This afternoon my daughter and I went for lunch in the Beulah Spa, a Harvester restaurant situated on the intersection of Beulah and Spa Hill in London SE19.
The food is reasonable quality for what you pay. I had a mixed grill, a chocolate tart and a pint of Fosters while my daughter tucked into steak and chips followed by vanilla icecream. At a little over £23 it was good value especially as you can help yourself, to the salad cart as many times as you choose at no extra charge.
As regards service, on this occasion we received our food and drinks relatively promptly, however I have visited the restaurant on other occasions and endured a protracted wait prior to anyone coming to take my order. In addition one is sometimes left waiting for long periods before the drinks/food arrives.
In general the staff are polite and some of the delay in service can be explained by them being run off their feet. However I’ve visited this restaurant when it has not been particularly busy and have endured a long wait prior to getting served.
Today was my first day visiting the Harvester without my guide dog, Drew who sadly died on 18 March. My daughter and I lamented the fact that any food we dropped would no longer be hoovered up by our trusty old friend (who needs a vacuum cleaner when you have a labradoor …)!
As a blind person I’ve always been made to feel welcome when visiting the Harvester with my former guide dog, Drew and her predecessor Zeff. Braille readers can ask for a braille menu which is great as it enables me to choose my food without having to rely on sighted assistance.
For details on how to reach the Beulah Spa please visit http://www.harvester.co.uk/find-a-harvester/Thebeulahspauppernorwood.html.