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“Disappointing”
Review of The Albatros

The Albatros
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Dutch, European, Bar
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children, Kids, Scenic view, Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Drinks, Lunch, Brunch, Late Night, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Disappointing”
Reviewed August 29, 2014

We live locally to Wells and my 7 year old daughter decided she wanted to go crabbing and then have pancakes on the pancake boat to celebrate her birthday. We arrived on the boat and obeyed the sign that said 'please wait to be seated', whilst another family pushed in front of us, we waited there 10 mins until a lady said there was a table downstairs. Nobody spoke to us, we didn't know if it was table or till service. Long story short we walked out and had fish and chips then an ice cream. Bad customer service, won't be recommending to other locals or trying to visit there again. Not rating on food obviously as we never got the chance to try. The only positive is it was a nice setting. Was such a shame.

  • Visited August 2014
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gravesend
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Climb aboard!”
Reviewed August 28, 2014

Full of character, charm and atmosphere. We had some tasty savoury pancakes and a few drinks. The service was excellent and the price reasonable. The type of place where you will strike up conversation with the table next door. Great place, lovely people.

  • Visited August 2014
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Thank SpaceCowboy62
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London, United Kingdom
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168 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Great for chilling !”
Reviewed August 28, 2014

Drinks on a sunny eve on a boat - could not be better !. This is a great place to relax. Great real ales and pancakes. Stairs to the bar area are scary steep - you would not want too many beers !

Visited September 2013
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Thank Richard J
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UK
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42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Great food, lots of character - allow plenty of time for the meal”
Reviewed August 27, 2014

We visit The Albatros two or three times each year. Eating on board is an experience. The bar and tables are accessed via a steep wooden 'ladder' - not great for those with mobility issues.

Down 'below' the restaurant has a unique feel. Lovely old wooden tables, sea charts on the walls, board games to pass the time while waiting for the food. The pancakes are great and there's a selection of beer, wine, mead etc.

Customers should be aware that service is always on the slow side - meals seem to be prepared individually. In our party of 5 the first person had finished when the last was served his meal. It's not ideal but we know what to expect and always allow plenty of time. Having games available to play at the table is all part of 'The Albatros' experience and regulars will set their expectations appropriately.

In winter it gets fairly cold - last year gas heaters were positioned near the tables but we still needed coats. But after a snowy walk on the beach the hot spiced mead and pancakes went down a treat.

Try to book in advance. For atmosphere book when a band is playing and expect it to be crowded. For a relaxing meal book when the band is not playing and allow at least an hour - have a drink, play dominos and just chill.

  • Visited August 2014
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
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“Lovely atmosphere!”
Reviewed August 25, 2014

I liked the fact it was quirky.
I liked you could get a coffee or a pint.
I liked the live music...
Not much I didn't like really!

Visited August 2014
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Thank Elaine P
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