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“Looks nice but awful awful awful food!”

Carluccio's - Bristol
Ranked #233 of 1,652 Restaurants in Bristol
Price range: US$13 - US$26
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations
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Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed 6 August 2014

Me and my boyfriend previously visited the Carluccio's in Liverpool Street - we both agreed it was possibly the worst meal we'd ever eaten. A few months later, after the memory had somewhat faded, we decided to give the Bristol branch another go. The location was great and there was plenty of sunny outside seating available. We decided that our previous experience must have been a fluke. It was not. The chicken I had tasted similar to something you can buy from Iceland for a pound and came accompanied with a puny and pathetic attempt at salad. We got the 2 course deal for around a tenner but this dish was on the regular menu for £12! My boyfriends' tepid ravioli was served in a puddle of grease and his garlic bread was soggy. Do not be fooled by Carluccio's facade, the food is TERRIBLE and overpriced.

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Reviewed 5 August 2014

Good food but if you want to avoid the crowds come early or very late as its more enjoyable that way!

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Reviewed 4 August 2014

Went for a Coffee and a cake on a beautiful summers morning but unfortunately the staff hardly matched the brightness of the weather. The place was sparsely populated with more staff than customers, we were shown to a table under the huge outside umbrellas with barely a good morning and definitely no smile. The service was prompt but the table wasn't fully laid and our coffees, teas, cakes and a coke were plonked down without sugars, cutlery and napkins all of which had to be asked for and brought to table with great effort and no good grace. To make matters worse my ham fisted Son then knocked over a partly filled glass of cola all over the table. More huffing and puffing as the table was wiped, but the residue that had spilled onto the floor and formed a river-let accros the main entrance, which all the serving staff walked through making the mess worse, was left unmopped even though we asked twice for it to be sorted. A totally underwhelming experience and one we will not repeat.

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Reviewed 3 August 2014 via mobile

Not a good experience. Food very basic, bland and overpriced. Very disappointed. Will be avoiding this restaurant chain in future.

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1  Thank xxmollyrxx
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Reviewed 2 August 2014

They messed up my order resulting in my children getting their food a good 25 mins after the adults. Trying to console a 2, 4 and 7 year old who were hungry and wanted what they had ordered rather than bits from our plates made our lunch not enjoyable. I complained and they knocked 10.50 off the bill, which would not even cover two of the kid meals. Food was ok, basic. It's expensive for the quality of service and the food.

1  Thank Amy M
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