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“Expected better”
Review of Rock N Roll Cafe

Rock N Roll Cafe
Ranked #52 of 87 Restaurants in Varkala
Price range: US$ 1 - US$ 5
Cuisines: Bar, Indian, Pizza, International, Pub
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Good for: Romantic, View, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol
nottingham
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Expected better”
Reviewed 9 April 2012

The menu for "Rock N Roll Cafe" is impressive and definitely stimulates the taste buds. We had visited there last year and had found the staff rude and the food (salad) unfresh. We decided to give it another try as staff are often seasonal if not up to standard, can bring down the overall standard of a place.
The staff were not rude but neither were they very interested in doing any work (at least the waiter we got wasn't). They looked as though they were body builders who had been reluctantly dragged away from the local gym.When we sat down we were given a cocktail list and ordered cocktails. Having not been given a food menu we were uncertain whether they were actually serving food. We asked for a food menu and had to waited ages for this to arrive despite there only being two other tables occupied at the time. There were at least two, possibly three waiters working and they were for most of our time there, sat on the wall at the front of the restaurant, apparently not very interested in the needs of customers. The only one who did seem focused on his work was the Tibetan cook. My partner had a seafood marinara which had only tuna in and not the prawns and calamari that was given in the menu description. It was barely warm and lacking in imagination. I had some crab dish which was served with rice. It sounded succulent on the menu but was in fact incredibly salty and again very unimaginative. I don't doubt that this restaurant has served up some good food in the past but unfortunately on the occasions that we have visited the abilities and motivation of the staff have let it down.

Visited April 2012
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Surrey
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Would recommend!”
Reviewed 3 March 2012

We ate here for a meal during our stay in Kerala and really enjoyed the meal. Our waiter was friendly and attentive and the food was delicious and pretty cheap!

Visited February 2012
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New York City, New York
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“fun times for solo traveler”
Reviewed 23 February 2012

LOVED THE TRIVIA NIGHT, hopefully other travelers will keep it going!!!!

Visited November 2011
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Nordlingen, Germany
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67 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Relaxed Atmosphere”
Reviewed 18 February 2012

I would not give a Michelin Star and I would not say, that the service is highly recommended - after all, Food and Service is OK.
But there is no second Location like this in having fun till late, listen to good Music and just meeting nice people of the whole world in a very relaxed atmosphere.
A must for young people.

  • Visited September 2011
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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great service, tasty food”
Reviewed 17 February 2012

Had two great nights at Rock n Roll cafe. Food was lovley on both occassions although it took quite a long time to come out. The atmosphere and music was entertaining enough while we waited and wonderful views over the sea.

Visited January 2012
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