All reader reviews by CB

Acorn House

Dined here last night and it was so-so.

Starter of yellow beetroot, Jersey Royals & olives was bland and seemed a bit steep at £8.50. A plateful of crab & asparagus tasted great but was £11.50.

Delicious homemade mushroom soup tasted very earthy and flavoursome, as did another of beetroot.

My main course of sea bream was tender with crisp skin and served on a bed of more Jersey Royals and some curly kale – very nice.

Tagliatelli of lamb ragu was generously portioned, but reminded me of mince & spaghetti.

Service was friendly enough but inattentive – we waited too long to order wine, and then food and then coffees & had to call the waiting staff over every time.

The concept of this place is great – everything they use – light bulbs, paint, oil, etc is designed to ensure that the business makes the smallest impact on the environment possible – recyclable and sustainable products all the way – excellent.

Although, I feel they should make more of this on the menu & explain to you where everything is sourced, as when you find out the lengths they have gone to, it is very impressive.

It’s just a shame the food wasn’t as fabulous as the concept.

Overall – starters very expensive. Mains - good. Atmosphere – lively. Service – slow.

Friday, April 13, 2007
Overall rating 5 stars
Food 5 | Service 4 | Atmosphere 8 | Value for money 3

The French House

A few of us had lunch here on Saturday - what a fabulous afternoon - the waiter, Alex was very friendly & exceptionally laid back even after we had consumed copious bottles of wine!

Food tasted authentically French & was both delicious & excellent value - amazing fillet steak, bernaise sauce & pommes frites - £16!

The pub downstairs was good fun for a drink afterwards.

Monday, December 11, 2006
Overall rating 9 stars
Food 9 | Service 9 | Atmosphere 8 | Value for money 9

Pizza Express (Dulwich)

Very pleasant lunch here yesterday - not exactly a high-class chain of restaurants, but just what you'd expect from Pizza Express - reasonably priced, delicious pizzas. Service very friendly and helpful.

Monday, December 11, 2006
Overall rating 7 stars
Food 7 | Service 8 | Atmosphere 7 | Value for money 7

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