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About Blue Bar

In a great harbour side location in the small fishing village Skerries. Blue Bar hits the spot for casual dining, a lively night out with friends, after work cocktails or just enjoying the sunset from our deck. From our award winning Wings, Fresh Seafood straight from the bay to our house Gin & Tonic's made with our own home made tonic.

Harbour Road Skerries
Dublin, Co. Dublin 001
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Dining style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Gastro Pub, Seafood, European

Hours of operation:
Monday - Thursday: 12:30pm - 9:30pm

Friday, Saturday: 12:30pm - 10pm

Sunday: 12:30pm - 9:30pm

Dress code:
Casual Dress

Price range:
€30 and under

Payment options:
MasterCard, Visa

Phone number:
(01) 849 0552 ext. 1

Website:
http://bluebar.ie/

Parking Details:
Large car park 100 yards from Blue Bar.

Executive Chef:
Rachael Edwards

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining , View

Blue Bar Ratings and Reviews

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4
3
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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
Food

4.5

Service

4.4

Ambience

4.4

Value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Waterfront (180)
Scenic View (163)
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Good for Birthdays (155)
Good for a Date (154)
Special Occasions (148)
Worth the Drive (143)
Cosy (129)
Lunch (122)
Comfort Food (114)
Vibrant Bar Scene (110)
Group Bookings (109)
Fun (99)
Bar Seating (97)
Sunday Lunch (88)
Good for Anniversaries (86)
Child Friendly (81)
Outdoor Eating (80)
Romance (74)
Hot Spot (68)
Great Beer (65)
Fit for Foodies (64)
Neighbourhood Gem (58)
Quick Bite (55)
Local Ingredients (50)
Brunch (49)
People Watching (47)
Handcrafted Cocktails (45)
Spicy (44)
Creative Cuisine (40)
Quiet Conversation (35)
Authentic (33)
Tasting Menu (33)
Seasonal (29)
Live Sports (27)
Late-night Find (25)
Healthy (21)
Business Meals (20)
Tapas (19)
Afternoon Coffee (18)
Happy Hour (17)
Notable Wine List (14)
Afternoon Tea (11)
Gluten Free Options (9)
Good Vegetarian Options (9)
Organic (6)
Outstanding Value (6)
Paleo Friendly (6)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Disabled Access (4)
Live Music (3)
Vegan (3)
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined 6 days ago

Always a great atmosphere...staff very friendly and efficient. The food was gorgeous...a great place to dine.

Tags: Late-night Find, Seasonal, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Vibrant Bar Scene
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Food5
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·Dined on 1 December 2017

Excellent food and service, very child friendly, great chicken wings!

Tags: Waterfront, Kid-friendly, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Late-night Find, Fun, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch
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Food3
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 (Dublin)·Dined on 30 November 2017

Food was overpriced in my opinion. Ambience was nice though. Staff friendly but only attended the table when taking orders and serving. Would have been nice to have been asked if "everything was ok"

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (London)·Dined on 27 November 2017

We were over from the UK and were meeting friends who lived in Skerries and they suggested Blue Bar - what a place! the staff were so friendly and the food was great - fab atmosphere and we had such a great time - the wings are to die for and the cocktails -(it would have been rude not to have tried them) were perfect - frozen margarita for me ! I could have stayed there all night - so I now look forward to my next trip back and Blue Bar will be the first place I visit- you will not be disappointed.

Tags: Quick Bite, Scenic View, Great Beer, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Afternoon Coffee, Romantic
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Food5
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·Dined on 25 November 2017

Great night, food was great, staff very helpful and friendly but let down by no taxi’s to get home

Tags: Casual
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Food4
Ambience5
Service5
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·Dined on 24 November 2017

As always, a great night had. Staff are excellent and efficient and food was always good! Especially the wings!!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies
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Food5
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·Dined on 12 November 2017

Amazing food, great service! It was very busy but everything was kept on top of! Always love this place

Tags: Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great Beer, Fun, Cozy, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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Food5
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·Dined on 11 November 2017

Great food and overall great experience as usual. Very satisfied

Tags: Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Live Sports
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Food5
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·Dined on 11 November 2017

Excellent location that never fails to impress, very friendly staff, nice inviting premises and relaxed atmosphere. Food is very tasty using local ingredients to set itself apart. Can't wait to go back.

Tags: Comfort Food, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tapas, Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients
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Food4
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 (Dublin)·Dined on 9 November 2017

Brought the family there for their first time and they enjoyed it so much thought the food was very tasty and good portion sizes.

Tags: Great Beer, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Bar Seating, Casual, Scenic View, Happy Hour, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Spicy, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Waterfront, Fun
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Food5
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 (Dublin)·Dined on 9 November 2017

As always food was fantastic.Great atmosphere and service was first class.

Tags: Hot Spot, Quiet Conversation, Afternoon Coffee, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Scenic View
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Food4
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·Dined on 5 November 2017

Visited Blue Bar for the Wings and skinny fries several times. They're great with the rest of the menu being fairly average. The problem here is they are too busy and what I mean by that is, an arrogance comes from the management and staff on every occasion I've been.
You book ahead, no problem and this your best way to get in most weekends anyway.
However, servers are not particularly friendly and clearly not trained on even the most basic of restaurant etiquette. Our last visit, Sunday 5th Nov. : almost impossible to get any server's attention once they'd brought the food and drinks to the table. Five different servers to bring food and drinks to three customers at the same table tells its own story... Asked how everything was not 30 seconds after the food was presented after which point we couldn't get this server's attention again. Asked for water, got enough for 2 not three yet 3 glasses... The classic taking empty plates from those that had finished but utterly negating the fact one of the party was still eating, this is infuriating and consolidated the lack of training given. This is THE faux pas of the restaurant business in my view. To top it off the shiny credit card machine doesn't take Apple Pay, no this isn't a big deal but given the lack of understanding of ApplePay in the Irish retail market and the fact it is free to the customer at any payment amount, disappointing but not surprising here.
Bottom line here is, Blue Bar is hype and based on the Wings essentially. It's a lovely feeling bar but don't put your head on the line with a big group booking because on my many experiences, they can't even manage 2 people let alone a group.

Tags: Casual, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View
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Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on 3 November 2017

Issue with one 2 main courses (party of 7) but was dealt with very efficiently and well

Tags: Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Waterfront
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·Dined on 3 November 2017

They sat a young couple beside us who just rolled their eyes and signed when our 1 and 2 year old made any noise. Dining out with toddlers is hard enough without encountering this kind of behavior, made the who experience very unenjoyable.

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Food5
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·Dined on 2 November 2017

Very nice place to eat or just drink , service is excellent and staff are always friendly. Great food our favourite restaurant for the past 8 years

Tags: Afternoon Tea, People Watching, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Fun, Scenic View, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Quick Bite, Sunday Lunch
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Food5
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·Dined on 30 October 2017

This restaurant is a gem! Brought my 86 year old grandmother here for lunch, they made sure the seating was good for her, the staff all spoke to her and she has an amazing afternoon. We all loved the chicken wings, the fish was to die for and the biggest and freshest chicken burger I have ever seen! Try the trio of desserts, it's amazing :)

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Fun, Sunday Lunch, Waterfront, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Spicy, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Disabled Access
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Food5
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·Dined on 29 October 2017

Went here with my family to celebrate a birthday from entering the door to leaving the service was excellent the waitress was very friendly and helpful and the food well there are no words it's was exceptional taste quantity and presentation were all excellent the ambience of the restaurant is beautiful very comfortable and warm

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Waterfront, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Great Beer, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Casual
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Food5
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Value5

 
·Dined on 29 October 2017

Fav place ever always come here , part of my wedding (don't tell the bride) recorded here as it's my favourite restaurant 😃

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront
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Food5
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Service4
Value2

 
·Dined on 28 October 2017

Food lovely, service good, ambience brilliant. Very surprised with €7.70 for a glass of wine. And price of wings going to €10 is very steep. Price of food will determine whether customers continually provide repeat business. I Remember when they were €6.45 a portion. Will return however.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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Food4
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Service4
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·Dined on 27 October 2017

We went here because we heard about the chicken wings. The sauce was lovely the portion was huge. The wings would be nicer if they were crispy but they maybe a personal preference. Overall this was a good experience and I will be back 😊

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Great for Brunch, Fun, Spicy, Bar Seating
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Food5
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Service4
Value5

 
·Dined on 27 October 2017

A regular haunt for us for Great food, atmosphere and service

Tags: Cozy, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Bar Seating
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Food5
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Value4

 
·Dined on 25 October 2017

Fabulous food as usual :) staff very attentive .. the only thing I was a little 😱 when we got the bill and the Wine was €7.70 !! Nice wine dont get me wrong but definitely not €7.70 nice 👍🏼.....

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Seasonal, People Watching, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Spicy, Casual
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Food4
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·Dined on 21 October 2017

Well once again we had an excellent night at the Blu Bar, our go to place when we visit Skerries from Belfast. The food is excellent , but the staff are outstanding which makes to whole experience so special and makes us return time and time again. Well done and keep doing what you do......your staff are your biggest asset.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, People Watching, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great Beer, Comfort Food, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Casual, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining
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Food5
Ambience4
Service4
Value5

 
·Dined on 21 October 2017

Amazing food and great atmosphere especially with the girls. Gorgeous views over the harbour from the bar upstairs. Staff where friendly and nice.

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Food4
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·Dined on 14 October 2017

We were visiting from the States and looking for a nice waterfont area near Balbriggan to celebrate our anniversary. Exceeded expectations.

Tags: Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Good for a Date
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Food4
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Value4

 
·Dined on 14 October 2017

As a frequent visitor to blue myself and husband and son love it. Can't beat the chicken wings. I love the prawns and my son loves the mash and gravy and the chicken goujons for kids are proper chicken chunks. Service is second to none. Very fast and atentive every time.

Tags: Waterfront, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View
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Food4
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Service3
Value3

 
·Dined on 12 October 2017

We ordered a bottle of wine and it was handed to us with the glasses.Would have been nice if they had poured some into our glass to start and checked to see if we were happy with it!Not the cheapest place to eat would expect a little more service.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Live Sports
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Food4
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Service4
Value5

 
·Dined on 8 October 2017

All time favourite restaurant. Food is ALWAYS amazing without a doubt. My partner and I love to go to the Blue bar for a treat every now and then or to celebrate special occasions. It was his birthday when we visited on the 8th of October and I requested a booth for some privacy which was lovely. Great staff, great food and just a great place.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Waterfront, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion
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Food4
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Service5
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·Dined on 8 October 2017

Last Sunday we had dinner for 12 at Blue tomcwlebrate an 8th birthday.
We split a few portions of chicken wings to start.
Mains were a mix of burgers and fresh fish. The highlight was my sons reaction to the special birthday candle(firework). Great staff.

Tags: Waterfront, Comfort Food, Live Sports, Fun, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Casual
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Food5
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Service3
Value4

 
·Dined on 8 October 2017

- lively buzz of atmosphere - friendly staff who were attentive and professional
-Excellent food, only negative was we had to wait half an hour between courses and the kids were starving. It was however a busy Sunday so to be expected.

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Afternoon Coffee, Handcrafted Cocktails, Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, People Watching, Kid-friendly, Fun
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Food4
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Value3

 
·Dined on 4 October 2017

The food was very good if a little pricey. Staff were very good and attentive. We enjoyed this experience.

Tags: Waterfront, Handcrafted Cocktails
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Food5
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·Dined on 4 October 2017

It was my boyfriends birthday and when we got our dessert they sang him happy birthday. It was a night i'll never forget.
Thank you so much
The service was amazing and the staff were so kind.
We are a young couple (16,17) and they treated us so professional and like we were adults and most places would be hesitate about us being so young in a restaurant.
Thanks again!

Tags: Casual, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Fun
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Dublin)·Dined on 4 October 2017

Favourite place to go to. Staff are so helpful and friendly.Food was fantastic and the atmosphere was great. Would highly recommend.Will be back again soon.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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Food3
Ambience4
Service4
Value2

 
·Dined on 1 October 2017

The food was nice but I felt 2 of the main course were small for what you got, we ordered the chicken supreme and there wasn’t much of anything on the plate, my child got a bigger portion of food! It was tasty but I would suggest ordering sides, my partner had the chicken wings they were fab, I would say it’s a good place for wings and burgers

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Food2
Ambience5
Service3
Value1

 
·Dined on 30 September 2017

Booked a table for 8:45 and wasn't seated until 9:15 whilst left standing in reception area, walk ins were served before us and eating before we were even seated, waiter Jamie was lovely and extremely friendly and quick, but reception staff were very inefficient, menu is very narrow minded and only suits a select crowd, wings were cold and tasted like vinegar, no wipes or hot water to clean your hands either, overall atmosphere was lovely but won't be back.

Tags: Local Ingredients
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Food5
Ambience2
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on 30 September 2017

Seating was a bit cramped but everything else was great.

Tags: Good for a Date
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Food4
Ambience4
Service5
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·Dined on 29 September 2017

Excellent service busy little spot hopefully I won't leave it so long to pop in for chicken wings !!!

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
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Food5
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Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on 29 September 2017

Very good service and fantastic food .
Had a nice spot —easy to chat not near loud music- which can be a problem

Tags: Waterfront, Tasting Menu, Scenic View, Quick Bite
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Food2
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on 29 September 2017

We discovered Blue Bar in January and have been here many times since, bringing friends and relatives who have been visiting from overseas. Always loved it here. Unfortunately, this time we were left disappointed with the food, we ordered medium rare fillet steaks mine was over done and my partners very Underdone! The peppercorn sauce was raw tasting and left a bad taste for several hours. My pavlova was underdone and there was some sort of toffee sauce squirted on all the plates of dessert that we ordered! If the chef has changed can he please practice more! I love this place please bring back the old chef.

Tags: Fun, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Casual
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Food4
Ambience1
Service4
Value3

 
·Dined on 27 September 2017

Great meal good food good service. Music too loud for a family meal. We had to shout to talk to each other and most of the other tables had to do the same.So overall volume in restarant way too loud. Which was a pity cos everything else was lovely

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