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Summary

“Unique: a bucket-list, must-visit experience!”; Harry and Caroline Hallam’s “quaint” 10-seat venture, in their front room, continues to dazzle most reporters, owing to Caroline’s “lovely” personal service, and Harry’s “outstanding cooking”, using whatever seemed good to buy that day. In such a tiny space, ambience can be elusive (and is somewhat dependent on fellow diners), and it also drew some unusual flak for being “overpriced” this year, amidst the odd accusation that it had “lost its sparkle somewhat”. On most reports, however, this remains one of the UK’s most individual of indies!

£84
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“Everyone should book and make a detour when heading past on the A1, for this total delight from start to finish”. Harry & Caroline Hallam’s “cosy” front room provides the venue for this unique 10-seat venture which delivers “ravishing yet simple haute cuisine from a tiny hand-written menu” (with Harry buying “whatever is available and good on the day”). Caroline’s service “couldn’t be more friendly and welcoming” – if there’s a concern it’s that it can “feel slightly awkward if you’re the only table there” (but even that strikes some reporters as “romantic”).

£82
Exceptional
Exceptional
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“It should be on everyone’s bucket list!”; Harry & Caroline Hallam’s “unique” 10-seat venture “never fails to delight”, thanks to his “exquisite French-based cooking” and her “exceptional attention to detail”; of necessity though, the atmosphere is “rather dependent on who else is dining that day”.

£82
Exceptional
Exceptional
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“The sureness of touch and the warmth of the welcome fully justify the price”, at Harry and Caroline Hallam’s 10-seater one-off, where – though choice is limited – the cooking is “brilliant”; “it’s about the only place this expensive where we come away every time working out how soon we can afford to go again…”

£80
Exceptional
Exceptional
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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Mon closed, Tue - Sat 8.30 pm, Sun closed

Harry’s Place Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Harry’s Place Restaurant in NG31, Great Gonerby by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Harry’s Place restaurant.
Robert S
Very good food and a quaint small restauran...
Reviewed 1 months, 24 days ago

"Very good food and a quaint small restaurant. Very pleasant lady wife of chef. Not quite as good as reviews I have seen. Very pleasant but not the ultimate. Very expensive, doubtful whether it should command such a large premium"

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17 High Street, Great Gonerby, NG31 8JS
Opening hours

lunch 12.30 pm - 2 pm, dinner 7 pm - 9.30 pm
Last orders: Mon closed, Tue - Sat 8.30 pm, Sun closed

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