A restaurant review

A restaurant review

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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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  2. In the title, give the main idea or opinion.
  3. Write about the important parts of the experience, not every detail.
  4. Organise your ideas into paragraphs.
  5. Write about the good and the bad.

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Submitted by Sarah-2024 on Thu, 20/06/2024 - 23:20


A cafe review


I went to a cafe a few months ago and I ordered a cappuccino and a piece of correct cake.

 My order got ready after 20 minutes. I told to the waitress I had my coffee wit out sugar but unfortunately it was put sugar in it and it was cold and tasted funny. The carrot cake was too sweet for me. it wasn't my cup of tea. 

I paid for a cappuccino and a piece of cake around $15! They are too pricy. 

My experience was disappointing and I'll never get back this cafe and don't recommend to everyone.



Submitted by Suhair on Fri, 31/05/2024 - 13:54


Restaurant meals

I usually like to eat outside the house with family members and friends, because this offers an enjoyable dining experience that is different from eating at home. It also provides a social atmosphere, and an opportunity for entertainment and relaxation away from home.

But, sometimes I face problems while eating in restaurants because I’m not familiar with fast food or the kind of dishes that are oily and full of calories.

In my country, people rather prefer fatty meals which is considered a general attitude for most clients. So, chiefs find themselves compiled to cook stuff that satisfies the vast majority of customers.

Sometimes, I decide to order appetizers and sweets, hopefully having fewer calories. But unfortunately, most of the restaurants tend to use too much carbs and oils with appetizers. The same issue with sweets where huge amount of sugar is used to prepare them.

Recently I’ve been trying my best to rely on the healthy meals that mom prepares in our cosine, to avoid any bothering situation caused by meals served in restaurants.

Submitted by Treasure on Fri, 10/05/2024 - 05:07


Our family always have at an european restaurant every month gathering together. The restaurant's decoration looks great and the waiters and waitresses have same uniform with great smile. They look warm a lot and are very helpful with their menu. The Foods are really good with lots of flavours and ingredients are fresh. The last time,we ordered beef italian noodles, a cheese piza, sea food soup flavoured with tonnyan and grilled pork rib which is my favourite dish ever. The price are very reasonnable and they don't have table charges but service charges which are not expensive. We had a good time together at the restaurant.

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Submitted by tomatoes_and_lettuce on Mon, 22/04/2024 - 12:26


There was a time when we went to a cafe that served out-door drinks in Vietnam. The decorations were pretty nice and optimistic. We hated that they served a little porpotion but it costed us around 165k( about 6.6 us dollars) per cup. There were alot of mosquitos too. Its getting 3 stars not to be shrewd.

Submitted by urluralnil on Sun, 21/04/2024 - 12:39


Last week I went to  new cafe with my family . The cafe was not very good but I love it . I was took fish and my  dad too it was soo delicius but my brother was took  hamburger andv  it taste badly. so ı do not reper this cafe

Submitted by fannyl0 on Sat, 30/03/2024 - 01:24


not really afortunalety !!!

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Submitted by Daniel466 on Thu, 14/03/2024 - 21:22


Delicious food, shame about service.

Me and my family came for dinner. We loved our Butterfly Burger mains, which were so amazing and tasted so good!

However, the service was quite slow and not the best experience.

We had to wait for the table for around thirty minutes after we got there.

The price was too expensive, costing a whooping £11.50 for just the burger, and that doesn’t include any drinks.

I would recommend if you like delicious food, I would give it 4 stars.

Submitted by mafer.g.h on Mon, 11/03/2024 - 18:46


I loved the mains, but the side order was oily. Me and my sister, we had to wait for at least 30 minutes, we knew that we don't have a reservation, but there were just 5 costumers. The service was good, but the side order was swimming in oil. 

Submitted by alfonsoftorres on Fri, 08/03/2024 - 03:39


Recently we visited an spanish restaurant where in theory offered a good meat dishes.

I asked for a ribeye medium rare, but they brought the meat rare.  I ate the meat thinking that at the end the flavour would be great but it didn't.