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Frankie’s at Criterion

We went to Criterion last night and it was a hugely disappointing - MPW should be ashamed at the quality. For the price it's not good value for money at all, there are a lot of far better places to eat in London for this price. The whole experience wasn't very good and it's obviously a restaurant that no-one really cares about, the attention to detail wasn't there and everything was sloppy. A member of our party worked for Marco years ago when he was at his peak and the stories he tells of the attention to detail were incredible - Marco obviously doesn't feel the same way anymore, I doubt he's stepped foot in Criterion for months.

The service wasn't great, the waitress couldn't pour wine and spilt it on the table every single time she poured it, the tonic in our g&t's was flat, the pasta one of our group had to start was overcooked and pretty tasteless, the tap water i ordered never arrived (although they happily bought the bottled water we ordered). The starters were largely disappointing apart from the french onion soup which was nice. The mains were a little better but still not good enough to warrant the price. The room is amazing and it's one of the nicest venues to eat in, it's just a shame that the food and service don't meet up to the fabulous decor.

Saturday, August 16, 2008
Overall rating 3 stars
Food 4 | Service 3 | Atmosphere 3 | Value for money 2

Just Falafs

I love Just Falafs, i work in Covent Garden and go there regularly as it's great as a lunch option and far more interesting than a sandwich. The falafels are yummy and there are lots of interesting salads - it's massively healthy too.

I've never had any problems with the service, the staff are generally helpful and friendly.

Tuesday, August 01, 2006
Overall rating 9 stars
Food 9 | Service 8 | Atmosphere 8 | Value for money 9

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