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“appealing setting, mediocre food, appaling service” 1 of 5 bubbles
Review of Chez Lelette

Chez Lelette
Ranked #10 of 49 Restaurants in Deshaies
Cuisines: Caribbean, Barbecue
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Families with children, Local cuisine, Kids
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Vienna, Austria
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176 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
“appealing setting, mediocre food, appaling service”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 26, 2013

The major asset of this very simple restaurant is it's location by the sea next to the port. The tables are sea-side and the view is great.
The atmosphere is very simple. We found the fact that chicken are running freely between the tables and on empty tables disgusting rather than charming, especially as the women supposed to be working here are just as slow in cleaning up the tables as they are in taking your orders and bringing drinks and food.
But they aren't only slow, they are also highly unprofessional and don't bother at least to try to make up for that by being friendly: one of the ladies was chasing away a chicken from one of the other tables (people had left but plates had not been taken away, no wonder the chicken came onto the table) and the startled creature flew a couple of metres and landed directly on a table next to ours where people - after a lengthy wait - had just received their main dishes! To add insult to injury, the waitress responsible for this incident didn't even bother to actually move over to the affected table and try to make up for the disgusting incident and dirty clothes (the size of the tables and dishes left the chicken no choice but to land on a full plate). She was just shaking her head and moving back to the kitchen. Needless to say the unbelieving guests next to us left immediately in the middle of their meal. Needless to say too that their devastated dished remained on their table for another 20 minutes. The chicken won.
As to our own meal: had it not been for the sanitary problems described above, the long wait wouldn't have bothered us as much, given the lovely setting. The dishes themselves were just okay, the price for a lunch menu (aperitif, salad, dish and dessert) of around 16,- therefore not as good value as it first seemed. About ten minutes after having ordered two portions of pineapple as desserts (included in our lunch menu) I was told that the check is to be paid at the entrance. When I enquired about our desserts, I was told that I had been asked before and that I had declined to have any desserts.
Graciously, we still got our desserts but it took a bit longer than expected as the whole crew was already sitting on the nicest table by the sea, undeservedly rewarding themselves for the done work.
With a bit of luck and rum, you probably can have a nice dining experience here, keeping focused on the view rather than on anything else, but in order to avoid the chance of a bad experiece, my advice is to absolutely stay away of this place!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Krakow, Poland
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Terrific food,Great place but the service..”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2013 via mobile

I cannot say bad word about this place.We enjoyed the food and the seaside view.The only problem is that it took us 2.5h to eat simple lunch incl. 45 min of waiting for dessert.Maybe this is just wrong impression of european Guy who lives always in hurry.

    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Corona Del Mar,CA
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70 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“If you remember the Caribbean... come here...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2012

Creole. The way the Caribbean used to be. Fun, friendly, terrific food.

I have been traveling in the Caribbean since the early 80's -- and this place took me back to those days. Casual dinning -- half on the sand, local servers, creole cusine -- and order the rum. All fun.

I knew it was real when I was laughing in french with the local ladies serving -- and was getting nipped at by the sand fleas -- good stuff

Try the fish brochette -- it is terrific -- with some acras to start -- life is good.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank GLWH
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