All reader reviews by johnny

1880 at The Bentley Kempinski

Awesome food and service, though plush atmosphere can be a bit intimidating. This is offset however by most fantastic service from the sommelier and the whole waiting time.

However, be warned if you're looking at the menus on 1880's website. Prices on the grazing menus are 25% dearer when you turn up. I emailed the Bentley three weeks ago to point this out, but alas no response.

Thursday, February 09, 2006
Overall rating 8 stars
Food 10 | Service 10 | Atmosphere 8 | Value for money 5

The Red Room (Surrey)

Worth going to this bistro for the fantastic dishes. Chefs really do work their magic in the kitchens, especially with the sauces.

I do have a beef with the service. We strolled in and got a table at 6.30 one Saturday night, and were half way through coffee around 8pm and were asked to vacate our table and finish our coffees at the bar, as a couple had reserved our table and were waiting. Not much of an apology, where maybe docking the price of the coffees from the bill may have repaired the damage. We had not been told at any stage prior to being booted from the table that we would have to be finished by a certain time. Would have preferred if the couple waiting could have been asked to maybe peruse their menus at the bar.... Not nice :(

Friday, January 13, 2006
Overall rating 6 stars
Food 9 | Service 1 | Atmosphere 8 | Value for money 7

quick search
user tools
latest blog entry

New Openings

Discover Newly Opened Restaurants In London
london tweeting

Barrio Bars to open a new site in Shoreditch next month (via Caterer) -

best for...
our sites
city eating