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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was OK. That's it really, a mixed bag. We booked a table and advised in advance that a couple of our group are gluten free. We were sat on a dirty table and next to a dirty table so I asked to move. No...GF options highlighted so we asked and got a scrap piece of paper with the options scribbled in pencil on it. Only 4 wines listed in the whole place. But I have to say some of the food that came out was really good, tapas dishes which were tasty, one was cold but was sorted quickly with no fuss. I think its a good place for a quick bite but its not restaurant standard. Maybe it needs to decide if it wants to be a proper restaurant or be a very good and funky snack bar.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 11 November 2023

Enjoy an amazing meal upstairs in the restaurant. Had ‘Date night’ deal that they advertised on Facebook. Spend £25 on food per couple and get a free bottle of wine and deserts that would’ve served 6 people! Beautiful tapas food and lovely service. We were...served by Chris who was great. Will be returning.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 22 October 2023

If I could give this place zero stars I would. We're do I start . We had a table of ten booked for my step daughters birthday we arrived to be seated at the wrong table and then moved to another table . We had...all pre ordered food in advance and once every one arrived the order was read out to us all . Then the food started to come out and before you knew it there was numerous items missing . The young waitress was asked if the rest of the food was coming out to them be told we hadn't pre ordered what was missing ( even though it was read out to us ). We wer also promised bread to compliment the table instead of ordering starters which . Eventually after we'd eaten the bread arrived ( a mere slice of bread which was enough for one person ). Then we asked if the child's chicken and chips was coming out as everyone was eating... The waiter apologised and then brought it out 5 mins later . To the horror of the parent she cut into the chicken to then realise it was RAW ! UMAGINE IF THE 4 YEAR OLD CHILD IN QUESTION WOULD OF EATEN THIS . we complained to the manager and rightly so to be fobbed off with numerous excuses to then say after eventually saying he would give us 20%off the order but still charged us for the undercooked meal !!! Waited around 45 minutes for the table to be cleared all in an absolute shambles and a dive quite politely . Won't be eating again here .More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 22 August 2023

Tuesday evening and the place was quiet as to be expected. Bar staff on mobile phones . The place is filthy and needs a good clean. I suggest you get your bar staff giving it a good clean whilst they are stood around doing nothing!...Toilets disgusting .More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 16 August 2023

We came for a 75th birthday meal. We hired the restaurant upstairs and the staff were really helpful in helping us organise our party. The room is lovely, with a fantastic sea view. Every single one of our party enjoyed their food. The tapas was...superbly presented,tasted delicious and was a good sized portion. I am local and eat out in Cleethorpes regularly and have to say this was the best meal I have had in quite some time. My husband felt the same. Good value for the quality of food. Well done tale of two, we will be backMore

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 30 July 2023

We booked for a birthday meal, arrived the place was quite empty for a Saturday night, shown to a small table, there was holes in the wall and the place looked tired and dirty, the young lad that showed us to the table walked off...didnt ask if we wanted a drink, we asked for the wine menu and ordered a bottle of wine and some ice, he came back and plonked the wine down, didnt open it, no ice and the glasses were dirty with lipstick on. We paid for the wine and left. We didnt try the food, needs a food clean and staff training on customer serviceMore

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 25 July 2023

It’s more a bar than restaurant, an The guy serving was rushed off his feet! He was working the bar/waitering/cleaning for at least 35-40 ppl they guy did an outstanding job in my opinion. He recognised that we had been waiting an was always apologetic...to The situation, in my opinion the food is good home made tapas (little disappointed) with the “tiger prawns” but non the less both myself an my partner really enjoyed the other plates we had. The kids had 3 large chicken tenders an chips. An overall a solid 8/10 experience IMO I’ve eaten at quality establishments an for me this place was a very good tapas bar - the guy serving made it if I’m honest genuine nice guy an gave us a round of drinks for free upon our slight wait. Would definitely recommendMore

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 19 June 2023

Booked a table in the restaurant which was closed when we got there - had to sit in bar with loud music and even louder people. Food and staff were okay but not enough to make up for the disappointing dining experience.

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 6 April 2023

Not tried here before but I don’t think we will go back. As you walk in, it looks nice. Was very quiet - no staff behind the bar acknowledged us as we walked in to say hi. The drinks were ok but when the tapas...arrived I’d say it was salty, a little bland and disappointing.More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 1 April 2023

Bar staff were unfriendly, stood waiting at bar to order for ages while they mixed cocktails for other customers but not once said "sorry about your wait or we will not be long" when the guy finally served us he did not say a word...and got the impression we were bothering him with our order. This happened on all 3 occasions of going to the bar. Even my son noticed how rude they were. We will not be going again.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 3 March 2023 via mobile

I was abit worried about this meal after look at Tripadvisor but so pleased we stuck with it. The restaurant is upstairs from the lively bar. Fantastic service, food and cocktails and good value for money especially the Flat Iron Steak for £15.50! Lovely evening.

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 6 February 2023

The rudest miserable staff ever I don't know why they don't get a job somewhere else if they don't like it that much and overpriced

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 23 December 2022

The staff were rude and we were made to feel like an inconvenience, even though the restaurant was empty (we were one of the first bookings of the evening). Throughout the duration of our meal, we could hear the staff complaining and being very short/rude...to other diners. The portions were meagre and the food wasn't up to the standard I remember - £6 for two chicken goujons which were batter with a morsel of dry chicken in the middle, another £6 for chorizo in red wine, which turned out to be 4 small chunks of chorizo in water - I could go on. We often visit tapas bars and restaurants and I have to say, this is the worst we've been to. We went elsewhere afterwards for more food as we couldn't justify ordering any more dishes. Although we enjoyed the glass of wine and cocktail that we had, if you are looking to eat, save your money and go elsewhere.More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 23 November 2022 via mobile

Booked a table in October for 3 work colleagues for our Christmas meal. Just received an email to say I’d cancelled it, which I hadn’t. When called to query, was told that was now booked with a larger party and could no longer honour my...booking that was made 6 weeks previously. Businesses who treat customers this way do not deserve their custom.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 15 October 2022

On a very busy evening at other restaurants, this restaurant was not busy. The waitress was not terribly friendly and got our order wrong.

Date of visit: October 2022
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The Tale Of Two, Craft Bar & Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 3.5
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 3