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Bob Bob Ricard

Bob Rob Rip-Off

This place was SO disappointing. The room itself is pretty cool in a quirky, extravagant way. I think the previous reviewer was on the money when they said it looked liked Liberace's living room.

I went for dinner last night with 2 friends and we felt that the servings were pretty stingy for the price. A glass of rioja came in a glass slightly larger than a thimble. The cheeseburger, at a price of £12.95 came without fries. I can go to the Wolseley with all the wonderful ambience and pay £11 for a burger. I don't expect to pay more money for a burger at a diner in Soho. The food wasn't bad although the rest of the menu was quite odd and not particularly appealing. Beef soup?

Maybe the breakfasts are better. The place was half empty so although the staff were very pleasant, they would not stop hovering around us and it felt a bit obtrusive.

Thursday, January 15, 2009
Overall rating 6 stars
Food 6 | Service 7 | Atmosphere 6 | Value for money 3

maze Grill

This is my 2nd time visiting Maze Grill and I left after my meal feeling a bit disappointed by the whole experience. There was nothing absolutely terrible but for the price that you pay and the cost of all the little extras (like sides with your meal, sauces for your steak) the bill soons add up very quickly. The waiter didn't have the best grasp of the English language so when he was describing the different cuts of meat we had trouble understanding what he was saying. There is a wine that I love that appears on the website (Chateau Baudux Bordeaux Superieur) but then it is no longer offered in the restaurant. The starters were very tasty: pigs on toast, salt and pepper squid and tuna tartare however I found the steak (aberdeen angus, rib eye) to be overly tough and chewy. My dining companions noted the same thing. It was a nice piece of steak but not "great" and frankly when you are paying 24-34 quid for just the meat, you expect better.

Thursday, December 11, 2008
Overall rating 6 stars
Food 5 | Service 7 | Atmosphere 7 | Value for money 4


I really wanted to like this place. I think London is crying out for some more Mexican restaurants. We had two margaritas which were exemplary, if slightly on the small side. Our friend was running late so we ordered some starters while we were waiting. We waited, waited and finally enquired where our entrees were. (apart from us and 2 other tables the restaurant was deserted.) Our waitress apologised and explained there had been a mix-up with our order but by then 45 minutes had passed and we were still without our guacamole and corn chips and ceviche. Surely not that difficult to make fairly quickly?

My husband and I both ordered enchiladas - the vege and chicken version. My friend ordered the special burrito with asparagus. His burrito was underdone, asparagus nearly raw. Our enchiladas were awful. Bland, uninspiring. Drenched with cheese but very little else. A few scraps of chicken and some very basic vegetables. No rice, refried beans or even guacamole....and they were priced between 11-13quid. I can make a better enchilada using a kit from Sainsburys.

Because of the poor service we opted not to pay the 12.5% service charge. I have never asked for this to be deducted but felt quite strongly given then slow service and average food.

When the manager asked for our comments we were honest and told him that our main courses had been disappointing. He was extremely agressive and condescending and suggested that because we had never been to Mexico, we could not possibly have an opinion on what constituted decent Mexican food. I haven't been to Japan either but I know the difference between good and bad sushi. Very disappointing

Monday, June 09, 2008
Overall rating 4 stars
Food 3 | Service 3 | Atmosphere 6 | Value for money 4

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