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La Mazorca

I found this restaurant on this site and visited based on the good reviews. I can confirm them in every way.

I took my brother as a birthday treat with his South American wife and their 2 year old daughter. The staff were extremely friendly and attentive. They were also very accommodating of such a small child and there were other children in the restaurant. The plates were overflowing with good quality food which my brotherís wife confirmed as authentic and made her feel very much at home. It was a real chance for us to try something different too instead of stereotypical dishes. We all had a great time, it was nice to see other children around for our niece but it certainly didnít make it feel like a kidsí restaurant - we canít wait to go back on our own and check out the salsa dancing later on in the evening. We were a little disappointed to find the cocktails menu is not currently available but it didnít spoil our evening, the staff introduced us to some of their Columbian firewater instead!

Tuesday, February 06, 2007
Overall rating 9 stars
Food 10 | Service 9 | Atmosphere 9 | Value for money 8

Pasta Brown

I recently visited this restaurant for a quick meal after work. Pasta Brown has a warm and friendly atmosphere and is tastefully designed. The service was very fast, which is exactly what we wanted. However, the English of the staff wasnít particularly good which made a difficult to communicate any words that couldnít be pointed at on the menu. The menu itself was pretty standard for any Italian which is a shame as we were expecting a few signature dishes based on our first impressions from the dťcor. I ordered a pizza with a topping that wasnít on the menu and the staff were very accommodating. My wife ordered a prawn and avocado salad with garlic bread to accompany (although it was on the menu as a starter). Despite our request, the staff still brought the garlic bread before the main. Sadly the food was very low standard. The pizza like a particularly bad frozen supermarket value pizza, the type with the bready bases. My wifeís salad was made with frozen prawns and was very bland. In summary, we were very disappointed, mainly by the food which was very poor quality at a fairly high price. I expect from their location that they donít need to rely heavily on returning customers.

Tuesday, February 06, 2007
Overall rating 5 stars
Food 3 | Service 6 | Atmosphere 7 | Value for money 3

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