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“Just average!”
Review of Wine Bar Jolly

Wine Bar Jolly
Ranked #30 of 33 Restaurants in Portofino
Cuisines: Bar
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Preston, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
58 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Just average!”
Reviewed 1 July 2014

Went for drinks due to lovely view and found them to be similarly priced to the rest of the bars. Snacks were brought with the drinks, free but a little bit on the stale side.

When my husband requested the wifi password, it was put in to his phone by the waiter, however when I asked a different staff member they told me it straight away, so not sure why the other one was so cagey about it. Did he think we were going to advertise it???

It's not so much 'Jolly', more 'Just OK', verging on 'grumpy'.

  • Visited June 2014
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English first
Godstone, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Go there”
Reviewed 26 June 2014

This is a great bar - we had cocktails there. The staff are very friendly & we had a good evening sipping Martinis & watching the world go by

Visited June 2014
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Melbourne
Level 6 Contributor
327 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
“Great for people watching over an aperitivo”
Reviewed 20 June 2014

We visited Portofino during our stay in the Cinque Terre. It was really a nostalgic visit. The last time we were here was in 1998.

We arrived by ferry on this visit and noted the colours of the buildings weren't as vivid as we recalled, but nevertheless, it is still a very pretty harbour.

Strolled around admiring the harbour and its surrounds and popped into the Jolly Wine bar for a drink. It was very quiet when we were there but that didn't stop the waiters from singing along to the taped music and being jovial.

I note other reviewers comments in relation to pricing - this is PORTOFINO after all. NOTHING is cheap.

Visited June 2014
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Thank Grandview301
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Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Not quite jolly!! ”
Reviewed 15 June 2014 via mobile

Great setting for an afternoon spritz.
Stopped by for a leisurely afternoon with the kids. The lady waitress was very welcoming and friendly. Quite attentive to my 2 little boys.
I ordered an iced chocolate for my son, and received a bowl of icecream. He was very pleased.
My second son didn't want anything so the lovely waitress brought out a small plate of lollies, which made his day.
It all turned sour after that. The male waiter came around and seemed to put everyone in a bad mood. He was walking around stressed and did not smile once.
He even came around and told us to move my sleeping toddlers feet of the chair. RUDE!
The prices are to be expected for a beautiful tourist location.
I say get rid of the grumpy waiter and this would be a beautiful little wine bar to visit.

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Whitland, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
128 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 196 helpful votes
“Great location”
Reviewed 8 June 2014

I can't honestly believe people think their going to pay next to nothing for a drink in picturesque water front seating area in one of the most exclusive areas on the Italian riviera. Personally I would think commonsense would dictate that, property costs a lot, overheads are high, if you want bargain basement you truly are in the wrong place. Personally I never found the staff to be rude, they spoke good English (or understood my pigeon Italian!) and to be honest, given people come and go so often, what sort of service do you expect? Sit down with you? get to know you? start throwing in freebies? It is was it is, a lovely vantage point, to sit and admire the great surroundings, in the very exclusive surroundings too - enjoy your coffees and nice little biscuits and take it all in.

  • Visited October 2013
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