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“Fantastic Food Superb Service Great Location” 5 of 5 stars
Review of XL Diner

XL Diner
Skaregata 1B | Skateflukaia, Alesund 6002, Norway
70 12 42 53
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Ranked #1 of 58 Restaurants in Alesund
Price range: $16 - $49
Cuisines: Scandinavian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Pershore, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Fantastic Food Superb Service Great Location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

We were recommended this restaurant by some local work colleagues, we went early and were welcomed by the smiling and friendly staff. It's a beautiful place with a fantastic view of the harbour. It was a bit chilly inside on first arrival but soon warmed up as it quickly filled with diners. The bacalao was our recommendation and we were not let down,it was phenomenal! We didn't have time for dessert but were full from the amazing fish,of which we had seconds,included in the bill! A great dining experience in a lovely little city. Don't be fooled by the dodgy name,this place rocks!

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Ennis, Ireland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Lovely bacalao”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

I'm not a fan of bacalao,never have been...until I had the bacalo at XL Diner! We ordered a variety of bacalao. The have with pesto,tomatoes,in white sauce,with sundried tomatoes(I believe) and several more. The pesto-bacalao..my gosh I could lick the plate,good I have manners.
Service could be better, difficult to get in contact with the waiters. Expensive, but not the most expensive fishrestaurant in town.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Best place to have dinner in alesund”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012 via mobile

My friend told me that i have to taste bacalao... I was not So exciting as he was unable to explain me what it is! That i Just Know now is that's amazing! Something typical from here with fish of course and a million of différents things! And please start with 'best fish soup of the town' because it is!! Moreover view is beautiful and service really Nice.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Trollhattan, Sweden
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55 reviews 55 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Best food in Ålesund”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012 via mobile

Great food and a nice view over the Ålesund harbor.
Friendly staff and good service. Value for money.

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Athens, Greece
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Cod extravaganza!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012

The chef is trying really hard to create all kind of cod dishes but the result was uneven. The cod risotto appetizer was definitely my favourite. The service was poor. Don't bother to ask for a window table when you reserve, they will promise you one and they will ignore it once you get there.

    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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