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The Five Bells Harvester

London Road | Vange, Basildon SS16 5LD, England
+44 1268 553162
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Overview
  • Excellent20%
  • Very good25%
  • Average19%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible21%
1 week ago
“Food OK but not the surroundings”
8 Dec 2017
“Not such a good deal !!”
Closes in 22 min
09:00 - 23:00All hours
CUISINES
Barbecue, International, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
London Road | Vange, Basildon SS16 5LD, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Fantastic fast service, cheerful server. Always happy to oblige.BUT where is the gravey again the same old problem, Could get THREE lots i the one cup!

Thank davidY4495BQ
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Our party of eight turned up at the Five Bells at 7.00 pm on Sunday evening and we seated ourselves in the bar waiting for table to be ready. I noticed that the bar area was very untidy tables were not cleared and menus were...More

Thank Cliff60
General Manager A, Manager at The Five Bells Harvester, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Cliff60, we regret to hear that you had this experience with us. Please contact us at 01268553162 so we can work with you to make this right.

Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a table for eleven Saturday 13/01/2018 most of our food that came out was cold i had steak cold chips cold peper sauce cold the steak went back and i had to wait 20mins for another every one had finished not good service...More

Thank essexgirl300
General Manager A, Manager at The Five Bells Harvester, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Essexgirl300, we are disappointed to see your low star rating. If you could provide more information to us, we would be more than happy to try and make this situation better. We would like the opportunity to make this up to you. Please contact our...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

The food here was OK although I think rather expensive for what you get. Service was slow and when asked about sugar content in a drink the waiter replied "I don't work for Ribena". True but not helpful... The worst thing about the experience is...More

Thank Ralph B
General Manager A, Manager at The Five Bells Harvester, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Ralph B, we appreciate your honest review. We set a high standard for ourselves, so we are disappointed to hear that your experience with us was not a positive one.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Harvesters vary vastly (although they should all be the same), but this is one of the better ones we have been to. It’s always busy on a Saturday evening and staff were calm, helpful and we had good service. Food was pretty good and as...More

Thank Judy L
General Manager A, Manager at The Five Bells Harvester, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Judy L, reviews like this give us motivation and help us ensure we provide high-quality care. We look forward to your next visit! Take care!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As soon as walked in looked grubber - floor dirty with food - The people who come out to sort Salad Bar out - Uniform VERY Dirty - We ordered Scampi which had no taste at all did say something when paying and was told...More

Thank susie815
General Manager A, Manager at The Five Bells Harvester, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Susie815, thank you for leaving us feedback. We are disappointed to hear that your experience was not a positive one We hope you are willing to give us another chance. Please reach out to us at 01268553162 so we can work towards a resolution.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lovely Christmas Day dinner with my family, all 6 of us really enjoyed all three courses, the food was great and the staff were excellent and friendly, made it a very enjoyable experience

Thank scottyd1975
General Manager A, Manager at The Five Bells Harvester, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Scottyd1975, we are so pleased you enjoyed your visit to The Five Bells, Vange! Thanks again for the recommendation, and have an amazing day!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good food really nice and a lot to choose from and nice salad bar too. Staff really friendly and service is great too. Definitely go back.

Thank beckybb28
General Manager A, Manager at The Five Bells Harvester, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Beckybb28, we are so pleased you enjoyed your visit to The Five Bells, Vange! Thanks again for the recommendation, and have an amazing day!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not what it used to be. Also Expensive. My Dad had fish and chips (used to be lovely) More batter than fish, very grey looking fish. My Niece had child portion steak, chips and a corn on the cob. No corn on the cob arrived,...More

Thank Lea_Margate
General Manager A, Manager at The Five Bells Harvester, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Lea_margate thank you for taking the time to leave us your honest feedback. Please reach out to us at your earliest convenience so we may further assist you in working towards a resolution. The Five Bells, Vange 01268553162

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lovely evening. Seated straight away. Service was great and friendly. Food was lovely. Only thing to let them down was that they ran out of turkey at Christmas.

Thank Neil M
General Manager A, Manager at The Five Bells Harvester, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello Neil M, thank you; we appreciate your feedback! Thank you again for leaving us this response!

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jonco2013
15 February 2015|
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Response from GrumpyTart | Reviewed this property |
I have never found any problems that aren't dealt with promptly and efficiently by the staff IF they are made aware. Did you raise your concerns? Or just take to trip advisor?
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$8 - US$25
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 23:00
Monday
09:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 23:00
Thursday
09:00 - 23:00
Friday
09:00 - 23:00
Saturday
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: London Road | Vange, Basildon SS16 5LD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Basildon
  • Phone Number: +44 1268 553162
  • E-mail
Description
At The Five Bells Harvester in Basildon food is fresh, full of flavour and just how you like it. Choose your tasty grill, sauce and side at our restaurant and we'll get cooking - while you head off to the famous Harvester salad bar to grab as much crisp, freshly prepared tasty salad as you like.
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