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“Terrible service and not so good food..”

Scallywags Seafood Bar & Grill
Ranked #32 of 143 Restaurants in Gili Trawangan
Price range: $10 - $50
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Buffet, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Scallywags restaurant has become a favorite for locals and tourist alike. Food is shipped in daily, with organic greens from Bali. The beautiful island location and the freshest food on the island makes it a great place for breakfast, lunch, sunset, dinner and party nights. Scallywags is the original and the best place to enjoy our nightly BBQ, starting at 6pm. Guests can choose from a large range of sashimi grade fish and Australian imported steaks, to name a few. A complimentary salad bar is included for all BBQ items. Not hungry? Our trained bartenders can whip you up an amazing refreshing cocktail for you to enjoy while soaking up the views over the ocean.
Reviewed January 9, 2012

After reading the reviews on TA and getting a good write up in Lonely Planet we just had to try out this place.
A group of 3 of us intended going for lunch. We ordered starters and a main course each. After half an hour the waitress came back and informed my friend that they didnt have the starter he ordered, so he ordered something else.
45 min later she came back again and informed us that they didnt have his main course, and we hadnt even recieved our starters yet.. So with hungry bellies we paid for our drinks and went somewhere else..
We thought that might have been a 1 off so we went back for dinner the following night.
The service was slightly better and the waitress knew what they didnt have on the menu.
Food wasnt anything to write home about though, wont be back in a hurry..

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Thank Snipser
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Reviewed January 9, 2012

The location is great - right on the beach. I ate here a few times and always enjoyed the food. At night they have a fresh fish market so you can just pick whatever seafood you want and they grill it up for you. Lunch sandwiches were good. Value was good. no complaints

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Reviewed January 7, 2012

Arrived late on a busy night. As we waited for our table to be prepared a family just finishing their meal complained to staff that the dish for their youngest child still hadn't arrived. That was a sign of things to come.
Two hours later, after asking staff several times for an explanation, our meals arrived. The BBQ fish was reasonable if a bit dry (not surprising considering the wait) and overpriced for what it was. We were then told we would have to wait another 30 minutes for the baked potatoes! As we had already eaten from the salad bar while waiting we basically just received a piece of slightly overcooked fish on a big empty plate. When we asked to speak to the manager he offered us 2 small beers (even though there were 5 of us) as compensation. Needless to say, we didn't wait to try the baked potatoes. On the positive side, the cocktails were pretty good!

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Thank Lee S
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Reviewed January 7, 2012

We loved this place. We were staying at the Villa Ombak just along the road.
The breakfasts at Ombak were not the best to be honest so we used to come to Scallywags every morning. Lovely breakfasts in lovely setting.
We also had dinner here and again, the food was lovely and just the whole atmosphere of the place made it nice.
Go here. We enjoyed the food here more than anywhere else on Gili-T

Thank Stublue.KPL
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Reviewed January 4, 2012

We had an absolutely dreadful New Year's Eve dinner there.

Incredibly over-priced. Disgusting unsafe food (you should have seen that burger). The 'salad-bar' offers 3 veg choices, none look very appetising and the lettuce still had soil on it. The seating area was stuffy and dirty.

Above all, worst service we experienced in our entire trip. We waited to be seated but nobody paid any attention to us until we grabbed a waiter almost forcefully. We then had to ask for the menus twice. We had to walk to the waiters' station to literally grab someone to take our order after failing to do so from our seat for 10 minutes. To clarify, the place was busy but not full and the waiters were simply goofing around rather than being overworked or understaffed.

When it started raining, a waitress came by to ask both tables around us, occupied by Indonesians, whether they wanted to move to an indoor table, but conspicuously didn't make the same offer to us. We had to initiate the move ourselves but it took ages to find someone to clear the only remaining available indoor table. The waiters also refused to give away to wifi password and insisted on typing it directly into our phones instead, which is strange but fair enough - only that the waitress couldn't remember it and had to try 3 times before succeeding, while disappearing for long periods of time between the unsuccessful attempts. It even took ages to pay.

This is easily the worst value meal we had in our entire trip. No-one in their right mind should choose to eat there.

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Thank Zandyy
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