All reader reviews by Darren

Marco Polo on the River

By the sounds of the other reviews we were lucky. We sat outside with the heat lamps. The service wasnít the best Iíve had, but the elderly Italian waiter knew the food, joked around and was very friendly.

Our food was cooked to perfection. It was really world class and good value. Iíd definitely go there again, but wont expect great service every time by reading the service ratings below. Fantastic spot on the Thames.

Tuesday, October 31, 2006
Overall rating 8 stars
Food 9 | Service 7 | Atmosphere 9 | Value for money 7

The Real Greek (Putney)

Having been to good Greek restaurants and cafes in Greece, Sydney and Melbourne I was disappointed with this restaurant. The food was very poor for a Greek restaurant and generally below par for a London restaurant. The service was poor and the value very disappointing.

Like many chain restaurants, it was over crowded with poorly trained young waiters who were cheerful enough, but reluctant to take orders, didnít seem to know anything about the food, wines or beer and didnít even try to remember who ordered what or attempt to keep any consistency with taking orders and returning to the same table. We gave up trying to order drinks from the waiters and went to the pub as quickly as we could. Needless to say, I crossed out the suggested 12.5% gratuity.

Tuesday, October 31, 2006
Overall rating 5 stars
Food 5 | Service 3 | Atmosphere 7 | Value for money 5

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