All reader reviews by Anonymous
I am yet to find anything French about it. being a foreigner myself, no one can accuse me of not being P.C, but it always makes me smile when a restaurant pretends to be something and does not achieve it..a name is not enough, it is insulting people's intelligence.
The price is obviously the attraction,until the bill arrives and all the extras on it,the food is average,but than,for that price,understandable,what is not fair is the speed they apply to get you out,again,a big turnover of tables is necessary to keep this joint open,cause nothing else justifies it.
I am always suspicious of restaurant with great reviews,in this case i was right,i went,i was not conquered,and wont go again.One learns from his mistakes,cheap rarely equals to good!!
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Food 1 | Service 1 | Atmosphere 1 | Value for money 5
having moved close by less than a year ago,i thought we give it a try.I'm glad i did!!
having read two conflicting review on this site,i thought lets give the benefit of the doubt..what an experience,i could not disagree more with the comment of A.K
value for money is exceptional,less than £50 for two? in London? in Kensington?,they should go out more and see the prices charged in other places where the food and the service are far from being as good.
I have tried the squid,rubbery?nope,fresh,most certainly,probably the reason for others who are usually eating the calamari in rings "always frozen" not to be used to the taste and texture,,the raviolis,home made and indeed in a cream sauce,well,it says so on the menu,therefore not a surprise.
i too went for the sirloin,not at all at £19.00 but £16.80,it shows how little attention people pay but still keen to criticise ,it was tasty,tender and one of the best steak i ever had,so all in all,a fun,a good little discrete place.The owner and front of house is a very nice guy,professional, discrete,a wicked sense of humour and yet still enough of character to dismiss any pain in the neck he most certainly has to deal with on a regular basis.
the bill came,it was more than fair,the service is added,yes,but still at my discretion,i paid it,because it was worth it and left more because i wanted to go back and to be able to get a table.
i firmly believe in supporting my local businesses,i'm more than happy to support this one the best i can and to all the ones who don't appreciate a nice place,good food and service...ignorance and tightness with money will definitely keep you away..thanks God for that !!
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Food 9 | Service 9 | Atmosphere 9 | Value for money 10