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“Nothing like the reviews- Horrible in one word!”

Something Different-- A beachside Cafe
Price range: US$0 - US$18
Description: Come savour mouthwatering Pizza's, Burger's, Pasta's, Milkshakes, Chinese & Indian food coupled with a charming view of the sea and the warm service. FREE WIFI + Children's play area + FAB view of the sea!
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Description: Come savour mouthwatering Pizza's, Burger's, Pasta's, Milkshakes, Chinese & Indian food coupled with a charming view of the sea and the warm service. FREE WIFI + Children's play area + FAB view of the sea!
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went there reading these reviews but had quite an opposite experience. You expect an out of this world place. A dark non lighted alley leads you to this place with an effort at a different ambience but that's about it. Staff was rude, no smile, stressed. We requested minimum spice and they did just the opposite. Kids couldn't eat anything. Some other waiter then came and said we didn't request less spice. Then another came to apologize and said they were very busy so they couldn't pay attention! He then didn't charge us for the dish but refused to bring us another for the one taken back so 2 adults and 4 kids were left eating roti with one dish. We were just grateful to be done and to leave in the end! I have not been as disappointed with any restaurant in 15 years of travelling!

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Something-D, Manager at Something Different-- A beachside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Traveller0769,
It is with regret that we read your review and please note that we strive to improve with each and every meal experience. This also gives us an opportunity to clarify reviews and help us improve and grow and let me take this opportunity to revert to your points:
- We do welcome and enjoy catering to every single guests’ individual tastes, however, would really appreciate if such requests are made clear prior to the food arriving on the table.
- I understand while speaking with our Senior Captain, who had personally catered to your table, there were a series of miscommunication, despite repeating the order.
- Our manager, had personally met you and also offered to replace the dish, but was vehemently declined.

Lastly, I am unsure if there was an issue with our staff’s demeanor. Reading your review and confirming with the team, it appears that our team had bent backwards to cater to your table despite a miscommunication, as we always believe in offering the warmest service, no matter what, and I apologize if you found that to be an issue.
We are truly sorry that our restaurant was not upto your expectation and we regret that you could not enjoy a wonderful meal experience the way it has been appreciated by many of our guests on TripAdvisor.

Team ‘Something Different’

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Justifiably, they are the No. 1 cafe /eating joint in Havelock. We went there twice and loved the ambience, decor, staff and overall experience. Great food - the menu is eclectic, there is a certain finesse in everything they serve - we were highly impressed with whatever we ordered, be it Crab Lollipop, Farmhouse Pizza, Seafood Alfredo, Lobster Thermidor, Spicy chicken burger et al. The pickup/drop services is quite unique, and helped us one night when it rained. A very chilled out cafe, go for it - indeed lived up to our expectations!

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1  Thank GargiC2013
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food here is really stellar. We ordered a Garden Veggie Pizza and a Asian Shrimp curry. Both were delicious, good quality ingredients, and well made. The curry was honestly the best shrimp curry we have ever had.

In addition, the management is extremely polite. They even have a pick-up/drop-off service so you can easily visit their restaurant multiple times during your stay at Havelock!

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2  Thank Kriti P
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This cafe only provides a beach cafe feels when you pay to have a beach side dinner with your loved one. The food here is good. For the interiors and ambience heads up. If on a honeymoon. Book the beach side dinner with them.

1  Thank Pooja S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

very chilled cafe that offers choices of Indian, Italian and American cuisine . The cafe is right by the beach and and very tidy. The oreo and vanilla brownie milkshakes were very good and so was the tandoor paneer pizza.
I quite liked the ambience of the place and the service is excellent too. Although it takes some time to have to food prepared.
The Alfredo pasta was a bit ordinary and wish it had a little more flavor.

Thank Vidit S
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