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“Two visits, twice as nice! One of the best in area.”
Review of Cafe Lilli

Cafe Lilli
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $27
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed August 12, 2013

Visited here twice in the past month. Even though we knew about Cafe Lilli we have never tried here and regret it. Its been here for 10 years! First visit was on a Tuesday and we arrived about 6pm, they have a early bird menu which is great value. The place soon started to fill up even for a Tuesday night. All the staff are really polite and both the owners are great and like to take up conversation but are not too obtrusive. Second time we visited on last friday night. We had booked for 5,30pm this time. It was slightly busier, but by 6pm we where glad we had booked as the place was full. The menu alternates every four weeks. Luckily the mackerel starter was available again though. All the food is well presented and tastes really fresh (maybe the fish skin could do with cooking a little bit crisper on mains). Probably what we have missed in this area as the food is really well presented, the kitchen does not seem stressed about service and the staff are really good, polite and all friendly. Highly recommended and we will visit every month as it can be a little expensive as we also like the Vino Blanco(House very good) !!!. You must try the Extra virgin olive oil that they sell, probably the best we have tried in all our visits to places.
Highly recommended, so sorry we had not tried before, a must visit.

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Thank neilnsarah
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Reviewed August 9, 2013

I visited this restaurant tonight with my husband and some friends. It was very lively when we arrived and we were asked to sit by the bar and have a drink while we waited for a table. The bar staff were very friendly and the staff waiting the tables were very quick to find us a table, giving us a choice of two. The food arrived very quickly and was delicious. The servers were very helpful and advised on suitable wine. We did not feel rushed even though the restaurant was very busy and we Lund the overall experience extremely good.

Thank Pauline B
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Reviewed August 9, 2013

I always enjoy lunch at Cafe Lilli but I was particularly impressed with the Italian Sunday lunch. Instead of the usual Sunday lunch that you can get anywhere (meat, potatoes, gravy) the Italian Sunday lunch allows you to try food from a different region of Italy every week. On Sunday I had special Yorkshire roast beef with marsala sauce accompanied with stuff tomato siciliana. Along with your meal you get a glass of wine from the same region, which was a chianti. The meal was delicious and lived up to my expectations. I highly recommend trying this for a different Sunday lunch experience! If you're not feeling as adventurous as that you can still order off the fixed price menu. The service was excellent as usual. Once again I enjoyed the most amazing coffee in the North East after dinner and I am looking forward to returning soon.

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Thank Emmy Q
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

excellent food,service and atmosphere.over the years have visited the restaurant many times and it has never disappointed.Long may it thrive.

Thank bahamontes
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Reviewed July 18, 2013

I have been to this restaurant many times and always had a great evening and food. I went for a friends birthday recently and had a very different experience! Friday evening, yes we expected it to be busy, arrived at 7.15, very busy asked how long we would have to wait for a table and was assured it would be around 30 mins, ok that's fine we can wait. We were then forgotten about, had to ask a waitress for drinks, after waiting for about 20mins the drinks arrived. At 8.30pm we were still waiting for a table!!,, we asked how much longer we would have to wait, we were immediately given a menu and then a table. We were sat next to a couple we followed into the restaurant at 7.15pm who were having coffee, after their meal! The waiter started to take our drinks order then was interrupted, so left us mid way through taking our order and didn't return, we were left again!.. We called over a waitress who took our drinks order and then brought them to our table. Approx 8.45 our food order was taken, we then waited and waited, no bread or sorry for your wait, at 9.10 we left without eating!!.. Terrible service, why not take booking in the evening, instead of trying to get as many tables turned around as possible and forget customer service!!!!

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5  Thank joshaun
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