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“Relaxed and informal dining, good quality ale” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Barking Smack

Barking Smack
Ranked #115 of 319 Restaurants in Great Yarmouth
Price range: US$4 - US$31
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub, Chinese
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: The New Barking Smack Is Open For The 2014 Season Serving Real Ales, Lagers, Wine & Spirits. As Well As English & Chinese Cuisine. Families Welcome!!! (Please note from mid 2013 Bullitt Is no longer trading from the barking smack)
Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Relaxed and informal dining, good quality ale”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2014

Restaurant was busy but service was still good. Food was very tasty and good quality and portion size was good. Very relaxed atmosphere. Not fine dining.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank Lynne P
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  • English first
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English first
Norwich, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“2 visits”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2013

I am judging my review on the basis of two separate visits. The first was great the food was lovely and the service was amazing. Staff very attentive. But upon trying to book the table I had never got a reply until I actually went in to the restaurant to book. This I thought was a big inconvenience seen as there is an answer phone message stating you will get a call back.

Anyway, the second visit was on the 27th October, we went into the restaurant and all the chairs were on the tables and it all looked empty. We asked the not so friendly female behind the bar about the restaurant and she stated it was a pop up restaurant and that everybody knew that. This was absolute rubbish as it was never stated anywhere (the official website etc.) that it was a pop up restaurant. in fact if you go to the bullitt website still now it claims that it is still there. This female was very rude about the whole situation making us feel as if we were stupid for coming in to the establishment and asking such a question.

You will find this welcoming member of staff behind the bar most days and nights. Be sure to say hi from me.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank tommy t
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Maldon
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Beware...this appears to have closed”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2013

Left a message on their answer phone to book a table for tonight. Their message says they will get back to you, no one did. Arrived at the restaurant to find it had closed down! The manager of the pub they are located in said they had "relocated". A small blackboard with a message saying please call or text the mobile number to find out where they would be relocating to. Surely a message on their answer phone or website would be sensible to stop people wasting their time travelling there.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
4 Thank MaldonGastronomie
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london
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Good burger, steak and desserts”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2013 via mobile

4 of us went on a Saturday night, we popped in during the day to book and the restaurant owners were lovely and accommodating. My fiance and I had burgers whilst our friends had steak. With the steak there are 3 different cuts to choose from and then you indicate how much you want cut off. You start with a £10 charge and the rest is added on from the weight. Our friends chose sirloin and one was 10oz ended up being £14 the other was 14oz and £17. Worth the extra 3 quid I'd say. The burgers and steaks were good but we didn't like the chips nor the onion rings which we ordered extra. However, I would say that the main part of the meal made up for it. We had a variety of desserts, the birds nest coming out smaller than the chocolate fondant but overall we enjoyed it a lot and we would go back.

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Thank milli447
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Top quality steaks in unprepossessing pub”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2013

The restaurant is located in the back of the pub and looks nothing special from either the outside or even when you go in. However the food is nothing short of superb with an interesting and classy menu being topped off by the steaks. The usp of the restaurant is that you select your steak which is cut in front of you from the joint. The meat is top notch and if our experience is typical perfectly cooked. Well worth a visit and highly recommended.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank TonyGNCFC
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