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“1st. visit on a snowy January night! And it's BYO!”
Review of The Chill Out Cafe - CLOSED

The Chill Out Cafe
Price range: US$8 - US$26
Cuisines: Indian
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations, Seating
Description: The Chill Out Cafe Indian Fusion & Gujarati CuisineCome and experience the flavours
Blyth, United Kingdom
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150 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“1st. visit on a snowy January night! And it's BYO!”
Reviewed 1 February 2013

1st. visit - Groupon deal. Had not read the reviews. Maybe just as well! A cold, snowy night and was looking forward to the Indian meal. The cafe (its not a restaurant) could have been warmer. Service slow. It took awhile to be given a menu. Discovered its not licensed but a nearby shop was, so got two of the largest bottles of beer available, as there is a £2 per bottle corkage charge! (cans not allowed)
Limited choice menu. 4 starters £4.50 - £5.50: 4 salad £3 - £7: 4 veg. mains £4.75 - £9.99: 3 meat mains £6.50 - £7.50: 2 deserts £4.75. 9 side dishes to £2 95.
The prawn starter was very good! Chicken main (hot) was pleasant enough. Lamb main was short on meat. The food took an age to come. Seemed to be only one lass serving and one person in the kitchen. Only 4 couples in whilst we were there, so it wasn't busy.
We lit our table candle (to help warm out hands!) and it would have looked better if more candles had been lit. Not a lot of 'atmosphere' for an evening meal. As a Groupon deal 'value for money' was good, but would resent paying full prices.

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank peterlecky
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English first
Leeds
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“terrible”
Reviewed 26 January 2013

we paid in advance for a thre course meal.
we only received a poor man with other guests in our party receiving only chicken legs in their curry as they had ran out off breast.

the other courses were'nt even offered

very poor.

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1 Thank iancurrie
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Great breakfast”
Reviewed 26 January 2013

Great breakfast would really recommend it, great presentation, lovely taste. Great cup of tea. Service was really good and efficient. Lovely sunny restaurant.

  • Visited January 2013
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1 Thank Charbellafox
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“They need some help!”
Reviewed 25 January 2013

A small family business which could be much better if there was more staff. We arrived at 7.45pm and were seated straight away but 45 mins later we had to ask for a menu and if we could order some drinks, two teas and a jug of water ( they dont sell alcohol) took another 15 mins to arrive and the waitress finally took our order. Another 25 mins and we received our starters 25 mins after that our main courses. bearing in mind that there were only 3 of usat our table plus another 4 tables with 10 people in total what would they do if it was busy??? The food was good, different to other Indian restaurants we have visited obviously the Gujarati influence and use of different spices.The waitress was trying her best and was very apologetic about the service but comments from other tables confirmed that they had waited a long time for their food also.. They really need to get some extra staff.

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank GRS51
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Newcastle, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“AWFUL!”
Reviewed 15 January 2013

very poor service, no alcohol license so no wine with your meal, very limited menu, no atmosphere, food was inedible, hair in food, chicken not cooked properly. Do not risk a visit!

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank Katiesc
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