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“Disappointing and expensive”
Review of Hobb's Bistro

Hobb's Bistro
Ranked #9 of 12 Restaurants in Croyde
Cuisines: Mediterranean
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed January 11, 2013

The atmosphere is great. In the holiday season, it is always full with happy people, the staff are helpful and friendly, it's intimate, with subdued lighting and lots of character. Although the menu has quite a range of choices, we have found, however, that it is difficult to find something that appeals (the opposite of some other establishments where the menu contains so many dishes that one wants to try that a decision is difficlt for the opposite reason). There is often a very long wait for each course to arrive after ordering (yes, it is cooked fresh, but even so the wait is sometimes excessive), and too often the food when it arrives is disappointingly bland. It is also very pricey for what is received. I wish that I could give a better review, since it's a lovely place for entertaining a few friends or for a romantic table-for-two, and other cuctomers always seem very content, and we will probably give it a try again next year, but more in hope than expectation.

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Thank TimSharrock
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Reviewed October 30, 2012

Excellent atmosphere and really pleasant staff. Very helpful with our 3 children, flexible despite having no kids menu. Food was well prepared and presented if unexceptional. A touch pricey but still good value. Would recommend to anyone and would go back.

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Reviewed October 19, 2012 via mobile

Wowsa if you want a really good meal in Croyde then this is the place to go. It's a little more expensive than other local eateries but its worth it. We had mainly seafood from the menu and its was delicious. A bottle of their prosecco went lovely with the meal! It's tucked away between a couple of surf shops along the little high street so you might miss it but make sure you seek it out. The staff were lovely. On a weekend they advise booking as theres not a large number of tables.

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Thank Jessandkym
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Reviewed October 2, 2012

We had an evening meal here and the food was very good. Similarly priced to other places in Croyde (which are quite expensive), but this had a premium restaurant feel to it.

Thank Craig W
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Reviewed September 26, 2012

I would highly recommend this restaurant. My partner and I visited twice during our weeks stay at Croyde. The food was of a high standard and fairly priced. The menu on offer would suit everyone. I rather liked the decor, it felt cosy and comfortable, and we had a nice welcome from the waitresses who provided and excellent service.

I would suggest booking a table in advance as the restaurant was very busy on the evenings we were there.

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Thank tracy888
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