Finos At The Waterfront
Finos At The Waterfront

Finos At The Waterfront

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.finossouthport.co.uk/
  • Phone: 01704501745x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Tuesday to Thursday - 17:00- 21:00

    Friday 17:00 - 22:00
    Saturday 12:00- 22:00
    Sunday 12:00-21:00
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Spanish, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Executive Chef: Bob Warrior
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Our culinary team describe their influences as rustic Mediterranean with a modern contemporary edge which we are confident will blend perfectly with chic and modern design to create a unique experience in Tapas restaurants. Our team will bring to bear all their passion and different influences to present the diner’s of Southport with a mouth watering selection of Tapas and traditional Spanish grill dishes using only the finest fresh ingredients.
    Signature dishes include Grilled goats cheese with fresh figs and raspberry sauce,our Charcuterie and Cheese boards are highly recommended
  • Entertainment:

    The terrace offers a lovely spot to enjoy your pre-dinner drinks or a selection of tapas
    at lunchtime in the sunshine. For further entertainment the restaurant is located slap bang in the
    middle of Southport's newest leisure development with Southport Theatre just steps away, Vue
    Cinema, an amusement park, and many water sports nearby.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Southport
  • Public Transit:

    Nearest Train Station: Southport 0.25 m
    Nearest Bus Station: Southport 0.25 m Buses PR1 and PR3
  • Parking: Public Car Park
  • Parking Details:

    There is plenty of pay and display street parking close to the restaurant or take a short walk across Marine Bridge to Ocean Plaza where you can get up to 5 hours free parking
A word from Finos At The Waterfront
Our new Unlimited Tapas meal deal now available. Choose from over 30 Tapas prepared and cooked to order from the kitchen. Order as often as you want. Enjoy this fantastic fiesta for just £ 15.95, or try our great Lunch special of Three Tapas for just £ 7.95 with the added bonus of Kids Eat free on Saturday and Sundays


Savour the wonderful flavours and culture of contemporary Spanish tapas at Finos at the Waterfront .
Perched on Southport’s dramatic Waterfront, only steps from Southport Theatre, this vibrant restaurant is just the right blend of casual and chic.
Join us for home-cooked flavours using the finest locally sourced produce coupled with the best Spanish ingredients.
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Finos At The Waterfront reviews from OpenTable diners
37 reviews since 22 May 2014
Average Rating4
  • Food4.1
    Service4
  • Ambience3.6
    Value4.2
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (18)group bookings (17)outstanding value (17)pre/post theatre (14)special occasions (13)good vegetarian options (9)child friendly (8)outdoor eating (8)business meals (7)romance (6)brunch (5)sunday lunch (4)disabled access (3)afternoon tea (1)Show More
  • LizR
    Dined on 31/8/2014
    We asked the waitress to bring out a selection as we didn't know what to order. Everything was absolutely delicious & the service fast & friendly. I would recommend this restaurant.
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    child friendly, outstanding value
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 29/8/2014
    very good evening with family,good food,good value,light and airy environment ,all positive
    Special Features:
    brunch, business meals, fit for foodies, pre/post theatre, special occasions
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  • Finos Southport
    Suzi
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    We had a nice meal with the food being extreamly good value for money. The staff where very pleasant and helpful. It lacked a little bit of atmosphere early on in the evening but gained alittle when it went dark outside. We would go back again.
    Special Features:
    afternoon tea, fit for foodies, outdoor eating, outstanding value, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nanrob
    Dined on 29/7/2014
    There were 4 in our party with ages ranging from 68 to 12. There was something for everyone and we all thoroughly enjoyed our evening. Excellent, friendly. professional service. Attractive surroundings.
    Special Features:
    child friendly, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, group bookings, outdoor eating, outstanding value, special occasions
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  • Lovely
    Pieman
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Took family,it was a a really nice evening.food and service were top notch
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    brunch, business meals, child friendly, fit for foodies, group bookings, outdoor eating, outstanding value, romance, special occasions
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  • my night at finos
    happydiner
    Dined on 16/5/2014
    Have been to Finos on several occasions and never been disappointed. You are always made to feel welcome and when the owner is in he always takes time to come and speak to you. The food is good value at £15.95 for unlimited tapas and there are plenty of dishes to choose from , all tasting great. I am looking forward to my next visit and would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a great night out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, group bookings, outdoor eating, pre/post theatre, special occasions
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  • fantastic
    aprilc91
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Fantastic food and service as usual!! Never fails to impress!! Will be back again and again!!
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    fit for foodies, group bookings, outstanding value
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • loved it
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 12/4/2014
    Food was great, sangria was great ;-) we will definately be going back!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasions, group bookings, outstanding value
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing!
    Stupot
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    We visited Fino's At The Waterfront for pre theatre food and drinks and I would definitely recommend to anyone. It was the eat all you can eat special deal, together with children eat free that caught our attention! The service was brilliant, a member of our party had a dairy allergy and the staff were very helpful pointing out the food options available which were non dairy. The food was delicious, we would definitely call again when visiting Southport.
    Special Features:
    business meals, romance, child friendly, special occasions, group bookings, outstanding value, outdoor eating, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great tapas!
    NixiLa
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    We visited Finos before a theatre visit. The service was very quick and friendly. There was a huge selection of dishes and they were all delicious. The all you can eat buffet was great value for money and we certainly didn't go home hungry! I would definitely recommend this restaurant.
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    pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent food
    jill
    Dined on 3/4/2014
    great food, helpful staff, good choice of drinks, well worth a visit
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasions, good vegetarian options, outstanding value
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Absolutely fantastic!
    FabFoodie
    Dined on 30/3/2014
    Every time I go to Fino's it is so good that I thought I'd best review it! I have been several times for lunch and dinner and both the lunch deal (3 tapas for £6.95) and the unlimited tapas deal (£13.95) are from the same menu. The menu has so many different choices you'll find it hard to decide what to have first. My favourite dish has to be the pan fried poco chorizo! The albondigas, patatas bravas and paella are also personal favourites. The service is faultless, the staff are really friendly and can't do enough for you. I can wholeheartedly recommend the churros for dessert too. After having studied in Spain for six months, this is genuinely the closest I've ever come to having authentic Spanish tapas outside of Spain. Book now!!
    Special Features:
    business meals, disabled access, romance, child friendly, fit for foodies, special occasions, group bookings, good vegetarian options, brunch, outstanding value, outdoor eating, Sunday lunch, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent meal
    IanH
    Dined on 22/3/2014
    We were very impressed with the quality of the food and service provided. The selection of dishes was very good and we had the opportunity to try most things. Everything I had was very good quality.
    Special Features:
    special occasions, group bookings, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Family friendly fun at Finos
    Cleo
    Dined on 23/2/2014
    Great food for all the family , vegetarian and gluten free to , it's great atmosphere and friendly,, a place where we can enjoy the food and my 10 year old loves the meat balls , fish rings Calimari and chicken real food for kids what more could you want..
    Special Features:
    good vegetarian options, child friendly
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food, outstanding value
    Lexxtheimpaler
    Dined on 14/2/2014
    Valentine's night at Finos. Easy to book on line. Ambiance was great, singer and piano, service great, quite quick, food excellent, all you can eat for £13.95. Kept bringing varieties of tapas all night long, as many as you could eat each. Delicious. Quite small portions however this did not matter as you could just order more included in the price. Recommend chorizo in honey and orange, delicious. Only downside had to pay extra £5.95 for Gambas Pili Pili, bit steep. At the end waitress gave the wife a fresh red rose, great touch. Toilets were spotless, hand wash/moisturizers even in the gents. Total cost for whole night including wine and other drinks was £54, amazing value. Highly recommend to anyone. Our 2nd visit, will be back soon
    Special Features:
    romance, fit for foodies, special occasions, group bookings, outstanding value, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Time
    whitefield
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We went for my Partners birthday as we both love Tapas the service,information and help with information on the best way to deal with a full menu was excellent will definatly eat there again and recommend friends to visit
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, outstanding value
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic
    Mchel
    Dined on 24/1/2014
    Fantastic food and service. Great choice of tapas and great price. Will certainly go there again soon
    Special Features:
    business meals, romance, special occasions, good vegetarian options, brunch, outstanding value, outdoor eating, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food great atmosphere
    Gwladys
    Dined on 18/1/2014
    Great food great atmosphere would recomend to my mates and would go back again
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    disabled access, fit for foodies, group bookings
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  • Great meal...great time!!!
    ethelthefrog
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    Wow! What a fantastic culinary gem. If you like an upscale casual atmosphere, great service, and tapas...you can't go wrong by trying out this restaurant. Go ahead, give your taste buds a treat.
    Special Features:
    good vegetarian options, outstanding value
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • More staff needed
    Dora66
    Dined on 31/12/2013
    Went with friends for New Years Eve Booked table for 7.45 We weren't seated till 8.10pm It took ages to get a drink from the bar They were short staffed so they did quite well to keep up ! The food was good,tho some of the dishes were VERY small Loved the mushrooms We waited quite a while between orders We ordered three rounds of food. We enjoyed our evening. Not sure if I would go again .
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    group bookings
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fun at finos
    greggy
    Dined on 6/12/2013
    4 of us met up for a chat at Finos, attracted by the unlimited tapas menu... Good choices, very fast service, great quality. Only one gripe -Piano Andy was uncomfortably loud... we will be back :-)
    Special Features:
    group bookings, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Flicks & Tapas
    eat4two
    Dined on 22/11/2013
    Previously had paella!! Mmmmm!! First time tapas banqueting - Excellent result!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, outstanding value, pre/post theatre
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  • Great food, lacking something.
    DisappointedSouie
    Dined on 21/11/2013
    The food is great. The portions are tiny, 6 olives or 4 bite size chunks of chorizo does not a tapas make. Llimited to ordering 3 at a time, which don't arrive together. Bread & olives with charcuterie & cheese was bread, then olives, then three slices of meat & cheese. I understand why it would make it easier for staff to have customers order at the host station, but limiting orders & the self service element makes this like painfully slow fast food not a quality restaurant. On weekdays, last orders is at 9, The kitchen lights are turned off & the chef waves the customers goodbye as he leaves at 9.05 so don't go after 7pm unless you want tapas a Big Mac & fries tapas from over the bridge. Sort it out Finos. You really could be 5 star!
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    outstanding value
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • midweek bargins
    ianernest
    Dined on 19/11/2013
    Not the first time that we have been here but we had just got engaged and fancied a day out in southport. Spa,food and then the cinema. The food was fantastic and made even better by the £9.99 buffet type menu,excellent value.
    Special Features:
    romance, fit for foodies, special occasions, outstanding value, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We have been go Finos a number
    theaterlover
    Dined on 2/11/2013
    We have been go Finos a number of times and always loved it. However they now ask you to get up to order your own meals and again if you require a sweet. WE much preferred go be fully waited on and liked the old way of ordering better too.
    Special Features:
    disabled access, fit for foodies, child friendly, group bookings, pre/post theatre
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  • Awful please avoid!!
    Cetinc
    Dined on 1/11/2013
    I went to this restaurant with my husband and friend the other night. It was £13.95 for all you can eat tapas. There was only one other table there on a Fridy night! The food was in child size portions (we regularly have tapas and this was rediculous) The food was bland and had no flavor at all! We kept ordering more to see if anything was nice but nothing was!
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  • Nice evening at Finos
    Steba
    Dined on 18/10/2013
    We took advantage of the special offer on 18th October - All You Can Eat for £9.99. The options were varied and on the whole the food was very tasty, except the meatballs which were a but dry and like eating cardboard. The staff were very friendly and helpful. As it was the first night of this offer I think they were overwhelmed by the number of Customers and at times struggled to cope. We had to wait 40 minutes before getting our first drink and as we could see our drinks at the bar we went over to get them rather than wait for them to be brought over. Not a good start but it did improve after that. Overall it was a good evening and the special offer meant great value for money.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hats off to Finos
    Ianzappa
    Dined on 11/10/2013
    A great spot for pre-concert dining, this was my second visit. This time round I was enjoying an early bird before going to see hats off to Led Zeppelin at the Southport theatre. Prompt and friendly service, good value and tasty food in a stylish (but not off-puttingly poseurish) environment. Nice background music too.I will come here again and I recommend it to you, either for a pre-theatre meal or perhaps - as I intend next time - a longer, more lingering visit.
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    pre/post theatre
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  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 9 ratings-only reviews submitted since 22 May 2014
    • Average Rating3.7
    • Food3.8
    • Ambience3.1
    • Service3.3
    • Value3.7
  • The following 143 reviews are from the Finos At The Waterfront reviews archive.
  • TAPAS NEWBIE
    LM3333
    Dined on 13/9/2013
    Not had Tapas before staff very helpful very good both fed for £20 inc. our tip. Décor a bit gaudy.
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    pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb meals in a lovely Setting
    theaterlover
    Dined on 24/8/2013
    we have visited Finos before and always loved our meals. Last week was no different except the service was even better than usual. we had limited time as were going to the theatre but were dealt with quickly and efficiently by welcoming staff and management. I highly recommend to everyone. Great food and a great place.
    Special Features:
    disabled access, fit for foodies, special occasions, brunch, outstanding value
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fine Dine at Fino's
    Steve
    Dined on 11/8/2013
    The restaurant was very quite on the Sunday evening that we visited. The food and wine was of a good quality and made for was most enjoyable evening. The experience was complimented by the good service provided by the young and helpful waiter.
    Special Features:
    business meals, romance, fit for foodies, special occasions, group bookings, good vegetarian options, Sunday lunch
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  • Didn't reserve our table!
    Jones
    Dined on 10/8/2013
    Booked a table for 10. Even got in touch direct with manager at Fino's advising this was a special occasion and requested best secluded table at 7pm as it was to celebrate my mothers 60th birthday. The manager (Bob) had agreed this seating area and said it was there best seating over looking the lake. Turned up at 7pm and there was no table reserved! Had to wait to be seated for 15 minutes. They pushed 2 tables together in the middle of the restaurant. They apologised that they didn't keep our table reserved? Very disappointed we were close to walking out. The food was excellent but all this fuss before put a downer on the experience!!!
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    romance, special occasions, child friendly, group bookings
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Slow service
    Jens
    Dined on 19/7/2013
    Service was horrendously slow, in a restaurant that was pretty empty for a Friday night. Defiantly didn't need to book at this place. Service was so slow they lost out on orders from us, what's the point in cheese when the wine has gone! Slow slow slow from start to finish, very poor. Music was awful, random mix of tunes did not create a Spanish feel at all! Food was lovely though! The problem was getting to order it! Every where was clean to.
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    pre/post theatre
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  • Disappointing
    SAVE
    Dined on 13/7/2013
    I have been to Finos a few times and have enjoyed my previous visits however, on this occasion the service was extremely poor. We were served by four different staff, one was quite pleasant, one was indifferent and the other two appeared rude and disinterested.
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  • Jimmy Carr night
    Burscougphil
    Dined on 15/6/2013
    Booked for 6:30 thinking it was plenty of time before the show started at 8 pm. Service was pretty slow on behalf of waiting-on staff. Food was excellent. Paella was outstanding value at £24.95 for four people.Sadly it didn't have the crunchy authentic base as I think the pan was too deep to achieve that. No time for dessert as it was then 7:50 when paying. The staff just need to be on the ball quicker. The couple that came in after us were given menus before us and had the drinks on the table and order taken before we got a menu.
    Special Features:
    disabled access, fit for foodies, outstanding value, Sunday lunch, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary meal.
    Thor
    Dined on 11/6/2013
    My wife and I went to Fino's to celebrate our wedding anniversary. We have been on a previous occasion. It was a quiet night (Tuesday), not helped by poor weather. However, the restaurant was clean, bright and comfortable. The staff were attentative and informative regarding the meals available. The quality of the food is very good and the portions are generous. (We actually took some of the unfinished food home, after the staff offered to box it for us). As frequent travellers to Spain, the paella was as good as that in Spain. Will definitely go again.
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    fit for foodies, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another Great Meal at Fino's
    Chris
    Dined on 4/5/2013
    This was a third visit to the restaurant, the previous being a quick lunch, the 2nd being an evening meal, however this was a family occasion, in which we had booked a table for 6 of us, wanting to share oue experience with our family. The meal met everyone's expectations, positive remarks all round, we did not feel rushed, the food was all freshly prepared, and I had promised myself a paella on one of our visits. I have to be honest I have had Paella in Spain on a few occasions and have been disppointed, the Mixed Paella I had at Fino's I thought was superior and will certainly having again, the only slight down side was the top of the paella was only warm, but underneath it was piping hot. Staff were helpful and polite.
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    business meals, outstanding value, pre/post theatre
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  • Usually excellent, but service
    LeGros
    Dined on 27/4/2013
    Usually excellent, but service rather lacking this time. Waited nearly 20'minutes for our wine to arrive & then it wasn't the one on the wine list. We asked to see the dessert menu but no-one came to take our order so we paid and left! To finish on a more positive note, our food was of the usual very high quality.
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    good vegetarian options, child friendly, brunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happy at warm reception, from
    Treso
    Dined on 5/4/2013
    Happy at warm reception, from the one waiter working that night! Only 2 tables were occupied when our party of four arrived, but service on drinks was very slow, as the waiter was also the bartender. We changed our order for drinks as no Campari available. Three of our party chose to have tapas. I chose monkfish tails....they had none. I eventually chose pasta. I asked for parmesan cheese, they had none. I was offered an alternative, which I accepted. However food was very good, and the waiter endeavoured to accomodate us, as far as was possible. This evening was a birthday celebration, which proved to be a disappointment due to the lack of atmosphere. Having said all of this, we will revisit at some point, because the food was really good
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    group bookings, brunch, Sunday lunch, pre/post theatre
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  • Great food and nice surroundings
    drkennyc
    Dined on 5/4/2013
    Went there for the first time in a chilly spring evening. The food was great and service attentive. It would be nicer in summer when you can take a walk outside afterwards.
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    brunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.