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“A bit of a surprise” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Ancora

Ancora
Boze Milanovica 9, Porec 52440, Croatia
+385 52 433460
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Ranked #44 of 92 Restaurants in Porec
Cuisines: Croatian
Dining options: Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night
Lancaster, England, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“A bit of a surprise”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

It looks like a massive trap for tourists, but the quality of the food was actually rather good. I had pasta with salmon and a side of potatoes, my boyfriend got a mixed meat grill and we paid 20€ altogether. The pasta was delicious and the meat was good as well. They were kind and the portions were generous. Atmosphere is not the best though, it's in a rather busy street with loads of people passing by, but still...

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Chichester, United Kingdom
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85 reviews 85 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
“Awful service, overcooked food and staff who smoked constantly”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

Really disappointed with this restaurant which was in a nice location, food was overcooked and lacked any flair. The waiters seemed abrasive and without the location I doubt they would have anyone there, certainly not twice anyway.

Visited June 2013
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Sheffield
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114 reviews 114 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
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91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
“No better than average.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2011

This restaurant that accepts credit cards is run by the same family as the nearby Paradiso, though curiously the Paradiso does not accept cards.
The outside area is assembled from cheap tables and seating and with some wooden benches, and gives an overall impression of under investment.
I had steak with truffles and was surprised that the steak was served with pasta and no vegetables. The carafe of wine was served unchilled, and for me this just about sums up this restaurant.
Give this one a miss, there are far better options available in the town.

  • Visited August 2011
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Sydney, Australia
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104 reviews 104 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
“Very Good Value For Money, Good Service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2011

This restaurant is located just off the main Square, has been recently taken over by new owners (who also run the nearby Paradiso Restaurant) and provides a lovely outdoor dining environment, especially in the evenings.

We found the menu to be extensive and varied, the quality of the food was very good and could not be faulted (the mixed grilled fish platter was superb), prices very reasonable and in some instances cheaper than neighbouring restaurants.

The new owner adopts a “hands on approach” to proceedings and as a result service could not be faulted. All staff were extremely friendly and nothing was a problem.

Have no hesitation in recommending this restaurant.

  • Visited August 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Antwerp
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Great food - friendly service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2011

It happens not to often we visit a restaurant twice during our holiday. But in case of Ancora, we did !! We ate twice great... I surely would recommend the mixed grilled fish platter (one of the best I ate in Porec) and the steak with truffle sauce. The wine card mentions nice Croatian wines at moderate prices. Furthermore, you can count on a very attentive and friendly service. Overall, recommended !

  • Visited July 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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