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Borelli's Cafe Bar and Restaurant, Farnham

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user reviews of Borelli's Cafe Bar and Restaurant, Farnham

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No real ale
Stan_Attabar - 5 Feb 2014 14:13
Borellis wine bar is one of my Top places to visit. Whether it be for a girls lunch or a night out at the weekend. The food is always top notch and great value for money. The staff are always great and now that i have become a regular they even remember what i drink! Having looked at some of the other reviews on here i wonder whether they've visited the same place?
Would highly recommend a visit!
Scamann - 16 Sep 2013 18:59
This place is slowly going downhill. When you have the big name brasseries opening in town you need to up your game. Instead you are met with clueless staff who can't spot customers waiting to be served, poor food (the good chef left!) and an overpriced wine list.

getmeonein - 28 Jun 2013 13:49
Dreadfully downtrodden, shabby interior, smelly and dog-earred. A pity, because I've previously had good experiences in here, but my last was not so. The beer was putrid and the air was rancid from stale smoke drifting in from the door to the smoking area.

I shall continue to pop in every now and again out of sheer optimism, but I wouldn't recommend this pub just at the moment, especially when there are better pubs (in every respect) within a few minutes' walk.
R.Pomphrey - 19 Nov 2012 14:33
Oh dear...where do start? Went here on a night out with a friend of mine for his birthday. As soon as we entered I noticed that there were some very pretentious looking drunk people loitering around the bar. The girl who served me behind the bar must have left her personality at home that night and did not smile, all night! I went into the gents and found some drunken fool peeing all over the floor. How this guy ever managed to stay in the bar all night was beyond me. The bouncers seem to use this place as a hang out to chat-up anything wearing a skirt so I didn’t even bother flagging this up with them. To sum it up, this place seems to trying too hard to be Farnham’s only trendy wine bar but it ends up coming over as an over-priced hang out for drunken spivs and wannabe footballer’s wives. I just hope they were all having an ‘off night’ for their sakes.
lemonheadlenny - 26 Feb 2012 20:33
Borelli's is an excellent place to eat and drink. My husband and I moved recently to the area and found this little gem by mistake and very glad we did. The owner really does an excellent job, he isn't bursting with personailty, but he does ensure that everything is 'tip top'., quietly watching what is going on and making sure that his staff are attentive and professional. The food does is excellent and the ambiance is wonderful. Borelli's we love you.
cheltenhamlarry - 30 Jun 2010 16:42
You know what? This place reminds me massively of bars in Japan from the 1980s/90. The dark decor,bar design and seating arrangement etc is what i mean.

The staff are alright but no cocktails ( when i asked for one in the round i was putting together i was stared at blankly) and it does seem to be full of craphats at the weekends?

chapchap27 - 1 Oct 2009 17:20
London Pride at Borelli's is a great alternative to 'room temperature cask' especially in the warmer weather. I have always found the owner to have exceptional customer service skills and has been known to 'getonein' occasionally!
gunston - 15 Feb 2009 22:45
Friday and Saturday nights aside (too busy) this is not a bad place to go to have a few drinks. It's smarter than most of the other places in town and serves a good selection of wine and premium lagers. For the ale lovers amongst us there is London Pride on tap but chilled to the same temperature as the lager so don't bother. The owner also needs to work on his customer service skills. A smile costs nothing.
getmeonein - 13 Feb 2009 13:38
Go here a fair bit to eat during the week. Nice atmosphere. Food is definately good value for money...very big portions. Service has always been good and the white wine is always super chilled....lovely.
loopyloulou - 11 Jan 2008 12:37
All these adverse comments refer to the wine bar {not pub] being too busy. Surely it must be a popular place if so many people go there!! Comments made are probably from real ale drinkers who prefer to sit in a comfy chair smoking their pipe next to a roaring fire. Strange also that the restaurant is always fully booked at weekends!
anonymous - 29 Oct 2006 18:48
This pub is too small and too busy. No point in going here as you'll struggle to get a drink (lager, no ale), if you do they'll be no where to stand/sit, and you definitely won't be able to hear a word anyone is saying to you.

jollop - 15 May 2006 16:49
No real ale. I was charged £3.00 for a pint of lager on a recent visit. Usual array of good looking girls behind the bar, clientele consists of suits, a lot of groups of women (many older and perma-tanned nouveau riche) and scrubbed up builders on the pull.

Food is good but expensive. In the 80's this bar would have been full of the jazz-funk crowd. I think you get the picture.
misfithound - 10 Apr 2006 14:01
This bar has two entrances, one is situated at the side by a pretty alleyway and the second is located at the front opposite the central car park. I suggest you enter via the side door and squeeze by the punters inside and make your way immediatley to the front door. Trust me, you wouldn't want to spend a moments longer in there.
yorts - 17 Feb 2006 19:55
I dont share all the bad comments on this pub. The beer is good, I enjoyed a good few London prides last time i went. Some good music, quite loud but I was able to justabout here people speak. A little overcrowed at night. A bit too small. Quite a young crowd go here, but mostly friendly and east going
Beater - 15 Feb 2006 12:17
although I agree with all the comments about this pub, as a chef think that anonymous (18 jan 2005) might be being a little nieve, a jacket potato takes an hour and a half to cook properly so how do you think that a pub can do it in less than 30 mins, get real.
anonymous - 10 Nov 2005 23:59

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