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“Be warned”
Review of Vista Bar and Restaurant - CLOSED

Vista Bar and Restaurant
Price range: US$16 - US$32
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar Scene, View
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
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1 review
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“Be warned”
Reviewed 23 April 2012

We visited this restaurant in December 2011. Food was mediocre at best and only one other table occupied. Warning: please do not be taken in if/when owner/waiter claims that the machine for processing credit/debit cards is not working and suggests using another machine from the bar downstairs - under no circumstances provide your pin number twice. We did this, to our cost. Initially we assumed that this was an honest mistake, however not so. In spite of contacting the proprietors twice to point out that we had been debited twice for the meal, there was no response. And because we had provided our pin on two occasions (even though it was within three minutes and for exactly the same amount) our bank could do nothing for us. The meal represented OK (just) value for money, but given that we paid twice, turned out to be extremely expensive.

  • Visited December 2011
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1 Thank 182janw
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16 reviews from our community

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English first
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Wouldn't go back!”
Reviewed 8 April 2012

Booked in advance. Our party of 8 were seated and drinks orders taken. Drinks arrived within 30 minutes when the food orders were finally taken starters arrived 1 hour later after some chasing! Food was good. Waited a further hour and half and main courses still hadn't arrive and we were given a complementary bottle of wine. 30 minutes later we gave up and left. Wouldn't recommend to anyone.

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1 Thank fnjndeb
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Ramsgate, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Waste of a beautiful premices”
Reviewed 4 April 2012

We have been in this restaurant with friends to have a girls party and we wanted to have anice night in a beautiful place with good food and wine.- only one criteria was fulfilled it is a nice premices with beautiful views, Despite a very quite restaurant, only other 2 tables were taken, we had quite bad service- table was sticky, half of the menu was not avalible, despite our previous phone call and pre-booking of the table. We had to order something we would not choose if all menu was avalible as we were assured by the owner over the phone and risotto rise was not a risotto rice at all - just some variety rice with lot of cream and mushroons - very fat, they should not call it risotto. Some food was ok, some was not good at all, but we did not send anything back as we did not want to spoil our party, but I do not think we will ever go back. What a waste of a beautiful premices when the owner does not really care about their customers.

  • Visited March 2012
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2 Thank lssa
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Ramsgate, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Bring an appetite”
Reviewed 19 January 2012

The meze is amazing. So many different dishes you will be reeling. I have spent many fantastic evenings here. The view over the harbour is full on and the owners and staff are really approachable and friendly. One of my favourite restaurants and by far the best meze I have had for many years

  • Visited December 2011
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1 Thank victoriahill
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rickmansworth
Level 6 Contributor
131 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
“walk on by your stomach and nerves will thank you !!!!!”
Reviewed 2 October 2011

hottest day in october , nice looking Restaurant over looking the Harbour at sunset , should be a perfect end to a great day.

it wasnt!

we had a drink out side at first , which was ok, however for a Mediterranean styled Restaurant, there were no appetizers on the menu.

we went upstairs to a roomy and modern looking dining area,

from now on its all down hill

we ordered pitta and houmous as a starter, and steak and chicken kebabs without greek salad after 30 mins and another glass of wine each we enquired where it was, we were told it should be soon, ten minutes latter our main courses arrived with greek salad and chips .

i said we had not had our starter and the main courses were not to have greek salad. the waitress apologised , and shortly we had received our starter.

then our main courses arrived, these were the same courses we had been presented with 40 mins prior . the chips were refried and had come greasy, the chicken and steak reheated, and therefore tough.

the red wine ordered when the starter turn up, came just as we had finshed eating what we could of the main.

we both went to use the toliets, and there was no soap or handwash ( how do staff wash hands ?)

the problem with this place is the staff have no training or direction from the owner / manager , perhaps i should of picked up and how less busy than the other places on the harbour.

  • Visited October 2011
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2 Thank don m
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