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“What a lovely restaurant in a great location and really lovely staff”
Review of Chez Bob

Chez Bob
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$12 - US$68
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 10 July 2012

We wandered up on spec, 2 adults and 4 kids aged from 7 down to 1. Looked busy, but in my best school French I asked would there be a possibilty of a table on the terrace ( well I think thats what I asked for).

No problem, moved a few tables around and lo and behold we were seated in a few moments. Kids decided what they wanted (pizza), kicked off their sandals, and stepped off the terrace onto the beach.

Mum had fabulous club sandwich with home made fries, while I went for Moule Frites with Curry. What a meal, gorgeously simple fresh and tasty. Kids back down to the beach while mum and dad finished their dinners

Back up for Ice creams all round and coffee for me. The staff were simply amazing, without asking a booster seat was brought so our smallest could sit to the table with her siblings. Questions patiently answered, and dishes modified as required without any fuss.

The cost????? A mindblowing inexpensive €60 for the six of us, which included a half bottle of wine.

Chez Bob......my words don't do you justice, thank you!!!

Thank Pat1976Cork_Ireland
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Reviewed 10 July 2012

This property changed hands a couple of years ago and it has not come up to the standards of the previous owners.

1  Thank petercjackl
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Reviewed 28 November 2011

The restaurant, cafe is right on the beach at Saint Palais, so from a location perspective its good.
However its very 'clicky', very 'ordinaire, and also very expensive. If you want to eat best to pop next door to Nausicaa

Thank kgrob
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Reviewed 28 August 2010

Just you have such a fabulous setting as this doesn't mean that the staff and restaurant should be complacent!

We have been eating at Chez Bob for the past 15 years but I felt I needed to write a review as the place, not the food, has gone downhill.

We are always treated like tourists when we eat here, even though we live locally, and eat with them every summer! I know you can't be expected to remember ALL your customers but we must have eaten there 10 times already this season.

The food is GOOD! Great value, and generous. I could be niggly and say it could be better presented, but I've seen how much the kitchen churns out so I think they can be forgiven for this minor detail.

Back to the service, it's crap basically. The owner (or manager) spends his time chatting with his friends or sat at the bar, and ignoring the people trying to get a table! The staff walk past you a million times before you can grab them for a table, and then don't seem to do anything about actually finding you one! But once you have a table the food and drinks come out quickly and it's all good! Why do we continue to go back? It has one of the best frontages in St Palais and if you can put the initial service to one side you will enjoy it!

One more thing, the toilets! Don't! They are dirty! It's not just the sand, which is a problem in all beachside cafés, but the sheer fact that they are never properly cleaned, putting in a dim light and painting the toilets a dark grey and red does not hide the fact that they need a damn good scrub!

Message to Chez Bob.............. gutt the toilets, paint the frontage and give the place a damn good spring clean! Wipe the Menus over and give your staff a proper uniform instead the assorted T shirts they wear, and get them in clean trousers and trainers and you'll have the best place on the seafront!

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