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Bella Vista

5 New Street, Cromer NR27 9HP, England
01263 511559
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Ranked #25 of 55 restaurants in Cromer
Price range: $16 - $31
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: A taste of Italy with one of the best sea views in town has been launched in Cromer. Overlooking the award winning Cromer Pier and 2010 Blue Flag Beach.
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English first
Norwich, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Had a random night in Cromer with family, we popped in and managed to get a table for 4 near window with sea views, this was a great start as a lovely evening on the coast. Service was quick and very helpful chatty bar staff also very friendly. Choosing wine of the menu we were offered red and white wines... More

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Manchester
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

This restaurant is in a prime location in Cromer with great views overlooking the pier but that's all the good thing you can say about it. The food is mediocre, the service extremely poor and the atmosphere is non existing. You have to order the food at the bat which for that kind of restaurant is just unacceptable and lazy,... More

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Norwich
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 via mobile

The food was extremely disappointing with some making a reappearance quicker than expected and before we could leave. Still charged full price. Will not be returning.

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TheRedLionHotel, Manager at Bella Vista, responded to this review

Thank you for the short review any criticism is always disheartening as we strive always to offer good customer satisfaction and clearly did not on this occasion . More

Bradford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

My wife and I visited here on 11th July with my wife's parents on our holidays. My in laws had been in 2011 when it was a pub so it had changed a lot. The head waitress ( I think she was ) welcomed us and we told her we needed 4 seats , couple of minutes later she came... More

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TheRedLionHotel, Manager at Bella Vista, responded to this review

Thank you we will print this for staff notice boards as the staff who all work incredibly hard get a real boost from such excellent feedback. More

Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

We had dinner on 5th July - the atmosphere and service was delightful with a stunning sunset over the sea. The food was sublime - thank you

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TheRedLionHotel, Manager at Bella Vista, responded to this review

Thank you we are glad you enjoyed the experience everyone at Bella monitors this site and gets a real buzz from an excellent review. We hope to see you again. More

birmingham
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34 reviews 34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We stayed in Cromer during June 2013 and had some good meals at this restaurant - this year it seems mediocre or perhaps we were unlucky. Admittedly last year it appeared that Trip Advisor reviews meant everything, perhaps the target has been achieved? The crab eaten one night appeared frozen or was it just a very wet crab? Spag Bol... More

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TheRedLionHotel, Manager at Bella Vista, responded to this review

Thank you for your criticism we are sorry your experience was not to the same standard. it is something we strive very hard to maintain not only with the food offered but the service also. More

Northampton
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Well where do I start , from just ordering the so called offer of wine by bottle this took over 20 mins to arrive , the olives I ordered arrived quicker in a ramikin ????? Ordered two pizzas plus chips , these were the worst/thinist pizzas we have ever had to endure , chips also where the size u get... More

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TheRedLionHotel, Manager at Bella Vista, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your review we are always concerned that our guests leave disappointed especially when the staff have taken the time to try and rectify all that was wrong with the experience on this occasion we were not successful. More

Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We ate here a few days ago. The atmosphere was nice and friendly as were the staff. The menu was good with a nice variety of dishes with some interesting additions on the specials board, with several local crab dishes. We were very pleased with our meals which we felt were good value for money. I would definately return when... More

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TheRedLionHotel, Manager at Bella Vista, responded to this review

Thanks for such a lovely review, we do our best at all times to satisfy our guests. Nice to read, we will make sure all of the staff see your comments. Thanks again BV Cromer More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Came here as we got 10% off from staying in nearby Red Lion hotel. The food we had was lovely, can't fault it all and the service was excellent. When we were seated we were told a starter wasn't available, fair enough. But when we tried to order dessert they had ran out of tiramisu (not good for an Italian... More

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TheRedLionHotel, Manager at Bella Vista, responded to this review

Thanks for leaving us a review, we always hate it when we run out of dishes but that's the price we pay for making everything ourselves I guess.. We will speak to the staff in regards to the Specials board...that is a bit silly!! Really glad you enjoyed the rest of your meal. See you again Bella Vista More

Norwich, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Friday night in Cromer, sun with great food and lovely service, what more can you really want. after booking very late we arrived and were welcomed by Emily. Friendly and relaxed the restaurant Oozes simplicity, the menu although not extensive was supported by a full specials board. our table looked out over the Cromer Pier and with the low sun... More

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TheRedLionHotel, Manager at Bella Vista, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review online, it's always great to read when you have a great experience. Liam and the other staff will be pleased that you noted how smart they looked!! See you soon Bella Vista More

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