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Tate Modern Restaurant

I booked this restaurant for our wedding anniversary a month in advance.

I asked for and was promised a table with a river view.

I telephoned to check before setting off that this was going to be ok. I was given a completely different story but was promised that they would try their best. I had emphasized that I had called so that I might discuss any problem without my wife having to be involved so that our evening would not have a sour taste.

On arrival, we were given a very good table with a river view. The manageress though felt the need to tell my wife that she had asked a couple to leave this table half way through their meal so that it could be given to us.

That story was hard to belive as there was one other table free right next to the windows. It was a calculated comment aimed at making me feel guilty and it only served to upset my wife.

The bill was £120 for two courses plus one pudding with wine, so take a reality check on the prices noted here.

The view was sensational and it is the view that you pay for. The food was distinctly average. The salt marsh lamb for £15 was nothing more than a fatty lamb chop.

I shall be writing a formal complaint about the manageress' conduct and will post ther restaurant's reply on here.

Friday, October 05, 2007
Overall rating 5 stars
Food 4 | Service 7 | Atmosphere 8 | Value for money 2

Emni Restaurant

My wife and I have eaten here twice and tried a number of dishes. I have found them all to be excellent.

I have found the service to be patchy and not worth paying the charge referred to.

Wednesday, July 04, 2007
Overall rating 6 stars
Food 8 | Service 4 | Atmosphere 6 | Value for money 7


I had lunch there earlier this month and was impressed by the grandeur of the surroundings. The prices were very high so I had high hopes of an excellent meal. The food was good but not so as to justify the prices. I would return but bot when paying myself.

Sunday, June 24, 2007
Overall rating 6 stars
Food 6 | Service 7 | Atmosphere 9 | Value for money 3

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