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Le Palais du Jardin

I have just come back from lunch at LPDJ with two girlfriends - it was supposed to be a fun Xmas lunch. It has to be said that I agree with the other reviews and wish I'd seen them before I went - the service was absolutely appalling.

We arrived for an early booking at 12.15, there was hardly any customers and yet it still managed to take them 5 minutes to seat us for a booked reservation. The staff were uninterested and uninspiring about the menu and wine list. To be fair to them the restaurant was staggeringly understaffed. We waited 15 minutes for our bill, ages for the dessert menu to be taken etc. The icing on the cake came when we asked to speak to the manager as we left. We had already paid the bill but thought we would mention that we had not had great service. In most places feedback like that is usually appreciated by the manager who can't see all that is going on. Instead the manager, who was obviously having an off day, said he wasn't prepared to hear anything from a bunch of twentysomethings and said he wanted us to leave the restaurant. With pleasure monsieur and we won't be returning!

Food was good but a bit of a nasty after taste thanks to the attitudes of the staff/manager.

Friday, December 07, 2007
Overall rating 5 stars
Food 7 | Service 2 | Atmosphere 4 | Value for money 6

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