This particular location has an "apparent" high change-over in staff, and, as a result, you will receive inconsistent service. There are time when I will get a free refill, other times, I am billed the same as a non-refill, and even at other times I am billed $160 for half a cup! This is unacceptable!
And, though the coffee is "good" - I would not say that it is at all "exceptional".
The facility is generally quite cold, and the food appears to be "big store" purchased.
Lastly, the staff really needs to understand what it means to provide "service" - and many of the staff have faces that would seem to portray "I would rather be doing something else".
If there were another location, I would go there in a heart-beat.
Jungle Jac's rock for little kids and relatively cheap family entertainment that can last for hours but the concession stand food could be improved for quality. Their specialty is providing family enjoyment for kids to romp around and have birthday parties and fun play time. The food items at their concession stand, like others like Castle Fun Park, are not cheap.
Tasty halibut and fries along with good cole slaw. The deep fried pickles are a great value and tasty. 12 spears of lightly battered pickles and ranch dip for $3.95. Can't beat that. We had the deep fried pickles at Wings Restaurant in Maple Ridge and this place was way better, 1/2 the price and twice the food. Give this place a try and you won't be dissappointed.
I go there occasionally for convenience to where I live and it's the only pub in Pitt Meadows.
The food is hit and miss and more often the latter. The prices are comparable to other pubs but the prices on the web site are not the same as the menu on some things. When the price difference was pointed out , we had to pay the higher price. The servers are very good. The pub is so small but they cram chairs in where ever they can. You are getting bumped constantly or you are bumping into people. This place is so tight that you have to go outside to change your mind. If you enter from the parking lot , you will have to walk through a cloud of smoke. The patrons smoke right outside the entrance to the pub. My friend and I were at the bar which is in front of the kitchen and it was pretty busy in the kitchen. My friend said to me that there was no way she could work in there, then this rather large woman behind the bar say's F-you. There are regular patrons there and if you happen to be sitting in what they call their seats , they will let you know it.
The bottom line for me is that the pub is not a good pub.
My spouse, a resident of the Mediterranean and us were somewhat disappointed in the servings and prices of this local tiny restaurant embedded in Pitt Meadows. We've never been back but I am sure others had a different experience. It's hard to find a fairly good restaurant in the tricities that gives you good value for your money but then again, we've not hit them all. Try it, your experience might be different.
It does not matter if you have coffee at Blenz or Starbucks or this little coffee shop nestled in South Pitt Meadows in Osprey Village, they're all overpriced for coffee and food items. This is why, sorry to say, Tim Horton's flourishes as a brand name even though there are far too many franchises in Canada as Tim Horton's prices are cheaper. I went to Stomping Grounds one time and was not impressed with their prices or coffee.
What can I say, truth hurts, skimpy portions and they have the audacity to charge $13 for a buffalo chicken sandwich and a little salad that is befitting of a child's portion not an adult and should be only $10. Food is okay but portions are poor value. When an adult goes to eat and pays $13+ you'd expect them to be fairly satisfied with a full stomach. No wonder I have not eaten there for years, nothing changes.
Quaint little place with good portions of decent Pho. My family does have other Pho places that they prefer, but this one is close to our home and never disappoints. Owner takes a bit of warming up but once he gets to know you, he remembers your preferences. Give it a try for a nice meal.
Boston Pizza is was a great experience, they had great food and to make matters even better they also made sure that they got my familys food at a timley matter as we were going to see a movie next door. the service was fast and friendly and the servers were great to my kids!!!
I thought it was so nice that the managers are so involved also they checked to see how our food was!!
If you want a great place to dine boston pizza is great! will come back!!
I went to Sango's because I felt like Japanese for dinner before seeing a movie and since it's right by Cineplex I thought I may as well try this place out. Well, I'm kind of disappointed because I eat at Japanese restaurants in Maple Ridge area often and although the food was delicious, this place appears to be a lot more expensive than the rest I've been to and the portions given are smaller. The service is really good though.
This is a small place with heavenly middle eastern style food. The elderly goddess who owns, cooks and serves is a wonderful lady who cooks middle eastern style food for the weekend buffet and for menu meals during the week except for Mondays. She is easy to talk to with wonderful manners and enthralling stories if you strike up a conversation with her. We had the platter for two and were stuffed with some to take home. We will be becoming regulars there for sure.
It's a little tricky to get into but well worth it.
I HATE BP and this one is the worst. We had to come in after a hockey game with my son's team. I was hungry so against my better judgement we ordered the perogy pizza. GROSS. WHat a disgusting mess. Me and Eds knows how to make perogy pizza if you care to check BP. YOU. do NOT.
The beer was warm and all the pastas were very small for the price. Plus the waitresses barely talked to the boys, instead deferring to the parents. They're 15-17 years old and were surprisingly well behaved. All the parents were asking themselves why we come here. We won't again,
And as for the reviewer who said it was from Boston. No, it's from Edmonton. You'd think then that they'd know how to make perogy pizza. Sadly, not.
My wifey and I ordered two 'personal pizzas". One gluten free and the other - tuscany. The tuscany pizza was terrible. The green peppers and onions were huge, not chopped or diced. Very little of either. Ridiculous price for a personal pizza - almost $15.
The gluten free pizza was a little better, but certainly NOT WORTH the almost $15.
2nd time we have eaten here and the 2nd time we have been extremely disappointed. Prices are way higher then others in the area and the food is so poor.
never eat here again
Five of us came in for a takeout order. I think it was Tom serving us. He was fast, efficient and got every order right with out having to ask questions twice or repeat himself. Even steered us away from the coffee in the most polite way, as it was old, but offered to make a fresh pot right away. All our sandwiches were perfectly made, nicely labelled for everyone and packed expertly. Great Job!
My personal favorites are the Veggie Burger, Pasta Buffet, Nachos, and Fish 'n Chips. I haven't had a bad meal here. I would like to see more vegetarian options but hey, it's a pub!
A lot of friends and family that I've brought here love that we can safely stumble home since it's in central Pitt Meadows. The typical food items they order include wings, burgers, and the weekend steak special. They do offer a wide variety of large salads as well. My running group would go out after a run for a big Chop Chop or Taco Salad. So, I've taken a few people here over the years without complaint.
Cross that out - The People - that work here are the heart of the pub. In this industry I don't expect a lot of long term employee's but the Coachman does. There are employees that have been working here for over ten years and longer. They are team in every sense of the word and you can tell. They pitch in and help each other out with a smile. They are never under staffed (well, rarely). They have time to get to know the regular folks and believe me there are a few. No, I'm not one of them. The employees are hard working, happy employees that all seem to get along. I work in the business world and I think we can learn about teamwork from this group. Do I know any of the employees personally? Nope. Aside from a quick chat while placing my order. So I can say that this review is free from opinion. It is a review that has been earned over the 6+ years I have been coming here.
To Coachman I say keep up the good work, the great food and the people are the heart of your business. Think about renovating in the future but nothing too crazy - how about killing the carpet? As I mentioned, a lot of us city folks are moving out and we're used to "newer" establishments. A little weak here and there would be nice (kinda like the new washrooms) but keep the core and heart of the Coachman alive.
On a final note, definitely keep up the community involvement. We love to come by and listen to live music or see employees dressed up as pirates for Pitt Meadows Day.
Love this little gem in Pitt Meadows. The Chef knows his stuff and really goes the extra mile with details. Halibut to perfection everytime isn't easy but this Chef does it! I could go on and on listing the menu and how great its all done but anything you choose will be done as well as the finest high priced places in Yale Town.
The prices are not cheap but they are cheaper than most at this level of food. Really worth the trip but call ahead first to make reservations.
Its a nice small & dark but not to dark, decorated nice and warm. Never loud and it has a nice casual class about it.
The british waitress is exelent and just pray you get her at your table because your other option (the owner) will turn you off this great little place.
The head waiter/owner is an ass. He has very poor people skills and almost looks down his nose at customers. If you just show up with out a resevation he can be snotty as hell about it. They have a fantastic british girl waiting tables and she gets it but the owner doesn't.
They need a good host/manager up front and keep the owner in the office counting cash or something because he will be the one that kills this place.
I don't think the owner knows he's a bad waiter or is trying to be a donkey but he just doesnt have any skills in the hospitality department. I hope he gets off the floor and hides out of the public eye before the Chef leaves because of the owner pissing off the customers.
Stopped in for a weekday sandwich. The sandwiches were very fresh and homemade style. Like as if you'd purchased the ingredients at the grocery store and went straight home and made yourself a sandwich the way you wanted. Tons of sandwich combos on very fresh Bread/buns.
I had a veggie sandwich with avocado that was exactly what I wanted. The soups and baked goods looked nice too. Very basic small strip mall joint - not sure where a band would play or a deck to "watch the planes" would be but my sandwich was excellent and good value. Nothing like a nasty Subway.
We came on a Saturday night. We were a group of five and when we got there at 6:15 (they open at 6) there were already two large groups seated, about 8-10 each group.
The first thing I noticed was the lack of servers. In fact, there was only one server, and another man working, who I presume to be the owner, given his pompous and patronizing attitude, and the giant gaudy bluetooth he had attached to his ear.
We were seated at our reserved table, and as we were still waiting for two more to arrive, we were no exaggeration, IGNORED, until I waved down the server to ask her for a drink.
At the time, the two parties were not being served - the owner and the server had stood behind the bar for ten minutes, probably discussing the amount of work they'd have to do, rather than doing it.
After the rest of our party arrived - about 15 minutes later - we were left with the menus for at least half an hour - by the time we had placed our orders, I checked the clock and it was 7:25 - we had been there for over an hour in order to get our orders taken.
Our server seemed frazzled, understandably, and recited the specials as if under extreme pressure for a language oral exam.
While I understand that she was trying her best, my main concern was why, if you knew there were going to be large groups AND it was a Saturday night, you wouldn't put more people on. As management, it is extremely important to ENABLE your employees to do a good job. If they are feeling overwhelmed because it is extremely short-staffed, it is management/the owner's fault, not that of the staff.
They had a young boy come on later to do the running/bussing, but the look on his face was that of pure misery. I didn't see him crack a smile once. It was painful to watch.
Near the end of the meal (paying/tipping time) the owner came over to systematically ask how everything was, without making eye contact or any attempt at rapport. The server came over and apologized for the lack of service, she said it was just crazy tonight. Again, not her fault.
They charge you 2.99 if you want "house-made bread" - typically restaurants would just offer you bread for free at the beginning, especially if you're hungry and have been waiting close to two hours since sitting down to start getting your food. We expected that since they were charging and it was "house-made" we'd get an assortment of breads maybe in a basket? It was a TINY loaf, hastily warmed up, and honestly tasted like day old bread from Safeway.
The food was well-presented, quality was fresh, and you could tell that the chef was definitely up to par. Kudos to the kitchen. It's the only thing that's pulling up the star rating for this place. Was it good enough that I'd come back? Definitely not. The prices they charge are pretty steep, typical downtown prices. And I really wanted to give this place a good review, because I'm a huge supporter of local businesses, and hey! a fine-dining restaurant in the 'burbs, why not? But a dining experience consists of more than just the food, and the service, or lack thereof, simply left a bad taste in my mouth.
Stopped in here for a quick bite to eat. The food was terrible. I ordered a chicken donair and the meat looked like it had been sitting there for hours- it was dry and hard. The server put so much sauce on it in an effort to disguise the old meat that it was revolting, and let me tell you- it wasn't hiding anything! I was worried I would get food poisoning from this food and threw it out after a few bites. To make matters worse the server was rude and seemed to not want to be bothered by customers. That's ok, I will not be bothering them again!
Let me start of by saying they falsely advertise. I went in with my gf for a donair after seeing their advertised price, but that was a sham. When asked, the owner/server lady got incredibly hostile, rude, called my gf a bitch and gave us the finger. Needless to say we were shocked and highly offended.
As per the food, the chicken was dry with too much mayonaise.
Not only the behaviour of the owner was completely unacceptable, the food was disappointing too. I will be complaining to the required authorities about the false advertising.
Save your money and time, people like these don't deserve to be in any sort of business.
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