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Reviewed 14 April 2020

We live around the corner so to be honest we have been regulars for some years. Generally find the consistency good and service is good, Steve has been our regular waiter for a while. I must say however I have noted staff changes and the...one Manager Patrick appears to have left, I find since he has left service levels not quite as good. The menu is varied and we have tried most things on the menu and have enjoyed many of them. Their portions are very large and we find with a pasta that we can order one and rather split it as the serving is too large. Great to have them around the corner and will continue to support them but do miss Patrick.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 22 January 2020 via mobile

We ate at Bocadillos on 6th two nights. The food, service and staff are amazing. Superb value for money hake, steak and pasta dishes excellent. Fishcake starters delicious. Thank you to the waitress and Manager for bringing a selection of Gins/accompaniments!!

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 20 January 2020 via mobile

definitely our last visit to Bocadilos..... cold food, had to send pasta back as the sauce was cold- came back too hot to eat and pasta very tough. My husband's steak and chips cold as well. Waitress repeatedly leaning over my husband to pass me...my order, surely this is the first thing they are taught about service. No excuse, this is a restaurant - surely good service and decent food can be expected.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 12 January 2020

We popped in for a late lunch after visiting Lemon Tree, and were quite surprised by our experience. Prices were surprisingly reasonable, service was quick and knowledgable. We had pizza and drinks, and management were very visible

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 30 December 2019

Sadly, the decline has hit this trendy spot.Once it had great food. Now it’s barely passable. They have a great collection of drinks but the food was below standard. We took guests and felt we let them down. Not fun.

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed 28 December 2019

Not good. Was really looking forward to celebrating my 10 year wedding anniversary with my husband but it was very disappointing. Everything felt very informal, with no special touches. A chicken dish we wanted was out of stock. Food took ages to arrive. Food was...luke warm and had to be sent back for reheating. Dressings and condiments were left off the plate. We are not difficult people, always easy customers...but if a restaurant can’t produce hot food and what was ordered from the menu then good luck. Not a lot to ask. We won’t be going back to Bocadillos on 1st.More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed 17 November 2019

Not very happy customer just for the fact that I made a booking for 16 people 4 weeks before actual event, spoke to the shift manager myself, he was such an overly "yes man" that he complete forgot what I've asked him & he completely...screwed it up. Cherry on the top was, I called a day ahead just to confirm that the booking are still in tact to be seated outside for breakfast with square table seating, but I changed it to 14 as two couldn't make it. On arrival the next day, we where told to sit inside, whereas I demanded to speak to the manager, he came out with his "yes man" face telling me he cleaned forgot what I've asked him. I told him not to embarrass me and get the seating ready outside. When the seating was one long table which I didn't want & which he assured me they can do anything the customer want, there & then I decided not to use Bocadillos "ever" for a venue. That Manager's skill are terrible and the service was pathetic. I'll just have a normal "not to complicated" bite to eat there. Nobody embarrass me like that again at a restaurant, there's too many to worry about this oneMore

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed 10 October 2019

Warm and inviting restaurant with excellent service. Good cappuccino with lots of foam. Inside and sheltered outside seating

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed 8 August 2019

We use this restaurant a lot for breakfast and whilst the food and menue are good the service a bad. The worst part is trying to get and pay the bill. A pity as it is really a nice day spoiled.

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed 26 March 2019 via mobile

We were a family of 4 in search of a quick lunch before our flight, so we were crunched for time. Bocadillos served our food within 15 minutes. Amazing service with friendly waiters. The Hake and chips was also very delicious.

Date of visit: March 2019
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Bocadillos on First is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4