All reader reviews by Gary Sanders

Michael Moore

I've been to the restaurant for dinner before and really liked it at the time. Last week I had lunch with a colleague on the set menu offer and thought it was fabulous. We didn't have much time, so just had the two courses. The fish I had, I think it was tilapia was great, but the chocolate fondant dessert was out of this world. At just under £ 16 pounds with a glass of wine it was excellent value and I will definitely spend a few more lunch breaks there.

Monday, January 28, 2008
Overall rating 9 stars
Food 10 | Service 9 | Atmosphere 8 | Value for money 10

Michael Moore

A party of 8 of us had a fantastic night at Michael Moore's on 31 Aug. Not only was the food out of this world and the service great. There was something so energetic about the restaurant, which is hard to describe. All the waiting staff were great and appeared to be having as good a time as us.

The restaurant design may not be as refined as Petrus and some others for example and really it needn't be as the food and service more than make up for it.

Standing ovations for the much mentioned belly pork. It is sublime!

We have been before and were impressed. This time we left feeling we made friends for life and will be back again soon.

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

Bombay Bicycle Club (Holland Park)

I was invited to this restaurant two weeks ago by a supplier. I was a bit concerned, as Indian is definitely not my favourite, but not wanting to insult my host, I went along without suggesting a different place. I am very glad I did, as it has reversed my opinion of Indian food. We had some mixed starters and very tasty narn bread and pompadoms. My main course of slow cooked king prawns in a tomato based sauce was delicious. Missed out on dessert.

The restaurant was very quiet initially, as it was a Monday night, but then got quite busy around 9 pm. The food was very good, but the service at times extremely slow.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007
Overall rating 7 stars
Food 7 | Service 5 | Atmosphere 7 | Value for money 7


We went here for a romantic dinner, but ended up sitting in the corner of an alcove with my wife sitting next to me rather than opposite me. There was another table in the same alcove and rather than facing my wife, I was facing another lady. It was a very strange seating arrangement. We just couldn't eat and talk, but constantly had to turn to talk to each other. We opted for the tasting menu, as I was really keen to try it after reading much about it on this site. Whilst the food presentation, combination and taste overall was very good, it was really the concept of the tasting menu that didn't work for me. Upon arrival we were very hungry and a saucer size starter that seemed to be ages in the making didn't do much to stop my tummy rumbling. It wasn't until course 3 or 4 that we both felt we were getting there. However, the service was extremely slow and we were quite bemused by the constant show of queuing waiters with trays, who were lining up each time a table was served. Surely there must be a way of speeding things up. Overall the restaurant was very busy, too corporate for my taste and very noisy. Not a place I would revisit in a hurry.

Friday, May 25, 2007
Overall rating 6 stars
Food 7 | Service 5 | Atmosphere 5 | Value for money 5

Michael Moore

Wonderful. We visited on a Wednesday night and the place was packed. We were greated by a charming Maitre D, who showed us to our table immediately. Whilst we had initial concerns being seated at the back of the restaurant, we enjoyed a very sleek & attentive service. We were offered a tiny tuna dish on the house, which was a great start. I also ordered a tuna dish as a starter, which just melted in my mouth. My wife had a quail dish and was equally happy with her choice. The main of scallops (the wife) and guineafowl for myself were outstanding. Okay, the portions could be a bit more generous, but after three courses, we felt pleasantly full and enjoyed some very nice wines, too. Our spirits weren't dampened when the bill arrived, as for just under hundred pounds for the two of us, it was a great evening out and we will definitely be back.

Thursday, April 12, 2007
Overall rating 9 stars
Food 10 | Service 9 | Atmosphere 9 | Value for money 9

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