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“Great expectations not meet”

Sea Belle Restaurant
Ranked #6 of 12 Restaurants in La Mercy
Cuisines: Indian
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Reviewed 21 December 2013 via mobile

Deemed the best prawn curry on the north coast. The quality of the prawn curry does not live up to expectation. The cutlery and the tables are dirty, the service was poor. A huge disappointment!

5  Thank Mlambros42
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Reviewed 27 November 2013

After all the hype about how fantastic the curry was and the so called "world famous" prawn curry, we decided to give it a try on the 24th November 2013. My question is where the hell are ALL these other individuals eating that are raving about this place being the best?? At the end of theday, a curry is a curry is a curry. I have tasted the same and better for less. The place is a dump, but I did not go there with expectations in that area, but was expecting the curries to live up to the hype. THEY FAILED DISMALLY!!! For the small portion you get R125, WAY OVER PRICED! And looking at the prices of the other curries, these guys seemed to have swelled their heads on maybe once being the best. Been there, done that, will not be returning as money is better spent elsewhere!

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3  Thank SABINEMADEL24
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Reviewed 18 July 2013

The Sea Belle has been there for decades and their prawn curry for which they are famous is still delicious. If you ask for a mild curry you will be told they do not serve stew! But the mild to medium is not too spicy for those who can't take it too hot. The curries range from medium to hot to volcano!

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Thank 31Tobi
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Reviewed 16 July 2013

This is a well-known classic that could do with some clean up - but it does have a continuing "charm", like some of the Indian dives that I have enjoyed in Hong Kong. Unlike the experience of other reviewers, our service was good - it needed to be as we had a flight to catch. The "famous" prawn curry involved "search for the prawns" in the thick sauce. For a prawn curry, simply too few prawns. Good butter chicken and excellent nan bread - some of the best nan bread we have eaten - hot and fresh. Unusual accompanying pickles that were tasty. We would return for the curry, hoping not to have to search for the prawns!

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Thank capeintl
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Reviewed 3 April 2013

After hearing rave reviews about Sea Belle from locals, we visited the restaurant at the tail end of the long Easter weekend. Service was slow. We waited for about 15 minutes for a waiter to acknowledge us and find a table, 20 minutes to place an order and a further hour before our food arrived. The tables were dirty and floors were greasy. The restaurant itself was dirty and has become dilapidated over the years. The restaurant was understaffed, waiters were unfriendly and unresponsive to any requests. The manager was equally unhelpful when asked for the bill. Most of the patrons were extremely irritated with the service. However, this would all be bearable if the food had lived up to its expectations. Unfortunately, the "world famous" prawn curry was underwhelming. Side salads were not fresh and waiter forgot to bring enough rice to accompany the curries.

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Thank Daretolivenow
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