All reader reviews by Khalid


Went to seventeen for my bro's bday. Nice decor inside taken from hues of Yauatcha in Soho, shame the food wasn't as good. We ordered crispy seaweed which was way too sweet, seafood lettuce wrap which i think was not chopped up finely enough. The service was extremely slow and dishes were sent out every 15 mins so the meal took a long time. The portions i found extremely small. The beef tasted somewhat like the ready made chinese meals from the supermarket unfortunately. Crispy shredded beef. However, what infuriated me mostly was that after reminding the manager TWICE that I would like a sort of dessert with a candle to be brought out at the end we were only given the dessert menu which we were to select from very paltry non traditional desserts such as cheesecake, pudding. there are just too many good chinese restaurants to be going to this one. Just look at memories of china, royal china, hakkasan, yauatcha, good earth which are much more original and better quality.

Sunday, May 16, 2010
Overall rating 5 stars
Food 3 | Service 3 | Atmosphere 8 | Value for money 4

Island Grill

Well what can i say. On entering the restaurant we were not greeted by a host or hostess just an empty desk. Once in we were kindly ushered to our table and for somewhere that was 'apparently' designed by the designers of wagamama and fakhredeine it was to say the most a little bland on decor sort of in a business class lounge sort of way perhaps a bit cold and clinical. it also illustrated its ambience and decor in its food. calamari was tasteless and dire in size, goats cheese salad had come with more goats cheese than the actual lettuce and warm lettuce might I say was not a good addition perhaps adding this on after baking the cheese may have been a better idea! the lamb however was quite succulent with dark sauce, chicken was woeful however and not up to standards of fresh free range chicken of top restaurants such as this but more like a bucket of crispy chicken from KFC chicken quality. The desserts were not what i expected especially the poached pear dessert that had some sort of sauce that reminisced somewhat 'pot pouri' which was not very pleasant. All in all if it weren't for the taste london card I would have been tossing and turning every night thereafter. thumbs down unfortunately just another one of those business dinners that passer bye's in the hotel attached stay in have no option of going anywhere else.

Thursday, December 24, 2009
Overall rating 4 stars
Food 2 | Service 8 | Atmosphere 5 | Value for money 2


Really just a place to show off, if you're into that sort of thing....

First time i went was excellent even though tad bit on the expensive and small portion side, excellent beef teriyaki and tempura prawns.

Recently went in Feb, service was dire, sushi wasn't fresh even the bottle of water we ordered tasted polluted although it was meant to be environmentally friendly.

Probably better to go for drinks at the swanky floating bar and going celebrity spotting.

Tuesday, June 05, 2007
Overall rating 5 stars
Food 3 | Service 4 | Atmosphere 8 | Value for money 5

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