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“Paneils excellent” 5 of 5 stars
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Paneil's
Calle De Palma 12 | Benidorm Old Town, Benidorm, Spain
+34 965 85 05 85
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Ranked #16 of 516 Restaurants in Benidorm
Price range: $13 - $27
Cuisines: European, English, Brasserie, Family Fare
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Very popular restaurant with both locals and holiday makers. Excellent prices for quality cuisine and high standard of customer care. A restaurant with minimalist tones and great ambiance.
united kingom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Paneils excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

Whent to Benidorm for a 4 day break ,Found Paniels on the internet booked a table for the night we arrived (very good an easy site to use) The food was excellent ,Patrick was excellent at front of house.The price of his Menu does not break the bank and you have good night out.I could say more but you only have to read the other reveiws Would i go again yes

  • Visited February 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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Warwickshire
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Superb!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013 via mobile

We chose this place as a result of TA reviews. What a find. I contacted Paneils and asked them to accommodate our party of 23 on our last night in Benidorm to celebrate a special birthday. They could not have helped us more. They sorted out balloons & a cake and decorated our table. The food we ate was delicious and was amazing value for money.

Our whole party was impressed by Paneils both in terms of food and atmosphere. They certainly helped to make this birthday very special!

Highly recommended and thoroughly deserves its high TA rating.

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“First visit was excellent, but this visit - sorry Paneil's it was poor”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

Myself, my husband and two friends visited Paneil's for a meal in November 2011 and we were very impressed, so on our trip to Benidorm on 1st February we promised ourselves a return visit. We were only staying for the 1 night, so we were looking forward to an excellent meal.

As previously, the staff were friendly and as we had pre-booked, there were no problems with getting a table. We ordered 2 fishcake starters, 1 pasta carbonara and 1 chicken satay with yoghurt dressing.

When the starters arrived this fishcakes both looked nothing like "cakes" at all, they were very "sloppy" and looked as though they had been microwaved rather than fried in a pan. The chicken satay was okay, but lacking in satay sauce and rather bland. The carbonarra was good though.

For mains we ordered 2 x pork medalions in a mushroom sauce, and 2 x prawn and salmon brochettas (one with rice and one with pasta) with a seafood dressing. The brochettas arrived smothered with a bright pink/orange seafood dressing, which looked like it came straight from a bottle. There were large chunks of green and red peppers between the prawns and salmon, which were almost raw, and which we left on the side. The pork was bland and tasteless. The vegetables were okay.

During the meal I asked for salt and pepper (I had some salad and tomato with my starter and I do like a little salt and pepper on tomatoes). Well, you think I'd commited a cardinal sin! I do appreciate that "good food" should be pefectly seasoned if the chef is up to scratch, however, it isn't a crime to ask for a little more, surely.

It was obviously that there was a lot of food left on our plates, yet no one asked if our meal was "okay" at any time. We decided not to "risk" desserts and just had two "expressos" which were nothing like an expresso, more like a small black coffee, paid our bill and left.

Why didn't we complain right from the start? Good question. We had been so looking forward to our evening and I think none of us wanted to "spoil" things with a complaint and make the evening feel miserable. So, we just remained polite, paid up and left. However, we won't be making a return visit - sorry.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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York, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Excellent again”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

2 visits to this fantastic restauraunt, which continues to exceed all expectations - well done Patrick and see you again next year!!

  • Visited January 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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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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“Excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

Excellent food excellent ambience.
We asked an English couple who live permanently in Benidorm to recommend a good restauraunt and they said Paneils well we wern't disapointed couldn't fault it.

  • Visited January 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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