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“Excellent food, good service”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Blue Mare

Blue Mare
Ranked #439 of 539 Restaurants in Paphos
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Italian
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol
London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Excellent food, good service”
Reviewed May 10, 2014

Great views over-looking Paphos Harbour. Stopped for coffee and returned for lunch. Clean, modern restaurant. Great Ceasar Salad. Attentive service.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank LindaOBy
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English first
Paphos, Cyprus
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1 review
“Excellent service”
Reviewed May 5, 2014

Second time at this restaurant delicious meal for three,attentive service but not intrusive
1 vegetarian and 2 carnivores portion sizes were good
I would recommend the Baklava, portion size is not for the faint hearted
Good value for money

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank nowonadiet
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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303 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
“Great food with very friendly service”
Reviewed May 2, 2014 via mobile

Fantastic views over the harbour
Lovely clean restaurant. Modern tasteful decor. My sea bass was delicious. My husbands chicken kebab cooked beautifully. Highly recommend.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank Alison B
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kent
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Good food, keen to please”
Reviewed May 1, 2014

Had a lunch with friends. It appeared a bit more expensive but the food was very good and the presentation and portion size good.

Visited April 2014
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Thank robbieKent
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Poulton Le Fylde, United Kingdom
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94 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“We won't be returning...”
Reviewed April 28, 2014

Friends had seen the restaurant on a previous occasion and taken a look at the prices too. The pork chop price guide we use was comparable to other establishments we visit and having been given a 10% discount voucher, we decided it would be a good place to try our evening meal (5 of us) on Saturday 26 April 2014.
The gentleman (who said he was the owner) below the stairs on the harbour welcomed us. We were a little hesitant as our friend said the prices had increased since they have looked at them only 2 weeks earlier... but, we decided as we were already there - we would stick with it.
The view over the harbour was very picturesque but could have been so much better had the large cruise boat not had his lights on full blast.
Sadly, the view was the only saving grace and it went steadily downhill from hereon in :-(
We ordered drinks which came quickly and the staff we came across during the process of our meal from start to finish were all very pleasant.
We ordered large and small Keo (draft) and a Blue Mare cocktail (at approx €6). Two large pork chops (requested to be cooked well done), chicken caesar salad, Cyprus meatballs and pasta carbonara for main courses. Starters: pitta bread with garlic, garlic bread x 3 and garlic mushrooms.
The starters arrived and appeared to be okay although the garlic mushrooms were in a very heavy cream sauce.
Then we waited - an hour..... for our main courses to arrive.
When the chops came both of them were undercooked with sloppy fat. They had to be returned to the kitchen. They came back out again and although they appeared to be well done on the outside - it was only the outside which was cooked. Again inside, they really weren't cooked as requested. Only the meatballs passed the test for this restaurant. The pasta carbonara was bland, tasteless and insipid looking. The chicken caesar came with the sauce in a separate tureen and the chicken was not the warm, chargrilled breast which is usually served over a bed of dressed caesar salad. Instead, it was cold, odd shaped pieces of chicken and lacking any taste.
We declined desserts but did receive some small cocktail type concoction from the drinks waiter.
The total bill came to just shy of 87 EURO (including our 10% discount which was increased to 15% because of the problems - length of time to receive our meals and the undercooked chops). So all in all, the meal should have been 100 EUR and really, was not worth that kind of money.
We have been resident in Cyprus for over 10 years and are extremely familiar with prices in and out of the tourist areas in various resorts. Unfortunately, the poor food we received this time means we most definitely will not give it the benefit of the doubt for another time - neither will we be recommending it to friends or family visitors.
We did inform the gentleman below stairs of our findings too - let's hope he takes the chef to task!

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank Michele T
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