All reader reviews by CharlesA

Comptoir Gascon

People often ask "What is your favourite restaurant in London" and until I found Comptoir I didn't know what to say. However that problem has been solved.

I actually feel guilty I should try some other restaurants but the lure of Piggy Treats and Cassoulet gets me every time. Bizarrely for a restaurant I have visited over 20 times I have only eaten four things on the menu (apart from the previously mentioned dishes a once seen special foie gras burger as a starter and a lamb shoulder dish that seems to be no-more.)

Only trouble is that I need to be rolled out the restaurant into a cab to get home, very very filling.

Monday, September 29, 2008
Overall rating 10 stars
Food 10 | Service 10 | Atmosphere 10 | Value for money 10

Glass Restaurant

The Glass Restaurant was lovely although initial impressions were not great. Thankfully the situation was quicly rectified by a very on the ball manager who was very pleasant and made us feel welcome. He did seem to have his work cut out for him as the staff seemed a little inexperienced but nevertheless they were very friendly. Food was nice and good value with the deal.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007
Overall rating 8 stars
Food 9 | Service 8 | Atmosphere 8 | Value for money 8

Royal China (Baker St)

Best Dim Sum in London, there are actually two pretty much next door to each other, after many a taste test (hard work I know) we have decided that the Royal China Club (the one with the lobster tank) is slightly better quality, although you pay a slight premium for it. Excellent value for money and endless tea is offered.

Wednesday, February 28, 2007
Overall rating 8 stars
Food 8 | Service 6 | Atmosphere 7 | Value for money 10


Whenever my girlfriend and me fancy a big blowout we get ourselves down here. Up there with Ramsay and Pied a Terre as the most consistent and best restaurants in London. Always have the tasting menu and never been dissapointed. Not cheap but to be honest I would prefer to dine once a month here rather than an average restaurant once a week. Only drops a couple of marks for atmosphere as it can be quiet sometimes.

Wednesday, February 28, 2007
Overall rating 10 stars
Food 10 | Service 10 | Atmosphere 8 | Value for money 10

Michael Moore

Work just around the corner so have popped in quite a few times. Always good food and Michael is fab, always pops upstairs to say hello. Only thing is please get some comfier chairs!

Wednesday, February 28, 2007
Overall rating 7 stars
Food 8 | Service 6 | Atmosphere 6 | Value for money 7

Fine Burger Co. (Marylebone)

Use this place as a quick lunchtime "get out the office". Burgers are quite good, not up to Black and Blue standards down the road but then again they are cheaper. Service can be patchy and was pretty much non existent when we went today but decent enough.

Tuesday, February 27, 2007
Overall rating 6 stars
Food 6 | Service 4 | Atmosphere 5 | Value for money 7

The Chutney

Always friendly service and good quality food. Not just the old "high street" menu but some standout dishes including, I thikn it's called Chum Chum chicken, to start.

Recognise their locals and usually treat us to a free booze!

Friday, February 23, 2007
Overall rating 8 stars
Food 8 | Service 9 | Atmosphere 6 | Value for money 8

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