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“Not as good as it use to be”
Review of Le Cafe Parisien - CLOSED

Le Cafe Parisien
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$20
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Takeout
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Takeout
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Not as good as it use to be”
Reviewed 30 October 2013 via mobile

Right in the heart of the university campus so it's no surprise it's constantly busy. But the surprising thing is that it's quite expensive for what it is yet students are prepared to pay for above-average food and drink! The dishes are delicious but they seem to have sized-down the portions and yet prices remain the same. If you're really hungry I'd recommend the smoked salmon with cream cheese and eggs. Very filling!

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English first
Level 5 Contributor
52 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“The chef is wonderful!”
Reviewed 14 October 2013 via mobile

The food is always delicious. Disappointing that it's let down by really poor customer service. The fabulous chef should be in charge for sure.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank emand357
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London
Level 6 Contributor
69 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Good place in town centre”
Reviewed 6 October 2013

It was nice to sit down and have a meal, the quality is nice. We had breakfast and it was really good, however compared to other cafes it was slightly bit more expensive, but the quality speaks for itself. Their smoothies are nice, breakfast was also good, the brown bread was really good. The service was good, the waiter was helpful in giving us some local information. However it was difficult to park the car around this place, and parking charge is also not cheap.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank Ash K
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Fareham, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Not recommended for take away drinks!”
Reviewed 30 September 2013

I've been in this place several times with friends and my boyfriend for drinks, and the mocha they do is amazing. It tastes so good. You can only get a large, and that's quite dear, but it's been worth it.
Going in and getting a takeaway mocha (which they don't need to pay tax on) gets you around half as much, but at the usual price. Today I had a yummy yet incredibly expensive takeaway drink that was gone in no time at all.
If you're going to drink here, I suggest you sit in. Otherwise you're definitely not getting your money's worth. As a student it's not something I plan to get again, and they might want to consider this as the cafe is right in the middle of the central campus.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Nicola B
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Southsea
Level 5 Contributor
72 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“A proper Parisien Bistro”
Reviewed 23 September 2013 via mobile

Really nice place, proper French pavement cafe style, lots of outside tables. Good food, clean, stylish. What more could you want?

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank SouthseaMush
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