All reader reviews by JD
Had dinner for 2 on Saturday 20th - good start with a drink at the bar, tasty deep fried olives and parmesan crisps, table was available exactly when booked. Dining room was well appointed, we sat at a table on the edge rather too near the two couples either side- this arrangement also meant that 4 times during the evening I was presented with a waiter's posterier in my face as he/she served the other tables.
Food itself was desperately disapointing. Lobster risotto tasted of anything but lobster and was verging on unpleasant, crab jelly had 3 bits of shell in and the jelly part of the starter was again horrible (added nothing to the dish - why do it?)
Mains were dover sole which was very tasty, and veal liver which was cooked in a single lump which just meant that the texture was wrong - tough on the outside and jelly-like in the middle - if it had been cooked in the traditional manner (sliced thinly and flash fried) it could have been delicious.
Prices were outrageous- 12.5% service charge based on a bill that already included a £4 "cover charge."
Pound for pound, the worst value for money I've ever had - I could have eaten at Le Gavroche for the same money.
Monday, February 22, 2010
Food 3 | Service 7 | Atmosphere 8 | Value for money 0