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“Absolutely Dreadful”

Revival Sandwich Bar
Ranked #271 of 325 Restaurants in Great Yarmouth
Cuisines: Cafe, British
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Seating
Description: http://www.great-yarmouth.co.uk/Great-Yarmouth-Revival-Sandwich-Bar/details/?dms=13&feature=1&venue=0112629
Leicester, United Kingdom
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“Absolutely Dreadful”
Reviewed 31 July 2013

This cafe looks nice on the outside with a 50s rock and roll theme, but stepping inside is a completely different story.

I called in for lunch with my partner before a show and ordered a baguette. At least I tried to; literally half the menu was out of stock. In the end the cook showed me what they did have: some very cheap looking pre-mixed chicken and mayo in a plastic packet. Against our better judgement we decided to stay instead of looking elsewhere and ordered one of the few things they actually had- a jacket potato and a tuna panini.

25 minutes later and our order still hadn't shown up. I asked at the counter and they hadn't even started making it! It's not as if they were rushed either; there were three members of staff looking after a tiny cafe of 8 tables. The staff weren't the least bit concerned or apologetic about the wait, saying they'd cook our order 'in 10 minutes'. We stood up and walked out.

Don't bother at all with this place. Go to the Subway just around the corner where the food is cheaper and you get served in 2 minutes flat. You also won't have to deal with the utterly dreadful service that this cafe has!

  • Visited July 2013
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Reviewed 2 September 2012

Cheerful looking & clean. Kids ordered sponge pud & a knickerbocker glory. Me & hubby ordered toasted teacake & tea combo price. Teacakes arrived, smelling lovely . We buttered & as I picked up to take a bite noticed something.... Underneath was mouldy, as was hubby's! Not a bit, a lot. I discreetly called male waiter over & he said 'oh' & took them away. Female appeared with kids order & said 'very sorry about the teacakes' & left. We waited until kids had finished & no further teacakes appeared, or an offer of anything else. As we approached cashier to pay, male waiter muttered to her not to charge us for teacakes. That was it. Customer services zero for a situation that could easily have been resolved.

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