All reader reviews by EdwardB

Le Chinois

Returned to Mju this evening, as one can hardly fault the location. Enjoyed a couple of Caipirinha at the bar, although sadly the Perrior Jouet was quite flat, I mentioned this to the Maitre D at the end of the meal who appologised and rightly suggested I should have compalained at the time so he could do something about it, sorry I'm so English...

The Restaurant was trying a new Tapas Menu which we tried. We ate phaesant, pigeon, rabbit, monkfish, beef and a pumpkin dish. All washed down with some saki served chilled and a bottle of Italian Merlot, including service the bill was £150 for two.

Service was good (special mention to Angela thank you, food was good, atmosphere as always was awful. The place is soul less the wordt kind of international hotel restaurant that one finds all over the world, which may be why it was empty, the service was so good and the food better than OK, great for a quiet dinner with someone, where you hope not to be recognised.

Thursday, November 16, 2006
Overall rating 6 stars
Food 8 | Service 8 | Atmosphere 1 | Value for money 6


Very French, honest, unpretentious cooking in a comfortable environment with warm ambiance. Exciting dishes, hearty portions and occassional flashes of surly behaviour from the French staff completes this magnificently authentic gallic culinary experience. We will return.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006
Overall rating 8 stars
Food 8 | Service 7 | Atmosphere 8 | Value for money 7


Faultless, superb and many other complimentary adjectives; is this the best restaurant in London?

Tuesday, October 24, 2006
Overall rating 10 stars
Food 10 | Service 10 | Atmosphere 10 | Value for money 10

The Lobster Pot

sorry to see this restaurant hadn't been reviewed here for a year. Herve the proprietor runs one of London's most extra-ordinary restaurants here on the edge of Kennington and Elephant and Castle. The downside is expect West End Prices, the upside is just about everytging else. Great service, lovely food, strange ambiance, odd location, reasonably priced wine. Herve and his lovely wife are themselves passionate owners and have the habit of steering the unknown such as myself to chose courses I wouldn't have otherwise taken. The flip side is that the courses I had (at their recommendation) were absolutely memorable. There's something about being shown a live lobster before and seeing it again a few minutes later that is lost at other restaurants. Romantic, fun, expensive for the area. I will return again.

Tuesday, December 20, 2005
Overall rating 9 stars
Food 9 | Service 9 | Atmosphere 8 | Value for money 8

The Painted Heron

still probably the best restaurant in the Kennington Cross area,lunch and early dinners always easy to get seats, was sorry to see in a recent menu revamp the roast chicken for two had been dropped which was one of the best value meals in London.

Tuesday, December 20, 2005
Overall rating 7 stars
Food 8 | Service 7 | Atmosphere 7 | Value for money 7

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