All reader reviews by David Frederick Eldridge

Zilli Fish

I have eaten here a few times and have always enjoyed the meal and the atmosphere.

The cost per head is proportionate to the other restaurants in the area, while the food is better. A starter will cost you £6 - £14. Mains start at under £10 if you want a Pasta Dish to circa £30 for a Lobster but circa £20 is average. Desserts £6-7. The wine list is not huge but it's well selected and you can get a reasonable White for £20 a bottle.

I have no complaints on the quality of the food and would recommend the Lobster spaghetti. The fish is very fresh and the food is not over prepared.

I have seen Aldo at the retaurant on a few occassions which is nice although he was not in the kitchen.

The service is friendly and attentive without being pompous and overbearing.

If what you really want for your money is the experience of seeing how the other half live then Zilli will probably leave you disappointed. It is not Chandaliers, silver service waiting staff and it does not have a concert level pianist in the corner and perhaps that is why some reviewers have marked it down on value for money. It's good fresh food in a friendly light chatty environment.

If you have to entertain a Client or a Lady on a hot Summer afternoon / evening then you really can't go wrong.

Thursday, May 24, 2007
Overall rating 8 stars
Food 8 | Service 7 | Atmosphere 8 | Value for money 8


Little Bay (Croydon)

I have been visiting Little Bay regularly for the past 2 years and can safely say that I have never had a bad meal or bad service.

A small menu allows for the prices to remain low, the service quick and the quality of the food high. The Wine list is small but well chosen.

All of my friends and family that have eaten at Little Bay love it and have gone back. The atmosphere is great. They have a Live Opera singer in mid week and a lounge singer on a Saturday night.

Watch out for the Sweets, they are huge!

£40 will get you 3 Courses and a reasonable bottle of Wine for 2.

Thursday, May 24, 2007
Overall rating 10 stars
Food 10 | Service 10 | Atmosphere 10 | Value for money 10


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