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Halstead

“Date night”
Review of Whispers Wine Bar

Whispers Wine Bar
Ranked #13 of 55 Restaurants in Halstead
Price range: $4 - $31
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great impromptu visit here. Didn’t book and got a table on a Friday night which was handy. Food was great and host was excellent. We even got a complimentary glass of port on our way out. I would recommend this and plan to revisit

Date of visit: January 2020
1  Thank Paddy3588
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Reviewed January 13, 2020

Was really looking forward to visiting Whispers again, after the fire the town lacked a decent venue.
However, this is, in my opinion far short of the previous incantation and certainly NOT a decent venue.
The staff are unfriendly and obnoxious, the person behind the bar whom I assume is the manager did whatever he could to avoid eye contact for fear he may have to actually serve someone, instead, he divided his time between talking on his mobile and running to the betting office opposite.
We sat at a table to have a drink but was soon made to feel uncomfortable as the tables are apparently for diners, huh, that's a joke the place was empty, or at least it was when we left.
Will we return, probably not, the place lacks any sole, my advice to the owner, change your staff and put someone in with some personality or the place will be shut within 6 months.
Such a shame.

Date of visit: December 2019
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3  Thank Essex_ITT
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Reviewed January 10, 2020 via mobile

Have visited Whispers Wine Bar twice since the new people have taken over in November, the new management are unfriendly and don’t really seem interested. The bar area is too bright they need softer lighting and maybe play the music so you can hear it. The actual decor is really nice and it should be a lively friendly welcoming place to drink and eat, Considering it was before the fire damage closed it down. Having been a regular for the past 20 years, Maybe the owner should look at different management.

Date of visit: January 2020
5  Thank KimK745
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Reviewed January 3, 2020 via mobile

This new Whispers comes with an amazing and different food from what we are used to have in UK, it’s a mix between Portuguese and Spanish food with great wines and cocktails.

Date of visit: January 2020
1  Thank ricardo_airez
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Reviewed November 26, 2019

We visited early Friday evening and were looking forward to experiencing the newly opened Whispers Tapas bar. We ordered drinks ( wine list is good) but they had no olives ( is this really a Tapas bar?) and we were told we couldn’t have any Iberian ham ( which was displayed at the back of the bar) because they were not cutting it for another two weeks. We settled for a plate of cheese and cold meats and ordered bread. The bread turned out to be warmed wholemeal rolls accompanied by olive oil and balsamic vinegar. When we challenged the waiter he started to argue and say that “this is Halstead” and at least the bread was warm. Sorry Whispers I think you’re a venue in need of an identity and better staff.

Date of visit: November 2019
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3  Thank Happydiner321
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