All reader reviews by Clari


Have been to this restaurant several times. Always found food excellent, staff welcoming and helpful. Strongly recommend it - we will be going again soon. It is now our regular restaurant for special occasions and family celebrations and has never let us down. Sometimes has jazz duo playing - very nice. Have been to Conran restaurants where similar food was less well cooked and far more expensive. A great restaurant for a local high road - and far transcends its location - would travel far further to visit!

Monday, March 12, 2007
Overall rating 10 stars
Food 10 | Service 10 | Atmosphere 9 | Value for money 9

Haven Bistro & Bar

Went here soon after it opened. Took my mum and were reluctantly seated at a very poor table in a draught and asked if our partners were coming! Food poor and atittude worse. When I complained (politely) about the food (mine was fine but my mother's was both cold and burned), the manager told us to leave his restaurant and told me I was banned! I have never been banned from a restaurant before! Very humiliating. A foul man, an awful experience. Do NOT go if you are women alone - and personally, despite some positive reviews, I would NEVER recommend this over-priced restaurant, with poor food, worse service and hideous rude arrogant manager. Do NOT go here if you want to enjoy a relaxed evening. Avoid.

Monday, March 12, 2007
Overall rating 5 stars
Food 5 | Service 1 | Atmosphere 8 | Value for money 5


Went here in January and are going again. Not cheap, but great food and friendly helpful staff. Recommended. Also, minor celebrities spotted... (East Enders 'stars'). Bit noisy as very busy and wooden floors etc are a little echoey.

Monday, March 12, 2007
Overall rating 9 stars
Food 10 | Service 10 | Atmosphere 8 | Value for money 8

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