Series 2 - Episode 6: Nook & Harbour

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Fernando dips his toe into a seaside restaurant called Nook & Harbour and finds it in danger of sinking. Former professional poker player Alan Vinnicombe and his son Luke took over the premises in Weston-super-Mare six months ago. A distinct lack of customers has since plagued the eatery.

The Restaurant Inspector is under no illusion – the only way the business will survive the long off-season is to rebrand the place. That means changing the name, the decor, the menu and going so far as to employ a chef! Will the father-and-son team take Fernando’s advice to save their restaurant from going under?

Comments (27)

  • Claudio ISRAEL

    1 month ago

    Claudio ISRAEL

    Why I cant see it in Buenos Aires , Argentina.????

  • Cristina

    over 1 year ago

    Cristina

    I like it............!!!!!!!!

  • matt

    almost 2 years ago

    matt

    WE NEED MORE OF THIS!! Keep it coming channel 5.

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  • M Chewter- a weston warrior for good scoff!

    almost 2 years ago

    M Chewter- a weston warrior for good scoff!

    With Regards to Norma's comments they clearly do not accept constructive criticism as when i politetly complained about the food and service, i was treated as a naughty child who would not eat my greens! Mr Vinnicombe is nothing short of RUDE! I am from Weston and why should i have to travel to london for a decent meal, it dosen't matter what the budget there is no excuse for poor service and manky food!

  • luke vinnicombe

    almost 2 years ago

    luke vinnicombe

    Wow sir george martin eating in panoramic known as the fifth beatle what a gentelman!!!! he loved the food and read the comments people putting on here he called it a joke!!!!!!

  • Terry

    almost 2 years ago

    Terry

    I can tell you this: I been going to Nook & Harbor for Years, this place has been transformed to something everyone should experience. From the ambience to the superb dishes that excellent young chef is creating. service was excellent and staff friendly. One note to prove these guys aren't amateurs; I was near the delivery entrance and the fresh fish delivery was coming in and I must say I never saw more fresh salmon and scallops arriving even when I worked in the seafood business. This place is a must GO

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  • norma

    almost 2 years ago

    norma

    as a regular customer at the panoramic and formerly the nook and harbour i can only say i look forward to visiting.Alan and luke are very hospitable and have made great improvements to the decor and menu.They clearly work very hard and welcome constructive criticism the only thing holding them back being the weather and not even Fernando can do anything about that. People should encourage them and hope they do well and anyone not happy in our seaside town should maybe travel to london and pay the prices in THE IVY!!!!

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  • M Chewter

    almost 2 years ago

    M Chewter

    Well I addressed my comments on the facebook page as i thought this place was nothing short of dissapointing and my comment was removed so i would not take any notice of what it says as it is completely one sided and i would not be surprised if the comments were made by the owner!

  • alan vinnicombe

    almost 2 years ago

    alan vinnicombe

    by the way viset panomamic facebook page to get a balanced view from over 300 customers

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  • Sharon Leet

    almost 2 years ago

    Sharon Leet

    Visited today. When finally seated owner asked if we were being served. When stated we were just told to sit here he walked of and ignored us. Expected everything to be freshly cooked as per programme. The special menu of omelette and chips. Expected 3 times cooked chips as my partner got with his buger. Got frozen undercooked chips. We are locals and will not be returning. Was going to order pudding after what I got served as main did not bother

  • N Thomas

    almost 2 years ago

    N Thomas

    Decided to go in here at some point but unable to get into weatherspoons we took a stroll here. stood waiting at the front door waiting to be seated for ages. lunch menu seemed inconstistant ordered the burger which was great mushroom omlettter came with raw chips. would have mentioned it but no one bothered to copme and check if everything was ok. it was a rainy sat lunchtime and the place was nearly empty. unlikely to revisit

  • bellabrown

    almost 2 years ago

    bellabrown

    what a transformation... hope they do well! did anyone else think the interior designer was hot?

  • Cara Mac

    almost 2 years ago

    Cara Mac

    Looking forward to going to the Panoramic. Watching the TV show made me want to give it a try and support the lads. I never wanted to go into the Nook and Harbour. From a Weston resident.

  • Margaret

    almost 2 years ago

    Margaret

    Visited Panoramic recently. Very disappointed. Food not hot although the lamb did taste nice. Owners not professional. Whole experience fell short of expectation after programme.Place was virtually empty and easy to see why. When the TV set went on for the staff to watch whilst we were still eating said it all, not to mention table cloths being flapped around as they set tables up for the next day, again while we were eating. Will not be going again nor recommending it to anyone.

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  • Dollypop

    almost 2 years ago

    Dollypop

    To Alan and Luke, will be down your way in September and look forward to paying you a visit. Very best wishes to you both x

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  • peterosgood

    almost 2 years ago

    peterosgood

    j sanford ,i think your a rude person saying close it down to those poor boys trying to make a go of it ! shame on you

  • Simon L

    almost 2 years ago

    Simon L

    Much nicer than all the swearing with gordon ramsey :) A refeshing change :)

  • Phlox

    almost 2 years ago

    Phlox

    I'm sorry you feel like that Jason Sandford, perhaps you should have voiced your thoughts at the time. At least they are trying, the new look & chef seems good to me, I would give them a chance.. thank you Fernando, the most entertaining program on the whole of TV.

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  • luke vinnicombe

    almost 2 years ago

    luke vinnicombe

    this picture is eps 5 have you got pic of the vinnicombes for eps 6 lol its nook and harbour not nooks and harbour

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