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“Excellent food”
Review of Bloc - CLOSED

Bloc
Cuisines: Central European, American, Bar, Mediterranean, European, Pub, Eastern European, Ukrainian
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Former French Concession
Manila, Philippines
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67 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Excellent food”
Reviewed April 9, 2013

We went for brunch and it was fabulous. Our group of 8 all ordered different items and everyone was very happy with their meal. Best part is - for a nominal fee you get free flow champagne

Visited April 2013
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
71 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Empty but great food”
Reviewed March 29, 2013 via mobile

Weekday lunch was never going to be busy but there were only two other tables occupied throughout our lunch. Disappointed to not see anything Eastern European on the set menu but they were able to do a goulash for us, which was delicious. All the other courses were excellent and the white chocolate creme brûlée stood out! Will def return.

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Beijing, China
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Hard to find, harder to leave”
Reviewed March 11, 2013

Went for brunch, Bloc is hidden above a retail shop block on Changle Rd. where all the street numbers were the same, making it hard to locate. Fortunately the manager came down and met us on the corner. Service was very warm and helpful. Food was great, especially the crepes and baked strawberry brie. The mixed drinks and huge selection of czech beers also contributed to what made for a boozy afternoon. The roof top terrace had great views of the city. Pricing was very reasonable considering the amount of food and drinks we went through. Strongly recommended for parties.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank justin g
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Singapore, Singapore
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1,153 reviews
887 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,385 helpful votes
“Tasty and generous southern ribs that come with a smile”
Reviewed March 9, 2013

The service here was very good, from being greeted at the door till the goodbyes after the dinner. The staff were attentive throughout and always had smiles for everyone. The floor manager even offered free coffee at the end, tough we declined. The food portions were generous - we both ordered the southern ribs, which were a little salty but still tasty. I had the blue cheese and bacon pierogi - again a generous portion of four pieces served with a nice dollop of sour cream and caramelized onions. My wife went with the fried goat cheese salad. She felt a little disappointed - there were only four goat cheese balls in the heap of salad (which was ordinary) though the blueberries were a nice touch. The dessert platter consisted of an opera cake, lemon tart (this was excellent), chocolate cake and a rather ordinary and rather hard sponge cake. Will come back to try the other dishes on their menu.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank Orator11
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Shanghai, China
1 review
“Good food, better service”
Reviewed March 7, 2013

I ordered the Southern pork ribs, and my companion had the blue cheese pierogis (sp?). Kinda disappointed that the other pierogis were taken off the menu, I thought it was unique and distinguishing that they had a whole menu section dedicated to this one dish. Nevertheless, our food was still great and the ribs were larger than I expected.

My companion also ordered an espresso martini, which she didn't like at first because the espresso was too strong. Sending an order back is not something I do often, but when I do I consider it a good test of the restaurant's service. No restaurant is perfect, it's how they deal with problems that separates the good from the bad. Anyway, we told the manager, he checked it and agreed with my date's assessment, and happily agreed to make it again, and it was much better the 2nd time around. Thanks for a great night, guys!

P.S.- Teacher's Night on Wednesday is a much-appreciated bargain.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank Rick T
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