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Review of Showboat

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Reviewed August 17, 2014 via mobile

I visited levi's last week. On arrival we saw a spotless restaurant and we were served a 4 course meal of very good quality for the sum of 12 euros and we received great service from a very friendly staff. After dinner we were shown to our reserved seats for the cabaret show and we saw an excellent variety show. The drinks were reasonably priced and the whole evening was terrific value for money. We will definitely visit again next year and I went to see levi the following day to thank him and his staff for all their efforts. I just wish the show could be seen on a bigger stage because the quality of it deserves such a setting.

Thank David H
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Reviewed August 17, 2014

Visited with a group of friends. Had a great night. Fantastic food. Entertainment all night. Great atmosphere. Would visit again.

Thank Julie B
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Reviewed August 15, 2014

Spent great night here with all the family very good show and staff all working so hard, just a tip for anyone going stay to watch Gary George the comedian he is easily best in benidorm

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Reviewed August 12, 2014

We had been in Benidorm a few nights and the same acts were on at some places we go to so we drove upto the Livi's showboat. We went inside and it was very shabby some of the family went to get drinks while we were taken to a table, the tables were dirty but we sat down to see if they would come to clean them but they didn't. One of our party went to the toilets and when he came back he said don't be in a hurry to go to them as they absolutely STINK.The place just didn't have the feel of somewhere that we were going to have a good night so we left most of the drinks and went somewhere else where we had a great night!

1  Thank Ugotabejokin
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Reviewed August 11, 2014

We reserved a sunday lunch on the 27th july as we had heard great things.We booked a week in advance so as not to be disappointed,This was an understatement.The day arrived we took our table for 2 and looked around and there was only one other party there,i thought this doesn`t bode well as it was around 1pm. We had four courses soup, pate,roast,dessert,which was competetively priced.
The soup and pate were ok,the problem came with the roast.I chose the lamb, What there was of it,60% fat and gristle about 40% meat,the roast potato`s hadn`t seen the inside of an oven just deep fried either started in the fryer or boiled finished in the fryer and the veg in the side dish hadn`t been drained properly,swimming in water. I complained about the lamb and was offered some more or a drink on the house which was a nice gesture, as i had already eaten the lamb i opted for a glass of red wine and so did my wife. The waitress passed the complaint on.The chef had said the lamb must have come in like that,so obviously not roasted or carved on the premises, it looked as if it was sliced on a gravity slicer?
The next problem was the desserts i ordered the mixed fruit crumble and custard and the wife sherry triffle,they were both inedible the crumble was like a doughy mass not crunchy or sweet and the fruit at the bottom was tinned fruit cocktail and had turned a pinkish colour with age,the custard was not mixed correctly and still had lumps of cornflour.I had one taste and sent it back. The wifes triffle had not seen any sherry the custard and jelly were again flavourless and was left after one spoonfull.
I complained to the waitress especialy regarding the crumble and once again she passed on my complaint to the chef. An apologetic reply came back from the chef saying that they hadn`t been that buisy and the crumble had now been thrown out as it was rather old now!... in that case it should never have been served in the first place. To add insult to injury there was no slight reduction in the bill and so left feeling very agrieved.On another note on the way out we noticed the whole buisness is up for sale maybe this is the reason for the standard of food.In all the time we were there no other customers came in. Just to add a note i`m a qualified chef and have worked in hospitality and hotels for over 33 years so i know a little bit and this lunch was bad. On the upside the waitresses were very apologetic and polite.

1  Thank imol62
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levi s, Owner at Showboat, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2014

im really sorry to hear about your bad expirence we take great pride in our food and service down here at the showboat , i have investigated with the waiting staff , i cannot with the chef who worked that sunday as he no longer works for us , the waitress in question told me you had been given the first cuts off the joint , which shouldnt have been served , i would be greatful if you can email me on peaches070@gmail.com , so we discuss this matter further once again im so sorry

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