All reader reviews by Anonymous
Always looked like a charming building outside. Meant to go but never did until this afternoon.
However, inside, hard, clinical, suspended ceiling,cheap contract furniture with tables too low for comfort, plaster around fake fireplace already cracking.
Fussy service,decent bread but nasty warm salted butter. Freebie starter of congealed mushroom with froth- pretty awful!t Lots of pomp and silver domes, etc. but they only re-lit the candle on my table after the bill was paid!
Set lunch starter was ballotine of quail - tiny morsels appeared on vast plate garnished with a few leaves with acidic dressing and b'stilla of figs, a cloying jam in a cigarette of filo pastry.
Main course was red mullet bouillabaisse, actually the fish was quite tasty with a nice crispy skin. It was balanced on a fondant potato in a saffron infused sauce,also served on a huge dish, but not remotely bouillabaisse. No vegetables.
A la carte, looked hideously expensive
Wine by the glass- South American Sauvignon £6 a glass but the glass 1/2 full- cheapest 1/2 bottle of white £80!
Coffee added nearly £4, and service at 12.5%, so set lunch at £15 for 2 courses is now £30 and if not for bread, would still be hungry!
Saturday, February 06, 2010
Food 6 | Service 5 | Atmosphere 2 | Value for money 1