All reader reviews by sellis
I went to Pierre Victoire for dinner with a friend last week. We were given the menu and then forgotten about. Because we were so tired we didn't want to leave and look for another place so we tried to get the attention of waitstaff to get our orders. Twenty minutes later we succeeded.
It is a cramped place with poor acoustics, it got so noisy that we had to shout to hear each other as if we were in a bar. Our questions about the fish were greeted by a shrugging "I don't know and I don't care" attitude (obviously not in those words) so with fear of losing the waiter again we gave up ordered the duck and the chicken. Half an hour later my chicken arrived, and my friend had to wait for her duck for another 20 minutes. The chicken was undercooked and the vegetables next to it had alread gone cold when they arrived.
Overall we spent a good 2 hours mostly starving and waiting, all the while not being able to have a proper conversation. When it came to pay the bill, the waiter obviously thought that it was more important to clear up the 2 tables that had just left before bringing us our bill.
Don't go to this restaurant unless one or more of these apply: 1) You have the patience of Solomon. 2) You are at least partially deaf. 3) You hate the person who is your guest and want to make them suffer.
Seriously, there are much nicer places in Soho to part with your hard-earned cash and they do involve service with a smile.
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Food 5 | Service 0 | Atmosphere 1 | Value for money 2