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“A Fish Treat”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Pescheria Backi

Pescheria Backi
Ranked #128 of 631 Restaurants in Salzburg
Price range: $22 - $29
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Families with children, Romantic, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Inverness, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“A Fish Treat”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2012

Had this restaurant not been recommended by our hotel and had we not read favourable reviews on this site we probably would not have tried it. It is a somewhat unprepossessing building with no menu on display. In fact there is no menu - what is offered is what is on display in the chiller cabinet. Nothing is priced but we were told not to worry about that!
We had in fact booked a table earlier but despite being a Saturday night it was not particularly busy. It was raining so the outside tables were not in use, Inside there are rustic high tables and stools and lots of fishing paraphernalia.
We were given no choice of starter and were served calamari which was beautifully tender with a rich sauce. For the main course the choice was flat or round fish. We opted for flat and a few scallops. What came was a large platter with a whole "steinbutt" (or turbot), half a dozen scallops and lots of vegetables. It was all cooked to perfection and delicious.
The only thing which took the edge off the enjoyment was the uncertainty as to what the cost was going to be. In the event the total bill was 98.70 euros for two persons, not quite as cheap as we had been led to expect. This was made up with 14.90 euros for 2 portions of calamari, 44.90 for the steinbutt and 23.40 euros for the scallops. A glass of wine was 3.10. We had to pay in cash (fortunately we had enough on us) as their credit card machine was "broken".
Incidentally an earlier review staes that this restaurant is closed Saturday and Sundays. It was certainly open on the Saturday we visited!

  • Visited September 2012
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1 Thank Highland-Mike
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Sydney, Australia
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165 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Amazing seafood without a menu.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2012

This is probably one of the best seafood meals we have had. The waiters recommend the food and wine, both of which were fantastic. When we asked for a menu, we were told... This is our menu as they pointed to the amazing array of seafood in their display. We had what our waiter suggested - scallops (the best I have tasted) then a platter to share of whole baked fish, calamari, prawns, vegetables - all fresh and with fantastic flavor. The white wine from Slovenia was just perfect for the meal. It was a great dining experience.

Visited September 2012
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Kansas City, Missouri
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61 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“"Discovered" this restaurant and loved it!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2012

We randomly selected this restaurant while looking for a place to eat near the Hotel Lasserhof ... it was great! The waiter understood English and simply said "I will order you some appetizer and main course plates and you will like them" ... and we did! The food is served on a single platter and consists of a wide variety of sea foods and the main course also includes multiple grilled vegetables. All of it very tasty!

Visited August 2012
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“Good food but cheating the client”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2012

Positive first: Good seafood. Service was Quick.
Negative: Provides the worst table in restaurant allthough reservation was made in advance. To be specific table was located between kitchen and lavatories(poor standard). A lot of additionals were brought to the table withing providing information it would be charged. For instance an overpriced welcome drink. We are sitting back with the feeling that a significant difference is made between tourists and locals - also concerning the the bill. We have been on vacation for more than a week in Austria and this is by far the worst disappointment we have experienced during our vacation.

Thank Maria B
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
1 review
“british guy”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2012

This homepage lead me to a bunch of very interesting restaurants and I chose the "Pescheria" because I really love fish and so I had high expectations when I came to this little green fish place. I told the waitor to surpirse me and I was highly amazed how delicious the meal tasted.
I can really recommend it and I'm looking forward to coming back, enjoying the food and the great atmosphere there. So if you haven't been there and want to try something new, go there and have a delicious meal at "Pescheria Backi".

  • Visited February 2012
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Thank Brian S
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