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“Does what it says on the tin”
Review of The Bandstand

The Bandstand
Ranked #3 of 61 Restaurants in Sandown
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$5 - US$33
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good un-pretentious food at a fair price. Superb view, and attentive staff, what more could one ask for?
One of our favourite island eateries.

1  Thank Terry B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We booked a table for 2 and were seated at a lovely table by the window with a sea view. The staff were welcoming and friendly. We ordered wine and breads for starter. The starter was enough for us to share. I had moules mariniere, which were a good size and delicious. My fiancé had the sea bream and was really pleased with it. For dessert we chose the pavlova and lemon cheesecake - both were excellent! ( had to take a picture of the pavlova as looked amazing! )
The staff were attentive and chatty and we didn't feel too rushed or ignored at all.
This place was a real find and Sandown could do with a few more places like this.
Delightful! If this wasn't the last night of our holiday we would visit again.
Thank you Bandstand staff!

1  Thank Jo P
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was not bad and the view of the ocean is lovely. However they took 1 hour to seat us (despite having made a booking) and it was almost impossible to get the staff's attention throughout the night. Not a terrible night but we didn't care to stay very long

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TheBandstand, Owner at The Bandstand, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We have never kept any customers with a booking waiting for an hour to be seated,
this just wouldn't happen, furthermore we have no available area in which you would
even be able to wait.
On checking our reservations diary we have no knowledge of a booking under this name.
We would therefore kindly ask you to contact us with more information so we can
look into this further, 01983 406875 or email : info@thebandstandsandown.co.uk
Many thanks

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went on a beautiful day but this place would be good any day, Wide choice of everything from snack to feast, knowledgeable staff, good drinks choice and enjoyable food

1  Thank bikerdave2016
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Chen been yearning for lobster since the first day we arrive on Io W and got no luck. We will aiming for the salty willy’s shack today, but found it didn’t open as the opening hours indicate, and luckily found Bandstand serving lobster as their special today~ we tried both garlic and Mediterranean, preferred the garlic style~

They definitely know how to fry their potatoes~ both potato chunks and the sweet chilli chicken fries are superb~ don’t really like the crab sandwich I ordered, but that’s pretty personal.

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1  Thank Joya X
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