All reader reviews by Anonymous

Gem Restaurant

What a Gem!

We found this place one evening when wandering down upper street without any idea about what we wanted to eat. We loved it immediately.

The complementary flatbreads were a lovely hint at what was to come. All the food was beautifully cooked and seemed very authentic.

The atmosphere was great with bare wood and warm inviting decor. The service was excellent with friendly staff who made great recommendations.

All this and great value for money which is a winner for me. If you are looking for a real restaurant without the trappings of the normal fair and establishments of upper street, this is a good place to start.

Saturday, December 22, 2007
Overall rating 10 stars
Food 9 | Service 10 | Atmosphere 9 | Value for money 10

Stingray Cafe

I was living extremely close to Stringray until very recently and have been there numerous times as it is good value for money.

It is such as shame because, until about 18 months ago, the food was excellent - I'm not keen on pizza so I can't comment on these but the other options were great.

I don't know whether it changed hands or whether there is a new 'chef' but on the two last occasions I visited, I had to send my food back (moules mariniere because they were all bad except two or three and steak because I couldn't physically cut it because it was so tough).

I do love the restaurant for the atmosphere and value but I won't be making the trip from my new home. Were the food to its original standard, I would have made the effort.

Saturday, December 22, 2007
Overall rating 6 stars
Food 3 | Service 4 | Atmosphere 10 | Value for money 8

La Cafeteria

This is a lovely place with a great atmosphere (although the chairs on the floor are quite noisy). The staff are very friendly and helpful and the food is consistently excellent.

They now boast they are open in the evening, however, I would check before going as we turned up on a weekday to find that it was most definitely shut!

I also find it very frustrating that they still don't take cards - it would be so much easier!

Saturday, December 22, 2007
Overall rating 9 stars
Food 10 | Service 8 | Atmosphere 10 | Value for money 9

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