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Balham Kitchen and Bar

I was looking forward to my booking at BK&B after walking past several times seeing it so busy and reading some very positive reviews. However, when the visit came it was a little disappointing. The service was reasonable although the staff took 20 minutes to take our order and left our bread plate on the table throughout the meal despite asking for it to be moved, making the table very cramped. Food came reasonably quickly after ordering, the Charcuterie was good but the Mushroom Risotto a little disappointing - coming close to one I had knocked up in my own kitchen for a fifth of the price a week earlier. After ordering the rack of lamb, 20 minutes later we were told that the last one had just been sold and a speedy reorder hade to be made. The speedily reordered pheasant arrived with a very tough Sirloin which had obviously been cooked on the same grill as the pheasant as it smelled and tasted fowl!! The only saviour was the wine... A very disappointing visit!!

Thursday, December 15, 2005
Overall rating 5 stars
Food 3 | Service 6 | Atmosphere 6 | Value for money 3

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