they weren’t extremely hot, they were still really nice. Each meal also comes with a choice of sauce but I never have one so my boyfriend got to have his Jack Daniels sauce along with an extra choice of Peppercorn sauce which he said were both lovely. My gammon was thick and cooked to perfection although I secretly wanted my boyfriend’s mixed grill instead. His steak, sausage, chicken and gammon looked so good compared with my meal so I think next time I’ll have that too!!
Including drinks (a large red wine and a vodka and coke) our meal came to just over £30 which was really good value for what we had. The service was fantastic even though it was super busy and a Saturday night and because of this, I would happily go any night of the week now.
The Harvester in the city centre can be found just off Mansfield Road near the Victoria Centre/ near the CornerHouse in Trinity Square.
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