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The Clerkenwell Dining Room

I love the restaurants in Farringdon. But the Clerkenwell Dining Rooms is an embarassing blot on this foodie landscape. Our meal there last nigth ended up with my highly affable and courteous dining partner rowing with one of the waiters who seemed to think we were not the best judges of the inedible main course of Roast Port Belly, which we sent back to the kitchen because you could not physically chew it. My main course of Halibut was dry and would leave Tiny Tim still looking gaunt and hungry, served as it was in a tasteless curry sauce with sad, limp vegetables - sorry to get you up chef. Our starters had been a little better, but oversized and rather clunky in texture and presentation. The waitresses were, however, fabulous, immediately taking the main course off our bill and apologising profusely. How they work with that jumped up waiter who thought that he knew better than two customers, who are not only rather obsessive lovers of food but were also paying upwards of £130 - oh yes - for a meal that my grandmother would have turned her nose up at during the inter-war years. His aggressive line - 'well we have been rather busy this evening' left us gobsmacked. Hey, we've only worked all week and were looking forward to a meal that we are going to pay handsomely for, but don't let that get in the way of your busy kitchen. So. Avoid fork rage, save yourself your hard earned cash, and quite possibly, your teeth.

Friday, November 09, 2007
Overall rating 0 stars
Food 0 | Service 0 | Atmosphere 0 | Value for money 0

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