All reader reviews by Fran

Al-Dar II

We used to visit AL-Dar regularly, but I hadn't been there in about a year until the other day. I was very disappointed by the food and the service. While my friend ordered a chicken shawarma sandwich which she liked, my meat version was horrible-- all gristle and fat. We complained to the waiter but got charged for it. The man at the till (not our waiter) said that as the sandwich had already been put on the system, he couldn't take the item off, but that next time he would give us an extra sandwich without charge. Really?! That is not how to treat customers-- no apology, no attempt to make the situation better. My friend and I won't be back.

Saturday, March 08, 2008
Overall rating 3 stars
Food 3 | Service 3 | Atmosphere 2 | Value for money 5


I can't recommend this little gem enough. The owners are great, they make fabulous baguette sandwiches, their pizza, though, is the reason to eat here.

The venue itself is small and unassuming. What is special is the food. We order take-out from here every weekend: there are 2 sizesof pizza, and the large is really generous with 8 good-sized slices. We also usually order their mixed salad, which comes with mini containers (that they have put together) of olive oil and balsamic vinegar.

The food is very good value, the delivery is within 30 mins, and their deliverymen are polite. Well worth trying out-- we love it.

Saturday, March 08, 2008
Overall rating 9 stars
Food 10 | Service 10 | Atmosphere 6 | Value for money 10

The Duke of Cambridge

Lovely venue, especially on a sunny day. Met friends for a Friday lunch. Lovely warm bread served first, and then I ordered the' cheese steak with onion sandwich and salad'. The meat was gristly and fatty, and for me inedible-- couldn't even cut it with a knife. For £11 the quantity of meat was small as well, with most of the plate being the toasted bread bit. A real disappointment.

Saturday, March 08, 2008
Overall rating 6 stars
Food 3 | Service 7 | Atmosphere 9 | Value for money 5

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