Bianconi Rooms/Bells: "Traditional Family Fare" Top 5 Page for this destination Bianconi Restaurant Tip by SabrinaSummerville
Bianconi Restaurant, Waterford: 2 reviews and 7 photos
The Bianconi Rooms and Bells restaurants in the Granville Hotel (Best Western) right in the centre of Waterford City have been combined to make a large but cosy hotel dining room in this very popular four star establishment.
Although it is a hotel dining room, catering for the guests, a number of tables are made available to the general public and these are particular popular for Sunday family lunches and also for family celebrations.
The staff are mainly locals and have been here for years - they are very friendly and helpful indeed. The Manageress of the Restaurant is the sister of the Hotel owner. Even when I haven't been for a couple of years she will always remember me - an excellent trait in hotel and restaurant staff. In addition they have several international staff members and the friendliness has rubbed off on them in a delightful manner.
I label the food here as "staple" food - e.g. seafood cocktail, garlic mushrooms, roast beef, chicken kiev, and meringue nests. However, it's plentiful and is cooked well. There is no difficulty if you want further helpings, and the staff come along with additional trays of freshly prepared vegetables.
There's a seperate children's menu, and in addition to this they will allow your kids to order half portions from the adult menu.
It's a silver service restaurant.
The surroundings are very pleasant, and if you are located in the Bells area the feeling is baroque. Sometimes when I'm in the public areas of this hotel it feels as if I'm in one of the old grand hotels in Rome - but in that regard I'll write a seperate review on the hotel.
Altogether a great family experience.
Favorite Dish: All the food is good here and they cater for everytaste. However, it IS standard hotel food so if you're looking for something fancy this is not the place (although the decor of the hotel itself is quite upmarket).
Prices depend on the menu you order from, with lunch averaging Euro25 per person and a six course dinner at Euro38.
OPEN - for lunch and dinner. However, pother areas of the hotel searve food all day and into late evening.
Address: Granville Hotel, The Quay, Waterford.
Price Comparison: about average
Directions: On the Quay, facing the River Suir, just across from the Clock Tower.
othercontact: Fax: +353 (0)51 305566
Phone: Tel: +353 (0)51 305555
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