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“Excellent”
Review of The Coachman - CLOSED

The Coachman
Cuisines: Central European
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed September 14, 2012

The meals are well prepared and taste good .Definite value for money. Friendly / clean restuarant .This is must for our visitors to visit. WELL DONE.

Thank Alex C
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Reviewed August 29, 2012

Went their for friend's b'day. Food, service was great. Steak was a big winner for the evening. Enjoy it very much.

Thank Centrino583
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Reviewed August 8, 2012

We visited based on a recommendation and the reviews on TA.
I would describe the menu as very British 1980's style with prawn cocktail etc.
But without bread and butter (apparently they don't serve bread).
The menu was to big with lots of sauces and quite disappointing.

I ordered a large grilled sole, that got sent back.
It tasted like it had been deep fried and the texture was very mushy not flakey at all.
It turned out it was frozen fish from the West Coast which seemed bizarre when the Indian Ocean was 2km down the road (I think they are missing a trick here).
I think this is why they sent a cheesy sauce out to try to give it some flavor.
The Calamari was also imported.
The chips were over cooked and tasted of old oil.

On the plus side the serving staff were excellent and very pleasant.

Based on this visit I would not return, there are plenty of other restuarants to choose from in PE.

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1  Thank Froggy23
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Reviewed August 7, 2012

The Restuarant has high quality decor and a comprehensive menu. It is also in a good location with an excellent view over the bay. Service is however slow and it appears as if the kitchen cannot cope with the volume of people when it is full.

Thank Chris5630
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Reviewed August 3, 2012

Great views, great service, delicious food. The Cajun style calamari is a definite winner. Wouldnt mind telling lots of people about this incredible restaurant. If you are into Gordon Ramsey's standards for food, quality and service then this restaurant is a must.

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Thank Emile H
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