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Vega, New York

Reviewed yesterday

★★★☆☆

Great mains, pity about the chips

Came for lunch with my sister. We loved our Thai-style mains which were amazing with lots of flavour, very impressive for a vegetarian restaurant.

But the service was below average and the chips were too terrible to finish.

When we arrived at 1.40, we had to wait 20 minutes while they got our table ready. OK, so we didn't have a reservation, but the restaurant was only half full. There was no reason to make us wait at all.

We ordered the chips as a side dish and they looked delicious. But, when we tasted them, they were overcooked and swimming in oil so we left most of them. We expected a lot more for $10!

When the waiter asked if everything was ok, we said we really didn't like the chips and he said 'That's funny, I love them' and that was it. He didn't offer us anything else or take them off our bill. Also, when we didn't leave a tip, he looked annoyed.

I was really excited about visiting Vega, and the mains were just fantastic, but the rest of the experience was really disappointing.

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Ok so. Let's review Beykoz. Probably you hear the name Beykoz, but this restaurant is not that one. Near Mogan lake, this restaurant is above average which come to mind with excellent service and steaks. In fact Beykoz is not only a restaurant that you can find good steak but also excellent drinking.
I think that if you want to drink some alcoholic drinking, the restaurant has to a good view. Otherwise, what other thing could differ any restaurant than the others? No such a restaurant you may find in Ankara.
Anyway, as I mentioned above, If you want to eat some delicious steak and drink wine or Turkish raki, this option must be one of the favourites.

Yes, I´ve already had a bad meal in a restaurant.
It was in Spain, 2007. My wife and I went to a restaurant, a beautiful one, but right before our food arrive, a person at the table next to us started smoking.
The smell was terrible and we could not move to another chair, because it was full and it was allowed to smoke everywhere.
Since then, we have always been looking for non-smoking restaurants

It's one of my hobbies to visit restaurants and to write the reviews, which I send to a website, where people concerned can find out about the best and the worst restaurants. It might happen that expectation could not be confirmed in some restaurants, of course. This can concern the meal or the service or the bill.

Last week, my friend and I went to the most famous coffee in the city, Bangaloos. I waited a long time to go there, because I never had time. When we arrived there, we saw that the coffee wasn’t full and had the delicious croissants. Hummm, I thought. I was so excited about the idea that I didn´t see what was happening around me. A group of guys were spoke and laughed out loud that we didn’t got to listen each other. It was a terrible experience. I did’t to enjoy the moment. I was so said and angry at the situation that I went out. I couldn’t get to eat my croissants. Besides that, I forgot my bag on the chair. When I came to the coffee, I ask for my bag to the waiters and he said that he hadn’t seen it. I left and tried to forget the terrible experience. I still think about it today and promised to me that I won’t be back in that place anymore.

Last Sunday my friend and I passed by a coffee shop which offered burgers. We were tired for walking so much that we decided to come in there. The building looked new and modern and many people were inside. We chose a table outside and ordered 2 special burgers from the menu. Meal were a bit expensive but their description was fantastic. But after we've waited for 20 minutes, the waiter bringed us 2 small and cold burgers cooked in microwave (In my country burger is cooked over a broil) My burger was frozen in the middle. Food resulted tasteless and expensive. We'll never come back there.

The last Tuesday, I and my friends went to a cafe shop to say goodbye to one friend of ours, she will go to Tajikistan, there was an approximately good service, we ordered banana, chocolate shake, and ice cream, there was about 20 min to ready. The quality of them was not bad. whatever we enjoyed. finally, we appreciate them.

I never had a terrible meal in a restaurant so far.

We spent our weekend in a little lovely cafe in west of Tehran, which name is Yeke Tehroon. It means The No.1 of Tehran. The Environment and Design was so Modern and They also had a place to have your food outside. You could smoke on that place too. We ordered 2 kinds of sandwiches and a smoky burger for main course and a Special kind of French fries for starter. It took about 20 minutes to bring Starter that is too long for a single French fries. But that was Delicious though. It was Cooked well with appropriate spices and bacon on it. But Our sandwiches was not as we expected. the Burger meat was not marinated well, so it tasted a little strange and wasn't what we were waiting for. but the sandwiches which name were Bologna Sandwich were good enough. We enjoyed it but they shouldn't expect us to try that on more time. but if you are interested in having your meal in sidewalk and in lovely cafe you can try it. Otherwise there are too many better choice around you.

Two days ago I visited Three Tun Tavern in co. Dublin, Ireland.
First time I made an order using special app. you need to point a number of you table and make an order. You can pay using app too.
I ordered chicken baguette with salad and tea (it's free and free refiles).
Service was enough quickly. Chicken baguette was tasty and salad was fresh.
I'd like to visit this place again.

So interesting stories about difference restaurants! I have one, too. One day my husband and I went to the new restaurant, that has just opened near my work. We ordered stakes and dessert made of chocolate. Stakes were fantastic, but, unfortunately, I found a peace of glass or may be plastic in my dessert. I was shocked and ask to a water explain how it could happened. He brought for me a new plate with dessert and assure me that it was a peace of plastic container, when had been kept dessert. So they didn't take it off the bill.

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