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“Will NEVER go back”
Review of MiMo

MiMo
Ranked #946 of 1,315 Restaurants in Newcastle upon Tyne
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 2 March 2014

A few of the girls decided that we should try Mimos for Saturday night cocktails. First of all upon entry you are hit with a disgusting smell of damp.After waiting 35 MINUTES at the bar we were eventually served. By this point we begrudged spending our money at this place as the service we received was absolutely dreadful!! One member of the bar staff wasn't actually able to serve cocktails (yes that's right, in a COCKTAIL BAR,) which meant we had to wait for members of staff at the opposite end of the bar to serve us.

Upon being served we were supplied filthy glasses covered in bits of fruit from a previous cocktail. Needless to say we requested clean glasses. We then sat at a table which was sticky and smelt of damp.

Before leaving after 1 drink we needed to use the toilets. These toilets are an absolute health hazard from the metal staircase to the holes in the floor to the revolting smell and mouldy crumbling walls.

Can safely say we will not be returning.

Thank Demiller93
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Reviewed 12 June 2013 via mobile

I have nothing good to say about this bar... It's dire! If you're in town miss this out... Newcastle is full of bars, some good, some bad but you can have a much better night out by missing out a place like this!

I find it insane that whoever revamped this dump decided to give it a new name, a bit of a lick of paint but kept the absolutely terrible atmosphere as its previous incarnation clear bar!

Waste of time!

Thank John M
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Reviewed 4 August 2012

Great for a cocktail! But dont go to the toilet!! They have no locks, no toilet seats, there was a 1ft whole in the floor in the toilet I went in and suprise suprise no toilet paper! The mens were just as bad with one toilet flooded and a pool of water running down the corridor, hence the fowl smell you can smell in the WHOLE bar! Its a shame because the cocktails are good and the surroundings arent too bad....they obviously just dont care too much for their customers health!

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2  Thank clkn1
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Reviewed 19 April 2012

Some colleagues and myself work close to Mimo decided to give it a try on our lunch time. Walking into Mimo we were the only ones in the place apart from a couple of other colleagues from our work. There were four of us, three of us eating and one just having a coffee. The coffee came with a little pot of cream. The cream splashed into the coffee and immediately curdled! It was completely off and had been for some time! The waiter offered to change this for us, not the best start but at least it was being changed straighr away. The other three of us ate and it was possibly one of the worst mistakes I have ever made! Two of us had burgers and our other friend had the steak sandwich. We picked at the food which wasn't as hot as it should be and if anything was only slightly warm through. Within a few hours all of us were ill with sickness and stomach cramps. I would strongly advise this place is avoided.

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2  Thank Daner74
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Reviewed 18 April 2012

We went with a Living Social voucher - £25 for champagne, mezze and nachos. Only took a couple attempts to make the booking so no problems there really. It was a Friday night so quite busy as usual in Newcastle.
Got a nice high table seat opposite the bar and staff were attentive. We got our champagne within 5 mins of sitting down. A raspberry in the bottom of the glass was a nice touch. The champagne was lovely and well chilled.
After about 20 mins our food came. It was ok. The nachos were triangles of filo pastry topped with salsa and melted cheese, not quite the "dorito" style nachos but edible and quite tasty. The mezze was nice though not much on the plate and it was supposed to be worth £11, the bowls of dips were lovely. Not sure if maybe they gave us less because we had the voucher?
We then had 2-4-1 cocktails. They were lovely, mine was served in a zombie head glass which was quite heavy. My hubby had a mojito and I think he had a whole mint bush in the glass !!
Ladies toilets were a bit ropey.

All in all, would go back for a 2-4-1 cocktail, not sure about the food. Felt that the living social voucher was pretty good deal. My hubby googled the champagne we had (can't remember the name of it) and it was retailing at £26.99 , so with mark-ups a £25 voucher did represent a good deal.

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1  Thank Carol&Gerard
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