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“Excellent Food and service, higher prices”

Flavor On The Water
Ranked #12 of 145 Restaurants in Sydney
Price range: US$8 - US$23
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Sydney, Canada
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54 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Excellent Food and service, higher prices”
Reviewed 8 August 2014

Recently went here for my parents anniversary supper. The service and food was excellent, we had a reservation and when we got there the table was already set for us and they had breads and butter on the table. The butter is a maple butter and delicious. The service was friendly and efficient. We did not get to sit outside as it was raining but it is all windows so it was okay. People had crab cakes and I was told they were excellent. For supper we had the burger, curry and stuffed chicken. All 3 were great except for 1 complaint with the thai curry. Usually when I get a Thai curry or Indian the rice and 'sauce' come separate. However, here the curry sauce and rice come in a bowl together which cases the rice to continue to absorb the moisture and begin to get mushy. By the end it was more of a rice soup. The flavor was great though. Would go back again for lunch to try some of their other food.

  • Visited August 2014
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English first
Winnipeg
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131 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
“Huge Wait Time, Bland Food, Poor Service”
Reviewed 5 August 2014 via mobile

We went here at ~ 1:30 pm today. We sat outside (nice breeze and view) to enjoy the lovely weather. It was the only part of our dining experience that we enjoyed. We ordered: 1 chicken pita, 1 Fiddle burger (beef burger) and a side of sea salt fries. We waited and waited and waited to receive our food. It didn't arrive until after 3pm! The pita was fine - noting extraordinary. However, the burger was awful....it was bland and greasy. You could get a better burger at A&W. The fries did not come with the sea salt as listed in the menu. They were bland but the ketchup helped.

The service was lacking to say the least. Our server was Matt, he tended to our table once with water and then with the food. Other servers were attended to their clients more often - ensuring they were happy with their meals, refills of beverages, etc.

We were thoroughly disappointed. We had waited so long for the meal only to have such a terrible meal. I summoned another server to get our bill as we had waited long enough. Oh yes, let's not forget that our server watched over my shoulder while I was getting out the cash to pay. Really, I didn't need any help at that point!

So, long story short, if you want a place to sit off the ocean, enjoy the breeze, and wait hours for your bland food, go here. If you want a delicious bite to eat with very good service, try Governor's Pub across the street. I'll write my review on that on shortly.

Visited August 2014
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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great food”
Reviewed 2 August 2014

We did not call ahead to get reservations by a window - a good idea; if we had our rating would be 5. Service was very friendly and food excellent. The seafood platter for two was wonderful and a great deal. We were not rushed.

Visited July 2014
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Lawrencetown, Canada
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Lunch at this establishment.”
Reviewed 30 July 2014

This was a real treat to have had lunch here. The staff were very cordial and helpful. The food was exceptional. It was a bit slow to be served.
Over all this was a great experience. So if you want a good meal and a super serving this is the place.

  • Visited July 2014
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Sydney, Canada
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357 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 219 helpful votes
“Eat at the Big Fiddle”
Reviewed 29 July 2014

Flavor has opened their third restaurant in the Sydney area, this time on the harbour so diners may enjoy the ocean views and evening sunsets. I enjoyed the delicious East Coast Crab Cakes and a spinach salad. Service was efficient and friendly.

Visited June 2014
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