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“Not bad. We will try again!”
Review of Holmes Lido HP - CLOSED

Holmes Lido HP
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Reservations
Bucharest, Romania
Level 6 Contributor
216 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Not bad. We will try again!”
Reviewed May 6, 2012 via mobile

It was at 6PM and we asked for food. The waiter was polite and mentioned that he can offer only "primi piati". We ordered penne con prosciuto and tagliatelle con gamberi. Both good! The beer from tap was just ok, as were the deserts: nocciolla.
A head waiter noticed our interest in the birds on the outdoor grass and explained us how the blackbird feed their off-springs!

Thank VMB2010
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30 reviews from our community

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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Sydney, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
220 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Poor food and rude service”
Reviewed September 2, 2011

We stopped by for a quick lunch - wanting just a pizza to share between two...the very rude waiter tried to upsell us (as he did to the a nearby table) .. when they bought the pizza, it was the wrong one. Also ordered a beer which was flat (from the tap) and when we complained, again, just rude service.
Don't waste your time here - there are far better options on the lakefront less than 200 m away!

  • Visited September 2011
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Thank Expat_Kiwi_01
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Exeter, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Poor service and over-valued food taking advantage of tourist and its prime location”
Reviewed April 5, 2011

Extremely disappointing restaraunt, I am not normally overly fussy, but when a restaraunt tries to take you for a ride and take advantage of you being a tourist, it gives me good grounds for complaining!
Great location, looking out over Lake Como and quite pleasant sat outside. Waiters were at first friendly, but when they brought our meals one of them was wrong and not what had been ordered and they were rather sharp in their refusal to change it for the correct item. Meals were ok, but certainly over-priced. Also tried to charge us for gassed tap water, so make sure you ask for a bottle.
Great views, can dispute their location, but they are very much geared to making a quick buck out of tourists, not attracting regular clients.

  • Visited April 2011
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Thank h0neym0nster25
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