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“A big let down”
Review of La Bastille

La Bastille
Ranked #58 of 1,107 Restaurants in Belfast
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: European, French
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Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: La Bastille Restaurant boasts true, chic, parisienne style and class for Northern IrelandAuthentic, traditional french cuisine with a modern twist in an intimate, romantic setting.
Reviewed October 6, 2013

I had heard mixed reviews but as the restaurant had a deal on as part of Belfast Restaurant Week I decided to go with some family members. We were ignored when we arrived and had to see ourselves to the table where the rest of our party was. We ordered wine, which was a little pricey, but carried on regardless. We had to wait 45 mins for our starters and it wasn't through lack of asking. We asked twice (in French too, as the staff are all French) and were not offered anything while we waited. After we finally got them, we were left with the dirty plates for another half an hour with nobody approaching us to take them away. Eventually they got round to clearing the table and we had to wait another half an hour for the main course. We asked the manager where our food was- he went to check in the kitchen how long it would be- and then he came back and very aggressively asked us if we were going to stay as our food was almost ready. He reacted like this as he knew we were annoyed at the long wait but to be shouted at - and he was directing his anger at my retired parents- was completely unacceptable. Needless to say we left on the spot and will not ever be returning. I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone expecting quality and a pleasant service, value for money and reasonably priced cuisine.

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Reviewed October 6, 2013

Been there with my wife and parents in law. Waited for at least a hour and still no food. We complained and the staff almost told us to F.O. They can stick their french food in that hidden place.
Disgusted

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Thank 701lele1971
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Reviewed October 5, 2013

been here a few times . service great. luv this place. gotta go 4 fish. just wish french pate was on the menu! and a nice cassoulet!

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Thank john c
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Reviewed October 3, 2013

I have been to La Bastille many times and have never been disappointed. The food, staff and atmosphere are all excellent and I would reccommend this restaurant to anyone.

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Thank RichardGreen1975
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Reviewed October 1, 2013

The restaurant has a great location and looks the part. Unfortunately the food was disappointing. Maybe at lunchtime the food was prepared by a trainee but that is no excuse. The onion soup was bland and badly presented. The bavette was cooked too quickly and had lost taste and texture. A pity because I liked the idea of it.

Thank KenCountyDown
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