Readers Reviews We Can't Print
There are sometimes reviews that we just can't print through fear of legal action, but here are a selection with all the offending names removed!
I had an AWFUL experience there and will never be going back.
Having ordered the (delicious) rigatoni, I discovered a _cooked_ coackroach about 2/3 of the way through my meal. Needless to say it put me off eating the rest of it.
Even more appalling was the management's reaction who almost shrugged it off and thought that simply deducting the price of that dish off the bill was enough of an apology.
Tuesday, June 03, 2008
Food Poisoning followed a poor meal with poor service.
I had oysters, which at the time tasted ok, followed by swordfish that must have been defrosted, as it was tough and tasteless.
I am going to demand my money back; I suggest you don't risk your money or 12 hours of gut-wrenching pain!
Saturday, May 31, 2008
Went there with a friend on Tuesday night.
The food was good, (apart from the bread that was chewy, my stuffed aubergine was nice, and came with rice and salad).
After eating our meal, while waiting for the waiter to bring the menu so we could choose dessert, we found a little cockroach happily walking on our table!!
Called the waiter who removed it using my serviette, he said "sorry".
No apology from a manager, which i think is very poor management.
Of course we didn't order a dessert, got the bill, no discount at all.
I know cockroaches are a plague and I hope they are doing something about it, but felt inappropriate from the management to pretend that was something "quite normal" that didn't require an apology.
Will NEVER come back!!
Saturday, May 31, 2008
service issues aside, my friends ate there recently and one of them saw a dead mouse under the table, but only after they had finished their meal -- Don't go!!
Friday, May 30, 2008
If you want to be really annoyed, this is the place to be. The rudest ignorant owner. Food - I think they've bought it in Iceland - from Freezer straight to Microwave. Service - oh God, they tried to rip me off by £3 pounds.
Dear owner if you read this, please get over your money driven attitude and please please please try to be more customer focused. this place is absolutely out of order!
Thursday, May 29, 2008
it sucked..... when they brought us or food it had cat hair on it
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
I'm not a fussy person. Nor do I complain in restaurants very much, ever. My attitude is usually - food not so good? Oh well, never mind, have some wine. Gastro however is an expensive disappointment and I would urge you to avoid it at all costs unless you want to wait 30 minutes to order your wine, ask for water and be looked at like you're from the moon, nearly chip a tooth on a dressed crab starter that had loads of shell in, be served mussels that were so past their best they actually smelled bad and were sickly looking, be delivered a rabbit main with congealed sauce that they'd overthickened with cornflour to the consistency of wallpaper paste, get a steak (yes, even the steak) that was OK until you find the bit they'd burned and turned over on the plate because they think you're so stupid you won't notice (a mouthful of what tasted like lighter fuel), get your coffee a full 10 minutes BEFORE your pud, and then be stung with a bill that was excessive to the point of insanity. I cannot stress enough why you should AVOID this rubbish tribute to all that is bad in gastronomy. Waited so long to pay I went and paid as I headed for the door - minus service. Stonhouse street isn't far from this place, go to the establishment that resides there instead for a far better (and cheaper) evening.
Monday, April 28, 2008
My wife and I had the misfortune to attend yesterday after work at 1730hrs (booking via the Times £10 token offer) only to be greeted by an immediately surly waiter who directed us to a wonky table. After having said table corrected - reluctantly it must be stated - we were given stale olives and peppers to snack on presumeably. It got worse. We ordered wine and as a first course I had the crawfish cocktail salad only to notice after a few mouthfuls that there was a very lively green & black CATERPILLAR on one of the salad leaves!!!
I took the offending item to the manager who declared "how could this happen?!". However, neither he or the staff seemed unduly concerned and one was given the distinct impression that this health & safety nightmare was nothing out of the ordinary in this particular eaterie. No apology was offered and after returning to the table remove the other plates, the waiter slunk off. We duly left. The mere mention of for ever more associated as being a third class emetic!
Friday, April 25, 2008
Thank you for the chance for me to explain my disgust with this establishment.
I had cockroach tikka biryani with tarka rat tail dall!! The wine tasted like watery vinegar.
The staff wear cheap tesco suits.
The brothers that run this place smell and I have been told that their nick-names within the restauranter community is the 'three ullumans'.
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
When i went to the monsoon, i felt i was welcome. the atmosphere was buzzing and the waiters were really polite. The food was absolutely exquisite! A melt in the mouth! great price and value and a place that i always go to now. The outside of the restaurant is beautiful! The inside of the monsoon is even more WOW! I HAVE JUST GOT TO SAY GO TO THIS RESTAURANT! FOOD IS ABSOLUTELY MAGNIFICENT!
Monday, April 14, 2008