All reader reviews by Anonymous

Hisar

Probably come here as much as anywhere as it is a) extremely handy and b) has good, cheap food that is well-served. Standard Turkish grill fare, but better quality than most.

Thursday, August 23, 2007
Overall rating 9 stars
Food 9 | Service 9 | Atmosphere 9 | Value for money 9


Dragon Castle

Utterly brilliant and sure to become known as one of the best Chinese places in town. Lots of unusual stuff, strange cuts of pork (try the Chairman Mao stew) and extremely friendly and professional staff. Perhaps the best bit is peering into the spotless, stainless-steel kitchen seeing the huge whole smoked pigs being wheeled around and the huge wooden boxes of Chinese delicacies stacked up, all bathed in belching steam and sizzling wok-smoke. This is as far removed from the average ersatz Cantonese takeaway as you can get. Only the location counts against it but with the redevelopment of Elephant & Castle underway soon even that will change. Deservedly busy, and extremely family-friendly.

Thursday, August 23, 2007
Overall rating 10 stars
Food 10 | Service 10 | Atmosphere 10 | Value for money 10


The Stonhouse

What a fantastic place. Came here after noticing it on my commute to work. Yet another dull gastropub possibly, but no.

First good thing, the service. Our (American, or possibly Canadian) waitress was friendly, fast, efficient and got everything right. She worked hard for her tip and duly got it.

Then, the food. One visit is not perhaps enough to draw comparisons with the wonderful Palmerston over in East Dulwich but this is coming close. Free range chicken, a lovely starter of chicken livers, and great steak. Comfort food rather than gourmet cuisine but very good comfort food indeed. Knocks most of the overpriced rubbish around Clapham Common into a cocked hat.

Thursday, August 23, 2007
Overall rating 9 stars
Food 8 | Service 10 | Atmosphere 8 | Value for money 8


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