All reader reviews by Ali

The Little Star

Having read the influx of positive reviews for The Little Star, we decided to visit the restaurant on April 7. The restaurant is lovely inside and the staff are very good. It's just the food which let it down. I chose the tomato and basil soup as a starter and a tuna steak in chilli butter for a main, both from the set menu of £6.95 - potentially very good value. The soup was very nice, but when the tuna arrived it was swimming in butter which made all the potatoes soggy, which was a bit of a blessing as they were slightly raw in the middle. The tuna itself was pretty chewy and I couldn't really taste any of the chilli. I'd ordered a side of vegetables, which consisted of carrots, courgettes and green beans - the carrots were fine, but the courgettes soggy and green beans wrinkled; I think these must have been heated in the microwave. I really didn't enjoy my main course at all. I'm not a fussy eater, but I do have standards and sadly they weren't met. My partner started with fried squid rings, which were very chewy and quite disappointing, but on the plus side his steak and chips were lovely. However, although I'm all for supporting local business, I don't think we'll be returning here again.

Wednesday, April 08, 2009
Overall rating 6 stars
Food 3 | Service 8 | Atmosphere 7 | Value for money 6


Bar Music Hall

I wish I'd read some of these reviews before celebrating my birthday, post pub here. We only came here as the place I wanted to go was closed and this was nearby. For some reason the door staff were so rude and only let three people in at a time, although once inside the place was half empty! We were a mixed sex group, so I don't see why there was a problem there. Having spoken to the manager, we all managed to get in, but the door staff's attitude put a bit of a dampener on things. I would advise people to try other places than put money in people's pockets that don't know a good customer when they see one.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007
Overall rating 1 stars
Food 0 | Service 1 | Atmosphere 1 | Value for money 1


Bar Music Hall

I wish I'd read some of these reviews before celebrating my birthday, post pub here. We only came here as the place I wanted to go was closed and this was nearby. For some reason the door staff were so rude and only let three people in at a time, although once inside the place was half empty! We were a mixed sex group, so I don't see why there was a problem there. Having spoken to the manager, we all managed to get in, but the door staff's attitude put a bit of a dampner on things. I would advise people to try other places than put money in people's pockets that don't know a good customer when they see one.

Monday, June 18, 2007
Overall rating 1 stars
Food 0 | Service 1 | Atmosphere 1 | Value for money 1


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