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La Vie en Rose

A friend and I went to eat at La Vie en Rose on a quiet Tuesday night a few weeks ago, and we were very disappointed.

The restaurant is very pretty on the outside; clearly a roomy, converted pub on a street corner. However the food we had was distinctly ordinary and lacked much in the way of flair or imagination. The snails were nice and garlicky, but the staff embarrassingly stingy with the bread (I think the best bit is mopping up the juices afterwards). The starter salad was a big mound of iceberg lettuce with the other ingredients scattered sparsely over the top.

The worst thing was the service. The waitress seemed surprised that we wanted a drink whilst we looked at the menus, and it didn't improve after that. At the end of our meal it took 20 minutes to attract anyone's attention for the bill and we had obviously finished all food and drinks on the table. During this time a staff member who could clearly see that we were getting more and more irritated was taking a meal break at a table a short distance away, and did nothing except shoot us the odd embarrassed smile.

We won't be going back.

Wednesday, August 09, 2006
Overall rating 2 stars
Food 2 | Service 1 | Atmosphere 4 | Value for money 1

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