All reader reviews by Anonymous

Toko Diner

This is one which is well known to locals, but deserves to have wider recognition.

It is rarely full, but does have an extensive take away/delivery trade.

The food is excellent. Though described as a Japanese restaurant, it does have other asian meals on its menu.

Try the edamami as a pre-starter, The sushi is excellent and good value. The chilli squid is first class. In fact, the standard throughout the menu is excellent

In addition, there is a vietnamese cook in the kitchen, and the vietnamese dishes are well worth trying

Finally,the Tempura ice cream is a real treat and something different

Tuesday, June 19, 2007
Overall rating 10 stars
Food 10 | Service 10 | Atmosphere 8 | Value for money 10

Saigon Lounge

Having read the excellent reviews on this site,we booked into this Bar/Cafe for Sunday lunch, but in fact it was nearly empty. Despite being a large converted pub, it still has a very welcoming atmosphere

The food is excellent and served by the'family', who are absolutely charming and friendly.

This is a hidden gem, which in any other part of town would be packed out. For those who are not familiar with vietnamese food, it is not as hot as Thai and relies more on the flavours from fresh herbs. Well worth trying. The starters were particulalry enjoyed by the whole party, as were the vietnames noodle dishes

The menu also contains many other familiar Asian dishes.

Very enjoyable meal

Tuesday, June 19, 2007
Overall rating 10 stars
Food 9 | Service 10 | Atmosphere 9 | Value for money 10


Having read the various reviews, We booked Pasha for a special birthday lunch on a Saturday at 1pm.

Having arrived 10 minutes early, we ordered a cocktail, which took over half an hour to arrive.

The staff were pleasant, but totally disorganised, one wandering around with an iron in his hand, others still moving tables.

When we finally had the meal, I must admit that apart from a seafood tagine, it was very disappointing. We ordered from the a la carte menu, and found the met tender but very bland. The starters were adequate, but nothing out of the ordinary.

The atmosphere at lunchtime is non existent, not helped by the fact thet the waitresses were Australian and Spanish, whose only link with Morocco would be the bands of jangling coins around their middle.

I would also comment that I did not find the seating comortable at all, especially the 'bench' seating with pillows. At six foot tall, I fould it difficult to fit into some of the spaces allocated.

The meal cost us over £50 per head without sweets, and left us with the feeling of poor value for money. It may be different in the evening, but is not the place for a special lunch.

Sunday, February 18, 2007
Overall rating 3 stars
Food 3 | Service 4 | Atmosphere 2 | Value for money 2

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