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“What a shame”

The Crab & Lobster Inn
Ranked #14 of 24 Restaurants in Bembridge
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed February 19, 2013

Just come back from a very poor experience at this restaurant. Waited an hour and half for very tired food. This is the second time we have visited and had to wait this long for substandard meals.
When it was obvious that we had waited far too long the waitresses retreated to the kitchen rather than coming to our table to explain the delay.
The scampi tasted frozen, scallops over cooked and the crab cakes were stale, boring and dry.

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Reviewed February 16, 2013

Had a light lunch of jacket potatoes with cheese and coleslaw today - nothing extraordinary expected BUT the service was exceptional. Very attentive and friendly young staff who cared about serving us, called us 'sir' and 'madam' and were so polite and professional. The jackets were delicious and very good latte and Americano - the husband was very impressed that hot milk was served with this! Manuel was particularly lovely...a few hearts will be broken in Bembridge I think also!Oh...almost forgot tremendous just baked fresh cookies too. We've travelled widely and the service today is what, I'm afraid to say, is what we normally expect abroad and not on our home turf of the lovely old IW. Lots of local eateries could learn from the staff here. Lu & Nic Farnsworth

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Reviewed January 24, 2013

Lovely Restaurant recommend the mixed fish grill, delicious, excellent for lobster too, we were there 19th Jan, not very busy but still great food and service.
Pat Hurcombe

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Reviewed January 4, 2013

the best crab and lobster sandwich if you can't afford to eat a lobster meal, have a sandwich - affordable pleasure for your taste buds. freshly made, generous filling, beautiful surroundings, friendly staff.

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crabandlobster, Manager at The Crab & Lobster Inn, responded to this reviewResponded January 5, 2013

Thank you so much for your comments. We pride ourselves on fresh lobster caught locally and of course our well known crab sandwiches. We hope you will visit again.

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Reviewed December 30, 2012

Went to the Crab and Lobster on recommendation.
We only wanted a light meal so i decided to have the crab and Lobster soup. Terrible, tasted only of salt and was inedible. My daughter had ham egg and chips, the ham glistening as it had obviously come straight out of a packet. the Scampi and the chicken nuggets which were two of the three other meals ordered were ordinary- it seemed that if enough chips were put on the plate then the lack of quality would go unnoticed!. My wife had the moules marinerre which she said was very nice if a little shy on the portion size. will not go back in a hurry!!!

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