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“Disappointing”
Review of Barmuda - CLOSED

Barmuda
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed December 30, 2015

I took my family from the UK here for lunch as I thought a drink and some food by the water would be a nice way to spend some time. Unfortunately, with the exception of the view, which remains nice, the experience wasn't one I'd like to repeat.

The service wasn't up to scratch. It took half an hour and two reminders before our drinks were served. The restaurant wasn't busy at all so I don't understand why this was the case. The food was slow as well and wasn't good quality or well cooked and one of the orders was wrong. The nachos was just a bag of Doritos with some cheese on and the calamari was chewy and overcooked.

The one saving grace was that the bread buns were nice - clearly freshly baked.

We were asked at one point by the waitress if the food was okay but before we could answer she walked off as if it was just something to say rather than an actual enquiry.

We spoke to the waitress after our meals and she responded by saying that all the staff had gone home. I would recommend to the owners that if this happens it would be better to temporarily close the restaurant rather than serving substandard food and giving slow service.

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Thank joeyc86
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Reviewed December 18, 2015

We were treating our local hosts, they chose Barmuda for its setting by river. The service was very slow. Items on menu were off, eg Kir Royale one of my favourite drinks. The food when it came was good, fish and chips, shrimp, and plentiful.

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Thank gwgMimsFlorida
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Reviewed December 5, 2015 via mobile

This place needs a lot of TLC, the benches outside are broken, couches and chairs need replacing, the food was disgusting and service was just as poor. Won't be going back there in a rush..

Thank Coombs130364
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Reviewed October 25, 2015

Looking for a lively place to see a Friday night in Port Alfred. Sadly the town seemed very quiet and only a handful of people were here. The couches were needing a bit of repair and for the so few people in the venue, there wasn't much tiding up going on with dirty glassware left on empty table for the duration of our stay. The dirty glasses that were on our table on arrival were removed through once we sat down. We were offered heating and when they turned it on was such a bright red light we asked it be turned off. Might have been a different ambience had it been busier.

Thank seviloj
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Reviewed October 5, 2015 via mobile

Was there on 2 occasions with friends. Did not eat but had drinks. Nice and relaxed atmosfeer with nice view of the river. Will pop in when in Port Alfred again.

Thank Gordon-Bianca M
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