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Cow Dining Room

Was really looking forward to a slap up lunch at The Cow - had never been to the dining room upstairs before, but was greedily visualising decent, generous, delciious British cooking. Wrong. How the chef had the nerve to put together such an insipid, uninspiring menu is quite beyond me. Nettle soup followed by lemon risotto? £22? Pollock and mashed potatoes? Grim, grim, grim. The kitchen is clearly run by people who have lost interest - we arrived at 230 as planned and were told that we had to order before 245 or the kitchen would be closed.

Our dreadful experience was frankly a horrible throwback to 20 years ago and I doubt that any of the 6 dishes put in front of us would have even got whoever prepared them through the first round of Master Chef - not even the celebrity version. Salt is a seasoning not an offensive weapon!

Would we go back? No. Life is too short and taste buds are too valuable. There are at least 3 better gastro pubs in the same road for starters.

Monday, April 30, 2007
Overall rating 4 stars
Food 0 | Service 5 | Atmosphere 7 | Value for money 2

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