I absolutely loved the food and impecabble service at Bocados but be warned, bookings on Friday and Saturday nights are a must and you can book online!
I'm being quite picky with this review because this restaurant is world class and any improvements required are only with customer comfort.
When I called to make our booking the young lady was very pleasant, advised they only had bookings available at the 6 till 8pm sitting, the restaurant is licenced and byo however if we bought our own alcohol they have the right to charge corkage if they want. I'm not a lover of restaurants that kick you out if you want to eat early, linger over coffee, great company and what I now know to be a nice atmosphere, however I do understand that many couples/groups prefer to eat a little later and without children & from a business perspective, more money can be made! As for having the right to charge corkage if you want, yes you do but does that mean you might not??
Upon arrival we were offered our table for 2 next to the front door. Cramped and just a little chilly in winter guys! The waiter could see we weren't overly impressed so offered us a table for 4 at the back of the restaurant which we took.
The service was impressive as was the menu & blackboard special selections with tonnes of variety, which the waiter kindly went through and explained in lamans terms. Prices of dishes were worth what we paid.
Being our first visit we went with the Tapas. Grilled bread, Meatballs with a great tomato sauce, whitebait and garlic prawns accompanied by a great crispt cold Sav Blanc. There was enough food in the 3 tapas to fill us. We followed it up with a great coffee.
Being the 6pm sitting we were attended by 2 waitstaff who were very efficiently but unfortunately interrupted our precious time to ask us the same questions. By 8pm we were advised it was time to leave as the table was booked for someone else. Tip for customers: Book the later sitting. It does however get booked out at this time and is very noisy.
The amenities were clean and tidy and as usual there was a line up throughout the night for the ladies.
There are really only a couple of things which could be improved. Remove the little table for two at the front window so there is somewhere for customers to stand when they enter if there is more than a couple of you waiting. Have a couple of tables in the early sitting time for those wanting to stay past 8pm.
All in all a wonderful experience. Enjoy!
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