All reader reviews by millie
We ate at Saigon Saigon for the second time this week and this time took friends. We won't be rushing back. We started by ordering two glasses of the Chilean Pinot Noir. We changed our mind at the last minute and ordered a bottle and only then were we told that there was no Chilean Pinot left, and that it was a French Pinot on offer. It was clear we wouldn't have been told had we stayed with the per glass order and not changed our mind and ordered the bottle.
My squid starter, so enjoyed the first time we visited, was dry and overcooked. The vietnamese pancake was tasteless but the fish and glass noodles starter was nice.
Mains were average, the crispy bass with green mango was nice but not good value for money.
The service was good, the staff pleasant although our waitress clunked and banged glasses and plates which wasn't pleasant to sit near.
Saturday, October 08, 2011
Food 1 | Service 4 | Atmosphere 6 | Value for money 5
We visited Hawksmoor for dinner on Sat with friends who had been before. It was our 1st visit. Amazing interior and ambience and the cocktails were really top notch. Service was good, pleasant and fairly informal. My starter of potted smoked macarel was melt-in-your mouth and my partner enjoyed his corned beef and bacon. The rib-eye steak I had was one of, if not the, best steak I've ever eaten (and I'm a steak fan and have eaten steak all over the world). Sides were deceptive, they looked small but the oval cast iron pots were deep. The mash and gravy was a favourite, the chips less so and the spinach was flavoursome. The two fillet steaks at our table were served cold but this was quickly remedied, another round of the sides we'd ordered were delivered to compensate, and desserts were also complimentary. A small blip in what was otherwise a fantastic meal. We will be back.
Monday, August 22, 2011
Food 9 | Service 8 | Atmosphere 9 | Value for money 6