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“Way too much food; order accordingly.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Cerbul Carpatin

Cerbul Carpatin
12 Piata Sfatului, Brasov 500025, Romania
0268 476 184
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Ranked #94 of 138 Restaurants in Brasov
Cuisines: Barbecue
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Washington State
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114 restaurant reviews
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75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
“Way too much food; order accordingly.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

We enjoyed this restaurant so much, we ate here again the next day. The restaurant is the closest to the fountain in the Old Town square. The first night, we ate indoors. It’s a long cavern with an arched roof like an airplane hangar. There was live music--a keyboard player and a singer playing a lot of American classics in English and some songs which we presumed were in Romanian.

Our group of six ordered a Long Draught, which was 2.5 liters of beer in a dispenser. There was an interior column that holds ice to keep the beer cold. Someone else ordered the appetizer, so I don’t know its name, but it had cheese, egg and sausage in a bowl. It was delicious and would have made a great meal by itself.

For dinner I had the pork tenderloin with “gnocchi”. The gnocchi were more like mashed potatoes and weren’t very good. The pork slices were very tender and tasty. Everyone in our group enjoyed their meal, but it was too much food to finish.

For lunch on the second day, they told me that it was too early for Transylvanian sausage. So, I had to order Weisswurst instead. They warned me that the sausage were boiled; I guess that meant that they had less flavor than fried or grilled. They were still good and came with tasty beans. After two of us hiked the wrong street up the steep hill to the black tower, the four of us plowed through two Long Draughts. We thought that the prices were very reasonable by American standards and would eat here again.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Ottawa, Canada
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“It's alright !”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2012

Positive: location, mediaeval inn type of construction. Positive attitude from the waiters that could also speak a decent English .
Negative: large menu given to the customer like a ripped folded map - half of the stuff on the menu is not available (eg we could not have soup) or it needs several hours to be prepared. Food is average make sure you order something popular or recommended. Slow service, it must be the kitchen when we went there there was a large group 100+ of tourists having an organized festive dinner.
Conclusion: I would go there again,having proper expectations this time.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Bournemouth
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94 reviews 94 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Large group of us: Romanians and Brits”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2012

This is a very tourist friendly restaurant with Romanian dancing and singing. We had the best service in Romania in this restaurant and they are geared up for Tourists.
Good food, good beer BUT do be wary of the large portions. The starter for me was a whole jacket potato.

Visited July 2012
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London
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18 restaurant reviews
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Ancient restaurant with huge variety of foods”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2012

Eaten there on lovely Sunday afternoon,been there years ago,this is a 500 years old place,now they are serving a mixture of romanian and hungarian dishes,also they've got meals for different kind of people,i.e. students,etc.
Huge meals,you can't leave hungry.
nice cold beer,a huge starter and main course for 2 including drinks,for less than 20 quid....what a bargain in top location

  • Visited June 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Cayman
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83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
“You could find better!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2012

Average food and service. The waiter played smart when I ordered "mineral water, still please". She claimed still water could by no means mineral!! Her colleague was no better as we overheard her speaking in very vulgar terms to an Arab client. A male colleague served us an appetizer on the house but said it in an aggressive way. We also had to chase away beggars for the waiters were too busy..
Really, it is better value for money to go to a nearby "autoservire".

  • Visited April 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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