All reader reviews by Cathy

St Germain

Very quiet for a Saturday so not a lot of atmosphere but lovely seating area in bar with good cocktails. Basic brasserie table setting with heavy cutlery and crisp napkins - but why the mean slithers of sliced french bread that arrived? Starter of frisse lardon with puy lentils and beautifully poached egg was VERY good and my main of skate was tasty if not very big. Companions mushroom ravioli was he said, outstanding but salad dressing on his side salad, not nice at all.

We ate off the a la carte as the Prix Fixe menu choices were not appetising at all and so the bill was high for a 2 course brasserie meal (about £50 a head with wine and service)

It probably is best at lunchtime during the week, needs to try harder to tempt people in on a Saturday night.

Monday, February 19, 2007
Overall rating 6 stars
Food 7 | Service 9 | Atmosphere 4 | Value for money 5

Royal China (Canary Wharf)

Visited Saturday 17th and even arriving at 1.45pm the restaurant was full and buzzing. Only had to wait 15 mins for a table and had fantastic dim sum; freshly cooked and extremely tasty - never had spare ribs like them! Efficient service, only point I wasn't keen on was them filling our teapot from a thermos on the side - same leaves throughout! Would definitely recommend though.

Monday, February 19, 2007
Overall rating 8 stars
Food 9 | Service 6 | Atmosphere 9 | Value for money 9

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