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“Would not return in a hurry”
2 of 5 bubbles Review of Grappa Bar - CLOSED

Grappa Bar
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Bath, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
122 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Would not return in a hurry”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2012

Pros: The place is pretty cosy with a good atmosphere. When we asked for prosecco and they didn’t have any, they brought champagne and charged us the price of prosecco for it. There is a wide range of stone baked pizzas, which taste great (if you like thin crust). The prawns were pretty good (fried without being too greasy).

Cons: Although the restaurant was empty (and we had made a reservation) we were seated next to the toilets and a draughty cellar. The food is honestly not worth the price. The antipasti platter for £12 could’ve done with a bit more variety. The calamari was incredibly deep fried (and in strips, not rings -which I’ve never seen before) and came with deep fried parsley which makes my stomach churn just thinking about! We had to wait around 30 minutes for our pizzas. The service certainly could’ve been friendlier.

Visited December 2012
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Thank MadaTamberl
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Ollstar, Owner at Grappa Bar, responded to this review, December 13, 2012
I am very sorry to read about your unhappy experience at Grappa Bar. Although the seating area was quiet when you arrived, tables towards the front of the bar, and in the private dining area were pre booked by regular customers, which meant tables were limited and thus the kitchen became really busy.
The Chef ensures that each antipasti plate has a hearty meat medley, a generous portion of specially selected cheeses, accompanied by a selection of tasty vegetables, served with toasted ciabatta. The Chef serves strips of deep fried squid, as it is his fusion recipe.
Your comments in your review have been discussed at our weekly staff meeting. We thank you for your review and hope to see you again.
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English first
Bath, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“2 for 1 pizzas!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2012

This place never disappoints me! Great oven baked pizzas in a relaxing environment!
Highly recommended!

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank Duygu1234
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Bath, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“NICE ATMOSPHERE, NICE FOOD”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2012

Used our Groupon voucher here on Wednesday, never been before so not sure what to expect. Fairly quiet but lovely cosy atmosphere with music to suit, not too loud just a great choice of fairly chilled tracks. Very friendly staff and we both really enjoyed the lovely food (generous antipasti starter to share, two really good pizzas and two glasses of good wine......what's not to like!). Would definitely go again, yes the service was a little slow considering it wasn't too busy but it was obvious that they had taken care with the food preparation and presentation.....much prefer this to getting food too quickly which is always suspicious. A lovely evening all round.

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank Stevegil
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Grappa Pizza and Bar”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2012

Five of us went on a 'Table Pouncer' deal. The decor of the restaurant was very dated and shabby but some might say that added to the character. The service was slow and between the five of us we had three different types of pizza. They were all incredibly bland. Quite how freshly made pizza can be made to taste so plain is beyond me. By their own admission the (very pleasant ) staff said they were not busy but still the service was painfully slow. After asking for the bill three times I had to threaten to leave before it eventually appeared.

Between us we marked the food as 4 out 10 and agreed we would have been better off at a high street chain. Such a shame, but never again because there are too many other nicer places to spend money in.

  • Visited November 2012
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Hampstead, Maryland
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216 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Just finished my "left overs"”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2012

We stopped in with another couple for drinks before going into town to another restaurant for dinner. While there, with our drinks, we kept seeing the pizza being carried to other tables and decided to stay for starters and dinner. Very glad we did.
The starters were great and the pizza was wonderful. Thin and crisp crust and the topping were tasty and fresh.
The two for one special helps to keep the cost down, but we spent the savings on wine and beer.
The pizza was just as good warmed up the next day.
Just wish they were open for lunch.
That's a problem with visiting Bath. So many good places to eat and so little time.

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank skiwithapro
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