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“AVOID AT ALL COSTS, NOT A GOOD EXPERIENCE”
Review of Cornel's Cafe Bar - CLOSED

Cornel's Cafe Bar
Cuisines: Contemporary
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 21 October 2013

We had visited this establishment a few weeks earlier for a coffee and seemed
impressed by the menu. We sadly decided to go for a meal last Saturday. We
should have realised when we walked into a completely empty ( and cold)
restaurant and just walked out. We sadly didn't!! We ordered a couple of
burgers a beer and a lemonade. all wellish so far.
The drinks arrived, my lemonade was clearly "Happy Shopper" but in addition
was flat and had a very funny taste. The Sol arrived with a lime firmly in the top
and we had to ask for a glass. No real big problems so we soldiered on.
When the burgers arrived we lifted the bun and found, not a burger but clods of
meat which looked more like meatballs. They were bland and not only looked
horrible but had no taste. My partner ordered the New Stein Mushroom which
was introduced as a burger with Mushrooms and horseradish...what she had
was cooked meatball like meat in a very soggy bap with about 4 small (possibly
tinned mushrooms) and no sign of the horseradish. My Revenge Sizzler clearly
kept up to its title..but revenge for who?? Same cold cottage pie meat soggy
bun cheap relish.
We called the server over and asked whether "Their burgers always fell to
pieces " she sadly did not have the benefit of English as her first language and
did not seem to understand . I called a man over who seemed to be in charge.
He clearly lacked any form of social skills, made no apology for the food and
just walked off . He then sat on the other side of the empty restaurant flicking his
lighter. He was rude ignorant and actually did not look particularly wholesome.
We paid up £22.00 ( expensive for such poor quality food) and left.
I am telling all my friends in Brighton to avoid this excuse for a restaurant.

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4  Thank robiwatts
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Reviewed 15 October 2013

What was Cornell's has recently changed hands and is now called the Corner Cafe. It appears to have exactly the same menu, decor, etc. but the service certainly was top notch when we were just there recently (13th Oct 2013).
Reading other comments about the number of staff, all I can say is that, if anything, they had too many there - and they were all attentive.
Food came promptly, even though the restaurant was pretty busy for Sunday morning breakfast. No complaints with food quality, etc. either.
I'll definitely go back.

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Thank stevebrigden
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Reviewed 6 September 2013 via mobile

We live in Brighton and we've been stupid enough to visit here twice, the service was appalling and unbearable! It took 45mins to receive our drinks order which came 10 mins after the food arrived (four orange juices and a cocoa).
If you ever want to know what it feels like to be on a sinking ship go to Cornel's, as the amount of patrons fleeing the premise would give you a good indication. We witnessed two tables leaving whilst we were there, and everyone made the same complaint when questioned 'it's taken too long and we don't even have our drinks'.
Don't be fooled by looks, this is more of a buffet style dining experience as you do everything yourself once your inside, from chasing servers to getting your menu and drinks.

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1  Thank K8Seabreeze
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Reviewed 1 September 2013

Popped in here for afternoon drinks and a couple of really good paninis a couple of weeks ago. The aTmosphere was lovely and friendly and the prices reasonable. The only slight problem was that the bill never arrived when we asked for it so had to go and chase it.

1  Thank Drizzy
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Reviewed 31 August 2013

The hamburgers are like a slice of dry overproccesed meatloaf. I would not call it a burger. Three people in the kitchen one worse then other. Young man twirling his hair and touching food, older man doing nothing and third man on his cell phone. Save you time, money and stomach and find a better place.

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2  Thank Meri52
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