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“mouthwatering”
Review of 44 Tapas Bar - CLOSED

44 Tapas Bar
Price range: $4 - $21
Cuisines: Spanish, Bar
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast
Description: Car Park - opposite - free for 5 hours 5 minutes away from Carisbrooke Castle - ideal stop for breakfast, or afternoon/evening tapas/grills Open daily from 9am to 1pm serving freshly cooked local meat breakfast - range of international style breakfast Serving Tapas/Grill meals from 1pm onwards
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Reviewed October 13, 2013

Ate with friends on friday night and we all enjoyed a very tasty, authentic spanish tapas and delicious dessert. The meal was one of the best tapas ive ever had and the portions were more than ample for tapas. Fab food will definitely eat there again.

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Reviewed October 9, 2013

Simply one of the best English breakfast's served on the Isle of Wight! Fantastic locally sourced produce makes a really pleasant and filling start to the day or even save it for brunch, either way I go back on a regular basis. Really pleasant atmosphere & the owners are very down to earth and very friendly.
Just goes to show what can be produced from the Isle of Wight and served up on your plate with several choices of breakfast.
I would highly recommend you visit 44 Tapas for exceptional food. Very reasonable and always welcoming plus free parking just across the road for up to 5 hours. Would love to try their Tapas one evening, I have tried several things on their menu which are also excellent.
Overall I would give them 10/10 for what I have been served with so.

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Reviewed October 6, 2013

I do not understand how other people have rated this so highly. Living locally I have tried on several occasions to give this place a chance but it is truly dreadful. Yes the breakfast is well cooked but it takes an age to come out even when you are the only person there. The scented candles and organza drapes are just plain odd and off putting when you are trying to eat breakfast. If you offer any feedback other than positive you get scowled at by the owner - they are really not open to any kind of criticism.
Went in there for Tapas too and it was disgusting - left over rice in a half cooked pepper with some cheap melted cheese- its not wonder the place looks empty all the time.
Such a pity as the location has real potential.

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1  Thank csj88
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Lars A, Manager at 44 Tapas Bar, responded to this reviewResponded October 7, 2013

Dear Madam,
We are concerned about review as we feel you have not been to our restaurant recently?
We do not have drapes or scented candles during breakfast so would appreciate that day and date you come in to our restaurant, as it could not have been recent?
We are open to constructive critisism but not obliged to take outright rude and incorrect information from diners, especially as you have not been here in our opinion.
It is unfortunate that as a local you do not support this business as we have had nothing but postive comments from most of our diners for our breakfast which takes not more than 15 minutes to cook as it is cooked fresh and only the best local products are used. Tapas again we have had only very positive feedback so hence we are concerned with regards to your comments and would gladly see you face to face to discuss your views as we always ask our diners if everything is ok when they eat? We can honestly say our diners have raved about our food whether it is breakfast or Tapas which we have only started serving very recently.

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Reviewed September 23, 2013

Went here before playing cricket against the IOW Team. Had a fantastic breakfast of eggs benedict - the sauce was obviously homemade and truly delightful. The chef also threw in a free sausage so I could try the local variety. The service was beyond efficient and certainly came with a smile. Would recommend this place to anyone visiting the IOW.

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Reviewed September 20, 2013

Visited IOW with a group of friends (all 22-25) for a short weekend vacation. We attended this place on the Saturday morning for breakfast, which I can honestly say, was one of the most enjoyable & delightful full English's I've ever had. Friends loved it too! Not only was it great value for the serving portion but it was obvious that the sausages were of very high quality, distinctive taste unlike other cafes I've visited. Menu variety was also outstanding, so many different breakfast of origins to choose from. After discovering restaurant also had a tapas bar, we returned in the evening before heading out on a late one. The dishes were delicious and atmosphere was vibrant and very inviting, with a manager who could tolerate banter! Would highly recommend a visit for people who want something more pleasant to the typical boring restaurants & cafes in regions off the mainland. Highlight of weekend!

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Thank Craig H
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