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Le Palme D'jan

I, along with two friends from Australia, had the misfortune to visit this restaurant last night. It was the only restaurant open near the hotel where we were staying, and judging from the new world accents and tired faces around us a lot of traffic here was precisely in our predicament, having recently landed, staying in nearby hotels and being sleep-deprived enough to venture into this hovel.

I wasn't as hungry as my companions and asked for an entree as a main - to which I was told that I must order a main if I were to dine here! After some argument - I conceded and ordered a main-size bruschetta.

The pre-dinner nibbles consisted of some stale attempts at ciabatta bread and tasteless supermarket brand olives as well as some contents of a jar of giardinera pickle - opened last week, judging by the fleas.

The first wine we wanted wasn't available, nor the second - the third attempt was finally succesful.

The mains arrived - they were edible, surprisingly. This was the highlight of the evening.

The waiter was extremely rude throughout - and quite aggressive at times. We didn't want coffee or dessert, which seemed to rile him to the point of shoving things around on our table as he cleared, the earlier incident of mains/entree was quite uncomfortable, and he was absolutely uninterested in tending to our needs, like refilling our water, or asking after our meals. Most bizarelly - he kept on correcting my companion's English!

We tipped 25p, at the time, as a joke - but in hindsight, 25p too much. Avoid at all costs!

Friday, October 06, 2006
Overall rating 2 stars
Food 3 | Service 1 | Atmosphere 1 | Value for money 3

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