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“Very-very good! 100% great Italian food.”
Review of Bar 12

Bar 12
Ranked #19 of 40 Restaurants in Stranraer
Cuisines: Pub
Restaurant details
Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

First of all, i just came out of this restaurant, in 10mins i have the urge to write this review. One side of this place is a pub and the other side is a hidden italian restaurant gem called Papa Rab’s. We were quite doubtful when we entered this place thru the pub wondering if they serve food. But then we were lead thru this small corridor thru the bar and lo and behold... a surprisingly good atmospheric restaurant! The waitress are very-very friendly and always with a positive vibe and smile! The food was excellent, we had calamari fried rings... this is the first time in the uk we manage to get great non greasy ones... the batter outside was just the right thickness and crispyness, the squid taste was not too over powering, the combination with the herbs is like: this is the benchmark of how squid rings should have been! Why after all these years... where have you been all my life! We also had lamb... boy oh boy... the chef really know what they cook! The lamb shank is soooo good that I use my hand to enjoy it... forget fork and knife... it is that good! The pizza.... it is like unbelieveable delicious! Forget about chain pizza rubbish! This is serious good seafood pizza! The chef are legendary! Again the waitress are very-very nice, how we hope if every human is as nice as them, the world would have been more peaceful. I hope they can make a new page for them and i will be happy to write a review for them again. It is worth the 4.5hours drive from Edinburgh to here for the food. We love it!!

Thank purple_light85
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Kayleigh L, Owner at Bar 12, responded to this reviewResponded 9 December 2017

Thank you for the amazing review. As this was left on the old business page I did not get a notification and it was brought to my attention by a member of staff. I have now (hopefully) set up a new listing for Papa Rab's Restaurant, although I am told it may take 5 days to appear. We hope to see you again at Papa Rabs and thank you again. :)

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Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

We go to this bar often for food when were in shopping in stranraer great pub food excellent prices wont be beaten plus they had a loyality card for food think if you bought 6 meals then you get one free next time your in. love the decor in there plenty of room also play background music fish and chips is nice with the crispy batter ,my daughter loves the gammon steak. As am writing this the bar has been sold.So i dont no what its like now will update soon.

Thank chris g
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Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

Visited here recently while waiting for a friend to pick us up and what a brilliant wee find ! Delicious food that was piping hot and freshly made !! Great service too and plenty to choose from !! Brilliant value , will be back !

Thank Laurz28
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Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

Lovely airy feel about the place and pleasant decor,although upholstery in need of replacing.
Friendly staff and one of the best priced menus I have seen in a long time.Plenty to choose from.
Opted for the roast turkey,with all the trimmings(was one of the Specials) and was not disappointed.Well presented and more than adequate portions.
Would not hesitate in paying another visit when in the area.

Thank doormatAyrshire
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Reviewed 27 June 2017

Great service with wide choice of meals from 12.00 -20.00 hours. Staff very friendly and attentive. Added bonus is the 'loyalty card' with a discounted meal after '6 visits'.

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