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“Horrible experience”
Review of Grand Cafe

Grand Cafe
Ranked #5 of 597 Restaurants in Minsk
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: International
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed April 16, 2013

We went to the place in November, food was awful, my chicken came cold and risotto was cold and tasteless too. Waitress wasnt interested in us, because we dont drink alcohol, so she was more into more 'pricey' customers. Dessert (poppy pie) was like a joke - the size of table spoon, but that wasnt that upsetting comparing to the bill - they tried to overcharge us and when we pointed it out,the waitress didnt even apologize. Horrible experience, one of the worst in Minsk. Such a shame, coz the location is fab and the reviews were good. Though no atmosphere.Wont go back

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5  Thank Fuat K
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Reviewed April 11, 2013

A great place to eat and feal more like you are in the westernr european world. A great change form the norm in Minsk. somewhere to eat in luxury

Thank Malcolm B
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Reviewed March 10, 2013

An interesting restaurant. Trying to be exclusive, maybe for rich people from Minsk who have struggled to afford these prices. Personally, as a Westerner, I have not struggled so hard, and this kind of restaurant in the West is one I would avoid. BUT the food was good - an average and small onion soup but a very good salmon pasta. And the bread selection was good - unusual in Eastern Europe and often a sign of a decent restaurant. A real negative was the absence of local beer on the menu - are they too special to stock local beer? But on asking they produced a really excellent local beer that I enjoyed. But truly - it is an insult to the host country not to show a local beer on the menu.
For me what Minsk really needs is a restaurant in a good location with good service and GREAT food. This isn't it. Its a restaurant in a great location with good service and (for Minsk) well above-average food. The prices are too high for Minsk, but with careful selection the soup and pasta with local beer is 30 Euros, so not bad at all for Western prices.
So ... trying too hard to be exclusive, but ok for a visit if you order carefully.

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Thank witston
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Reviewed March 4, 2013

Nice place , good food , smoking and not smoking area , colonial english style design inside , nice bar

Thank A_Cats_World
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Reviewed March 3, 2013

First of all the welcome. Then the food. Excellent menu & a very good wine list. My wife visited twice during our stay in Minsk. Also experienced their buffet at the World Track Cycling Champs.-fabulous

Thank ioanjames
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