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“Can Skipper be bothered....?”
Review of Skipper

Skipper
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Croydon, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
57 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Can Skipper be bothered....?”
Reviewed September 21, 2013

The first thing you notice about Skipper is it's excellent location. It's the only restaurant in the main strip that locates itself above ground level (you are actually on the roof terrace!) and therefore you get treated to excellent views across the bay. Especially if you're lucky enough to get one of the perimeter seats.
My wife and I visited Skipper twice during our week in Baia. To say the two visits were poles apart is an understatement...
On our first visit we were made to feel welcome and the food was excellent. I ordered the local Sardinian Platter for starters and it was enough for 2, 3 or even 4 people to share! Very good value for money. There is a resident guitar player/singer who does what can only be described as glorified karaoke but he was good with a decent enough voice and decent guitar playing skills.
We left satisfied.
However, on our final night we decided to revisit Skipper and found ourselves feeling very unwanted. The waitress who was due to seat us kept us loitering around the stairs, with no real purpose, for ages. It was clear there were tables spare but they weren't in a rush to seat us. When they eventually did seat us we were totally forgotten about! After 10 minutes of watching other couples being offered menu's & drinks we upped and left and went elsewhere (Barracuda - very nice restaurant only 100m away!). It wasn't really THAT busy either.... (plus it was the same guitar player going through the same repertoire....)
So, my review ends with this: if they're bothered, you'll have a good night. If their minds are elsewhere - eat elsewhere.... Ciao!

  • Visited September 2013
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London, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Poor service and food!”
Reviewed September 17, 2013

Went with my friend for a nice dinner but left very disappointed.
Had to order drinks 3 times, each time from the new waiter and they arrived after 30 min. As a starter we have ordered mussels and as a main course grilled squid. Both dishes arrived at the same time. By the time we were done with one dish second got cold and as it is a sea food last thing you want is to eat it cold.
Presentation of the squid was very good what i can't say about its taste. Squid was hard and over cooked what was the biggest disappointment.
Staff is friendly but doesn't speak good English, so if you have any questions it is a bit hard to communicate.
Would never recommend or visit again.

  • Visited September 2013
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1 Thank Tapathaero
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Budapest, Hungary
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Excellent location”
Reviewed September 15, 2013 via mobile

We had dinner twice in Skipper. The location is excellent, the pizza was one of the best in costa smeralda. (We tried several ones) The waiters know some words in english, but they are more friendly with Italian tourists. The owner is like mr crab in sponge-bob squarepants sitting in the back and counting money endlessly.

  • Visited September 2013
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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“worst service , so rude!!!!”
Reviewed July 28, 2013

i was so excited to see a sushi restaurant sign in Baia Sardinia. My fiance and i love sushi and as we walked by the Skipper resturant looked busy and popular. BIG MISTAKE.
we asked for a table for two, they took us upstairs and we waited, they were not sure if they could fit us in. despite there being at least 4 empty tables. begrudgingly it seemed they found us a table. we waited........ eventually we caught a waiters eye and ask for some menu's. eventually the menus arrived and as he was disappearing swiftly we ask if we could order a diet coke. some 5 mins passed, again we finally managed to catch someones eye, reminded him about the diet coke, he then promptly slammed down a diet coke in front of me ... no glass, no ice, no would you like some lemon or lime with that! shocked i waited as i thought he would return with a glass... but no. i had to get up from the table and pick up a glass from another empty table.
they then came to take our orders, we ask for the 2 sushi dishes that were stated on the menu (they were advertising on their sign outside sushi restaurant) and we were told we had to pre order it!!! what!!!
so instead we ordered from the menu ( tuna tatar, salmon carpaccio) as near as sushi as we were gong to get. as the waiter walked away we then had to ask for a wine menu.. how bad was there service. i then had to ask for bread, again begrudgingly they brought over a small basket with oil but no plates. again i had to get up and walk over to their service area to get a plate myself as it was clear it was too much effort.
i just could not understand why there were so many staff, chatting away, clearing away on plate at a time each... yet such a lack of attention to detail and customer service.
the food when it finally arrived as average. very disappointing.
save yourself the time , effort and money and do not eat here!!!!

  • Visited July 2013
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Lichfield, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Fawlty Towers... but not funny”
Reviewed July 21, 2013

We agree with the earlier posters' sentiment that the place was like Fawlty Towers, but it wasn't funny. The food was pretty average at best and poor value but the service was just terrible. There was the fat clumsy waiter who kept tripping up and nearly spilled my dinner on my lap and the skinny preening waiter who acted like serving customers was beneath him. Despite ordering drinks twice, none ever materialised but were still included on our bill. Just like the person who was overcharged for the fish, we also were led downstairs to sort out the problem while the man behind the till shouted a lot at the waiter. Avoid like the plague.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank eandgonhols
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