Restaurant Reviews from josey_whale

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County: Galway

No. of Reviews: 1

Member Since: 14 June 2009

Last Visit: 23 July 2009

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Boluisce Seafood Restaurant

Spiddal, Connemara, Spiddal, Galway

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Cuisine:
Healthy Eating

Price Range:

Good
14 reviews

Reviewed 14th June 2009 ( visited 13th June 2009 )

I had heard good things about An Boluisce, and upon reading the menu online, I decided to book a table for 7.15. On arrival, the waitress pointed to our table - we had to sit ourselves down. We decided to not have starters, but would wait and might have desert. I ordered the seafood platter (€23,50) with a portion of chips while my wife ordered the John Dory special (€27.95). The seafood platter was delicious - it consisted of an oyster, crab meat, smoked salmon and prawns with a small salad. My wife said her John Dory was delicious, but complained that the rice that accompanied the dish was poorly cooked and that she could do better herself. She also complained that the portion size was a little skimpy. Having finised our meal we asked for the bill, paid and left. We made our way to Salthill and bought ice creams as our desert. My biggest issue with the Boluisce was the staff - yes they we busy, but this is not an excuse for poor service. There were three waitresses on duty, and none of them really seemed very competent. Everything was rushed and unprofessional. This is the height of the tourist season, with alot of foreign diners - first impressions count and last. My first impression - the food was just above average, but the service was below average. At ~ €25 for a main course, there are restaurants in the area.
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Boluisce Seafood Restaurant

Spiddal, Connemara, Spiddal, Galway

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Cuisine:
Healthy Eating

Price Range:

Good
14 reviews

Reviewed 14th June 2009 ( visited 13th June 2009 )

I had heard good things about An Boluisce, and upon reading the menu online, I decided to book a table for 7.15. On arrival, the waitress pointed to our table - we had to sit ourselves down. We decided to not have starters, but would wait and might have desert. I ordered the seafood platter (€23,50) with a portion of chips while my wife ordered the John Dory special (€27.95). The seafood platter was delicious - it consisted of an oyster, crab meat, smoked salmon and prawns with a small salad. My wife said her John Dory was delicious, but complained that the rice that accompanied the dish was poorly cooked and that she could do better herself. She also complained that the portion size was a little skimpy. Having finised our meal we asked for the bill, paid and left. We made our way to Salthill and bought ice creams as our desert. My biggest issue with the Boluisce was the staff - yes they we busy, but this is not an excuse for poor service. There were three waitresses on duty, and none of them really seemed very competent. Everything was rushed and unprofessional. This is the height of the tourist season, with alot of foreign diners - first impressions count and last. My first impression - the food was just above average, but the service was below average. At ~ €25 for a main course, there are restaurants in the area.
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Boluisce Seafood Restaurant
Spiddal, Connemara, Spiddal, Galway

I had heard good things about An Boluisce, and upon reading the menu online, I decided to book a table for 7.15. On arrival, the waitress pointed to our table - we had to sit ourselves down. We decided to not have starters, but would wait and might have desert. I ordered the seafood platter (€23,50) with a portion of chips while my wife ordered the John Dory special (€27.95). The seafood platter was delicious - it consisted of an oyster, crab meat, smoked salmon and prawns with a small salad. My wife said her John Dory was delicious, but complained that the rice that accompanied the dish was poorly cooked and that she could do better herself. She also complained that the portion size was a little skimpy. Having finised our meal we asked for the bill, paid and left. We made our way to Salthill and bought ice creams as our desert. My biggest issue with the Boluisce was the staff - yes they we busy, but this is not an excuse for poor service. There were three waitresses on duty, and none of them really seemed very competent. Everything was rushed and unprofessional. This is the height of the tourist season, with alot of foreign diners - first impressions count and last. My first impression - the food was just above average, but the service was below average. At ~ €25 for a main course, there are restaurants in the area.

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