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“Disappointing!”
Review of Zanzibar Beachclub

Zanzibar Beachclub
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Ranked #331 of 1,538 Restaurants in The Hague
Price range: USD 0 - USD 31
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed 31 August 2018

It was a damp and dreary sunday afternoon when we walked along the walkway and tried to find a bar that was open for drinks. The Zanzibar looked to be a good choice with the option of sitting outside around the gas fires. We sat down and eventually managed to attract the attention of a member of staff.......especially as most of those who were working had decided to sit inside and eat/drink/chat. The drinks were ok but we didn't wish to stay longer as the service was so poor.

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Thank 473JohnN
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Reviewed 1 July 2018

The food was another level of expensive: 19 euros for a pitiful vegan sandwich that didn't even come with fries!
Our server was very nice though (couldn't say the same about the other servers who were there who, thankfully, didn't do our table)

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Thank Olgiata123
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Reviewed 18 June 2018

We came here a few years ago for a drink and we really wanted to come back again to try out the table barbeque option. As such, we were in Scheveningen over a weekend, so made the decision to come here for our first anniversary. I tried to make a booking online and got a response that they only accepted bookings for large groups and just to turn up.

We arrived at the restaurant and were greeted by a waitress. We told her of the email and she said 'oh ok, just take a table and we will be with you soon'. We sat down at a table, but noticed other diners who arrived after us, being served first!

We got the waitress's attention and ordered our drinks and the table barbeque and also for a portion of fries. She said that as the fries are ready almost immediately, we should ask for these when our barbeque food arrived. Once the food arrived, we asked for the fries. No fries arrived. We asked again for the fries, but they did not arrive. We asked for a 3rd time and made a point that this was the 3rd time of asking and they arrived soon after. No-one asked us if we would like to order any more drinks etc.

I really wanted a dessert, but after the shocking service we received, I didn't want to stay there any longer than I had to.

We went to pay the bill and expressed our dissatisfaction over asking for the fries several times. The response was that the order had not gone through to the kitchen correctly. One time I could understand, but two further times?

The waitress took the two glasses of cava and the fries off the bill to resolve the issue.

The food was good, but the service was shocking and we felt a little unhappy as we had been celebrating our first anniversary.

There are plenty of other restaurants on that stretch of the beach, will try those next time we are there.

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Thank VodkaQueenNL
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Reviewed 17 May 2018 via mobile

Having strolled down the “walkway” we were eager to find a place for dinner. We noted that this joint looked fairly popular (often - but not always - a good indication) and thought it would be worth a try. And no, we did not look it up first.
Our family of four adults ordered Scampis, Surf & Turf, a burger of some sort, and one ordered two appetizers. The Scampis and Surf were horrible, bu the Turf was cooked very nicely med rare. But as for the Surf wow...I was not sure you could mess up Scampis but this place did it. To top it off the “lobster sauce” was horrid and barely warmish. I was very annoyed that three of us were to have fries with our meal so they brought out two “cereal bowls” of fries and told us to share them - which seemed odd. There was some sort of over cooked coagulated vegetable mess under the contents of both dishes - and worst of all, it looked great when it arrived at the table. You cannot imagine how disappointed we were. I thought I should show the pictures as it is proof that looks can be deceiving. The burger was reported as barely ok, and while the apps were Nachos (cold) with some sort of chicken drumsticks - both were not worth a penny. The nachos were “Doritos” out of the bag with a very small portion of salsa, and the drumsticks were grossly over cooked and is some sort of watery soya/garlic/honey or something sauce that pretty much tasted like I would imagine used engine oil would taste. Save you money....we paid 130 euro for this mess. I will say our server was very pleasant and did a great job, but we were there for the food. If you want good service, this place might be right, but if you are looking for good, or even barely good food, don’t bother - you will be disappointed - I know we were.

Thank John L
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Reviewed 15 May 2018

We visited this place with family and kids. It is located right at the beach of Scheveningen. We ordered some drinks and simple dishes which were nice. Service was friendly. Inside were some nice low tables for haniging out, and higher tables for dining.

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Thank NLcycle
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