Sea Palace restaurant
Davitts Quay, Dungarvan
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Reviewed 07th May 2012 (visited 6 May 2012 )
In 20 years of dining, this is the worst place I've ever been. The only positive thing I can say is, the food quality is ok (but loaded with salt). Here is our experience: 1-Brought to table by waitress that was inconvenienced by our arrival and couldn't even be bothered to make eye contact or make any plattitudes apart from telling us to "sit here". 2-We received no prawn crackers while waiting for food - everybody else got this 3-We waited 30 minutes to get the starter. I couldn't eat my soup as the gloop was disgusting. 4-We had to wait a further hour to get the main course 5-prices listed on the web are old, they have added on about 20% 6-Among other things, boiled rice costs €2 extra 7-asked a waiter for more water (to alleviate the side effects of extremely salty food) - he ignored us and was more interested in running to a car outside and walking around inside hovering around larger groups 8-The final insult was when we asked the same waiter for the bill, he ignored us again. We had to walk to the till. 9-We weren't asked if we enjoyed our food or if we were OK 10-I got a look of displeasure from the girl on the till when I asked for the receipt and didn't leave a tip. The place was busy and they need more staff. They went setting other tables that were not being used, rather than serve us. We were not alone in what we experienced as others were unhappy with the service. Summary: service is unbelievably bad, food is overpriced and over-salted. Stay away if you don't want to be put in a bad mood.
Reviewed 08th January 2012 (visited 6 January 2012 )
Good food, great service and comfortable surroundings all at a very affordable price.
phil t rich
Reviewed 16th January 2011 (visited 25 November 2010 )
went there with a party of 13 and we were sat at a tiny table right beside the kitchen, we were ignored for the first 20 minutes and when we eventually got to order our waitress was very rushy and kept rolling her eyes as if we were a nuisance. Our food took near to half an hour to arrive and not all of it arrived at the same time, some were waiting an extra 10 minutes. Like i said we cwere seated right by the kitchen doors so when our bill arrived and we discovered they were charging us and enormous e30 for a service charge we were shocked. The food was tasty but unfortunately the overall experience was a big dissappointment. def not returning or recommending. maybe they were having an off day but still not very professional at all.
Reviewed 28th December 2010 (visited 10 December 2010 )
We went here for a Christmas party of 22, I have visited this premises before with large groups, so i was very disappointed with the decline in service. We waited over 30 mins for our order to be taken, including ordering drinks. The lady that took our order seemed very cross also. overall the food was grand and of excellent value.
Reviewed 28th July 2008 (visited 17 July 2008 )
Visited four or five times. .Nice place with friendly staff and a good athmosphere .. Main problem for me was the lack of choice in the dessert dept ..nothing but frozen thingies ! Everything else was fine. Can feel a bit rushed particularly during summer weekends.
Reviewed 16th September 2008 (visited 12 August 2005 )
Dreadful Chinese food. Suffered two business lunches and vowed never again.