the clientele are rough because its cheap and has alot of choice, not because its in wigan. its location is on a road away from all other shops/restaurants if it was 50 metres up from where it is it wouldnt even be in wigan. stop slagging off towns, write a decent reveiw and learn how to punctuate properly.
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adam1611, 1 March 2013:
Very cheap and cheerful, food isn't spectacular but edible, clientele are a bit rough round the edges on the whole, very dark.
OK if you are starving but not looking for any frills
Taybarns is never going to win any Michelin Stars, but that said its a cheap eat with lots of choice, not all of it is great quality but, if you get the chance to go more than once you will get to know what you like and don’t like.
Yes there are lots of families with kids there but that’s the type of place it is. if you don’t like that whole food court kind of experience then don’t go. But if like me you are quite happy to experience all kinds of foods from street food to the most expensive restaurants then this is definitely one to experience at the cheaper end of the budget. Think of it as being equivalent in quality to places like Maccy D’s or KFC.
The staff are always friendly and helpful. Sometimes you get the odd plate that hasn’t been cleaned as well as it should but, that happens in life sometimes (Just put that one aside and get a new one :-) All in all, it is what it is and people shouldn’t look down their noses at it, people who do are limiting themselves by their prejudices. Taybarns – Thumbs up!
Haute Cuisine it isn’t but that’s not to knock it. It’s plain and simple food, thetype that most of us eat on a daily basis at home.Taybarns represents good honest food at low prices for the budget minded.Unfair and hurtful comments about the people that dine there says a lotabout those that post such dross.We eat there on a weekly basis and find the staff and indeed the fellowcustomers to be very friendly.Don’t be put off by negative comments. Judge for yourself. I’m sure you’llagree we me.
I dont find nothing special in my first visit it was disappointed dirty plates as well floor and pizza horriblethe worst pizza i ever had seafood very poorly .but to be honest helpfull staff .and who likes carvery it is good. ice machine just for number. some one who like a good meal it is not the ..
I went to Taybarns with a large group for a birthday party. I've read all the other reviews and can honestly say, it was a great night out! The food was hot, tasty and cooked perfectly. The chef chatted to us about what was on offer as a few of the group hadnt been before.
Yes, it was busy, it's probably the busiest place in the Northwest, so they are obviously doing something right. It's great value.
We will all go back there, the kids loved it and as a parent, it's great to see the kids excited with all the salad items they have to choose from. The team are great, friendly and helpful. ten out of ten!
i went to the wigan taybarns yesterday june 2011 an i can honestly say its the worse place i have ever eaten in my life, in total i eat a burn fishcake, there was food all over the floor it was flilthy, i picked up 5 forks before i could find a clean one, i then thought id be brave an try a desert as i picked up a choclate cake of the top shelf there was a huge finger print on the side of the plaite absoulty disgusting.. so we after eatin nothing decied to leave, an ask to speak to the manger on doing this she said she eats the food ect! i then mentioned the dirty forks an smugde on the cake she said its out of her hands so dirty forks are out off the staffs hands? i then adviced her to go an look at the floor cause for 20 min there been food all over it which is a serious health hazard espicaly if some one was to slip in in ... which she did not do yet again that was out of her hands just a utter vile place!
I have visited this place only once and I enjoyed it. I admit, the food wasn't the best I've tasted but it was nice. I simply love the fact that its get what you want. I even decided that I am going to have my birthday meal there seen as there is such a variety of food, everyone can have what they like. Also as a student, funds are scarce so a five star restaurant is out of the question.
I recommended this place for large parties for the experience, the atmosphere and get some good food down you to! At a cheap price!
taybarns is a uk version of golden corral. it is operated by Whitbread who also own Beefeater & Premier Inn. that said its always hot food and for those who travel a lot it offers food just like home!!
visited today for lunch, which is always pleasant (except in school holidays!!!)
if you have freedom to choose the time of your visit then it is great. at teatimes it can be full of loud screaming kids.
still my preferred place to eat when traveling and not able to eat at home!!
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Visited Taybarns Wigan this afternoon.
Chose to have no lunch and go for a 2pm "slot" in case it was busy due to school holidays, meaning we could "fill-up" and miss our evening meal.
Never been before but you queue to pay the standard rate per person on entering then you find a suitable free table, grab a plate and visit the different areas of food filling your plate with what and all you desire. If you fancy sampling different dishes then you are free to pay one area a visit, eat your fayre then return for something "new" afterward and on and on and on...
The food was hot and tasty and regularly filled, there was a huge choice of foods the salad was fresh and crispy and the staff were fantastic; very pleasant and never stopped constantly clearing plates, ensuring tables were ready for the next flow of people and restocking the food bars.
I enquired about allergy information for a member of our party and the staff member concerned immediately went and found out all we needed to know from the Taybarn Allergy list 2011. The only food that didn't seem to withstand the glare of the heated lights was the sweetcorn and nearly everyone in our party felt the taste was spoiled due to over heating. Cannot comment on the desserts as we didn't sample any of them.
In spite of the fact or maybe because of the fact, that all the customers are returning to choose new foods over and over the whole atmosphere is very relaxed and there was no pressure to eat or leave too quickly.
Ladies toilets let them down a little bit, they are very nicely presented, obviously quite new and kept stocked well but with all the "traffic" they do need to be cleaned more often. Being a family friendly restaurant there are streams of children in the toilets not flushing etc.
In all the before 5pm value for money rating is fabulous and if you remember that you get what you pay for this place is perfect for enjoyable food at a very good price.
Garbage. The food is too bad to be called bland. It's utter slop! However, fair play to the founder of Taybarns who is obviously coining it from the illiterate masses who flock to part with their giros for the most disgusting, tastless excuse for food I have ever had the displeasure to experience! I only wish I had thought of this before him!
lar1912, 17 March 2011:
Disgusting pig swill!
suzyj, 21 March 2011:
not fair to brand people that go there as illiterate... good prices for families and people genuinely on a budget. I've never had any problems there, maybe you should go to your 5 star restaurants you obviously deserve
ManEldie, 27 August 2012:
very shallow comments from an arrogant person. Lar1912, you need a break! ermm, sorry i meant ‘life’
ManEldie, 27 August 2012:
One more thing Lar1912, I hope you know that it’s not your take on the restaurant that has fetched you my disapproval; rather, it’s your conceited outlook toward other people that has made me down-thumb you. if you don’t like it, fine; but to talk down on others who go? common that’s just lame.
I went to try this place out after hearing people talk about it.
I went at approx 5pm on a Wednesday.
My satnav was trying to take me passed the building for some reason but I noticed the bright orange sign and the equally orange building front.
At least you notice it on a dark night with a dodgy satnav!
Only one person was on the 'pay' desk to get in and as people buy drinks there as they enter it took a long time to get in.
On entering a girl explained how Taybarn's worked and where each food was which was helpful.
I'll be totally honest here.. the food was decidedly average, in fact below average in some areas.
The Carvery was a joke, very disappointing, the vegetable pots where all close to empty or actually empty. Wet cabbage for greens, school dinner style tinned veg and what looked like baby sick for stuffing. Choice of gammon and turkey ( I think that's what they where!) both where given in stingy portions but I guess this could be down to the fact that you can go again ( which after looking at the carvery I wouldn't have! )
The fish skewers and meat skewers where so dry I had to drench them in ranch dressing to swallow them, also everything tasted bland.
The pizzas were awful .. they are some type of flat bread with a skimp of cheese on with a small amount of toppings.. not really what I call pizza, and again VERY dry.
Maybe it was the time of day I went ( by now it was 5.25pm ) but I was hoping to see more 'world food' but there was only 3 pots with mild chilli con carne that had no mince that i could see in but half a field full of onions ( to bulk it out ), onion overkill fajita mix and something else I didn't fancy eating as again it was 90% onions. ( I love onions .. but I was all onion-ed out by that point! ).
The pasta dishes were a welcome break though very basic, as they were wetter foods than most things there. I found myself sipping on cola to ease the dry throat and I never normally drink fizzy drinks.
Later on in the visit they brought out prawns on skewers that were hard to swallow and tasted like fried eggs. Please someone teach them how to cook prawns ( or any skewer food ) without murdering them.
The crumble was mostly tasteless.. but the custard tasted ok so the two mixed worked.
The cheesecake they had that night was not very nice and looked like it was 2 days old ( I am sure it wasn't but it looked that way! )
I am a cheesecake fan so that was a let down.
Ice cream... always a safe choice - but still not as nice as pizza hut icecream machine which is hard to beat :-)
On a good note... the carrot cake was to die for. :-)
I didn't stuff my face, I ate a small amount of things that 'looked' appetizing.. so I was basically left with the deserts to fill up on.. bless the carrot cake... yum.
I think kids would love it for the novelty.
Desert lovers.. fill your faces.. the portions are large so no need to take 4 plateful's at once.
This could have been an 'off' day and perhaps the weekends have better foods so I can only give my honest opinion of my visit on this particular day.
Anyone with a liking for nicer quality food then only go here if you want a fun trip out with friends/family to eat and be merry, not to compare the cuisine to other restaurants you may have been to as you may be left feeling disappointed.
2 stars out of 5 simply due to the blandness, dryness and terrible carvery that looked inedible.
The 2 stars go to the friendly staff and the carrot cake.
although my visit to taybarns today 11/09/10 2pm was very delightfull no cues amazingly cheap great atmosphere my only complaints are the glasses they give you for drinks were dirty and had to take them back to be changed, and the waiting staff dont come around very often to collect plates that are finished with, other than that i stuffed my face on a fantastic variety off great tasting foods which were often replensihed would deffo recommend to others will be going back myself in the near future, fantastic value for money great way to spend a few hours. fills you for the whole day,
We visited Taybarns in Wigan yesterday - a nice experience was had by all! We enjoyed piping hot food (good quality too) at a great price.
No complaints from us about the food or the staff!
My only one fault find is that if you're disabled (which i am) the waiting in the queue to pay is a bind especially when you can't stand for more than 2 mins at a time and the queue's are quite long generally it gets very hard work!
the food at taybarns is brilliant and the staff are very polite and friendly. its great for all occasions. there is so much to choose from you can never get enough of it. and its a very reasonable price aswell
i visited taybarns, and found the meals good value for what you paid,you could eat has much has you wanted,at one cost,enjoyed my first visit,however when visiting again although quite busy,you had to queue to pay before you could enter,i generally like a few drinks first before a meal,but you had to join a rather long queue,to the till,we had children with us who grew impatient,has did others,i also had a back problem,which made it worse,i could not stand up for too long,so anyone with any disability would have problems,it was ages before the end of the queue,paying and entering,i enjoyed it once we had paid and got seats,and could get drinks at the bar,but did not like having to wait in a queue for so long,and that was just to pay to enter.
We like taybarns its cheap and has a variety of food.
I have 4 kids of different ages and they all have different tastes of foods, here we have something for each of them. And if they sit down with there plate and decide No mummy i dont like this (like they do often) no worrys they can go get something else without me having to pay out again.
I found the Establishment to be clean and freindly staff. The ladies toilets was clean, i didnt inspect the mens lol. We have visited twice, early on a saturday and a thursday.
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