All reader reviews by SG


I ordered delivery, 2 hot mezze dishes, was told it would be 35-45 mins - ONE HOUR 15 MINS later I get stone cold food. Not impressed with the rubbish service, was my first and last time ordering from there.

Sunday, July 24, 2011
Overall rating 0 stars
Food 1 | Service 0 | Atmosphere 0 | Value for money 0

Locanda Locatelli

We had to wait nearly 10 minutes to be seated, going by the staff's reaction there was obviously a problem with our table despite having booked 2 weeks in advance and recieved a confirmation call. 5 of us were literally squeezed into a table for 4.

Had to wait 45 minutes for starter to arrive which was very disappointing when it did come. Got moved to a table that fit us all, main course was good, desserts were average.

Don't waste your money, it was a 3 course car crash from the moment we entered. The awful service and too late attempts to make up for it just ruined the evening.

Saturday, April 24, 2010
Overall rating 1 stars
Food 1 | Service 0 | Atmosphere 1 | Value for money 0

Haz (Premier Place)

The service is awful, despite my calling to confirm our booking they said I didn't have one when we got there then eventually found it, placing us right next to the open kitchen - be warned you will leave smelling like a kebab shop. The staff were unbelievably rude, shouting over the tables at each other, and as for the food, below average.

Saturday, December 06, 2008
Overall rating 0 stars
Food 0 | Service 0 | Atmosphere 0 | Value for money 0


Delicious food! The fish is super fresh, the tempura is very light and great service, highly recommend!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Overall rating 10 stars
Food 10 | Service 10 | Atmosphere 10 | Value for money 10

Gordon Ramsay at Claridge's

Really unimpressed by the food and service here, Maze and Boxwood are much better on both accounts. The service was phenomenally slow, our lunch took 4 hours, I'm all up for taking time to appreciate fine dining, but this was ridiculous.

Considering the amount of waiting staff they had, it took forever to get anyone to come to the table as they were too busy standing in little groups yapping away. I was brought the wrong starter (normal fois gras instead of roasted) but since we'd already been there for 2 hours, i thought better than to ask for the right one. Main course of pork belly was nice, desserts were just blah.

Sunday, September 21, 2008
Overall rating 2 stars
Food 2 | Service 0 | Atmosphere 2 | Value for money 2


Highly recommended! The hainan chicken rice, char kwei teow and roti were all delicious and good value, the best Malay/Singaporian restaurant in London I've been to so far. Way better than C&R.

Friday, August 08, 2008
Overall rating 10 stars
Food 10 | Service 10 | Atmosphere 10 | Value for money 10

C&R Cafe Restaurant

Absolute rubbish. This place used to be good but in the last few years the standards have gone down considerably. Overpriced for the mediocre food, don't go here, if you want real tasty authentic Malaysian/Singaporian food go to Kiasu in Bayswater - 100 times better and the staff are much friendlier.

Friday, August 08, 2008
Overall rating 0 stars
Food 1 | Service 0 | Atmosphere 0 | Value for money 0

The Carpenter's Arms

Delicious! Had the crab on toast to start with which was very moorish and then the liver for mains which just melted in your mouth! The service was faultless, definately recommend this place but book as it gets packed out.

Sunday, March 16, 2008
Overall rating 10 stars
Food 10 | Service 10 | Atmosphere 10 | Value for money 10


Very good food but the service was so bad I wouldn't go back there. Asked the waitress to let us cook it ourselves (all 3 of us have been going to Korean bbq since we were kids) but she refused to leave us alone. Had to ask her about 6 times to just let us cook it for ourselves but she'd still keep hanging around, telling us when to turn it over, where to cut the meat, trying to put more meat on the bbq, telling us to take the meat off, taking the tongs off us to start cooking for us, etc etc etc. Just shoo.

If she wasn't interfering with the cooking then she was hovering badly. I'm all for attentive service but you shouldn't have to notice the waitress leaning over and faffing around your table for no reason at all. Go there if you want tasty Korean food and want someone to cook for you, spoon feed you and wipe your mouth for you too. Service charge is alot more than the normal 12.5% too.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Overall rating 4 stars
Food 10 | Service 0 | Atmosphere 3 | Value for money 4

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