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Josephine's
Ranked #272 of 704 Restaurants in Aberdeen
Price range: $9 - $32
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: Delicious tapas in a friendly laid back atmosphere. BYOB restaurant. £3 corkage per head. No spirits allowed.
Reviewed January 20, 2013

I never write reviews, but felt obliged after my experience at this restaurant. I Cannot understand the "great" reviews for this awful place. I was there for a Hen Night, and from the moment we arrived we were treated with contempt. rushed to our seats, forced to order straight away, no manners, very rude and no friendly comments from the Owner/Manager who was very scruffy in apperance also, and the toilets were a disgrace. The food itself was alright but after we had finished our meal, we overheard the Owner/Manager say " take their glasses away, and we will get them out". A nasty man, who spoilt the evening for a few in our party, who ought to be shown how to treat his customers. A horrible little restaurant witha horrible little owner/manager, and I for one will never darken their door again. Please avoid at ALL costs!

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Reviewed January 19, 2013

I don't understand all the bad reviews!!?? We have been there 3 times and have never had a problem. The food is fantastic, the service was great and the atmosphere was sociable. The owner was a great laugh also, if you can banter with your customers your then you're doing something right.

The BYOB is not a scam, £3 for corkage is nothing for taking as much drink as you want and if you take soft drink you pay nothing for it.

The chalk board is works well as he goes through it in detail, even tells how it's cooked.

The place is always busy, so it can't be that bad can it?

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Thank Heaven-Lea
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Reviewed January 9, 2013

Visited here at the weekend for a friends birthday, excellent central location and great atmosphere! Bring your own drink and pay corkage of £3 which means the meal is quite cheap. Tapas was lovely, as were the pizzas. Will definitely visit here again and recommend to friends!

Thank KatieT89_8
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Reviewed January 1, 2013

Cannot understand previous bad reviews we are regular customers that always enjoy the food
Interior is basic and could do with a revamp but it is the food we keep going back for

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Thank gramski
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Reviewed December 11, 2012

Having book a large table for a Christmas party we arrived and were greeted by a scruffy looking chef. Our food was nice and the price was reasonable but throughout the night we were continued to be served by a a very confused kitchen porter and a the scruffy chef who was very abrupt. Maybe if they invested in another member of staff and did some cleaning up (behind the bar looked like someones wardrobe) then the atmosphere would be more relaxed.

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2  Thank buz21
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