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“Promised but did not deliver” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Le Bassano

Le Bassano
Ranked #17 of 177 Restaurants in Arcachon
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$16 - US$32
Cuisines: Italian, French
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Restaurant details
Good for: Cheap Eats, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Promised but did not deliver”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2014

Arrived at about 19.10 to be told that they did not open until 19.30. Went for a short walk and then returned. At 19.30 we had selected our meals and were ready to order. First problem was that we had to order not only starter and main course but also sweet at the start. Now I often do not even know if I will want a sweet until I have finished the main course so black mark for this. For the first ten minutes there was no one else in the restaurant and then slowly people started to arrive. Despite this it took over 30 minutes to serve our cold first courses. Unusually no bread at all was served. The main courses arrived and one of us had shark that was served with the most unappetising broccoli ever presented. It was all washed up and as soft as baby food. At the end all the broccoli was left and the waiter asked us how our meals were. The unsatisfactory broccoli was brought to his attention and he told us that there were often comments because the vegetables were only lightly cooked and were on the hard side. Now we like our veg "al dente" but this was the opposite and he really did not appear to care at all. Sweet disappointing.
Between main course and sweet the table next to us became occupied and the man immediately lit up a cigarette. We were in a verandah area and did not expect smoking which we abhor. The smell was awful so we immediately moved inside to a new table to the obvious annoyance of the waiter.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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2 Thank David H
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Paris, France
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175 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Overall ok but nothing special”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2014 via mobile

We expected more given the past reviews, pizzas are a bit expensive for what they are, they were even cold when we got them...overall it's not a bad place, waiters are friendly!

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Thank Patrizio89fr
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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223 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“Great for lunch”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2014

We were walking around, not knowing the town, and found this brasserie tucked away. Unpretentious, but we were hungry. We entered and found the place buzzing. Youngish crowd eating , and nice young men serving. We ordered the plat de jour, wok friend veg and fish for me, steak and chips for hubby. We were both very satisfied with our meal. Service was good and the food delicious. Price - average for the area 30 euros for two.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank AntoniaTrip
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London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“EXCELLENT PIZZA AND GREAT SERVICE”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2013

We celebrated my 15 year old daughter's birthday here. Fantasiic pizza, really nice people and good service.

Good value.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank otooles
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27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“We expected more.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2013 via mobile

After the previous reviews we expected great things. It was ok. The food was nice but nothing special and the menu does not change. Not very child friendly as no child seat. It felt a bit like works were going on as men hanging around - not rude or unfriendly, but not overly welcoming - felt a bit secondary as a customer to whatever was going on.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank hollyhue
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