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Italian, Mediterranean, British
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Are your chefs italian cooking genuine Italian food or Egyptian and have no idea how to cook Italian

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant is now fully refurbished with a refreshed contemporary look and a renewed menu. Food quality is at the top with excellent Italian dishes, with original recipes and taste. By far the best Italian cuisine in the UK I tried so far... I am...Italian. I will be back soon!More

Date of visit: December 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After a long day of sight seeing and a couple of days of eating run of the mill meals, we were finding it difficult to find somewhere that suited us for dinner. I really fancied the idea of Italian and was so glad to find...Barracuda on the high street in Watford. It was warm with excellent food, the best thing though was the service, it was so friendly and the guy serving couldnt do anymore for us giving my daughter a lolly afterwards and us a little shot of limoncello which was a nice thought on his part. It was perfect for our family meal and I was glad we came across it. In fact we enjoyed watford in general, it itself was very friendly and my daughter loved the local park and of course the Harry Potter studios. I would have no hesitation in recommending either Barracuda or Watford for a visitMore

Date of visit: December 2021
Reviewed 25 September 2021 via mobile

I've been going to Barracuda here for years and never had an issue but it seems to have changed owners. All the staff have changed and The quality of food was not as good not sure if they are using cheaper meat products and coffee...but they weren't very nice . The service was terrible and the outside terrace needed some attention. It's a shame as it was lovely but I wouldn't be hurrying back!More

Date of visit: August 2021
Julius O, Owner at Barracuda Watford, responded to this reviewResponded 18 November 2021

Firstly I don’t believe this is a genuine review because for someone who’s been coming to Barracuda for years, you never found time to leave a positive comment but instead a negative one, strange no? However you are correct on a few points and I’ll...More

Reviewed 7 August 2021

I came for a coffee and but after smelling the food from the next table over I just couldn’t resist, the eggs benedict with salmon were simply amazing! staff, service and food friendly and amazing! will definitely return. Recommended!

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 7 August 2021

It was a group of us and they were packed, the staff went above and beyond to make sure we were situated quickly, the food was delicious as always, not sure if they’ve changed the chef but please continue doing what you’re doing. 5 stars...across, thank you BarracudaMore

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 17 July 2021

I would love to have a chance to give a review of the food etc but unfortunately when I arrived for the time booked - no one was ready to greet u to seat u the lady behind the counter was just giving out to...others that she was busy. The table that was reserved was not even cleared away and still dirty. Also no area to split smokers from non smokers - so disappointed.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 17 June 2021

We went for lunch today and it was great! I had a grilled chicken in a tomato and white wine sauce and my partner had the penne arrabiatta. There are plenty of options for vegetarians, the staff were friendly and the prices were reasonable too....A little bit of a wait but nothing too major. I’d definitely recommend :)More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 20 May 2021 via mobile

Me and my partner stayed in Best Western White House Hotel and we were recommended by the receptionist about this place as we wanted to have good breakfast before we head for our next adventure. What a great suggestion. This restaurant ticks all the boxes....Staff very friendly, great location as it was only 5min walk from hotel and the food was great. Nothing to say bad about food. Really well cooked. Even waiting time was short as we ordered and waited about 10mins, we had food on our table. Overal restaurant have good vibes inside, same as outside. Would happily recommend this place to family and friends. 😊More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 1 May 2021 via mobile

They have created a new ‘Covid-Safe’ covered outdoor eating at rear with retractable roof and sides. Unfortunately when I visited there during the day all the openings were closed, bar a small vent high up, and customers were really crammed in. Didn’t feel safe at...all so I left without eating. Very disappointing.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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I am a reviewer not the Restauranteur. Probably better to ask them directly.
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Barracuda Watford is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5