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“Excellent Food but service very slow” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Bar - Restaurant First - CLOSED

Bar - Restaurant First
Carretera Nacional 340 | KM 289,5, beside Marinas de Nerja, 29780 Nerja, Spain
0034/693520069
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Cuisines: International
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Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Bar scene, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Large groups, Romantic, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Dessert, Late Night, Reservations
Belfast, United Kingdom
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91 reviews 91 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
“Excellent Food but service very slow”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2012

This was the second time that we visited this restaurant as we had enjoyed it so much the last time.
The food again was excellent, we had the 6 course set menu at 20 euros which was very good value. However as the restaurant got busier the service got worse. We waited 1 hour on our desert. Obviously the 2 waiting staff were under great pressure and the restaurant was only half full.
It has not put us off and we will go again when in Nerja.

  • Visited March 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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Malaga, Spain
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10 reviews 10 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“excellent for a special occastion”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2012

This Restaurant is an ideal place to visit for a special occasion, it is a bit pricey, but the decor is excellent, presentation is first class and the meals were superb, what more can you say.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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London
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“As a resident in Nerja & a restaurant critic . This is OK . the food is good but the service is slow..I have had better”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2012

Good food however not young children friendly . Service is slow & poor .
The set meal for 20 euros a head seems good value however very slow
even when only 3 tables are occupied .....
I suggest adults only here .

  • Visited February 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Christchurch England
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70 reviews 70 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 44 cities Reviews in 44 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“Fantastic meal and lovely decor”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2012

We enjoyed a first class meal here for our daughter's birthday. The service was wonderful - just the right balance between attentive but not intrusive.
The food was excellent, with some unusual twists which all worked really well.
Thank you for a perfect evening.
It was at the higher end of pricing in Nerja, but the quality justified the prices - we ate from the a la carte menu, but they have a 6 course menu for under 20 euros, which is fantastic value.

  • Visited March 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Málaga, Andalucia, Spain
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“A memorable experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2012

This is a place to eat on a very special occasion, the food is very good, although a little over priced.the waiting staff were not very attentive especilaaly when you are in the bar and no staff to serve or meet and greet.

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