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Small & Beautiful

After reading many positive reviews and being enticed by the quirky interior and promise of a good night out I rounded up a couple of friends and decided to give Small & Beautiful a try.

It's a good time to mention that I have never before been provoked to share my views on an eating experience as strongly as tonights.

From the start, the staff's excuse for service was dished out with attitude bordering on aggression. The whole night I couldn't help but feel that a group of East European mafia had captured the friendly staff, locked them away in the freezer and taken over the restaurant to be used for some elaborate gangland assassination. A pervasive sense of nervous pressure emanated from all the waiters encouraged by the shorn headed kingpin maitre d. Not once did I notice a smile or sense of genuine attention from anyone.

Our collective (party of 9) opinion of the food was overwhelmingly mediocre. The extent being a begrudging "Hmmm...i guess It was ok...".

I wholeheartedly recommend that you stay far away from this establishment unless you have a penchant for cafe dining in a Siberian gulag.

Saturday, November 03, 2007
Overall rating 4 stars
Food 5 | Service 1 | Atmosphere 6 | Value for money 5


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