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“Good find” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Marine Cafe Brasserie & Bar - CLOSED

The Marine Cafe Brasserie & Bar
Cuisines: British, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: View, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly
Dining options: Breakfast, Drinks, Brunch, After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: This Business is no longer operational. A new Business, the 'Raft Rocks' Restaurant now occupies the ground floor of the building. Please remove this listing asap. Thank you.
Bristol, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Good find”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2014

We found this restaurant whilst out & about, It's at the bottom of a dead end but don't let that put you off. Even though there was a wedding reception in the bar on the night we visited this did not stop the service being excellent. Food is great and we were lucky enough to have a table by the window to enjoy the stunning views of the Isle of Wight.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank James N
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

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English first
Fareham, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“overall average experience but ok.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2014

My wife, baby and I called in for lunch having ben attracted to the building design, location and the information on the website. First of all you need to pay to park which wasn't ideal. Then the route to the lift was blocked by boxes and having finally got in we couldn't get it to work. Someone did eventually help us when they spotted us trying to carry the buggy up the steep steps. The interior once we got there was modern but with a café rather than a restaurant ambience and having sat down no-one bothered to bring menus despite the place being quite empty. The menu was quite basic, but when we did eventually get to order the waiter was friendly and the food was fairly good. In fairness they are still recovering from the winter storms and unfortunately it shows. Maybe it will get better but we won't be going again to find out.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank ron c
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Christchurch, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Return to the Marine upon the re-opening”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2014

After the devastation suffered at the Marine on Valentine Night we have returned to a completely new look in their cafe bar area. The beach comber theme is great, the coffee is still superb & the staff are as always welcoming and friendly. Well done and a big welcome back

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Denise B
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UK
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108 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Contradictory experience”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2014 via mobile

The setting is stunning for The Marine and the first impression on entering is positive, a nice art deco ocean liner-ish feel. The actual eating was less impressive. It might be the rush of trade, but no crab, no brown bread, slow service (we half wondered if our order had been forgotten) and then the very indifferent sandwiches that arrived made for a puzzling experience. I'd read the excellent reviews here on Tripadvisor and they might be valid on another day, but not this time - and consistency is the hallmark of excellence. Very disappointing. Had better in motorway services to be honest.

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2 Thank AL89
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“The Marine for breakfast. lovely start to the day.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2014

Family gathering for breakfast. Very enjoyable, great views, excellent service. Fruit salad bit over priced but it was a special treat. Would go again

  • Visited May 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Marla98
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