All reader reviews by audial

Le Cadre

Le Cadre is an excellent restaurant with a great owner who, on a quiet evening will happily join you at the table and hold a terriffic conversation on cullinary views. David knows how to get new ideas from his clientelle and enjoys sharing others ideas with you to create an improved ambience...what the clientelle want.

The food is very high quality, especially the home cooked bread. It is truly refreshing to find this sort of quality in a resturant so far out from the centre of London. However, the only downfall is that the prices reflect the West End, therefore not a regular haunt for one of London's bus drivers.

Highly recommended if you have the cash....

Monday, March 10, 2008
Overall rating 9 stars
Food 10 | Service 9 | Atmosphere 9 | Value for money 8


My wife and I come regularly to what can only be called the best restaurant in Muswell Hill. We are treated with respect by a very friendly owner (Charlie) who always goes the extra mile to make us welcome. We have done it all here, birhdays, mothers day, fathers day, valentines day and anniversaries - our fist anniversary dinner in 2001 was accompanied by a complimentary bottle of Champagne and an anniversary card signed by all the staff.

The food is of excellent quality, the mixed grill, my favourite. We usually order a number of starters to get us going as we can never make up our mind.

normally a good choice of deserts, occassionally not all on offer.

Good value, i don't think we have ever spent over £70 for the two of us and when ten of us went the bill was under £200.

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

La Porchetta (Muswell Hill)

OK - it's Italian right.....pasta n pizza. Locals love it, always packed, be prepared to queue at the weekend or on special occassions - Mothers day etc.

Fair value for money, service very friendly, however if the staff get to know it's your birthday they all come round bashing pots with spoons and shouting out "happy birthday to you" may find this embarrassing at best and annoying at worst.

If you must try it out, go for the Penne Arabatia or Seafood Salad (main course).

Monday, March 10, 2008
Overall rating 9 stars
Food 9 | Service 8 | Atmosphere 8 | Value for money 9

Olive Cafe

Visited Olive three years ago - great food, for sure you won't be going home hungry. The plates come fully loaded and if you can clean up you will be stuffed. The atmosphere is a little quiet for my liking, however we did eat early on. The downside of the service was that Olive only took cash, no cheques or cards - this may have changed - not sure.

Olive is open all day as a cafe and I'm reliably informed that the breakfast is good too which reminds me, I must give it a try.....

Monday, March 10, 2008
Overall rating 9 stars
Food 10 | Service 9 | Atmosphere 8 | Value for money 10

Troodos Greek Taverna

This is a great Greek restaurant, owned and run by a fantastic chap, George. The food is excellent especially the Meza @ £13.50, minimum of two people. Typical Cypriot wines and beer, Keo being the main label. If you choose the Meza try a bottle of Thisbie.

We have been to Troodos 4 times in the last two years and cannot move ourselves to try any other dish than the Meza. It truly is value for money. Our last visit was yesterday, 9th March 08, myself and my wife, food, wine, beer and desert, costing a total of £45.

You can't beat that, can ye..?

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

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