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Skylon Restaurant

We visited Skylon in its previous guise as The People's Palace and whilst it was expensive, we found the magnificance of the setting was just about sufficient to counter any nagging doubts about value for money and the menu was interesting, even for vegetarians. So we visited the fine dining section of the business just after it reopened as Skylon and sampled the vegetarian option - Spelt risotto - and found it lacking substance but adjudged the experience as a whole enough fun to give it another shot .

Naturally we thought the menu might have widened out - surely spelt isn't the first choice for many vegetarians, some of us quite like - well - vegetables. But spelt was still the only available dish for us, so we tried to order some extra vegetables, knowing that we would finish the porridge -like rissotto in a few scrapes of the fork . The waitress, who mumbled that she would ask the chef ,never returned and thus, as before, we filled up on bread. Our guest chose monk fish and was amazed at the minute portion on his plate. Again, no side orders available. He ended up paying the £4 extra for cheese - perhaps that is part of the ploy in offering customers so little for their main course. To sum up our experience : fabulous views, willing if frenetic service,a lively atmosphere but appalling value for money. Eat chips before you go !

Saturday, December 08, 2007
Overall rating 4 stars
Food 1 | Service 6 | Atmosphere 10 | Value for money 0

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