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“Don't be put off!”
Review of Bambarinos

Bambarinos
Ranked #21 of 100 Restaurants in Louth
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed August 1, 2013

2 great steaks, cooked to perfection. Pizza for our daughter, opportunity to create her own. Friendly service. Comfortable inside. Please don't be put off by the outside. Great value for money. The only thing stopping this from being excellent is that you can't pay by card at all.

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Thank platty72
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Reviewed July 11, 2013

Been here a few times now and it really takes some beating! It looks unappealing from the road I agree - but you have to see past this and step inside! We enjoyed sharing a starter following by two Chicken Calzone - the best I've ever had! Lovely, delicious food. Great value for money, good service and nice wine. Its most definitely worth seeing beyond the abandoned cars outside!

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Thank KittyandWol
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Reviewed June 10, 2013

Myself and my husband have driven past this restaurant for years. We live in the Midlands but my other and father in law live in Mablethorpe (route to there house is right past Bambarinos).
We are used to fine dining and eat out at lots of new places. Mablethorpe is not known for it's premium high quality restaurants but we fancied an Italian and decided to take a risk at Bambarinos. It did not disappoint! Fromt start to finish the service was excellent, i had prawn cocktail for starter which was the best prawn cocktail i have ever eaten. The salad contained galia and watermelon, grapes, oranges, gorgeous! My husband had the tomato soup with home made garlic bread - equally gorgeous! The main courses were perfect and to top it all off we had asked as we arrived whether they take card payments, which they didn't. However, even though we offered to drive and get some cash they insisted we ate, left without paying or leaving any details and "just pop by and drop the money off when you are in the area"! We could not believe how nice the people were. Two days later we ate there again but this time took my mother and father in law and two young children. As soon as we arrived the children were given pizza bases and a tray of fresh raw ingredients to decorate their own pizzas, which were then cooked and given to the children before we were given our food which was brilliant as it kept them quiet! Cannot recommend this restaurant enough and will be visiting each time we visit the in-laws!

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Thank Charlotte H
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Reviewed June 8, 2013

visited a couple of weeks ago with family for anniversary celebrations,left feeling very disappointed despite good reviews on here.
the place looks a disgrace from the outside,one meal was nearly cold and steak was that tough we could hardly cut it never mind chew it.
the "hosts" never cracked a smile all night and were very frosty,lacking in customer service skills.

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Thank steve s
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Reviewed May 27, 2013

Bambarinos is one of those little gems - hidden away off the beaten track but so worth a visit!

Upon our arrival, on a Sunday evening of a Bank Holiday weekend, we realised that only cash and cheques are accepted as payment. Once we confirmed that this was, indeed, the case; and as we only had cards to pay with; we had to quickly change our planned dining arrangements accordingly ... or so we thought.

The highly accommodating owners were more than happy to allow us to dine there and invited us to return later with payment. In the end, this wasn't necessary. We were quickly seated and immediately given the chance to order drinks. The restaurant is relatively small but tables are arranged in such a way that you're not brushing chair backs with others and actually feels quite spacious. We were given sufficient time to browse the menu, which offers traditional Italian cuisine ranging from a good selection of pizzas to pastas and meat dishes. All of them sounded appealing.

Service was efficient and relatively quick despite a couple of larger parties being present. The food arrived and it was immediately apparent that we were in for a treat. The generously-sized portions were just right so as to fill you but also leave you longing for more and were beautifully presented. Instead of a 'typical' bland, green side salad, our plates were awash with colour from the original salad comprising melon, grapes, orange and peppers! The food was delicious and full of flavour. There is a reasonable selection of desserts and we thoroughly enjoyed ours.

We really enjoyed Bambarinos for its tasty dishes and great value for money. It is well worth a visit - just remember to pick up some cash or your cheque book before you leave home!

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