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“Good but overrated”
Review of Bambi Gourmet

Bambi Gourmet
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $17 - $45
Cuisines: Spanish, Romanian, Fusion
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Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
Description: BAMBI Gourmet, inaugurated in 2002 as a family business it is the result of the great illusion and dedication of its owners to promote the romanian culture and gastronomy. Our gastronomic offer is a fusion between romanian and international cuisine and consists in a variety of starters, soups, salads, fish and meat; all of them are prepared with fresh seasonal ingredients and are presented in a creative and original way. If you want to enjoy our original food do not hesitate to visit us!!
Bjarred, Sweden
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77 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Good but overrated”
Reviewed December 10, 2013

This is not a bad restaurant, but is it really as good as the reviewers say?

We had two dinners there, tested four starters and four main courses. Nothing was bad but surprisingly bland. No spices, apart from salt pepper and an occasional parsley or garlic - so disappointingly common in Spain. Why not use herbs, thyme, rosemary, basil, cumin, coriander, bay leaves, mustard or a splash of wine - even once in a while?

The transsylvanian kitchen here was very like this unimaginative spanish tradition. We tried prawns in garlic and found them nice, but not different in any way from the tapas served on any restaurant on the corner - at half the price.

The local treats were filled cabbage rolls, and some heavy meat rolls. They should have been spicey, but that was very discreet. Most of all they were of a rubbery texture. The potatoes to several of the main courses were thinly sliced potatoes fried in oil. Not very crisp, but OK.

The transylvanian veal goulash was nice little chunks of meat in a very ordinary sauce, tasting of salt and pepper. This was accompanied by very soggy boiled potatoes, formed as a watery cylinder. No spices added.

Nothing served was bad. The ingredients seemed to be of good quality but unimaginatively prepared.

The ambiance was a bit quiet, the restaurant was not filled up, so no reservations were needed. One evening the music was pan flute and mens choir - for two hours. The other evening a more traditional "classical" repertoire.

The service was correct and friendly.

The prices was not low, a two course dinner for two including wine or beer would be 50-50 euro about 50-100% over the price in the more unassuming restaurants - comparable dishes.

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Helsinki, Finland
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“High-quality food and friendly service packaged at a reasonable price”
Reviewed December 9, 2013

We had a tasting menu. All doses were stylish and very tasty dishes. They recommended a local Abona Tenerife red wine which was a positive surprise. I highly recommend restaurant!

  • Visited December 2013
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Raisio, Finland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Earns its fame!”
Reviewed December 8, 2013

Lunch time on a rainy day. Just dropped in, no other guest inside yet. And very lucky we were, absolutely one of the best meals we have ever had. Maybe a bit expensive compared with the common price level in Puerto but not expensive compared with the price level in Scandinavia. Our portions were even bigger we could eat, so no problem there.
And the host was most helpful and considerate.

  • Visited November 2013
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1 Thank Ulla-Elina H
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Atmosphere and service great.”
Reviewed December 6, 2013

Nicely decorated and clean restaurant. Good service from the waiter who explained the dishes when asked. The pork was succulent and beautifully presented but as previously stated portions on the small size and a bit pricey. We were also unable to have both choices of dessert which was disappointing.

  • Visited December 2013
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Victoria, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Really well done!!”
Reviewed November 30, 2013

I absolutely loved this restaurant! The service is very good - the owner is the server and his wife is the chef. I went for my birthday and at the end of our meal he turned on the sound system to play birthday music and brought out my dessert with a candle. For the meal itself he chose items from both the traditional and fusion menus and we had an amazing five course meal with absolutely delicious food! We've already been back again.

  • Visited November 2013
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