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“Poor service”
Review of Bambalan

Bambalan
Ranked #486 of 1,811 Restaurants in Bristol
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

Pre show meal. We arrived and a sign says "ask at bar to be seated" we joined the que and eventually got served by a rude and clearly out of her depth member of staff who barked that we should have a table and that she can't serve us until we have one. We explained about the sign and she said she didn't know what was going on in the restaurant and there were no seats. Her tone was unpleasant.

She came across as a rude and dismissive staff member who could not cope under pressure of a que. the food was average-a lot of shredded veg in the wraps. Good chips. Felt the beer was overpriced for what it was.

Overall, the poor service will stop me from returning. I would rather spend my hard earned money at the many places in Bristol that are friendly and welcoming.

Thank Distilleddog
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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Visited here for the first time in March 2018 as a catch up with friends. Came here as a recommendation by a friend who had previously visited and highly recommended. We visited on a Saturday evening so it was quite busy and had a good atmosphere. Whilst the menu doesn’t offer a wide variety of different choices the meatball pizza I had is probably one of the best I’ve had in Bristol!! Cocktails are also 2-4-1 so is also a good place to go for drinks as else as food!

Thank AnnaH1991
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Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

This restaurant is a great little place.

The food is fantastic, really fresh and a great price. The drinks available were a great selection as well.

The staff were incredibly accommodating and were laughing and joking with their customers which I love.

Would definitely recommend to others x

Thank Kenny_dale76
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Reviewed 21 March 2018 via mobile

Nice joint providing ample space for dining and meeting around drinks and food and well located within the city of Bristol area. Nice place to visit

Thank Victor o
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Reviewed 20 March 2018 via mobile

Recently enjoyed a birthday celebration here which exceeded expectations! Very generous with the strength of the cocktails and brought out all 18 yummy meals at the same time for our table.
Would definitely recommend it!

Thank Eileen M
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