All reader reviews by Caledonian

Destino

As has already been said Destino is not closed. It was closed for a brief time, but it is most certainly open for business now.

Pepe - the original owner - is now back running the place and the food is as good as ever.

I was there for dinner on Monday the 17th of May 2010 and we had beautiful squid, chicken, Padron peppers and much much more (too much actually).

If you haven't been before then definitely give it a try; it's a great little restaurant.

Thursday, May 20, 2010
Overall rating 9 stars
Food 9 | Service 9 | Atmosphere 7 | Value for money 9


Ishbilia

I have been to Ishbilia several times and I have never been let down. It is consistently excellent.

Like several others, I have failed to escape the meze menu, there are too many temptations. The lamb, the salads, the quail, the dips, the pastries - they are all brilliant. As with all Lebanese restaurants, there is plenty for vegetarians too. The breads are good too. Each diner is provided with two small loaves of warm bread. It's a nice touch.

I notice that some people are not happy with the staff. I would never say they are unfriendly. Most of them are not too smiley, that is true, but I would say that they are always quick, competent and very helpful. They are formal, that is what it is. The staff are a Good Thing.

They have a massive area downstairs if you are looking for a function.

The only thing I would say with it is that, in line with most Lebanese places, the food is quite cheap. As a result they do tend to put a couple of pounds on the alcohol. Nothing scary, but noticable.

Ishbilia is very popular and I would advise booking ahead.

Wednesday, September 05, 2007
Overall rating 9 stars
Food 10 | Service 8 | Atmosphere 7 | Value for money 9


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