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“Very good.”
Review of La vela

La vela
Certificate of Excellence
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Kent
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168 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“Very good.”
Reviewed December 1, 2012

My husband and I had a excellent meal here tonight. The service and food were second to none. The staff were wonderful. Excellent menu, with plenty to choose from. Prices were reasonable as well. Very good portion sizes.
The only down side was that it wasn't very warm in there, and the toilets were freezing.
I would go again when visiting the area, but would make sure I wore warmer clothes next time.

  • Visited December 2012
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English first
Bristol, United Kingdom
1 review
“Very good”
Reviewed November 29, 2012

The food at la vela was very good. I had pizza which was baked in an oven in front of me. The service was excellent and very quick. The price was ideal.

  • Visited July 2012
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Thank Jesse W
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Mark, , United Kingdom
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52 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Good food”
Reviewed November 6, 2012

Good food but be prepared for a bit of a wait on the weekends.
They were very helpful but we have been there 3 or 4 times now and each time had to wait a while to get our food.
Worth the wait but you need to go there knowing that so you are not disappointed!

Visited October 2012
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Thank SWCJS
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Burnham-On-Sea, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Great Italian”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

Great food - great atmosphere - lovely staff - service can be a little slow when busy but hey drink some more Chianti Classico (Nice but £20-00 per bottle). The food is authentic - tasty and good portions - the atmosphere is lively and can be a little noisy - really enjoyed that - felt like Rome / Sorrento but maybe not the place for a really quiet intimate meal.

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank Grimrecruiter
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Derby
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37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Good overall”
Reviewed October 21, 2012

We fancied an evening meal out so decided to book here. When making the reservation I was asked if it was for a special occassion, so I can only assume that they do something a little different if it is. Ours wasn't, so am only assuming this!

On arrival we were immediately attended to and offered a choice of seats. Our drinks order was taken and delivered in the time it took us to decide what to have.

Our starters arrived and we sat there wondering how on earth we would manage to finish them and still have room for a mains! Impressed with the quality and quantity. To be honest, we should have been a little better disciplined and not eaten so much!

The mains were also well portioned and of a good standard. Can't comment on the sweet course as there was no way we could have managed one!

Overall a pleasant atmosphere in nice surroundings, good service and good quality food at a reasonable price. Well worth a visit and will be returning when we are next in the area.

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank PetLuc
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