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“Dissapointing”

Ole Ole Tapas Bar & Restaurant
Ranked #152 of 1,124 Restaurants in Brighton
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $16 - $57
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Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Kids, Special occasions, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Ole Ole Tapas Bar & Restaurant is a lively spot complete with Flamenco dancers, live bands and delicious Spanish cuisine.Relish in the finest Sangria, tapas and true Spanish ambiance, featuring an authentic floor show of Flamenco music and dance. Travel to Spain with Ole Ole and join us for an "Evening in Andalusia". Ole Ole is all about honest food of the earth, natural and real.
Amberley, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Dissapointing”
Reviewed June 14, 2014

We visited as a group of 14 on a hen night based on good reviews we'd seen but I was sadly disappointed, whilst the entertainment and music were great we'd paid for a set menu of £20 each and the dishes started pouring out, they were mediocre....bread and alioli (mayonnaise I thought) Pate, salami, chorizo, garlic mushrooms, anchovies, garlic prawns, spicy potatoes, spinach balls (tasteless and bland!) pork meatballs in gravy (yuck!) most of these dishes were very small and not much to go around for 14, anyway this was a 'starter' before the even of paella as the main course, well we only had two pans worth, one meat and one fish - again between 14 not much to go around especially as most people preferred the fish! But in honesty paella it was not... More like mildly fish flavoured stodgy rice pudding, my serving consisted of 5 shells (empty) 1 heavily pregnant prawn (they apparently all were!) and an indescribable mass of something fishy. The meat one was no better. And that was the meal... £20 each for pretty much a plates worth of below average food they made a nice profit off us that's for sure. £12 for a jug of sangria which was foul (sangria isn't usually nice but this was vile!) it was a rip off. Would I recommend the place? For a drink and the entertainment, maybe if you had no better alternative, for the food ... I'd rather eat mcdonalds.

  • Visited June 2014
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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145 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Disappointing food, Great music &Dancing”
Reviewed June 2, 2014

We were a group booking. The entertainment was fun but the food very bland not the usual Spanish quality
Wouldn't visit again I'd go round the corner to Don Carlos for authentic food.

Visited June 2014
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West Sussex
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115 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Good atmosphere”
Reviewed June 2, 2014 via mobile

The tapas dishes were not the best I've had, and I thought the choice a bit limited. However, this restaurant has a great ambience and I wish we had time to stay a bit longer to enjoy the show that looked about to start on the small stage.

Visited May 2014
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Thank loobyloo2000
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Ripley, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Ole ole tapas bar and restaurant”
Reviewed June 1, 2014

We were delighted to stumble across this quaint restaurant on our recent visit to Brighton. Having not been before, we were intrigued to experience an evening of food, wine and entertainment. We were not disappointed. The staff were welcoming and happy to assist with our choice of food and wine and the entertainment was amazing, a truly Spanish band and flamenco dancer, it felt like we were in Spain. Well worth a visit.

  • Visited May 2014
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1 Thank alipet2o
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Romsey, England, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great tapas”
Reviewed May 30, 2014

Have eaten here before. Always wary of returning, in case it's not as good as you remember. This was even better. The ensaladilla rusa was wonderful.

Visited May 2014
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1 Thank Charlie C
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