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“Good food and views” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Castaway Bar

Castaway Bar
Avenida de Portugal | Motadel, Dili, East Timor
7723 5449
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Ranked #6 of 40 restaurants in Dili
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Norwich, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Good food and views”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

Good food and views out over the ocean looking towards Atauro Island. Lively at night with live bands on some nights and music and sporting events on big TVs on others. Food is good too and a good place to hang out and meet locals and expats.

Visited August 2013
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Japanese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Somewhere
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Go for the atmosphere, not the food”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

The service was slow and the food when it arrived was now really hot. I was sick for 3 days afterwards, not sure if it was here that was the culprit, but the timing was right.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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109 reviews 109 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Good for sunset beer”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

Nice spot by beach for sunset beet bit noises as next to road but near food market . Didn't try food

Visited June 2013
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Sydney
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72 reviews 72 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 40 cities Reviews in 40 cities
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
“Surprisingly extensive menu”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

We were staying in the lodgings downstairs in the dive centre, so had breakfast here every day and dinner on most nights. Each day there were new specials in both fresh juice drinks, cocktails and menu items, some better than others. I saw a recipe book being used down in the kitchen a couple of times. The food was acceptable, although not outstanding. The price was very reasonable. While we were there, they were baking their own bread and so the toast for breakfast was excellent. Being situated overlooking the beach and bay, it was a nice place to have breakfast in particular and watch the world go by. Saw turtles feeding on the reef on a couple of days.

Visited July 2013
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12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Exactly as advertised”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

Good food, good variety, including great veg options. This is a solid place by the sea with a nice breeze, and pleasant to be. Service could be more friendly but is OK. Definitely will go back.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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