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Poll: How Do You Rate This Restaurant? (162 member(s) have cast votes)

How Do You Rate This Restaurant?

  1. Excellent (79 votes [49.07%])

    Percentage of vote: 49.07%

  2. Good (43 votes [26.71%])

    Percentage of vote: 26.71%

  3. Average (23 votes [14.29%])

    Percentage of vote: 14.29%

  4. Poor (16 votes [9.94%])

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#61 adam1982

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Posted 02 March 2007 - 04:35 PM

I do agree that sometimes there is an attitude that makes you feel unwelcome.

What overcomes this is the exceptional food and especially the quality of the roast dinner. The place always leaves you feeling good.

#62 Uncle Wilf

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Posted 21 March 2007 - 08:58 AM

Top marks to Joanna's for last night.

Courteous service and very good food. Not cheap but then it doesn't pretend to be.
A pleasant dining experience and I have to say the slow cooked belly of pork is a thing of beauty.
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#63 Billy S

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Posted 12 November 2007 - 08:16 PM

Had their brunch recently and it was excellent. The service was efficient if not overly friendly, but not cold either.
When we left, the manager (I think) said 'Thanks for making it a late one, we appreciate it' and I've been thinking about it ever since. I think it was meant as a compliment (perhaps we missed the rush at lunch?).

The food was tastey - I had the Shepherds Pie and the vegetables with it were delicious too. Will be back.
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#64 tealight rookie

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Posted 07 February 2008 - 10:33 PM

I had a birthday lunch at Joanna's a couple of weeks ago. It was wonderful. They accommodated 11 of us well, the food was great and the service charming.

I'd been a couple of times previously, and again was very impressed.

Joanna's and A Torre are most definitely my favourite restaurants on the triangle.

#65 Sedgley Warrior

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Posted 03 April 2008 - 01:26 PM

Did anyone else notice that Joanna's was in the Observer food awards for one of the best Sunday Roasts? - "Go for the crackling on their roast belly of pork alone. Excellent food and amazing views over the city."

OMF awards - Best Sunday lunch

Might have to go myself now…

#66 Elmo

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Posted 04 April 2008 - 11:30 PM

I always have it as a starter... lovely.
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#67 Spoon

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Posted 05 April 2008 - 10:50 AM

A roast as a starter? Blimey. I'm impressed. Often I can't have a starter or I wouldn't be able to eat my roast and I love my food.

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Posted 05 April 2008 - 11:20 AM

Really? Not had a roast there that I remember but always loved everything else. That's not so good then. Sorry, Elmo!

#69 jannism

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Posted 05 April 2008 - 12:57 PM

Elmo is referring to the Slow cooked Belly of Pork with apple & ginger puree that they serve as a starter.

It is sublime.

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Posted 05 April 2008 - 04:37 PM

I give up. They shouldn't commend a place for its roast then tell you to go there for one of the starters.

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#71 jannism

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Posted 05 April 2008 - 05:01 PM

It's really perfectly simple. They offer it as either a starter or a main.

Perhaps this will shed some light

Edited by jannism, 05 April 2008 - 05:04 PM.


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Posted 05 April 2008 - 05:48 PM

Oooh! I want to go there now! We're off to Gipsy Hill tonight, though I reckon we'll be on the old Joanna again soon.

#73 Uncle Wilf

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Posted 05 April 2008 - 09:12 PM

I don't think it could be described as a complex multi-faceted, complex issue.

Slow cooked belly of pork is a sublime starter at Joanna's if you eat meat and you're eating in there cunningly placed on the starters menu. Enjoy it while stocks last. Uncle Wilf enjoyed it when he last had it and looks forward to having slow cooked belly of pork again.
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#74 primosan

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Posted 20 June 2008 - 10:26 AM

Been 3 times and had 3 excellent meals. Fantastic, courteous service. Delicious starters and mains. Loads of great fish options for the wife who doesn't eat meat. Granted it isn't cheap, but if you're not happy with the cost then give it a swerve. But for me, I think it's a first class restaurant, on a par with any you'd track down 'up west'. And you would of course be paying more up town.

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Posted 24 June 2008 - 12:44 PM

Hurrah, hurrah the Charlies are going to Joannas next week to celebrate my birthday. Can't wait! my favourites are:

Prawn & Sweetcorn Cake with sweet chilli & coriander sauce:
Slow cooked Belly of Pork with apple & ginger puree - sublime but not good for the waistline;
Battered Haddock, minted pea puree, hand cut chips & tartar sauce;
Joanna's Hamburger (made from Aberdeen Angus beef)
lettuce, tomato, dill & mayonnaise with melted cheddar cheese, crispy bacon & fries


Have noticed that they now have two new burger options on the menu.

This restaurant is consistently good.