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“nice location. poorly managed.” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Old Manager's House

Old Manager's House
Mandala House, Blantyre, Malawi
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Ranked #9 of 35 restaurants in Blantyre
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Dining options: Reservations
New Haven, CT
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“nice location. poorly managed.”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2011

nice location but the owner/manager treats her staff terribly. she screams and belittles staff in front of customers, making for a very uncomfortable experience (this has happened on each of my two visits- occurring months apart- to the cafe). the bad management style has resulted in a staff that is confused and demoralized, and sadly service suffers. also closes early on saturday and is closed on sundays when most people would probably enjoy lazing around a cafe.

  • Visited May 2011
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
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English first
notts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“lovely building good but pricey food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2010

great house, lovely grounds, tempting art & crafts, lovey food bit expensive

    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Nova Scotia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Beautiful place, decent food, small portions.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2010

This place could be like an oasis if you're looking for a "Western" style restaurant but in a much more beautiful location. It's a great, relaxing atmosphere. The food is good, but I couldn't rave about it like some people I know did. My favorite part of the restaurant was that it had a decent internet connection, so I could catch up on some emails while having some decent food. It's also a good place for a business lunch. The setting is very nice. But it's pricey and the portions are small, so I'm not convinced that it's worth it. Apparently the coffee with ice cream is really good, but I don't like coffee.

There are salads, Thai dishes, British-style, and American or European style dishes.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Joburg/Blantyre
2 reviews
“Great food !”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2009

Light meals. Limited menu but very good. Kebabs, burgers , chicken....all freshly and nicely presented.

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