All reader reviews by Fifi
I had lunch at Petrus on 05.06.07 to celebrate my husband's birthday. All expectations were exceeded. The food was beautifully presented and delicious. I highly recommend the moelleux warm chocolate with lightly spiced cherries and vanilla ice cream - the best desert I have ever had! The wine list is extensive. Service was flawless from start to finish, with staff friendly and knowledgeable. Yes this place is very expensive, but for a special occasion to spoil a loved one it is definitely worth trying.
Wednesday, June 06, 2007
Food 10 | Service 10 | Atmosphere 9 | Value for money 9
Went on Saturday 28 April, in a group of 12 people ages 5-70. Firstly it was really way too loud, not loud because of a buzy atmosphere it was loud because the "background music" was cranked up to high. This meant it was very difficult to talk. The elderly people in the group switched off their hearing aids, so they were reduced to nodding and smiling!
The service was lousy with staff completely disorganised. The food wasn't anything to rave about, mainly huge portions of greasy meat with any vegetables costing extra. Part of the group had starters, but they didn't all arrive together, there was a delay of about 20 mins between the first starter and the other starters. I never imagined I would have to wait 2 hour for my main course.
I had a goats cheese salad, where a huge lump of goats cheese and the bread it was sitting on hadn't been toasted properly. My salad was covered in a pretty dreadful dressing, which was a big disappointment after waiting so long to get it. I think it takes a real knack to mess up a salad, and boy did they mess it up.
There are so many better places to eat in the Covent Garden area, don't bother with this third rate rubbish. Try Christophers if you want American food. Or for a reasonable priced steak and chips you can't go wrong with Cafe Rouge! I will not go to Maxwells again!
Tuesday, May 01, 2007
Food 0 | Service 0 | Atmosphere 0 | Value for money 0