All reader reviews by Good eater


I found the food here to be very underwhelming. The first courses were particularly miserable, both in their meagre size and their lack of interest. The scallop tart was some slices of scallop on a thin galette - no more than that. The mussels and clams were shrivelled, chewy and served on ridiculous rounds of rock salt, giving the plate the look of a fossil collection.

Main courses were better. The mallard was tasty and a reasonable portion. The pudding though was no more and no better than a pastry from Patisserie Valerie. Terrible value for money - average cooking, tiny portions.

Perhaps the high prices go to pay for the huge number of staff. There was a permanent melee of waiters getting in each other's way in the centre of the room, taking up most of the space, while we were seated at a table no more than an inch away from the next diners. One's attention is either drawn to the staff's constant comings and goings, or one's conversation is being interrupted by them. And why do they speak in French to the customers? When I eat Chinese food on Queensway I don't have to speak Cantonese. We are in London and this is irritating.

I wouldn't recommend this either to locals or as a destination restaurant.

Monday, November 26, 2007
Overall rating 4 stars
Food 4 | Service 5 | Atmosphere 5 | Value for money 2

quick search
user tools
latest blog entry

The Dish

Get The Latest Restaurant News On OpenTable UK's Blog
london tweeting

Barrio Bars to open a new site in Shoreditch next month (via Caterer) -

best for...
our sites
city eating