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“Not impressed”
Review of Vista Bar and Restaurant - CLOSED

Vista Bar and Restaurant
Price range: $16 - $32
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Good for: Scenic view, Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed June 18, 2012

Such a shame!
We had friends down so thought we'd take them to a restaurant with seafood and beautiful views to boot. Prime location overlooking Ramsgate harbour, but the place is let down by a serious lack of stock.
As a restaurant that serves (or is meant to serve) a wide variety of seafood, and being situated opposite a harbour they have massive issues with the lack of fish. I understand from the waiting staff that as there wasn't much call for certain fish, they just hadn't bothered to buy any. Not a great start. The scallops were also off and you can't tell me that they are not frequently ordered. Long story short, rubbish selection, pricy drinks and slow service. Hate to sound so negative as I too work in a restaurant but I won't be returning in a hurry.

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Thank Beachy022
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Reviewed April 28, 2012 via mobile

Great food, lovely staff, would recommend the mezza! Had a really lovely evening 10/10

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1  Thank lucy770
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Reviewed April 23, 2012

We visited this restaurant in December 2011. Food was mediocre at best and only one other table occupied. Warning: please do not be taken in if/when owner/waiter claims that the machine for processing credit/debit cards is not working and suggests using another machine from the bar downstairs - under no circumstances provide your pin number twice. We did this, to our cost. Initially we assumed that this was an honest mistake, however not so. In spite of contacting the proprietors twice to point out that we had been debited twice for the meal, there was no response. And because we had provided our pin on two occasions (even though it was within three minutes and for exactly the same amount) our bank could do nothing for us. The meal represented OK (just) value for money, but given that we paid twice, turned out to be extremely expensive.

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1  Thank 182janw
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Reviewed April 8, 2012

Booked in advance. Our party of 8 were seated and drinks orders taken. Drinks arrived within 30 minutes when the food orders were finally taken starters arrived 1 hour later after some chasing! Food was good. Waited a further hour and half and main courses still hadn't arrive and we were given a complementary bottle of wine. 30 minutes later we gave up and left. Wouldn't recommend to anyone.

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1  Thank fnjndeb
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Reviewed April 4, 2012

We have been in this restaurant with friends to have a girls party and we wanted to have anice night in a beautiful place with good food and wine.- only one criteria was fulfilled it is a nice premices with beautiful views, Despite a very quite restaurant, only other 2 tables were taken, we had quite bad service- table was sticky, half of the menu was not avalible, despite our previous phone call and pre-booking of the table. We had to order something we would not choose if all menu was avalible as we were assured by the owner over the phone and risotto rise was not a risotto rice at all - just some variety rice with lot of cream and mushroons - very fat, they should not call it risotto. Some food was ok, some was not good at all, but we did not send anything back as we did not want to spoil our party, but I do not think we will ever go back. What a waste of a beautiful premices when the owner does not really care about their customers.

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2  Thank lssa
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