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“Nice small restaurant” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Gecko Cafe

Gecko Cafe
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Indian, Seafood, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Goettingen, Germany
Level Contributor
13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Nice small restaurant”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2013

we spent our luchtime in this small restaurant, overlooking a small lake. we loved the seating and the atmosphere of this rooftop restaurant, and the owners friendliness, he changed the the type of the bottled water without argueing, as we did not like the taste of it.
The menu was good and we liked the food also.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank Azador
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  • Dutch first
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English first
Paris, France
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“very good place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2012

hello, gecko cafe is a real good restaurant i took a good time, thank you for all.
really good cooker and nice service>
I will go back.

arthur

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank arthur a
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Grenoble, France
Level Contributor
13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Good”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2012

A nice place with a nice terrasse. A little library with lots of books (a lot of french books actually which I found very good haha).
However a little expensive, quite a lot of meals were not available and my friend found a few ants in her lassi

Visited December 2012
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1 Thank Aline P
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Brighton
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Nice for a drink but avoid the food”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2012

Again, the standards could be so much better. It is a shame to write this as the Gecko Cafe occupies a lovely spot overlooking a small lake. We went for a beer in the evening, which was nice as it was quiet and the staff although slow, were very pleasant.

We returned the next day to try their breakfast and were disappointed. The muesli, fruit and curd tasted of onion and did not contain some of the ingredients stipulated on the menu. This is not a major issue, but it would not have been difficult to have chopped the fruit on a separate board and added banana and muesli as stated. The special dosa was also not a dosa and very bland.

If they improved the service and standard of food, i.e. maybe offered some more traditional Indian dishes, rather than watered down tourist food, I am sure it could be thriving.



Visited December 2012
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1 Thank AmosBrighton
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London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
30 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Decent food just about saved the day”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2012 via mobile

We were generally disppointed. The one saving grace was that the food was tasty which, at the end of the day, is the most important thing.
They have an enormous menu, but they barely had the ingredients to cook any of them. Your best bet appears to be to chose something off the specials menu which is on a billboard outside, and that is also the freshest. It just begs the question of why they bother plonking this enormous menu in front of you, although the constant powercuts at the moment I think may have been causing them some issues.
It is overpriced for what it is, perhaps a sign of them being rated highly by Trip Advisor & Lonely Planet (something the owner chose, unprompted, to highlight to us). And it must be the only place we have encountered in Asia which is UNDERstaffed - the same owner was cooking and running up and down the stairs taking orders and serving. 
But, like we said, the fish was fresh and the food was tasty. 

    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank rtw123456789
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