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“Perfect for warm summer evenings”

Restaurant Barnabas
Ranked #35 of 251 Restaurants in Winterthur
Cuisines: African
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 1 July 2013

Cool restaurant location and style. Food is average, staff are slow and cannot cope with impromtu guests even when there is space. But it is a very nice place to sit of a summer evening with friends. Food was pleasant, price was fair.

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Reviewed 12 April 2013 via mobile

We had made a booking here on a Friday night & thank goodness we did, the place was packed. The restaurant is quite small which makes it very loud inside when all the tables are full.
The wait staff were average at best, to begin with we felt hassled; we had hardly been given the menu before the waitress returned to take our orders, when we asked for some more time it was quite a while before she returned to take our orders. Admittedly we did order an entree each & a main (there were 4 of us) but the wait time between the entree & main was a good 45mins which I think is a bit too long!
The food here is delicious, don't get me wrong, however some finessing is needed to make this place amazing.
I had the special which was the smoked duck with lentils & rocket salad(pictured) - delicious doesn't even begin to describe it, the duck was moist, tender & I wanted more!! The lentils had just the right amount of crunch & the rocket complimented the whole dish! This should make a permanent appearance on the menu I say!
Mains were just as good, I opted for prawns which were well cooked & seasoned. The ginger chicken was also delicious; just the right amount of ginger spice for the ginger lovers. The lamb also looked amazing but for me, a little over done, nonetheless, no complaints about the dish from my friend. It was a good plate of meat & veg.
The wine menu is more than adequate & the desserts tick all the right boxes.
The four of us including 3 courses, wine & some espressos & grappa to finish the night off spent just on 270chf which is more than reasonable.
We would try this place again but perhaps on a week night when it is not so packed. Despite being a little rough around the edges (in my opinion) I would definitely recommend a visit!

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Reviewed 11 December 2012

We went out for a diner for two having employed a babysitter.
The choice of foods is excellent. Local favorites with an indian twist, seasonal specials, indian curries and some standard blockbusters are all prepared to perfection. The wine list is a winner, too.
Service was friendly, always attentive and timely and also quite knowledgeable.
The indian dishes a reasonably mild and one would know them from other places already. I would advise to go for the more local meals which have the added indian extra and are therefore pretty much a special of Barnabas.
The atmosphere was relaxed as always with a broad mix of people visiting the restaurant as usual.
Make sure to book your table in advance!

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