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“Disappointing lunch!”
Review of G's Wine Bar and Restaurant - CLOSED

G's Wine Bar and Restaurant
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Southampton, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Disappointing lunch!”
Reviewed 15 March 2013

I treated a client for lunch and they recommended this place. On the menu it says authentic paella but what I had was a curry rice paella style. I've never eaten a yellow Paella and definitely taste curry.

There's one person working both in the bar and the restaurant and there's quite a number of table booked so he was in his feet, because of this there was a wait on the service.

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1 Thank Mpnstone
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English first
Fareham, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Service lets it down”
Reviewed 25 February 2013

This was the second visit to G's and as before, the building, ambiance and food were all very good but the service was pretty disappointing. The staff just don't seem to be very interested in the customers and,with so many places to go in that area, the service needs to be friendly, attentive and knowledgeable to compete.
There was a mistake on our bill and even when rectified, the cost was about £45 per head which was a bit steep when we had only had a couple of glasses of wine each and not all of us had 3 courses...we didn't leave a tip which is extremely unusual for us but, as I've said, the service was not good enough for this kind of place.

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank 503828Foodlover
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Gosport, England, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Hideaway”
Reviewed 2 February 2013

This bar is quite hard to find if you do not know the area, I went at lunch time with friends the food and service was good, But you do get conflickting reports about it. Give it a try see what you think

Visited March 2012
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Thank Janet G
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
“my visit”
Reviewed 26 January 2013

warm and friendly. good wine. was very busy but still got served very quickly at the bar.There was a hen party of about 20 young ladies eating. they seemed to be having a good time and the staff were very attentive.

Visited November 2012
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Thank Debs920
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Wedding at G's”
Reviewed 24 January 2013

We selected G’s as the venue for our wedding reception having eaten there many times and after our original venue cancelled on us. And I’m really glad they did!

After discussing the initial details with G himself right through to the day itself, the service we received couldn’t have been better.

The restaurant itself is set in the Old Naval Bakery and features many of the original ovens which give the place an historical theme. Simply decorated with a few candles, G’s looks stunning and provided us with an ideal wedding location. We had many a discussion with their wedding co-ordinator Sam and were invited down to sample the food and drinks weeks before the event. This reassured us that the food and drink would be superb on the day and I’m happy to report that they were. Sam was also very helpful when it came to organising table layouts and had lots of helpful hints and tips to get the best out of the space.

G’s had no problems with us bringing in a band for the occasion and indeed liaised with them directly to iron out the details for the evening. They also repeated this with the chocolate fountain company. When we informed them that we had hired a Rolls Royce and an old London Double Decker bus G’s did their upmost to ensure that we could get both vehicles down onto the front and outside the building (a residential area). This truly made our day and we got some wonderful photos outside with the bus.

Having booked the whole place out for the afternoon G’s opened early that morning to allow us to decorate and drop cakes off etc … where we were aided by the staff and chefs.

All in all we couldn’t have asked for a better reception, the food was great, the drink was plentiful, the place looked great, and the staff were more than attentive.

Thoroughly recommended. Looking back I’m thrilled our original venue cancelled!!!

Visited Sep 2012

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank borogeordie
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