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“Disappointing food, no atmosphere at lunch time” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Banx Cafe Bar

Banx Cafe Bar
Ranked #27 of 27 Coffee & Tea in Torquay
Cuisines: Bar, Cafe, British
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
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Groningen, The Netherlands
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464 reviews
253 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 207 helpful votes
“Disappointing food, no atmosphere at lunch time”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2012

Went for lunch with my wife. She had the fish salad and I had the vegetable lasagne. The fish salad, was a bit boring but not too bad. The lasagne was unpleasant: very few vegetables, too much tomato sauce and topped with white melted cheese which hadn't been browned (I suspect a microwave was used).

Atmosphere may be better in the evening: at lunch it was almost empty. I will not go back.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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English first
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Trendy place very nice well recommended.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2012

I went to the banx bar with a group of friends. The service was excellent, very friendly staff and the place was gleaming. The food was very good and well worth the money i would definitely go back.

    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Kellyyyy
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
“Visit to Banx Bar”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2012

banx bar was recommended to us by friends that had visited torquay. After a day on the beach we wondered up town with hungry bellies. The staff in banx were extremely prompt to serve us with a smile on their faces and some friendly banter.The kids were made up with their choice of chicken nuggets and scampi meals at very fair prices. Us adults opted for the steak and burger meals. Very filling and perfectly cooked, would definitely recommend to others and visit again when back in Torbay.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank ashley s
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Plymouth, UK.
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Nasty food and disinterested staff”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 16, 2012

Got tempted in by the outside tables on a sunny day and thought we'd have some food.

The wife had lasagne and salad. It came out and you could clearly see all the individual strands of grated cheese on top, which were white as you like and clearly uncooked. It was tepid at best. Its questionable how the "chef" could allow this to leave his kitchen, and just as purplexing that the waitress wouldn't notice that it was clearly uncooked.

So she took it back in to complain. They look it off her, no real apology.

A few minutes later it reappeared, this time the cheese melted but still amemicly pale. Inside it was a bit warmer, but you could still plunge a digit into the middle without any fear of discomfort.

So it went back for the second time and this time she asked for a refund, where the £6.50 was put back into her hand without any real appology or offer of replacement or alternative.

If you are going to sell what are essentially microwave meals from the cash and carry at least try and pretend that they are not that, and follow the cooking instructions.

I had a burger, curly fries with a side of hotwings - was all acceptable, but far from hot. Was meant to have 6 wings but was only served 5. I kept this quiet though as the wife didn't need anything else to make her angry!

  • Visited May 2012
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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1,101 reviews
776 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 462 helpful votes
“right spot”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 8, 2012

the banx cafe bar is on the main shopping street so its handy to stop and have a cold drink you can order food and eat inside or out its quite trendy inside .nice bar.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank jamesthewedge
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