All reader reviews by Tom


I ate here at the end of February on a Friday Night. Overall I think it was a good experience but just a couple of things I wasnt too happy with.

We sat down just after a large table, and because of this we waited a long time for our orders to be taken. From the time we sat down we waited about 10 mins at our table before being asked if we even wanted a drink. I understand that a large table before us keeps the staff very busy, but as a table of two next to them we felt a bit ignored, and we had pre-booked so it wasnt like we had just turned up!

When we were served we ordered the bruschetta for a starter but with no anchovies. Unfortunately when it arrived it did have anchovies! Not a big deal, we ate it anyway, but could be an issue if you were allergic. Having told the waiter he did apologise and came with a free beer a few minutes later.

Aside from these setbacks, the food was good, and the restaurant was nice. Just think the service could do with a kick up the arse, especially as I had to get up twice from my table and ask for the bill at the end of the meal.

Im not sure if I would eat here again, on the one hand it is probably the most up-market place in balham and the food was good, but the service let it down on the night.

Saturday, March 08, 2008
Overall rating 6 stars
Food 8 | Service 4 | Atmosphere 6 | Value for money 6

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