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Kandlerova 5, Pula, Croatia
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night

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  • 16
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  • 20
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  • 15
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
Great start, poor finish.

Having wandered through the old town of Pula, we decided to eat at Barbara, great welcome from the owner and waiter, we had a fresh sea bass which was excellent, however when it came to paying the bill which was by far the most expensive we experienced during the week in Pula we were advised that... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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Broadstairs, United Kingdom
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Broadstairs, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Having wandered through the old town of Pula, we decided to eat at Barbara, great welcome from the owner and waiter, we had a fresh sea bass which was excellent, however when it came to paying the bill which was by far the most expensive we experienced during the week in Pula we were advised that they did not initially... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We ordered chicken and when presented it was still pink inside. It was taken back to the kitchen and nothing was done with it. After complaining again the waitor told us the chicken was ok. We showed him the pink again and he agreed it was not properly cooked. Not untill then where we offered a new meal. We reclined... More 

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Wrexham, United Kingdom
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109 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We were not pestered by staff trying to persuade us to eat there - which for us is always a good sign. We were able to choose where to sit and shared a seabass for two which was prepared (once cooked) at the table for us. We also had the local Mangold and vegetables. Our wine glasses were regularly topped... More 

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Ramstein-Miesenbach, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

We were ready for good seafood and good seafood was definitely delivered! We tried the prawn and muscle plate for two, and it was cooked in a nice red sauce. We tried a fried plate with calamari, shrimp, crab, and sardines. I asked if they served black risotto, which was on my list of things to try and although it... More 

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Seabrook Island, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Yes, we walked in for lunch with consulting Tripadvisor, but we love fresh fish and today's special was grilled fish for 2 for 120 Kuna. It was delicious and great value; fresh bass, mackerel, sardines and bream; more than we could eat. So sometimes you get lucky. The house wine was acceptable, the beer cold and wet, the service friendly... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

We visited here twice during our trip to Pula, and was very impressed with the service and the food! We stopped at Barbara for a beer but ended up eating pizza and pancakes on our first trip. The staff were incredibly friendly and light hearted, and we thoroughly enjoyed our food! The pizza was hot and delicious, and the pancakes... More 

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Kaiserslautern, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

My wife and I were trying to find an open restaurant in April (apparently May is the start of the tourist season) when someone outside Barbara was trying to talk us int coming in. It was pretty slim pickings, and normally I'm leery of a place that has to hustle customers, but we were getting hungry so we took a... More 

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Hook, United Kingdom
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8 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

The old mantra of never eating at a restaurant that has pictures of the food has never rung more truly. I had the "Meat Plate" and she had the "Fish Plate". We shared a cheese starter. Chapter 1: The Cheese Starter. The cheese starter consisted of 6 bits of cheese not even McDonald's would put their name to splayed out... More 

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Paisley, Scotland
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14 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Lacklustre food, dodgy house wine, pushy staff - not a good experience! The white wine, in particular, was probably the worst we tried during our visit - when we chose the house wine in most other restaurants we were pleasantly surprised by the quality.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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307 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 via mobile

We had the fish platter (240 Kn) and not disappointed. Friendly service and the food was nice though you could get cheaper in town. The fish platter had dorado, mackerel, sardines and squid.

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Address: Kandlerova 5, Pula, Croatia
Location: Europe  >  Croatia  >  Istria  >  Pula

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  • Address: Kandlerova 5, Pula, Croatia
  • Location: Europe  >  Croatia  >  Istria  >  Pula

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