Spa Seafoods Deli and Cafe restaurant
The Spa, Tralee
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Reviewed 23rd January 2016 (visited 23 January 2016 )
Dined here tonight . The setting is lovely. The dining room is tastefully designed and has a lovely seaside feel with nice furnishings and décor tables are nicely spaced . We had Crab claws and fish cakes to start both very tasty . The fish cakes were two huge portions with a lovely pineapple based salsa which I enjoyed despite my usual disliking for pineapple . Mains were for me Sole on the bone which was generous in size and served with a lovely caper and lemon sauce . Ger had Turbot served with a chorizo based ratatouille which was a little strong for the lovely turbot . We were offered a choice of salad or potatoes gratin as an accompaniment . We felt that a little medley of veg would have been nice . Ger had sticky toffee Pud which she described as delicious . Service was excellent from the senior lady but the younger folk were very attentive but lacked a little attention to detail ( forgot to give us bread ) All in all an excellent meal and great value for money. We will be back
Reviewed 06th May 2015 (visited 25 April 2015 )
Stunning views and good food overall. In terms of atmosphere though - it's quite noisy and one can hear all prep of chairs moving and plates been cleared of food which makes for a very un- relaxing time. The food is good - however, the menu really does need to be updated and more choice when it comes to vegetarian's - the pasta option my friend chose was really very average - no thought put into it at all. It was as if it was from a 90's menu with the obligatory after thought for the vegetarian - given the other good efforts put into the fish dish's. I thought my chocolate cake was expensive at e7 for what it was. But they did give my friend who had the seafood platter extra bread and I don't think charged for it and the mussels looked good. I probably would return - but definitely ask for a seat by the window and not near the door / counter where all the noise is!
Reviewed 22nd March 2015 (visited 22 March 2015 )
My husband and I just left your establishment. I couldn't wait to eat seafood there after reading reviews on Trip Advisor, however I was very disappointed with your service. We sat down and ordered an appetizer and drinks. We were told that there wasn't any Jameson and offered Powers instead. Soon after our food was delivered. Everything tasted great, but the blonde lady who took our order NEVER came back to check on us! We were planning on ordering another round of drinks and dessert. i looked at the blonde lady as well as the other lady serving the other tables several times and nobody bothered to look at us. However, They were asking everyone else around us if they needed anything else, but not us. It was as if we were invisible. We quietly finished our dinner and waited another 20 minutes with our dirty plates in front of of us before I finally went over to the cash register and asked to pay for our check. We had planned on having a nice dinner with drinks and dessert. This was by far the worst service i have EVER had!!! Maybe it was because we were Americans. i don't know. What I do know is that I watched as everyone else in the restaurant was treated like royalty and we were ignored. I will write this same review on every website with your name on it. You ruined our night out in Tralee.
Reviewed 11th August 2013 (visited 31 July 2013 )
We ate in the newly opened restaurant upstairs from the deli and café. The atmosphere and decor were very pleasing with an amazing sea view from the almost panoramic windows. The waiting staff, while under pressure, were friendly and welcoming and happy to answer any questions. The menu selection reads well with the usually fishey fare of chowder, crab, squid and prawns to start. The main courses included catch of the day, scampi, a monk fish Thai red curry and seafood risotto. There are non-fish items available also but as all four in our party like fish we all stuck to these options. Two of us had the poached paupiettes of white fish. This dish disappointed beyond belief. It came in a soup dish with a bland unflavoured water that the fish had been paoched in with some green veg and too many peppercorns floating around. A few soggy potatoes completed the the dish. The monkfish curry proved very pleasing however as did the Spa Seafood platter. Sides of chips also came and were very tasty as was the fresh baked bread. Desserts fell down, not so much on taste but on portion size. The cheesecake and bonoffi pie was served as a finger width sliver with one scoop of ice cream. Needless to say this was a total dissapointment following the poor main! The toffee pavlova was more generous in size but didn't blow us away. The food was way over priced for what we received and fell down on taste. I don't think we will be returning which is a pity as the owners have put a lot of work into the new restaurant, perhaps more emphasis on the food rather than the surrounds.