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“Horrendously Disappointing”
Review of Amphoras Bar

Amphoras Bar
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Ranked #333 of 1,360 Restaurants in Perth
Cuisines: Wine Bar
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Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Neighborhood: West Perth
Tirana, Albania
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44 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Horrendously Disappointing”
Reviewed October 7, 2011

After much anticipation, we arrived to 'enjoy' what was meant to be a lovely and special evening at Amphoras. Well, how disappointed we were! Despite booking well in advance and receiving numerous confirmations, we arrived to find the staff had no advice as to our arrival. It would appear we were lucky it was a Wednesday night and they were 'still' able to accomodate us - however from the reaction of the staff it seemed seemed like a real hassle! (I carried with me the confirmation email of our booking - in my opinion this was the only reason they accommodated us, despite having numerous empty tables and only one reservation in their book).
The disappointments only continued as the wine list was presented to us, significantly lacking context.
The tapas menu we were handed was different to that presented on their website, smaller and less electrifying. We managed to find (only) three items that tickled our fancy, however other than the haloumi (which was surprisingly delectable, despite the chefs attempts at ruining the flavours by battering and deep frying), the remainders were incredibly awful.
The service was average - no more, no less. The staff were rather minimally personable. They certainly were not willing to go the extra mile - in fact, there weren't even willing to call us a taxi (apologies, they did the third time we asked - after waiting more than 45 minutes and explaining we were cutting it close to catch our flight out of Perth).
My recommendation would be to find somewhere else to eat, unless your intention is a rather casual but incredibly expensive meal.

  • Visited October 2011
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English first
Melbourne, Australia
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49 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Great food, excellent service.”
Reviewed August 19, 2011

Unlike Spain, tapas in Australia are very usually large servings. Like Amphoras three dishes I chose today. We began with Sardines - a little too salty and vinegary for me; 5 large meatballs - a little tasteless. Then a fabulous serve of mushrooms and spinach, cooked with cream, white wine, parmesan and shallots, served with perfect toast. Certainly not needing any more food, my friend and i were further tempted and shared the tapas dessert plate. The bottle of Margaret River Sav Blanc complimented it all wonderfully. And to top it off, the waitress was delightful.

  • Visited August 2011
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Thank flitzaround
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Sydney, Australia
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112 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Excellent bar for a drink, tapas or a meal”
Reviewed August 12, 2011

This place is nothing short of brilliant! The food is exceptional, the tapas is a MUST try. I have eaten my way through the menu over the past 6 months and I would recommend everything.... the waygu meat balls and the pork belly are superb!
The wine list by the glass is extensive with some great wines available.

  • Visited August 2011
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Thank Andrew B
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“Perfect”
Reviewed July 16, 2011

Great tapas great drinks great location. Worth going to. To experience perfect tapas

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Thank Gqq
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Perth
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“Superb Tapas with a great atmosphere!”
Reviewed April 11, 2010

Tasted the most wonderful tapas at this wine bar in west perth. Couldnt fault it. Had a wonderful time tasting all the different tapas on option to us.The wine list is great and has many beautiful wines to choose from. Would definatley recommend and go again. :)

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Thank Sovreign
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