All reader reviews by Super Hans

Bush Bar & Grill

I love this place as a bar, but my first time eating there was a disaster. We ordered cocktails first, and then a starter. The rather sarcastic waitress brought the wrong starters - and when we had the right ones we had finished them by the time the cocktails arrived (they had been sitting on the bar for at least 10 minutes). Once we had finished the cocktails there was no offer of another drink/ the wine list etc.

The mains then arrived almost immediately after the starter, with the wrong side dishes and the strangest rabbit I have ever tasted (it had the taste, colour and consistency of a chicken breast, although Miserable Waitress swore it was rabbit), drenched in a rather floury cream sauce.

I will still go back to the bar, but they need to make some serious improvements to the restaurant before I'd consider eating there again - mainly the service. (In fact the only thing I dislike about the bar is that the staff are all male, slimy with female customers and quite dismissive of male ones).

Could do much, much better.

Friday, November 17, 2006
Overall rating 4 stars
Food 5 | Service 0 | Atmosphere 6 | Value for money 4


I have visited Navarro's several times: the atmosphere is great, and the tapas is some of the best in London.

Service can veer towards the sloppy, but the food & venue make up for it.

Monday, April 03, 2006
Overall rating 7 stars
Food 8 | Service 5 | Atmosphere 8 | Value for money 7

Babylon at The Roof Gardens

Went here for lunch on Saturday. Gorgeous setting, very romantic. Had the set lunch - food was pretty much faultless, and the portions were generous which is unusual for a set menu.

Only qualm was with the service (starters arrived before drinks, which were served in smelly glasses), but the staff were friendly and the overall experience was great.

Monday, April 03, 2006
Overall rating 8 stars
Food 8 | Service 7 | Atmosphere 8 | Value for money 8

The Cumberland Arms

I went here with a group for a birthday lunch last week. The food and decor are both great, and we would have had a fantastic time had it not been for a very surly member of staff (I think she was the landlady but not sure) who made it obvious that she wanted us to eat and get out, not stick around to have some more drinks and perhaps some fun. Good for business lunches etc but not a great place to socialise.

Monday, April 03, 2006
Overall rating 6 stars
Food 8 | Service 2 | Atmosphere 6 | Value for money 7

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