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“Love burgers&fries with a view - this is it!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Balcony Bar & Kitchen

Balcony Bar & Kitchen
The Wharf, St Ives TR26 1LP, England
01736 798482
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Ranked #54 of 122 Restaurants in St Ives
Cuisines: Hamburgers
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Love burgers&fries with a view - this is it!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Amazing burgers, superb shoe string fries, great views and really (I mean really) good value for money!!

Visited March 2014
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Suffolk, England
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“rude service”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Popped into the balcony for something to eat, when ordering the food the guy behind the bar was rude and when I asked about a drink I felt like I had bad taste as it wasn't his preferred tipple.
The food was served on bits of wood, this might be considered trendy but completely impractical for the menu they offer. The toilets are minging. It seems like it's run by blokes and could do with a femine touch. It's a nice set up but let down by how it's run. Get Gordon Ramsey in.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Truro, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Food not bad. Service terrible”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014 via mobile

It's not a great start when you visit a place and feel you should apologise for even ordering food and drinks but here, that's how you feel. Wrong order, over charged and made to feel like I'm not 'cool enough' to be in a place like this. Save your money and head to wetherspoons. I'd expect it there!

  • Visited March 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Food good service poor”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014 via mobile

Have eaten here once a month for the past 7 years- have always found food good & atmosphere same- however quiet today & paid for food & drink as ordered (usual practice) & chased onto street & asked whether we paid in front of passers by- returned 5 mins later to check all sorted & the owner offered no apology & was abusive when questionned about the systems in place even though they confirmed their error! So despite liking this place previously will not be returning!!! Perhaps an apology for the embarrassment was all that was needed- not a comment "we are making a big deal of it"

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Best Place in St.Ives to eat!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

Ive tried lots of restaurants and bars around St.Ives but the balcony is by far my favorite ! it has really lovely views of the bay and we always try and bag the tables nearest the windows! The balcony also allows dogs which is great ! The food is amazing ,at first i was skeptical it being a burger bar but once i had tried the Portuguese burger i wouldn't eat anywhere else !! The food is really different to what you would get anywhere else, not to mention there hot chocolates are to die for !! The Balcony is really good on New Years eve, when they kind of turn it into a club the only criticism would be the toilets get so crowded because its so busy. The staff are really nice as well.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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