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Babur Restaurant

Went here last Sunday evening with my flatmate - first time since they were refurbished. We were worried they might not be as good - they are not, they are ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC! The new decor is very smart, the service excellent - attentive but not intrusive. The food unbelievably good and the prices very reasonable. I had the crab cakes - wonderful but extremely filling. My flatmate had the vegetable pattied and is still raving about them. For mains I had the duck - genrous portion of meat with spinach and a wonderful sweet/sour sauce. My friend had chicken Chettinand which had a spicy sauce and a wonderful wigwam of rice pancake. The food looked beautiful. I wish we could have managed dessert because other people seemed to be enjoying theirs. Will be back soon. Cannot recommend this restaurant highly enough.

Friday, April 06, 2007
Overall rating 10 stars
Food 10 | Service 10 | Atmosphere 9 | Value for money 9

Piaf in the Village (Dulwich)

I went here for the first time last Saturday lunchtime. They were moderately busy. My friend and I arrived about 12.30 and after some difficulty attracted a watiress and ordered our food and a glass of wine each. The wine arrived quite quickly and was fine. 30 minutes went by and no sign of any food, but they were busy and we weren't in a tearing hurry. 50 minutes and I went to the ladies - on my way back out I pointed out that we had been wating a long time for our food. The man I spoke to was quite surly - he said that there was a problem (unspecified) and that we would have to wait a while longer. My friend then went inside and told them that if our food did not arrive in another 5 minutes we would be leaving. 2 minutes later a waitress came out to "check our order". 5 minutes later the food arrived - just over an hour after we ordered it! I had fishcakes and my friend had mushroom linguine. They tasted OK but were not very hot - I suspect they had been left in the kitchen forgotten. We ate, paid and left. We were not offered any explanation, apology or refund. We did not leave a tip. We will certainly not go back.

Friday, April 06, 2007
Overall rating 3 stars
Food 4 | Service 1 | Atmosphere 1 | Value for money 4

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