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“lovely” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Tower Bistro

Tower Bistro
The Martello Hotel | 47 Strand Road, Bray, Ireland
012868000
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Ranked #9 of 57 Restaurants in Bray
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $19 - $28
Cuisines: Irish, European, Bistro
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Tower Bistro is one of Wicklow's top restaurants. Situated in The Martello Hotelon Bray seafront, Tower Bistro serves top class dishes all created by head chefKarl Clarke.With a diverse set menu available 7 days a week, Tower Bistro offers a uniquedining experience with the highest quality of locally sourced produce.
Wicklow, Ireland
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29 reviews 29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“lovely”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

the new look bistro if fab great atmosphere also the new food menu is great plenty to choose from and hard to decide will have to go back soon to sample some more.
The ham hock was beautiful and presented so well will tiny pot of dijon mustard,and the rack of lamb mains again fantastic melt in the mouth cooked perfectely.
highly recommend great value for money,

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Management_Bray, Manager at Tower Bistro, responded to this review, February 4, 2013
Dear Reviewer,

Thank you for taking your time to post a review regarding your recent visit to Tower Bistro. All of your comments will be passed on to the staff and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon to try some more of the new menu!
Regards,
Tower Bistro
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12 reviews 12 reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“No attention to detail”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

Visited the Martello today for some afternoon Sunday lunch.
The place is really busy and buzzing which is great to see - but I found that the level of attention to detail was very poor.
To start off we were seated in a conservatory area upstairs with views onto the beach. Fantastic views but ruined by dirty windows. The curtain we were sitting beside was also very dirty.
When my drink arrived - the glass had lipstick from another customer on it. It was replaced upon request but such slip ups should never happen - we almost wanted to leave at that point.
I ordered scampi and my friend ordered grilled salmon - both were extremely bland lacking any sort of flavour. The only thing we finished were the chips.
I found the set up of the place really nice and the staff courteous and attending, but those little things really ruined the whole experience for us.

We'd love to be back if it will improve in future.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Management_Bray, Manager at Tower Bistro, responded to this review, January 23, 2013
Dear Reviewer,

Thank you for taking your time to post a review regarding your recent visit to Tower Bistro. We regret your experience with us and hope that you will return to experience a more enjoyable time in the bistro in the near future.

Regards,
Tower Bistro
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Dublin, Ireland
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Excellent!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

We had the most wonderful meal here on Sat 12th Jan. Staff were incredible (Donal, Adam, Mark were extremely helpful and pleasant to deal with). Service was excpetional, the food abosultely delicious - we didn't have high expectations given that the package we got for the night stay, breakfast and dinner was so reasonable - however our food was impeccable. I've eaten in high end eateries/restaurants around the country and the food at the Martello Towers Bistro definitely would give them a run for their money!!! Friendly receptionist (Laura). I would be happy to recommend this restaurant to people.

  • 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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Management_Bray, Manager at Tower Bistro, responded to this review, January 18, 2013
Dear Reviewer,

Thank you for taking your time to post a review regarding your recent experience of Tower Bistro. We are thrilled to receive such positive comments in regard to our staff and the Bistro itself! You may have noticed it has been recently refurbished to all feedback is great to receive.

Kindest Regards,
Tower Bistro
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122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
“Great Value,Good Food and Service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

THe Tower Bistro is always the same....which means there is no slipping of satandards as what you get on one occasion will be the same on the next. So you will not be disappointed as this establishment is run in a seamless fashion without any staff member being anything other than efficient and focussed on their work..... a rarity in restaurants.
The food is exceptional and presented in a very modern fashion,promptly and piping hot. My wife and I have visited this restaurant for many years and it is always top class.
We were there 12 November and had the loveliest Seabass ever. Try the Lamb Shank (mouthwatering) or their wonderful steaks. In fact try anything and you will enjoy it. Their rosats of the day for lunch are great value and wonderfully presented.
Desserts .....well try the Apple Crumble. They also have another rarity as it it is the only place in Ireland that I know of to get a proper cappuchino!!
If you live in this locality or you are visiting Bray you won't get better. The premises is also just recently very tastefully revamped and is even more comfortable.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Management_Bray, Manager at Tower Bistro, responded to this review, November 16, 2012
Dear Reviewer,

Thank you for taking your time to post a review regarding your recent visit to Tower Bistro. We are delighted to hear you have been returning time and time again and always have an enjoyable time in the Bistro. We pride ourselves on our staff and the service we provide! Thank you for your comments about the renovations - we hope to see you again in the new look bistro soon.

Regards,
The Martello
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Wicklow
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46 restaurant reviews
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65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
“great early bird”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

have eaten here a number of time great early bird menu staff very friendly good quality food nicely presented

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Management_Bray, Manager at Tower Bistro, responded to this review, November 8, 2012
Dear Reviewer,

Thank you for again taking your time to post a review regarding your recent experience at The Tower Bistro. We are delighted you enjoyed your experience! We are currently updating the interior of the restaurant so make sure to come back in the near future and see the updated decor!

Regards,
The Tower Bistro
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