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“The magic has gone” 2 of 5 stars
Review of iS tapas bar Noosaville

iS tapas bar Noosaville
249 Gympie Terrace, Noosaville, Noosa, Queensland 4566, Australia
+61 7 5447 1818
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Ranked #47 of 81 Restaurants in Noosaville
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: iS tapas bar is a favorite with local residents and holiday makers for our unique tapas menu and delicious sangria
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“The magic has gone”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

We have not visited this restaurant for a year and were disappointed to find it was much less delightful this time. The meals, rather than being fabulous, were just OK. Apart from one other couple we were the only people dining there for lunch. Even so the service was poor and disinterested. Also Is Tapas is not longer BYO as well as licensed, and we were made to feel bad because we did not know this. Overall I could no longer recommend a visit to Is Tapasa.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Belinda D, Owner at iS tapas bar Noosaville, responded to this review, March 9, 2014
thank you for sharing your comments gayle.
a quiet day at any restaurant or shop can often impact on the overall feel of the venue and it is disappointing that your dining experience reflected this.
our no byo policy has been in place for 4 years or more now as we enjoy selecting wines to match our dishes and interact with customers about various wine regions both local and international.
please come and try our new autumn menu as it features some really exciting tapas and delicious desserts overseen by our new head chef.
regards,
the team at iS
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English first
Sydney, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Neutral Went 2 times 2 different experiences”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Went on Monday( Feb) night great food, friendly helpful service, great experience, everything was hot came out gradually a good night for the party of 5 was had by all.
Went back on the following saturday night made the booking 2 days before waiter different rude, offensive, dissmisive ( please not the young staff on the floor tried there best and were helpful even appologising for the other water
Food all came out at once all 7 dished 5 were cold ribs had not been heated up at all told the young waiter who was kind about it. Other waiter came over had excusses - I did not realise it was my falt they were busy ( same mumber of customer to staff ratio that was on the monday night) asked for the bill then must of entered faulty towers episode could not believe the waiter attitude stand over tatics etc paid and left
Would like owner to talk to us about the incident
So go on a Monday night and enjoy yourself if you see a older male waiter walk out

  • Visited February 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Belinda D, Owner at iS tapas bar Noosaville, responded to this review, March 9, 2014
we appreciate you taking the time to review us heather.
your fawlty towers waiter is long gone, as he was a temp covering for one of our regular waiters that was not able to come in that night.
we also try to advise patrons to allow us to stagger their orders but in your case it would seem your waiter has not done this or not relayed this to our kitchen.
we hope you will come back soon to try our new autumn menu.
regards,
the team at iS
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Sydney, Australia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great night by all”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Read about this bar and a lot of the reviews where not that good , But decided to check it out myself. With 8 people, 2 off my sons birthdays .and all I can say is the food was great the service was the same and very good prices and the cocktails and sangria excellent .If your in Noosa check it out you will love it.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Belinda D, Owner at iS tapas bar Noosaville, responded to this review, February 26, 2014
thanks for your kind comments Michael,
we look forward to serving you and your family next time you are in noosaville.
warmest regards,
the team at iS
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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“Great Tapas for foodies”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014 via mobile

We have been to this fabulous restaurant before and it never disappoints, the Chef here is so creative I am amazed at some of their ideas with food.Anyway we went for lunch and decided to have several sharing dishes staring with oyster shots in 3 glasses and sorbet, one being frozen sangria then cucumber and coriander the Tequila fan bloody tastic!! Next we had honey flavoured chorizo delicious, next came the sticky BBQ ribs read fantastic for everything so I don't have to keep repeating myself over and over again.Pork belly in spoons, scallops with crispy chicken.on spoons with the best dressing. If all of this sounds fantastic to you wait until you taste them!!!!

Visited February 2014
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Belinda D, Owner at iS tapas bar Noosaville, responded to this review, February 26, 2014
thanks for the great review derek, the oyster shots are new to our menu and one of our personal favorites!
no doubt the boys in the kitchen will have a few more weird and wonderful dishes when you come back to see us!
warmest regards from the team at iS.
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Brisbane, Australia
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“Nice tapas and a good location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Finally returned to IS for an evening meal and didn't have to drive :-). Food was all ok, little to fault - scallops were fabulous and everything else was fine. White Sangria was, so I'm told, very nice. A decent meal at a great spot. Service was excellent! Prices were a touch steep.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Belinda D, Owner at iS tapas bar Noosaville, responded to this review, February 26, 2014
thanks karl,
returning customers are very important to us.
we are glad you enjoyed your evening and appreciate all of your comments.
our commitment to all our customers is that we will constantly seek out the very best local,fresh produce available but spiralling wholesale produce costs throughout south east queensland have been very difficult to absorb over the past 6 months.
hopefully this will level off as we head into the cooler months so we can keep the costs of our dishes reasonably priced.
warmest regards from the team at iS
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