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“Mixed feelings”
Review of Sambuca Blue Bell

Sambuca Blue Bell
Ranked #3 of 3 Restaurants in Embleton
Price range: US$13 - US$46
Cuisines: Italian
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Reviewed 28 June 2018

Came here twice in 1 week to celebrate with friends, on both times we were met at the door with music blasting out and not particularly dining out music.
Menu is good with lots of choice and a few of us chose the steaks which came with chips or salad or veg, surely a little veg or salad should come with the chips so the steak doesn't look so lonely when the food arrives.
The quality of food is good but not spectacular, atmosphere is very good (once the music was turned down), service is superb couldn't fault it at all, overall mixed feelings, would I come again ? To be honest wouldn't rush back
Please,Please, Please turn the music down so customers don't have to shout to each other instead of being able to chat

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Reviewed 19 June 2018

We took the £7.95 each for three courses special lunchtime offer. Soup, a pasta course, and an ice cream. Not large amounts, but reasonable and well cooked for the price.

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Reviewed 17 June 2018

We tried this for our evening meal on the first night of our stay and enjoyed it so much that we returned every evening (except the two evenings that they were closed). The staff were lovely, the service quick an efficient but most of all the food was EXCELLENT!! We are both on diets now - but it was worth it :)

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Reviewed 10 June 2018

We were deciding where to eat when we drove past this restaurant on a Sunday and were grateful they had room- actually lots of room- to seat us. They were not fully open for the summer season yet- apparently just on the weekends. The service was okay, and the food was okay, but their descriptions of the items on the menu did not match what was brought out. One of the items was a ciabatta starter that was actually a very flat flatbread and in fact was the same base used for our pizza. The pizza was okay, but again the toppings were a bit on the meagre side. If I lived in the area I might go back and try something else, hoping this was just an odd day before they opened for the season.

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Thank steppingout34
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chloe u, Manager at Sambuca Blue Bell, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2018

Hi sorry you feel this way. We are open 5 days a week at the moment not just the weekends. It is a focaccia what we serve not ciabatta bread. Focaccia is a flat oven-baked Italian bread product similar in style and texture to pizza doughs. Hope to see you soon. Many thanks

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Reviewed 4 June 2018

Good menu with a range of specials for each course. Really quick, friendly and helpful service and delicious food at reasonable prices. We will definitely return next time we're in Embleton!

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Thank Caroline H
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chloe u, Manager at Sambuca Blue Bell, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2018

Thanks for the great review! Hope to see you again soon

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