All reader reviews by Hungry Monster

Strada (Chiswick)

Tbh i've only eaten the salmon here (with lentils) and that's delicious (I'm a salmon nut). the service staff must have changed since the last reviewer as i've been twice and it's been lovely both times, very friendly, quick and non-intrusive.

Monday, October 26, 2009
Overall rating 9 stars
Food 9 | Service 9 | Atmosphere 8 | Value for money 9

Prezzo (Brentford)

This place is absolutely lovely, I've gone here several times in the space of 2 months. I've tried a variety of dishes and they are always cooked very well and always full of flavour (haven't tried any Pizza's yet). My favourite dish (at the moment) is the Ravioli Di Pollo which I think is cooked delightfully.

They seem to be doing an ongoing 2 for 1 offer on mains (no voucher necessary), the atmosphere is always good, very much a family affair here and even though it can get busy on Fri/Sat there is still always space.

Service is always friendly, attentive and quick. I was actually here with 10 friends once (me and my partner waited over an hour for the others from the group) but the staff didn't say a word untowards to us, and waited calmly till we were all in our places.

The location is nice, overlooking the River Brent and it's right next to the Brentford Holiday Inn (definitely better than the food in there). Unfortunately for them the location doesn't exactly highlight the fact there is a restaurant there so they are clearly losing out on potential business - which is a shame as it is really worth the visit.

The decor is nice, tables look very elegant and the wall is represented by dark wooden colours - this place is surprisingly very romantic to the eye. Although the food is set among the same breadth as Zizzi and Pizza Express I think this place is just far nicer, visually and for taste.

I'm not too sure on there wine list as I honestly don't too much about wine, but I can say there house red is lovely.

For good Italian food, whether your with friends or your partner, this is my favourite (I don't live far so that makes my decision a little easier).

Monday, May 11, 2009
Overall rating 10 stars
Food 10 | Service 10 | Atmosphere 10 | Value for money 10

Hare and Tortoise (Ealing)

Food - Myself and the Mrs come here for one dish, and one dish only. Salmon Teriyaki and Rice (R9), it's absolutely nail on the hammer perfect, well grilled and large portion of salmon, thrown over well steamed rice and the tastiest Teriyaki sauce. Haven't tried much else to be honest because I'm not a big fan of Japanese food and much prefer Thai food in general (Silom Village in Ealing suits all my requirements). Drinks for us both is always the Jasmine Tea refill.

Service - OK, sit you down fast enough, take your order and bring your food. Once in a while you'll get a smile out of them but I'm not too fussed about that as it's a small little joint and if I want impeccable service I'll head to Clos Maggiore or something a little more fine dining esque.

Atmosphere - Everytime I've been in here it's been busy or has become busy, good mixture of crowd, though sometimes depending on your seating you could be too close to the next table.

PS. The Teriyaki sauce has a tendency to fall to the bottom of the dish so make sure you get your spoon in there and pour it over the rice.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Overall rating 9 stars
Food 10 | Service 7 | Atmosphere 8 | Value for money 9

Silom Thai

I've been to this place due to all the great reviews on the site. I live in Ealing so that's a plus..why? The food is delightful!..I've eaten Thai in many places and it's my favourite cuisine, but going here is something else, the food tastes so original (I've never been Thailand), packed with flavour, and the largest portions I've seen for the price. It's hard work finishing the meal due to the sheer size. I should be going tonight, I'll be trying the prawn dish the person below has recommended and maybe I'll update again.

Bottom line, recommended, love it!

Monday, April 28, 2008
Overall rating 9 stars
Food 10 | Service 8 | Atmosphere 8 | Value for money 10

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