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“Fantastic evening”
Review of The Mystic Tin

The Mystic Tin
Ranked #6 of 32 Restaurants in Montagu
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: African, International
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: As the evening draws near The Mystic Tin lights up in candle light and our chef prepares a local, International and African cuisine with venison, curries, oxtail and beautiful vegetables.The restaurant is rustic, yet stylish with a warm ambience, local artwork, soft background instrumental music and a fireplace for the cooler evenings.The bar offers coffee, local wines, beers as well as other drinks. Opening hours:11 am till 9 pm, Sundays closed.Fully licensed. Credit Card facilities available.
Bridport, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
427 reviews
200 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
“Fantastic evening”
Reviewed January 27, 2013

We had a wonderful meal at the Mystic Tin after choosing it from seeing excellent reviews on Tripadvisor and a recommendation from our Guest House owner. We were offered a seat in the back garden area and could watch the sun setting. We were warned that portions were large and so avoided the starters. I had pork moutarde and my wife chose chicken shnitzel. Both came with vegetables cooked to perfection and the meat was amazing - tender, delicious and in sauces to die for. We were recommended an excellent sauvignon. The service by Terence was fabulous - fun and attentive. Portion size was indeed huge and sadly we had no room for desert! The cost was extraordinary - I do not know how any profit can be made by the owners. Overall this was one of those experiences you always remember - going to Mystic Tin would be a reason to go to Montagu alone.

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank William S
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New York City, New York
Level 5 Contributor
56 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Awesome experience!!”
Reviewed January 7, 2013

This was our equivalent of a hearty, farmer's dinner. Tremendously tasty and well done, not fancy at all, but just quality food. The portion were very generous, many vegetables, good sized main course.. Very basic location in a guest house. about 23 usd for the whole experience for 2 people. Probably the most memorable food (and least expensive) for the whole trip. I doubt this place is unique for its heartiness, but it hit the spot..

  • Visited December 2012
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Ireland
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Brilliant!”
Reviewed January 1, 2013

Stopped for a look, had a beer (their own honey brew - outstanding), stayed for dinner (pork is a sensation) then stayed the night, none of which would have happened if Terence had not entertained and helped us the minute we stuck our heads in the door. Totally unplanned but a great evening in a faultless Fawlty Towers kinda way. The food - a serious hit - speaks for itself. A real gem.

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank JumperIreland
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Santiago, Chile
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138 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Great Food with Exccellent Service”
Reviewed December 30, 2012

My husband and I had dinner there last night. He had the pork schnitzel and I had the ostrich fillet. Both dishes were wonderful with lots of veggies, potatoes, sweet potatoes, pumpkin, and beets. (see pics) The ingredients were fresh and delicious. I would highly recommend this place and just ask what's in season.

Our server Terrance, was a wonderful host. He was friendly and funny. I don't think everyone gets his humor though, obviously the previous reviewer did not appreciate his sense of humor.
To us, he was great fun to have as our server. We had a great time chatting with him.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank LilysWorld
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Ireland
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Awful!”
Reviewed December 27, 2012

Had a terrible experience here. I can't comment on the food because the service was so rude we got up and left before ordering. The man serving on the evening we were there was certainly not suited to the service industry. We had to stand around for ages to wait to be seated even though the place was pretty much empty. We then had to wait again for menus. When he finally returned to take our order we asked a couple of simple questions about the drinks and he was so ignorant we got up and left. We went to the pizza place up the street which was lovely and the staff were great!

  • Visited December 2012
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