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“Bit of an anti-climax”
Review of Don Pepe - CLOSED

Don Pepe
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Spanish
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed October 15, 2012

After having heard good reports of this restaurant and seen it consistently busy we decided to give it a try.
The decor was definately on the dated side, but nonetheless there is a pleasant welcoming vibe when you enter. The waitress was very attentive and the owner pleasant enough though definately a man of few words!
Sadly on the negative, the tables are too close together and cramped and the service left us feeling rather as if we were on a conveyor belt as it was quick order, quick delivery and quick to get out. None of that relaxed dining feel that you hope for when out for a special meal.
The food was as ordered and no complaints on size or quality, however it also wasn't amazing or anything to rave about, and so sadly for the pricing, we didn't feel it was great quality.
Final little niggle, was that you are only able to order wine by the bottle, which wasn't great as I didn't fancy beer, and having ordered a whole bottle, we ended up drinking it in a race at the end of the meal as we felt urged to move on from the table.
Probably won't revisit in the foreseeable future.

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1  Thank firefly2920
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Reviewed September 13, 2012

Me and my partner always go here for special occasions, the food is amazing! The service is also fantastic and your never rushed along to make room for other bookings which is always something that annoys me. The food is a tad on the pricey side which is why we save this place for special occasions. Its such a cosy atmosphere which with that and the brilliant food is why we will keep coming back for many years to come!

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1  Thank Catherine L
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Reviewed August 28, 2012

Ordered a banquet of starters to share between a group so had the chance to sample a lot of different dishes. It was all fantastic. Really simple, fresh and delicious. Lovely old couple running it and the atmosphere matches that. would highly recommend

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1  Thank Peter_Palette
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Reviewed August 27, 2012

Was definitely underwhelmed upon arrival with the aged decor and small seating area. And didn't know what to expect from the 1 waiter/ barman, and his broken English. But it turned out to be amazing. Intimate, friendly, and every single dish cooked to perfection. Nothing is rushed, and it's all the better for it. 7 people and 3 courses each, and none of us had ever tasted better.

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2  Thank Willowsdad
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Reviewed August 17, 2012

I finally got to try Don Pepe back in May, after many years of my whole family raving about it. I was not disappointed, and I would honestly say it was one of the best, if not the best, meals I've ever had in my life.

The people who work there have been there for years and are of course Spanish! They really look after you and treat you like family.

Their menu is out of the world, and they have first class steak dishes on the menu that do not disappoint.

If you're looking for something special, you've found it!

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1  Thank LeeClare
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