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Jakob's

We were charged a whopping £26 for two plates of vegetables and two soft drinks. There was no menu; we were required to choose dishes from a display cabinet and then the agressive staff heated the food in a microwave oven. The unevenly-heated fare tasted OK but you can get much the same for half the price at any of the Mediterranean buffet places around Covent Garden.

Only two or three of the dishes on offer are actually Armenian and the rest are generic Mediterranean. The waiter had not even heard of lavash, the unleavened flatbread that is the Armenian staple.

The decor is vaguely Armenian, with some photographs of the country pasted to the wall. Those who have read Orwell's "Down and Out in Paris and London" will perhaps know what the most authentically Armenian aspect of this eatery is.

Monday, April 17, 2006
Overall rating 3 stars
Food 3 | Service 2 | Atmosphere 5 | Value for money 0


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