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“If it looks like a tourist trap...”
Review of Garden

Garden
Ranked #92 of 102 Restaurants in Malcesine
Cuisines: Pizza
Dining options: Dinner
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner
Espoo, Finland
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“If it looks like a tourist trap...”
Reviewed July 20, 2013

..and smells like a tourist trap, it likely is a tourist trap. We decided to take a chance because it started to rain and we were super hungry. And even our low expectations weren't met. For evidence, check the Caesar salad that was so bad that it should have been renamed Brutus Salad. The two stars go to nice location and free wifi, respectively

Visited July 2013
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  • Danish first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
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English first
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Rushed”
Reviewed July 19, 2013

We came here for dinner with friends the night after our wedding...we chose it as location is nice as you are right next to the lake and near the harbour.. I guess that's why it's so popular! We were a group of 9 and the food was ok all round. The restaurant was quite relaxed...The waiter seemed friendly and made jokes etc.
However, my husband and I returned on our last night as he'd enjoyed his Carbonara on the last occasion. We were seated at a table overlooking the lake as we requested, our food came straight away and as soon as we put our cutlery down our plates were cleared and the same waiter we'd had on the last visit was asking us straight away if we wanted desert or Coffee... we were still drinking our wine so requested a little break but he soon returned and we felt quite pressured to ask for the bill. After we paid up we were just finishing our drinks when the female hostess arrived at our table quite eager to get us to leave! it was quite embarrassing...she made a joke of it but then said something like "yes, well, we do need the table it's a good table" (the restaurant wasn't even half full!)

After having such a lovely holiday and eating out at lovely restaurants every night I was gutted as felt our last night was spoiled by this experience.

  • Visited July 2013
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Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great dining experience”
Reviewed June 27, 2013 via mobile

We went here for an evening meal and it more than exceeded our expectations, the plastic seating doesn't look great but the service was fantastic, our waiter was so friendly, food was great, we loved it

  • Visited June 2013
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Wickham Bishops, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
129 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
“Something of a surprise”
Reviewed May 22, 2013

Looking for our evening meal on a day that had started quite wet and was still quite cool we were looking for somwhere where we could eat inside.

We decided to give the Garden a try and were impressed. Friendly service and good food exceeded our expectations. It also seemed that there were locals eating here which is always a good sign.

  • Visited May 2013
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1 Thank Bouff
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Romsey, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Hangover cure”
Reviewed May 19, 2013

This restaurant was the location of our lunch after a big night at a wedding. The pizzas were good, service fine and we all felt full afterwards.

Visited May 2013
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Thank Will H
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