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“Excellent food, good atmosphere, highly recommended”
Review of Kwizeen Restaurant

Kwizeen Restaurant
Ranked #66 of 741 Restaurants in Blackpool
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$48
Cuisines: European, Bar
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Excellent food, good atmosphere, highly recommended”
Reviewed 31 July 2014

Good food seems hard to locate in Blackpool (impression from searching the internet and from looking around the town). Kwizeen looks unremarkable is tucked away down unprepossessing looking streets near the tower. Not the sort of place I'd look for a good restaurant normally (but it looked like one of the best picks from Tripadvisor). Inside though it is very well laid out and the fact that there is just a dismal street for a view is offset by a very well designed space.
The food was excellent - local produce well used, well cooked and interestingly combined. The Lancashire market menu was the obvious choice, but the a la carte looked like a very good selection as well. Definitely a cut above the ordinary, with many little extra touches
We'd booked but were the only table (we got the impression that lunch is their busy time). Remarkably being the only people did not feel at all awkward: they were so friendly and professional that it felt completely natural.
Excellent in every way, and very good value at a little over £60 for two three course meals, wine and coffee.
Why try anywhere else?

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank Justin G
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Fantastic Food, Great Service”
Reviewed 14 July 2014

We ate here on 19th June as part of our 10th wedding anniversary celebrations. Before we had even had our starters, we knew we had picked the right place. The staff were incredibly friendly with so much attention paid to the small details. The appetisers were scoffed quickly-mini pork pies and prawn toast which were a delight. Mini homemade loaves followed-tomato bread and treacle bread-delicious.

Our starters were the size of a main portion-kedgeree with a whole fillet of fish on top and a chilli beef dish. Can't tell you how much we enjoyed these-the flavours were intense. Main courses of a rack of lamb and a trio of venison, beef and lamb fillets were sublime and we would have licked the plates clean if possible.

Our only regret is that we were so full after this feast we couldn't manage a dessert. We can't recommend this restaurant highly enough-it's great to see a restaurant that clearly cares so much about what they do.

  • Visited June 2014
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1 Thank Saintsboy72
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Blackpool, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“THe FINEST gem in a gastronomic wasteland”
Reviewed 30 June 2014

Sadly, whilst Blackpool is my home town...I am hard pressed to find excellent cuisine and food APART from at this restaurant. Not far from the seafront, it is near the Grand Theatre, Winter Gardens and Opera House.

The two gentlemen who run it, Marco and Tony deserve a medal for there delightful food, excellent service, fine choice of House wines and all at reasonable prices.

I have no hesitation in returning and recommending this restaurant.

  • Visited May 2014
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2 Thank JohnBlackpool2014
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“underwhelming”
Reviewed 29 June 2014

I called to enquire if we needed to book a table or just drop in I was told I had to make a booking, which I did for 30 minutes later and upon arrival the restaurant was completely empty and remained that way for all 3 courses. The food was quite nice and we chose from the special offer menu, both this one and the a la carte one we felt had little choice. My partner had garlic mushrooms for starter and chicken for his main and both came smothered in the same sauce which we thought was odd. As we were the only diners we were also shocked at the wait time for our food. On a positive note the desserts were fantastic, the chocolate moose was beautiful and presented in a tea cup made of chocolate and the sticky toffee pudding was possibly the best Ive ever had!

Visited June 2014
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London
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Delicious food”
Reviewed 9 June 2014

Delicious, ample, freshly prepared food with some imaginative touches. Friendly staff. Very good value. We especially enjoyed the home-made sweet basil ice-cream although everything else was delicious too. Special offer prices 6-7pm but you can book for later. Convenient location between the Tower and Blackpool North Station.

Visited June 2014
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Thank UKcoupleLondon
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