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“Poor staff and lifeless made our meal disappointing”

La Pharmacie Bar & Grill
Ranked #23 of 325 Restaurants in Middlesbrough
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $67
Cuisines: Fusion
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed October 31, 2012

I have had some good meals and some dissapointing meals here, but last night we were disappointed. It was a midweek but still quite busy because of the cinema and town hall. Considering its supposed to be a french restaurant, it was a bit wierd that there was 70s disco songs playing. The service started off ok, but soon deteriorated as the place got busier. We were served different glasses to the type of beer we ordered each time, at one point we were drinking peroni out of a jacques glass?! Food was served promptly and was very nice, but the pasta portions were quite small.

The waitress did not seem to have a clue about anything she should be doing, getting ordered wrong, flippants brushing off mistakes and laughing, quite scary that we were paying for this service. the conversation went like "W: Are you having carbonara?...Us: No, W: Are you having spaghetti then?....Us: No. W:Well what are you having cos i need to give someone a fork and spoon."

Once we'd finished our mains, we did ask to see the desert menu but they forgot, they were also very slow getting us the bill ro more drinks. A shame really.

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Thank Kim R
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Reviewed October 26, 2012

Made to feel warm and comfortable nice atmosphere and lovely food. Waiter was really nice and the decorations were fantastic

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Thank Jmeir33
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Reviewed October 23, 2012

Was unsure what to expect after reading reviews on here but could not have had a better night.
Superb hospitality, fantastic food and all in gorgeous surroundings!
Will definitely be going back again!

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Thank Sunley
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Reviewed October 7, 2012

We had high expectations, yet there was no atmosphere, hardly any people, and the place was filthy, we left as soon as we could.

Thank Amy W
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Reviewed October 1, 2012

Had a lovely meal here before going to the town hall to see a comedian. The food was far better than the comedian. Aske dfor extra gravy and chips and was given this at no extra charge, Was a wee bit shocked but in a good way

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Thank Daibhidh P
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