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“Little Switzerland” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Bijou

Bijou
Ranked #23 of 157 Restaurants in Negombo
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: European, Swiss, International, Sri Lankan
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Level Contributor
14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Little Switzerland”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2014

Somebody told us that you could have a real good dinner here and that's very true. Dolly, the owner, is a doll. Good service, good ambiance.

Visited March 2014
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    Food
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Torquay, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Well hello Dolly!!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 6, 2014

You can tell that Madam Dolly is back! Since my last vist in June 2013 when the place was empty to this one Feb 2014 when it was full.
Now that Madam has returned, the quality has improved and therein lies a problem.
Despite all of Madam's cajoling, encouragement etc., the service, sadly, leaves a lot to be desired, particularly when full on a Saturday.
I was welcomed by Madam, seated and drink ordered. Drink arrives, quickly, meal order taken - soup and a fish dish. 30 minutes later, drink finished and no soup. Paid for drink and left.
I accept that it was a busy Saturday night but cannot accept the lack of service. I must add that customers were an eclectic international mix and most were increasingly frustrated at the poor service.
On a positive note, on less crowded nights, the service is reasonable.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Agingracelessly
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Perth, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
136 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
“Not for me”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 26, 2014

This is a popular restaurant especially with Continental Europeans as it does dishes such as Goulash, Sausage and Schnitzel. The night we went it was not too busy but regardless of this the service was appalling, the 2 waiters had obviously little training and certainly not been supplied with notepads as they tried to memorise large orders with the inevitable mistakes. We waited 10 minutes before the offer of a drink then a further 10 minutes for them to come. Starter took 25 minutes to arrive and was of poor quality to the extent that one was returned untouched. Main courses took a further 30 minutes during which 2 of my companions paid for what they already received and left. Goulash was actually good with nice mashed potato but no chance of any further drinks as the waiters were arguing with other patrons over wrong orders (The faintest writing is better than the best memory). When I paid the cashier looked at me with rage as if it was my fault my colleagues had left, he then tried to convince me to pay for everything ordered but not delivered on time, we sorted that out. Bad service, unreliable food and grumpy staff, what is there to recommend apart from the Goulash and mash. I did not find this in any shape or form Swiss quality, however, it is your choice but there are much better offerings nearby.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank Brude
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Bijou”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2014

Brill place fantastic food steaks to die for recommend to anyone dolly the owner very friendly good prices

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Unclekimbo
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Chengdu
Level Contributor
85 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Jumbo prawns”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2014

really good prawns however the service is quite slow. I did not try anything else on the menu though.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Objectively
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