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“Mixed clientele, buzzy vibe, good food”

Octopus Gsy Bar & Restaurant
Ranked #22 of 137 Restaurants in St Peter Port
Price range: USD 7 - USD 55
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Reviewed 20 August 2017

Dropped in here for lunch this week, and was surprised how busy it was. Clientele was an interesting mix of holidaymakers, families and business people. Although they did accommodate us, we were told reservations are preferred, and service might be slow.

In fairness, although it took some time to get our drinks, the service after that was very good. I had the sirloin steak, which was tasty and cooked the way I like it. It was apparently served with mushrooms and tomatoes - it actually came with a single small mushroom and one cherry tomato! Good job I'd ordered a side of cauliflower gratin. Partner's pulled pork bun was delicious (but again, quite small). As if to make up for that, my son's pasta dish was gigantic, and would have fed a hungry adult, let alone a 10 year old child. We hoovered up his leftovers so we didn't leave hungry!

The views across the bay are stunning, and the buzzy vibe was great. It's not cheap, but that's not why you come here.

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Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

It's not cheap but it's worth every penny. It was our splash out meal £200 for 4 and a small child. We had starts a share of the lobster pot and two seafood bisques. Then we had the chateaubriand and rib plus one bottle house red and 4 cocktails and a children's meal. The quality was apparent and cooked beautifully. The service was good with only a couple of knowledge of good issues and overcharged by £25 on bill but soon rectified. Food, location though is key and this has both.

Thank DMVEAL
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Reviewed 17 August 2017

It was a wonderful experience - again - to be able to sample the superb choice of food - really excellent quality - presented very nicely - friendly service - a really enjoyable meal.> Todd to the experience was the lovely view - the sea and Castle Cornet - to be recommended when in Guernsey!

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Thank Gudrun R
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Reviewed 14 August 2017

The food was 5 star but I have to agree with other reviews that the staff appear to need a bit more training. The girl who took the drinks order was lost and really struggled to understand simple English to order a specific gin, specific vodka. The children's lemonade was basically a glass of ice with very little lemonade.

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1  Thank Grannyof4
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Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

This resturant has great views over Havelet bay towards Castle Cornet
Has a nice veranda close to the sea wall,one side has large glass doors that give view onto veranda and bay
Very child friendly provide little note book and pens children's menu
Choice of food excellent choice of wines beers good the ambiance is great the only small thing was service was a little slow but didn't spoil anything as it extended a lovely evening by a few extra minutes
Reasonable price in line with the island seafood and beef dishes fantastic
Nice to go for a coffee or lunch in the daytime
Parking directly outside don't forget to set your clock bur there's a gentleman's agreement you can extend over the hour by clock reset.

Thank DARIUSCZAR
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