All reader reviews by pea

Kam Tong

Spot on! Being from Hong Kong I should know...

I recommend the Dau Miu with garlic (not on the menu, just ask). Translates to 'little young leaves' in English.

Roast duck is brilliant too.

Saturday, March 29, 2008
Overall rating 9 stars
Food 9 | Service 9 | Atmosphere 9 | Value for money 9

Smiths of Smithfield

I lovvveee this place! it's not fine food but it's gooood food with big portions and delicious as well. Not pricey either considering the atomsphere of the whole place and the good service! I had the duck with oyster sauce and it was huge with a small leg and a big breast and oyster sauce was not the thick stuff from the bottle but a nice broth! Also had the chocolate and mascarpone torte... mmmm... it was havenly! I love this place, been there twice already, will definitely go back!

Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Overall rating 9 stars
Food 8 | Service 8 | Atmosphere 9 | Value for money 9

Bodean's (Westbourne Grove)

Went here for a slap up meal with some colleagues and had a brilliant set of baby back ribs. Very delicious. Waiters were quite friendly and chippery really but seemed to lack knowledge about the menu. Overall very scrummy.

Thursday, October 18, 2007
Overall rating 9 stars
Food 10 | Service 9 | Atmosphere 7 | Value for money 9

Bodean's (Westbourne Grove)

went there for a birthday dinner on a sunday night and there was 4 of us. we ordered our drinks and food and got our drinks right away. waited for maybe about 25mins and the boys were getting hungry and we started noticing that people were complaining to the manager. the manager came over and promised that our food would arrive in 5 mins and our meals would be free. Food came in five minutes and were delicious, and befor the food came, our lovely french waitress also came to offer more drinks on the house. We also ordered chocolate fudge cake and pecan pie for dessert, which were both great.

honestly didn't expect to have the meal free and was expecting there to be a few problems here and there as it has just opened. but we were treated so well by the waitress and the manager and the big boss (I think) also came to check on us. I have waited for longer for food and had to pay for it. So it was an amazing night!

by the way, decor is more glam that the soho branch. We will definitely go back.

Thursday, September 27, 2007
Overall rating 9 stars
Food 8 | Service 10 | Atmosphere 9 | Value for money 8

Gaucho (Piccadilly)

we were there on a friday night for my boyfriend's birthday. have to say we had to wait a bit for our drinks and stuff. but other than that, the service was very good, friendly and attentive staff. they also came with a chopping board of different cuts of steak and explained the difference of each of them plus whats the best way to cook it. the bread and cheesy balls were delicious and the dip for the bread was gorgeous. my boyfriend was very disappointed with his salmon ceviche but our soup (roasted tomato with garlic and croutons) were delicious. my rib eye steak was good although I was expecting it to be more tender, it was also a little too salty, but my boyfriend's sirloin was delicious and his brother's fillet was exceptional, so tender you felt like you were eating marshmallows!! the restaurant was a little bit too dark to see the menu though, and the cocktails were lacking the taste of booze. however, all in all, it was still a nice experience, if we return next time, will probably only focus on the steak and side dishes, and nothing else!!!

Sunday, February 11, 2007
Overall rating 8 stars
Food 8 | Service 8 | Atmosphere 8 | Value for money 7

Cafe Emm

we've been there once and are looking forward to returning to it. The place is very cozy and charming, with the exception of pop music being played throughout our evening there. The food was good, non fussy, just good delicious fresh food. we had chicken liver pate, steak, and stuffed peppers. all were good, including the apple crumble. its not expensive either, especially considering the location. The staff (owner?) was very friendly as well. really liked this place! will definitely try to return to it again in the near future.

Sunday, February 11, 2007
Overall rating 9 stars
Food 9 | Service 9 | Atmosphere 8 | Value for money 8

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