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“Awesome”
Review of Don Pepe - CLOSED

Don Pepe
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Spanish
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Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations
Reviewed August 18, 2013

I've been hearing about this place for about twenty years and thankfully some of wifeys friends asked us to come along with them a couple of months ago. I'm officially hooked on this place.

Don't judge a book by its cover, which doesn't really mean it looks bad. It's just a tad dated, but still clean and tidy.

Now down to the food, Awesome is a much overused word but in this case it is justified. Everything cooked to perfection and great quality seafood and steaks.

Absolutely great welcome and service. As we sat enjoying our meal, a steady stream of customers came in, and every single one of them said they didn't need a menu as they knew what they wanted. A great sign of returning regular customers.

Really advisable to book, to avoid disappointment

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1  Thank Leon F
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Reviewed August 16, 2013 via mobile

We came here to celebrate birthdays and a wedding anniversary. We like Spanish food and wanted somewhere more traditional than a chain. Small quaint restaurant where the owner met us on arrival. We were surprised to see few tapas available and the owner seemed quite offended when we asked him about this. However, we had some olives, bread and aioli whilst we waited for our paella to arrive. The paella was delicious, one of the tastiest ones I have experienced. We did end up having a bit of a chat with the owner, even if it was about of an effort. The wine was nice enough and reasonably priced. We went on a Sunday evening and there was only one other couple there. They have a nice bar lounge area whilst you wait for your table and are given Spanish tortilla. We did ask for some Spanish music rather than the mix, but apparently the music was on a loop! Although the food was nice, I think the customer service could be improved!

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Thank kellyh2905
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Reviewed August 6, 2013

In Norwich for the weekend and were walking into the City looking for somewhere to eat and came across Don Pepe's. Small restaurant so if you want to be sure of a table you should book. We were lucky that it was early enough that they still had a table for 2 available. We picked from an extensive menu of Spanish and Cotinental offerings and had started, mains and a bottle of wine for 2 of us and it came to £65, so just over £30 a person. Would go again have both Seafood and Meat options so there should be something for everyone.

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2  Thank Jeff R
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

If you want trendy glitz, or are impressed by fakes or imitations, and don't mind processed food designed to replicate the experience whatever town you're in, you might need an alternative. If you want a genuine experience, delicious food and honest service then Don Pepe is second to none.

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Thank Ian W
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Reviewed June 19, 2013 via mobile

I love this restraunt, purely for the quality of the food. The surroundings need a serious update and it is heavily overpriced. I shall however return for the heavenly king prawns in garlic.

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Thank lunchcritic1
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