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“Great as a Restaurant - terrible as a take away”
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Valentino's
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Guernsey, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great as a Restaurant - terrible as a take away”
Reviewed 15 October 2012

We eat here quite often with our children and friends and the food is always of a good standard and quite consistent. It's reasonably priced and the food reflects that. The atmosphere is fun and the staff are friendly and efficient. However as a takeaway it is terrible......

We have tried take-outs a couple of times but the food is always cold, undercooked and usually wrong! Had we been on the premises we would have complained and refused to pay. The last (and final) time we ordered a take away was for our son's birthday for 12 of us. We were told it would be 20 mins (we knew it would take longer) so we allowed 30 mins. However, when we turned up we waited a further half hour (with no apology) and watched as someone else returned with our food as they had been given the wrong order. This meant our food had left the premises, someone else had opened it and upon realising the order was wrong, then brought it back. Cold and tampered with. The staff did not apologise at all and where very stressed. If you can't run a decent take away service - then don't.

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank SoniaLG
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English first
Leicester, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Pleasant Restaurant”
Reviewed 21 September 2012

The restaurant is above the take-away, but the decor is quite nice, the atmosphere relaxed, and the food tastes very nice, especially considering how good the prices are. The only downside was that they forgot our cappucinos at first, but we weren't in a hurry so it was nice to sit and chat for a bit longer.

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank Caroline S
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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114 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Good standard fare”
Reviewed 17 September 2012

We actually visited these premises twice during our stay and enjoyed very nice mexican food and latterly a pizza. The beef tacos that I tried were very tasty with good sauces to compliment them. The base of the pizza on our second visit could have been better but nonetheless it was a good wholesome meal. The starters are also very good and on the large side so consider sharing one such as the deep fried cheeses which certainly got the meal off to a good start. There were family groups and groups of young people and there was something for everybody on the menu.

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank DannydNottingham
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Northamptonshire
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Good value mexican restaurant”
Reviewed 25 August 2012

We are a family of four with 2 young children and we found the food at this restaurant to be pretty good. We ate here twice and it was virtually full on both occasions. If you can get a window seat you will enjoy a lovely view of the harbour as you are eating.

  • Visited August 2012
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1 Thank Jurrasicway
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Southampton
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177 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
“Pleasant Enough”
Reviewed 20 June 2012

Whilst St Peter Port has a number of top end restaurants, it is worth understanding that Valentinos is a middle of the road Italian restaurant. The food was nice, it is priced fairly and the service was good and cheerful. It also has a takeaway outlet downstairs for people not wishing to sit down etc. If you want a decent meal in St Peter Port rather than 3 courses and all the trimmings, this is not a bad place to start.

  • Visited June 2012
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Thank Tongo79
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