All reader reviews by Nikki Wright
I went to The Flask this weekend with a few friends for a Sunday roast. I had read reviews recommending making a booking and I'm glad I did. By 12.30pm most of the tables were full.
The service was excellent (if anything a bit over-attentive, we really didn't want any tea or coffee!), our roast dinners were just the right size portion (i.e. a bit too much!), lovely meat, lots of vegetables, homemade yorkshire puddings and perfect roasties. More than you usually get in London for £13/14.
Dessert portions were just a generous, both the sticky toffee pudding and chocolate mousse were scrumptious.
Highly recommended, lovely cosy pub with a great atmosphere and great staff. Don't forget to book.
Monday, February 13, 2012
Food 9 | Service 10 | Atmosphere 9 | Value for money 9
I have to admit that what drew me into Blueberry Bar & Kitchen was the 50% off voucher that I received during it's opening week. On first impressions the bar is beautifully decorated - nice furniture, an unusual bar fitting and an open kitchen - nothing new, especially in Shoreditch but nice and welcoming nonetheless.
It was very busy (perhaps due to aforementioned voucher) but we took a seat on a large table sharing with 2 others. The waitress was very attentive and brought our drinks straight away. We chose main dishes from the slightly limited menu - there isn't a sides menu which was a shame as a portion of chips would have been ordered to go with my companion's sandwich had the option been there. We ordered: hot salt beef sandwich on rye bread and braised duck leg on puy lentils and brandy glazed peaches. We received: salt beef on a wedge of white bread and braised duck leg on a bed of red cabbage with tinned peaches.
Personally I enjoyed the duck, it was well cooked and tasty but I was looking forward to something more filling than cabbage. The salt beef was disappointing too, there wasn't much of it and the staff refused to admit that the bread wasn't rye! It's also worth mentioning that both of these main meals were priced around £8-9 - I would not have been happy to pay this full price for what was served.
Overall if they can sort out the menu, actually serve what is advertised and make the portions a big larger this could be a great place for a quick work lunch but I won't be rushing back until I see the reviews improve.
Sunday, February 12, 2012
Food 4 | Service 5 | Atmosphere 5 | Value for money 3